Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Cherry Barrel Full of Monkeys Imperial Stout - Paddock Wood (Canada - Saskatoon)
Opaquely black in a glass with a dark brown head of foam. Dark cherry aroma, a little alcohol, dark chocolate.
Toasted bread, nearly smoky, just a bit of green hops, black coffee, dark chocolate and quite a tart cherry taste, plenty of cherry really. Between the strong, tart cherry flavour and the chest warming high alcohol, Cherry Barrel Full of Monkeys Imperial Stout seems a little like a chocolate desert made with a cherry wine.