Hateball16 (105) - - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle aged one year. My first aged beer!!
Appearance: Completely black and opaque, thick rocky brown head, which takes about a minute to reduce by half.
Aroma: Chocolate is unmistakeable in the aroma naturally as they use actual cocoa. Vanilla is also immediately noticeable. Surprisingly not finding it easy to pick up the cranberries in the nose (after letting it warm a little the dark fruits came through beautifully). Hop aroma not evident.
Flavour: Wonderful roasted bitterness (perhaps hop derived or maybe from roasted barley) balanced by a malty chocolate flavour, definitely some dark fruits (now I think I’m getting the effects of the cranberries!), almost port like in the aftertaste with a lovely warm alcohol feeling that creeps up after about 15 seconds.
Mouthfeel: Low to moderately low carbonation, smooth and silky, finish medium dry, warming.
Overall: Very satisfying to have waited a year for my first aged beer and have a result like this. Decadent. And getting drunk! :-)
Note: This beer scores very well, but I notice that it does not score well to style. I disagree, in that the definition of an Imperial Stout is " boasting high alcohol by volumes and plenty of malt character. Low to moderate levels of carbonation with huge roasted, chocolate and burnt malt flavours. Often dry. Suggestions of dark fruit and flavors of higher alcohols are quite evident. Hop character can vary from none, to balanced to aggressive" (Beer Advocate)
Klimaet (1868) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small brown head. Notes of berries, chocolate, malt, caramel, light fudge.
AleRider78 (672) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a pint at Sir John A in Ottawa Has a creamy brown coppery head, very small. Extremely dark appearance, almost completely black. Thick dirty lacing. Faint aromas of chocolate and malts, not much else to me. Flavours are abundant: chocolate and roasted malts dominate. The cranberry is coming through just slightly but noticeable enough. Mocha, toffee and nutmeg round it out. Coffee taste as well. Tasty and has a thickness in the mouthfeel. A hint of alcohol is apparent. Really good brew on a cold winter day.
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml. corked.
[ As Muskoka Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout ].
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, cranberry, dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long to average duration, chocolate, vanilla, cranberry, dark malt, sweet malt, candy, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
MrOrla (2243) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Gueuze tasting 2016 ulfborg. Pours nearly black with a bronwish faint touch and a tan head. Aroma of choko malts, dried fruits, light vanilla, light bread with a tocuh of coffee like notes. Quite dry. Decent.
back (1845) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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Chokolade malt kokos bær tømmer
Bitter modrate sød moderate
Rasmus40 (17539) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla and light berries. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with a little warming alcohol. Oily. 240616
Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with high creamy beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, fruits, chocolate. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Ok.
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour ruby black with big crema head. Aroma is of chocolate, cranberry, toffee, and roasted malts. Tastes of dark chocolate, cranberry, toffee, and brown sugar. Has a heavy dry body with low carbonation and a bitter cranberry aftertaste. I would love to grow one of these beards for the Winter.
mathieuc (3333) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a good black with a beige cap that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of grapes and chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt and is moderately sweet. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel is smooth. Pretty cool.
tom10101 (5290) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (750 ml) shared at tasting. Slightly hazy amber-brown with a small ring of beige foam leaving little lacing. Aroma is of cranberries, dark chocolate, roasted notes, caramel, dark fruits and a bit of alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet with cranberries, dark chocolate, caramel, roasty notes, medicinal notes and mineral presence. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Cranberries and roasted malt finish. Not so easy drinking.