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Muskoka Winter Beard (Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout) - Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka Winter Beard (Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout)Muskoka Winter Beard (Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout)

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87
very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 20
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout is rich and sturdy with roasted dark chocolate malts, real cocoa, 70% dark chocolate, and freshly harvested local cranberries. Pair that with a slightly higher alcohol content and you'll find yourself sharing this bottle of joy all winter long.

(Beer added by: mrnobody on 12-05-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served fairly cold into a pint glass. Awesome looking bottle with cork and cage. Only downside is that it's about $14 CDN.

Appearance - dark brown nearly black in color. Small half finger of head is poured and recedes quickly. Opaque as hell.

Smell - exactly as you'd expect. Lots of dark chocolate and cranberry. I can almost taste the chocolate covered cranberries through my nose. It's straightforward but very delicious.

Taste - just like the nose, chocolate and cranberries blended together in a smooth mixture. Maybe hints of caramel too.

Mouthfeel - surprisingly light on the tongue, medium high carbonation, and moderately light body. Smooth but not oily or slick.

Overall - a very well executed imperial stout with a taste for chocolate and cranberries. It's exactly what it says it is nothing more nothing less. If it weren't for the prohibitive cost, I would pick this up a little more regularly.

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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Muskoka Brewery 'Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout' aka Winter Beard 2013 Vintage @ 8.0% , served from a corked/caged 750 ml bottle purchased for $12.50

A-pour is a dark cola brown from the bottle to a near black in the glass with some ruby red peeking thru a small creamy tan head which is leaving a spotty lace along the pint

S-roasted dark chocolate malt , hint of sweet cranberries

T-intial taste is sweet cranberry , followed by dark chocolate/cocoa in a somewhat dry finish

MF-mild carbonation , bit thin & viscous , feeling a bit of a full body warmth

Ov-ok beer , needs some more body , not just the ABV

prost LampertLand

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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Who could resist a beer with a beard on the label? Not this guy.

A: As black as black can be, impenetrable to light, with two fingers of cocoa-coloured head that dissipate fairly quickly without leaving a whole lot behind in the way of lacing.
S: Dark roasted malts, cocoa, coffee. I can't pick up the cranberry.
T: Cocoa! It's a little bit like putting straight cocoa powder in your mouth, with a little bit of sweetness to balance out the bitterness.
F: Lighter body than I expected.

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Muskoka Winter Beard (Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout) from Muskoka Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.