Sask89 (398) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pitch black with a thin creamy mocha head that quickly disappears entirely. Aroma is of dark chocolate, roasted grains, liquorice, and a subtle but noticeable cranberry/cherry scent. Taste is mild, a little fruity and chocolatey sweet, not bitter at all really. Full bodied, thick and creamy on the palate, with soft carbonation. Overall a nice imperial stout, different but average.
crazy_cat_lady (64) - - MAR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
March 15, 2014. 750mL bottle from Craig and Lisa. Vintage 2012. Black body, tan head that mostly dissipated. Chocolate and cranberry aromas with a hint of oak. Chocolate and cranberry flavours. Smooth, bit of wood in flavour. Quite nice. One of my favourite seasonals from Muskoka.
MrHangover (2078) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of worldbeertaste. Impressive box for an impressive beer. Pours a pitch black beer with a small, tanned beige head on top. Aroma of coffee, caramel, fruits, chocolate. The cranberry is present in the background. Flavor is bittersweet, with the chocolate on the front and the cranberry present as soon as the beer is swallowed. Nice and complex beer with different layers to discover. Nicely balanced between the chocolate and the fruits. Nice brew!
Benzai (6275) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Nice black color, small light brown head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, mocha, some bitter. Taste malts, massive chocolate, a hint of cranberry. Medium body, nice carbonation.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at THT. Pours very dark brown. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roast, red fruits and caramel. Taste is moderate sweet. Medium bodied.
jmgreenuk (3269) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is malt, a little chocolate a over ripe fruit. The flavour is strong bitter with an oily creamy alcoholic liqourice bitter palate and a short bitter finish. Looked great but kind of lost it’s way a little. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
dEnk (3384) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big molasses, chocolate, roast. Flavour is creamy chocolate, roasty malt, liquorice. Nice.
sic1314 (2436) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark brown with a tan ring. Aroma of bitter chocolate and roast malt. Full body, flavour of the aroma, light sweet berries, perhaps a slight hint of the cranberry.
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate, malt, caramel, fudge. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Creamy thick mouthfeel. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation.
deanso (4513) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample @THT courtesy of Worldbeertaste.
Very thin white head. Clear dark pour. Chocolate and cranberry. Nice.
teddybeer (2064) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour with a minimal and quickly diminishing light tan head. aroma has strong coffee notes, with black chocolate, slightly burnt sugar and burnt malts. Flavor has notes of coffee beans, chocolate, roasty and toasty malts with ripe red fruits. Slightly bittery final with notes of burnt sugar and roasted malts.