In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Atwater Brewery. It is Black & Cran Stout. If you had read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Detroit base craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan craft brewery. Let us get into this stout.
It has a jet black color with a tan color head at first. It disappears over time. The aroma has a chocolate to slight cranberry notes. There is a nice earthly oak notes. The taste has a chocolate cover cranberry notes at first, however, it finishes with a heavy cranberry aftertaste. I do pick up a slight oak note. There is not much in this beer from barrel in taste profile. This is a sipping beer.
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Ending, I know that I told everyone out there that I was not going to pick up anymore of their beers. I am holding to true to to that unless they have a special and very limited beer release. This is why I picked up this brew. I like Imperial Stouts. I am not a huge fan of cranberries but I can live with them. First thing first, I wished this craft brewery would have taken a little time making a great Russian Imperial Stout. The base of this beer is that that beer style. I have to say it is below average version. It makes this beer overall pretty below average. I am not a fan and not worth the price. If you see it, try to buy a single bottle. I do not think you will be happy after buying a six-pack. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser