Muskoka Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout

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Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Bracebridge, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Arrival of a northern winter calls for a flavorful and warming seasonal brew. Our Muskoka Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout is a rich and sturdy stout brewed with roasted dark chocolate malts, real cocoa, a hint of vanilla and freshly harvested local cranberries.The increased alcohol content encourages sharing and savoring this special seasonal brew.

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3.2
The_Osprey (8010) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Cotteridge Convention III – May 2017 - Bottle share at Cotts under the marquee in the torrential rain. Big thanks to Dave for bringing this. As ’Muskoka Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout’, 8%. Black with a red hue, foamy light brown head. Aroma is cola and toffee, white chocolate, a bit papery. Body is light, tingly carbonation, frothy. Taste is papery, woody and spicy, some white chocolate. A little on the thin side for the ABV I thought. (6-4-6-3-13=3.2)

3.6
BillWyce (1086) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Pours opaque black with a tight, 1-finger tan head. Lots of bubbling along the glass. Deep aroma of chocolate with just a touch of cranberry. Body is medium-to-full with a touch of oil. Finish is long, but mild. Flavor of chocolate that is lightened by a touch of tart cranberry. A touch of a burnt note at the back.

3.9
BlackHaddock (7349) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2017
Cotteridge tasting #3 on 20th May 2017. Cheers Dave (WingmanWillis) for this offering. Near black body, tanned topping. Chocolate nose with a cranberry twist, taste the same with a vanilla smoothness. Loads going on in this brew, liked it.

3.6
Scopey (14778) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle at Cotteridge Convention 2017. It pours near black with a medium beige head. The aroma is rich, sweet, cookie dough, cranberry, fruit cake and chocolate brownie. The taste is mellow, bitter - sweet, chocolate, chewy malt, liquorice, cookie dough, red berry and a hint of alcohol. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Perhaps lacks a touch of depth, but it is well-rounded and rather drinkable.

3.7
SarkyNorthener (4627) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle shared @CWC III, thanks to Wingmanwillis, cheers Dave. Dark brown beer with small bubbly head. Aroma of chocolate and dark malts. Taste is dark malts, licorice, chocolate and treacle. Good.

3.7
DomD (306) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle into glass. Has a cranberry aroma as expected. Pours almost black with minimal tan head. Taste is medium bitter. Descent.

3.6
jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Etched glass bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose and taste of chocolate, roast and cranberry with some vanilla - medium body

3.7
RichTheVillan (7856) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle at CWC III; hazy dark amber pour with a light tan head, aroma has chocolate and some meaty malt action, taste has tart red fruits, chocolate, fairly big roast.

3.9
Mr_Pink_152 (5012) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Tried at the cotteridge bottle share 2017. Brown/black colour with a tan head. Aroma has the chocolate and fruit (well cranberries i guess). taste roasted bitter and light fruity. Rich body.

3.7
harrisoni (18579) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle at Cotteridge Convention III 2017. Dark brown beer lasting tan head. Some sponge cake. Chocolate good fruit. I liked it. Soft chocolate and fruit. Yes decent.


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