mR_fr0g (13509) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2017 Quevillon (3174) - Boisbriand, Quebec, - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle purchased at the LCBO on Rideau and King Edward (Ottawa) on March 1, 2013. Black, small beige head. Aroma of chocolate cream, slightly fruity with a touch of alcohol. The taste is exactly the same, but a little more alcohol, bitterness of coffee. As imperial stouts goes, it’s good but average!
Bottle shared at Cotteridge wines, Cotteridge Convention III 20/05/2017. Many thanks wingman Dave. A clear mahogany brown coloured woth a halo of dark tan head. Aroma is tangy cranberry, powdered chocolate, airy. Flavour is composed of medium sweet, airy chcolate, powdered choholate, . Palate i s dusty airy carbonation, tangy. Little lingering wood. dorain (652) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2017
Aus der Flasche im 2016-11 getrunken. Hier haben wir eine Themaverfehlung. Das hier ist kein Stout - eher ein Belgian Strong Ale. Die fetten Schokoladennoten liegen schön auf der feinen Malzigkeit. Doch auch eine Cranberry Aroma habe ich nicht gefunden. Ein leckeres und auch süffiges Teil. Schön! The_Osprey (9148) - 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) BillWyce (1104) - 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. BlackHaddock (7690) - 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.
Scopey (15704) - 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. SarkyNorthener (4847) - 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. DomD (317) - 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. jtclockwork (17284) - , 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 RichTheVillan (8248) - 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.