bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, - APR 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thx to you. Almost pitch black with a small head. Quite well balanced and interesting. Notes of carnberries, chocolate, coffee, fruit, malt, dried fruit and hops.
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Pours very black with tan head. Nose and taste are chocolate, coffee and tangy cranberry. Not my thing.
50belair (3341) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
TheHOFF43 (2039) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
St Patty’s brew on tap at Surly. Good and interesting cranberry stout. Would drink again.
Travlr (21196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
thomashall (642) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Atom (2138) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.