ContemplateBeer (1777) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: More berry than I’ve 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 would’ve liked a little more malt background, but this was enjoyable nonetheless. Maybe the ultimate warm-weather stout.
rondphoto (2939) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ 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.
gwillrich (151) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveja escura que possui aromas e sabores tostados e um gosto frutado, ácido. É uma cerveja leve, que harmoniza com sobremesas de chocolate e frutas vermelhas. Interessante.
JaBier (5616) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
bluejacket74 (1570) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 there’s a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like cranberries, roasted malt, berries, and some chocolate. It’s 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, it’s 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, it’s worth a try if you’ve never had it before.
Maverick34 (2620) - New York, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bottle from deciccos. Dark pour white head. Mostly berries and wooden aroma. Moderate mouth feel with sour cranberries and chocolates.
Ratman197 (11364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of bakers cocoa, cranberry and light roastiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of cranberry, roasted malt and light cocoa with a smooth dry lingering cranberry finish.
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Hadanka, Helsinki. Originally rated 09122011. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, cherries, sweetness, chocolate and malts.
shrubber85 (9135) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Berry and caramel malt aroma. Black with moderate head. Sweet tart cranberry and light chocolate malt flavor. Body on the light side. Nice.
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a clear reddish, light brown color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor show almost no stout character at all. Tart cranberry, wood, some metallic character, hints of chocolate and caramel. Thin and just not what I would expect upon reading the title.