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Meantime Cranberry Stout
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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7341) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Draft. Berry and caramel malt aroma. Black with moderate head. Sweet tart cranberry and light chocolate malt flavor. Body on the light side. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1507) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2464) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2011
Dark brown or reddish colour, off-white head. The cranberry aroma and taste are modest in this one, but absolutely present as a slight sourness on the roasty and malty base. (tap@Schouskjelleren)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2011
On tap at Schouskjelleren. Dark ruby beer. Lovely sour berry flavour interlaced by a light stout base. But it is quite one dimensional. Leee juice and a stronger beer would be just the thing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
On tap. Pours brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts with some coffee and wood. Taste is little malty with a acidic bite from cranberries. Little sweetness and berry-like fruitiness. The acidity and fruity taste is very subtle and natural, very refreshing and peculiar. Soft carbonation, medium mouthfeel. Overall, definitely interesting offering but a bit underattenuated in aromas and flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2012
Draft @ Old Brewery, Greenwich SE10. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and berry aroma. Fruity roasted malty chocolate flavor with slightly tart cranberry hints. Roasted malty fruity tart cranberry finish with hints of chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2012
Small beige head. Clear deep dark red body with carbonation. Earthy licorice and prunes aroma. Dry-tart earthy chocolate and wild berries taste with soy sauce notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, astringent mouthfeel. Dryish-tart aftertaste is much the same, with slight funkiness. Really unusual and highly interesting. (0.25l draft at Schouskjelleren, Oslo.)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
Draught at Bishops Arms Savoy. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Light roasted aroma of cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Light roasted flavour of berries and chocolate. Tart finish of berries.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (4952) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
On tap at Schouskjelleren, Oslo. ABV was said to be 4.7%. Black colour, moderate beige head, nice lacing. Pleasant aroma of cranberries, hints of chocolate and mild coffee in the background. Fruity and moderately acidic flavour, cranberries of course, roasty notes (mild coffee). Fairly refreshing.


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