Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cannery Brewing Maple Stout

Cannery Brewing Maple Stout

Ratebeer 3.62 88th percentile
Beer Advocate B+

Taste +4

It seems that I actually have some readers now. Perhaps I should put a little more effort into my postings. This reviewer has never been a fan of flavoured stouts or porters. Mainly because the stouts were either not that flavourful to begin with or they tasted really good. Why harm a great stout my adding stuff to it. This beer falls into the latter category. The base stout is good and roasty with hints of bittersweet chocolate. The maple syrup, mostly a liqueur like flavour, truly enhanced the sweetness of this stout. The mouthfeel was full and effervescent. Not too thick and not too thin

Aftertaste +2

The bitter chocolate dominates and goes away after a while.

Alcohol Content 0 5.5%

Value +1

As mentioned before, I am not a fan of flavoured porters and stouts. This one seems to work.

Ingame Enhacement +1

The chocolate and maple syrup really steadied my nerves for an epic night of Left4Dead2 romp through the Dead City 2 map. After 2 hours there were over 6K zombie victims; that's a lot of chalk outlines.

Overall 8/10

This was a solid, bitter chocolate stout that was nicely enhanced by the maple syrup. It was lightly decadent and would go well with a rich stew or as a desert drink.

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