Cranberry Stout | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

Cranberry StoutCranberry Stout
BA SCORE
3.6/5
27 Ratings
Cranberry StoutCranberry Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
England, United Kingdom
meantimebrewing.com

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thepeter on 12-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,178
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
27
pDev:
14.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml
Caged/Corked
ABV 6%

Poured into a Westy chalice a very nice brownish color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy light tan one-finger head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with chocolate notes, fruity, tart. The taste is malty, tart, fruity, with a nice little chocolate note. Medium body, the finish is slightly dry, with a nice touch of the chocolate. Overall, this is a tasty brew, basically two-thirds fruity, one-third stout, lol

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3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hootie159
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SHODriver
3/5  rDev -16.7%

A: poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass to a deep brown that borders on light black with a two finger dense light tan head that fades somewhat quickly and leaves some lacing. Light struggles to penetrate this brew showing some ruby edges.
S: smells of roasted malt, minerals, chocolate and some tart cranberry
T: taste is tart cranberries, roasted malts, a little chocolate, coffee and mineral heavy water. swallow is more tart cranberry, roasted malts and bitter dark chocolate
M: Somewhat light on the palate for a stout with soft but adequate carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: This is one fairly strange brew. it struggles to be a good fruit beer or a good stout. I'm not sure what it was that they were attempting with it but it falls a little flat. Not a drain pour by any means but it's certainly lacking in my humble opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.8/5  rDev -22.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | 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.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
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)

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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Cranberry Stout from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 27 ratings
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