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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Our second anniversary brew is a dark ale made with over 40 pounds of cranberries per barrel.

2008 vintage - 8.3% abv
2016 vintage - 9.4% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2016
On tap at brewery. Pours very black with tan head. Nose and taste are chocolate, coffee and tangy cranberry. Not my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (3379) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Dark roasted malt aromas. I mostly get the bitter dark roasted malts. There are hints of cranberry but it’s more like cranberry juice as opposed to cranberries. It does add a unusual tartness to the beer. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Tap at Surly. Dark black. Really dark. Great lacing for mini glass. Aroma is kinda weak cranberry, stouty. Taste is more of the same. Actually pretty good but lacks a ton of the cranberry of old rakes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 31, 2016
St Patty’s brew on tap at Surly. Good and interesting cranberry stout. Would drink again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Draft at the source. Opaque maroon, tan head. Aroma has cocoa powder, coffee, cranberry. Taste starts with sweet chocolate then tart fruity berries, licorice. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (648) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2016
On tap at Surly. Dark brown pour. Slightly fruity malt and chocolate aroma. Taste is more bitter chocolate and smokey wood. Wish there was more cranberry in the taste but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2822) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2016
On tap at the Surly Beer Hall - a special rebrew for their tenth anniversary coming up. Dark brown pour with a slight off white head and lacing. Malty nose with some fruit notes. Tart, malty, finishing slightly acidic with a dose of bitter chocolate. Cool combination. Apparently half the cranberries used in this version? Also 9.4% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Keg @ Surly. Deep brown pour with a small head. Nose is of toasted malts. A bit of coffee and dark chocolate. Hints of red Fruit skin. Flavor is moderately bitter. Tangy dark fruit on the finish. Peppery hood. A bit boozy. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (2156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
On tap at surly pours a dark brown/black with amber highlights and a large ran head. Chalky fruity aroma, like an Easter jelly bean, molasses, caramel, and dry chocolate malts. Taste of bakers chocolate, sharp tart juicy cranberry rolls nicely into light oak and a bitter hoppy finish. Cranberry becomes more evident as it warms. Very nice, I prefer it warmed a little.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle from Bryce, Dark brown, red hues, tiny white head. Aromas of cranberry, malt, chocolate. Taste similar, sweet, booze finish. Not bad for the age.

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