Black Mammoth Winter Ale – Fernie Brewing (Fernie, Canada)

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  • My Rating: B

Black Mammoth Winter Ale – Fernie Brewing, 8% ABV – 650ml, (Fernie, BC, Canada)

Ingredients: water, malted barley, hops, yeast, cocoa, curacao orange peel.

  • Style: (flavoured) Strong Ale
  • Taste Profile: milky sweetened coffee -> chocolate/citrus/roast -> creamy/light sour/bitter coffee finish.
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $7, February 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yah it’s solid for the price
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours extra dark brown with a nice foamy head, good retention, micro CO2, sticky lacing, non-visible activity. Sweet malts and light roast on the nose.

Attack: 6/10-sweetness, creamy/silky mouthfeel throughout

Mid-palate: sweet malts, light roast coffee, creamy chocolate, citrus overtones

Finish: silky buttery mouthfeel, light sourness, light roast-med bitter coffee long finish

Robust, flavourful, full-bodied, and balanced brew from Fernie. Good value for such a delicious beer.