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Paddock Wood Cherry Barrel Full of Monkeys

Brewed by Paddock Wood Microbrewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Saskatoon, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdleedahl (192) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
This is the new 2016 "cherry monkey". The stout itself is very nice, thick and heavy. The cherry flavour is quite mild and largely overpowered by the base malts. Especially considering how many cherries the brewer told me they used. Nothing off about this. The alcohol warmth makes this a perfect winter sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Just got home from a run. I burned too many calories and my calves hurt. I need to replenish those calories and kill some pain. A 10% stout sounds about right. Milk chocolate, sour cherry, plum brandy, brown sugar, bread and toasted malts. Deep opaque brown with a 3 cm frothy head with decent retention. There is lacing, but it is spotty and bubbly. Taste is molasses, cherry, plum, with burnt malt and a decent bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3157) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours black with a small off white ring. Taste is cherry tartness, light toasted malts and bitter chocolate and hops. Perhaps a little too tart and not enough smoothness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottled, courtesy of Narnad. Pours very dark brown with a tiny light brown head. Rich, sugary and malty aroma: raisin, plum, bourbon, brown sugar and molasses. There is just a hint of fruity cherry in the nose, but not very much. The cherry is a bit more prominent in the initial flavor, but eventually wanes as the heavy, sticky malts overtake the profile. Finish is a touch burnt (coffee, slight wood). Carbonation is low but nice for the style. Cherry seems a little sugary and phony to me - at times cloying. Still, overall, it’s a decent, warming stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17214) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
930 am 2nd tick’o’the’day on Cascades 501 from Tacoma to Portland Union, thanks to Ferris for the Province tick, 08/11/14. Pitch black with a decent tan covering. Nose carries bourbon notes, earthy roast, dark berry fruits, woody barrel, chocolate, leather, dark malts, tarte cherry tunes. Taste comprises tangy cherries, light coconut shavings, musty red berry licks, touch lactic, bourbon notes, chocolate. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Nice impy, tangy cherry berry and ABV well integrated, another good breakfast beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a medium size dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some black chocolates notes with a hint of cherry also noticeable is enticing. Taste is dominated by rich black chocolate notes with some dry roasted malt notes with very subtle notes of cherry. Body is pretty full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed but doesn’t taste as close as cherry blossom as I would have expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keeganrohovich (6) - saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
On tap at the woods ale house. Pours black with a thin layer of head. Cherry on the nose. Tart cherry taste. Not as much of the big chocolate and booziness that I love in imperial stouts. Not bad. Very wet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, blac and dark cherry, dusty cocoa, whiskey, oak and earth. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Thanks to the Canadian Contingent. Black pour without much head or carbonation. Tons of roast, coffee, and chocolate. Black cherry, some grenadine, and a nice vanilla note. Sort of some dusty cocoa, too. Flavor has a nice bitterness of roasted malt and some ash. Sweet grenadine and black cherry soda. Vanilla and a bit of molasses. Good dark chocolate flavor and coffee, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
@1398. Black appearance with a brown head. Chocolate and caramel and cherry. Slightly boozy. A touch thin. Dark chocolate, roasty. Tipsy. Fine.

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