hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2015
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a near black color with a small sized off white head. Roast, chocolate, cranberries, and roasty, gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Great beer that has a tart taste of the cranberry but is still a bit sweet with the yeast strain and a great alcohol warmth. Yummy. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2014. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin tan head. Roast, cocoa, chocolate on the nose. Medium bodied, chocolate, roast, more cocoa. Notes of coffee, warm brownies. Long slow roast bitterness on the finish. ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2015
On tap @ SLL. Pours a medium brown color, with a short light brown head that fades slowly and leaves thick lace on the glass. The aroma is roasted malts, some coffee, light chocolate, dark fruits and a touch of cranberry hidden in the back. The taste starts with a hearty malt character followed by mild flavors of coffee and chocolate. The cranberry flavor comes in lightly mid-palate and is not overdone. The hops are very mild and create a nice balance, with a finish that is slightly bitter-sweet. Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.
beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Another stout with an ingredient that I am not picking up. The cranberries aren’t imparting enough punch to this beer which is a really solid stout with some nice roast coffee notes to it.
DCLawyer (2914) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft sampler. Deep brown with small tan head. Bitter cocoa and roasted malt, maybe a touch of cranberries. Somewhat interesting, but ultimately average. DiarmaidBHK (5891) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Draft at mill town. Pours black with a thin khaki head. It coats the glass with lacy goodness. I get a bit of tartness from the cranberries on the nose. Very tart on the tongue. The cranberry lingers on the finish. It’s an interesting experiment but I don’t know if I’d want another. emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a deep dark black with two fingers of coffee tan head. Nose shows fruit skins, coffee, a touch of acetaldehyde and roast. Toasty flavor with peppery phenolics and a drying quality. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
draft at The Farmhouse, Burlington, VT. fuller bodied black pour, roasted malts, chocolate, red wine, cranberries. liked but didnt love it. Travlr (26070) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft at Max’s Belgian fest. Dark maroon color, beige head. Aroma of deeply roasted coffee and cocoa. Taste is nice roast and subtle berries in a great combination. Very nice.