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Cranberry Stout - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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Cranberry Stout
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BA SCORE
83
good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thepeter on 12-17-2011)
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light Brown with a red hue, Little head, little lacing. Roasty aroma with some berry sweetness and cranberry. Taste is sour, some roasted malt and sour/bitter cranberry taste. Palate is a bit thin for the style and more carbonated than i would liike. Overall I liked the sour taste but everything else was average.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 21:57:41 | More by thepeter
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superspak

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into pint glass; bottled on 9/6/2013, 6% ABV listed. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, toast, cranberry, brown bread, light roast, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, cranberry, and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with decent strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, cranberry, toast, brown bread, light roast, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Light fruity tartness/earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, cranberry, toast, brown bread, light roast, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness on the finish fora short bit. Nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, cranberry, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/acidic mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid fruited stout. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, cranberry, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. I was expecting much more robustness from malt flavors for a 6% stout; but it was an enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 03:17:52 | More by superspak
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-20-2014 22:51:57 | More by JMS1512
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-20-2014 21:04:01 | More by XmnwildX12
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jmathis

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-22-2014 20:31:49 | More by jmathis
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours a fairly light brown, with some red tinges. Not much head or lacing. Doesn't look very stout-like, honestly.

Smells like cranberry, sugar, red wine, and a very small amount of chocolate.

I'm honestly not getting a whole lot of "stout" in this one. Slightly tart cranberries, with some sugary fake cranberry juice flavors, a small amount of sweet malt, and some chocolate. Not a whole lot of typical stout flavors, including any semblance of roasted malt. I'd be hard pressed to call this a stout, honestly.

Light bodied, medium carbonation, somewhat drinkable.

A bit of a disappointment. Only a stout in name, more of just a straight up fruit beer (that's not even that good in that regard)

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2014 06:11:32 | More by GreesyFizeek
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afsdan

Colorado

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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

750 ml corked and caged bottle, back label says 6% ABV. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours very dark brown with some ruby reddish tints and about an inch tan head. Head retention is decent, and there's a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like cranberries, roasted malt, berries, and some chocolate. It's a nice but light aroma. It tastes mostly like tart and sweet cranberries/berries, along with some chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of wood. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy enough to drink. I thought it was a decent enough brew, but I guess I was just expecting this to be better. Still, it's worth a try if you've never had it before.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 00:11:43 | More by bluejacket74
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amishbooze

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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skiofpinsk

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

12-31-2013 21:17:52 | More by kaelingirl
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Kansas

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Cranberry Stout from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
83 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.