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Muskoka Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout, Ontario

$10.95/750 ml

The label displays a menacing man with a luxurious beard, sort of like a biker crossed with Santa Claus. The flavour is luxurious, too, the product of a recipe that includes Belgian dark chocolate, cocoa and local cranberries. Rich, creamy and moderately sweet, this dark beer from Muskoka Brewery displays a welcome backbone of bitterness on the finish. Though it's strong, at 8-per-cent alcohol, it doesn't bite. Biker beer it's not.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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