RateBeer
Home >

Meantime Cranberry Stout

Meantime Cranberry Stout
     click to upload
overall
41
18
style
Brewed by Meantime
Style: Stout
London, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg, regular;


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2608) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
750 ml bottle into pint glass; bottled on 9/6/2013, 6% ABV listed. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, toast, cranberry, brown bread, light roast, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, cranberry, and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with decent strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, cranberry, toast, brown bread, light roast, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Light fruity tartness/earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, cranberry, toast, brown bread, light roast, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness on the finish fora short bit. Nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, cranberry, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/acidic mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid fruited stout. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, cranberry, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. I was expecting much more robustness from malt flavors for a 6% stout; but it was an enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle split with DiarmaidBHK - pours pitch with a white head. Iím getting plenty of the tart cranberries, but itís completely overwhelming the stout. Drinkable, but unbalanced.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3408) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle from Four Seasons wine and liquor. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Doesnít leave a lot of lacing. A bit of roasted malt on the nose. Not much on the tongue except some cranberry tartness. Finishes clean. Kind of boring especially considering the brewer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2014
Cervesa amb tons a fruites vermelles ideal per combinar amb xocolata. Cerveza con tonos a frutas rojas ideal para combinar con chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1542) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2014
Aroma: More berry than Iíve ever smelled in a stout; almost reminds me of "foreign" stouts with high berry esters. The tartness from the cranberry is very apparent; chocolate/roast and other stout characteristics are muted, but present. Appearance: Pitch black with a skin of bone, patchy head. Flavor: Very tart cranberry with a chocolate/light roast background; a "wild" stout if you will. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Overall: As others have noted, I wouldíve liked a little more malt background, but this was enjoyable nonetheless. Maybe the ultimate warm-weather stout.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2018) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2014
@ Hyde Park Wine and Spirits / Cincinnati OH --- Clear very dark ruby brown color, head drops quickly to a cover, dots of lace. Taste is light malt that cruises quickly through the palate to a sour cranberry finish. Pretty simple, almost a lambic in style. Not complex, but very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwillrich (151) - S„o Josť dos Campos, BRAZIL - APR 6, 2014
Cerveja escura que possui aromas e sabores tostados e um gosto frutado, Šcido. … uma cerveja leve, que harmoniza com sobremesas de chocolate e frutas vermelhas. Interessante.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine on 3/22/14. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of cranberry and metal with a bit of roastiness. Malty and roasty flavor with tart cranberry before a roasty and metallic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluejacket74 (1324) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle, back label says 6% ABV. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours very dark brown with some ruby reddish tints and about an inch tan head. Head retention is decent, and thereís a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like cranberries, roasted malt, berries, and some chocolate. Itís a nice but light aroma. It tastes mostly like tart and sweet cranberries/berries, along with some chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of wood. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís smooth and easy enough to drink. I thought it was a decent enough brew, but I guess I was just expecting this to be better. Still, itís worth a try if youíve never had it before.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2254) - New York, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Big bottle from deciccos. Dark pour white head. Mostly berries and wooden aroma. Moderate mouth feel with sour cranberries and chocolates.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50