Fernie Brewing Co. – Black Mammoth Winter Ale

Fernie Brewing Black Mammoth

Rating

3.8 out of 5
Appearance
4.3 out of 5
Flavour
3.9 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Total

4
4 out of 5

Overview

  • Brewery: Fernie Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Winter Ale
  • Pros:

    Strong bitter-sweet cocoa notes

  • Cons:

    Heavy body

  • Conclusion:

    Big winter ale with lots of chocolate to it.

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From the eastern reaches of British Columbia the Fernie Brewing Company has brewed up a winter warmer called the Black Mammoth Winter Ale. The Black Mammoth is a black coloured ale with a single finger of thick head that coats the top of the glass. Through this thin head comes strong notes of chocolate, vanilla and a touch of orange peel. The flavour is big with chocolate right from the start. A bitter-sweet cocoa flavour kicks off with the first sip building into an orange peel-chocolate center. The orange is slight behind the chocolate notes but does definitely make itself known. The finish of the tasting sees the orange tones mellow and make way for more cocoa. The cocoa is slightly sweet and leaves a nice, dry finish. This beer has great flavour and is a big winter beer but I would not have guessed that it tips the scales at 8%. This high alcohol rating is masked very well by the dry cocoa notes.

Alcohol – 8%
IBU – 20
Size – 650ml bottle
Price – $6.75 (Craft Retailer)
ferniebrewing.com

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