Margaret River Beer Co Panther Claus

Style
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Cherries
ABV
10.0%

Margaret River Beer Co figured they’d slip in one more limited release before heading off for their Chrissy break, but don’t be fooled: this robust number wasn’t a last-minute fluke, but a calculated effort that spent months in oak before being released to the masses.

Panther Claus, a barrel-aged imperial cherry stout, is ripe for festive season gluttony courtesy of its rich, luscious malt character and 10 percent ABV. Building on their annually released Panther Cream imperial stout, this iteration is boosted with the addition of fresh cherries, which is apparent in a flavour profile in which bitter chocolate, mocha and burnt toffee sit alongside sweet, prominent cherry character akin to Dr Pepper or cherry cola. Barrel impact is less prominent as a result but still shines with earthy spirit notes, brandy, soft smoke and vanilla.

Panther Claus is smooth, complex, and perfect for slower sipping. Paired with festive cheer – perhaps some fruit cake, too – it’s a beer worth taking your time over, and a great upgrade to the MRBCo Panther series of imperial stouts.

Jono Outred

Published December 15, 2023

Name
Margaret River Beer Co
Address

35 Bussell Hwy
Margaret River
WA 6285

Phone
(08) 9757 2614
Open Hours

Summer: 11am to 9pm
From Feb 3 onwards:
Mon to Thurs: 11am to 7pm
Fri to Sun: 11am to 9pm

AIBA 2024 dinner B2 BONUS

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