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

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87
very good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 18
Gots: 12 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Afroman, Nov 16, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

DenisKolkin, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Ultrarunner100, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

R_Kole, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

valianes, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

JMBSH, Sep 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

woody1138, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

YamagamiTravis, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

hunterjames, Apr 10, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
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

LampertLand, Mar 17, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

souvenirs, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Erik-P, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

FadetoBock, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Jotora, Jan 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

TT--Cashout, Jan 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

ZachT, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

bumchilly25, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

deonreds, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

bbadger, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

curewhatalesu, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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canucklehead, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

CurtisD, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

AndrewC, Dec 13, 2013
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Muskoka Winter Beard (Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout) from Muskoka Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.