LBarouf (114) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beau’s Bog father
eastern ontario gruit.
Second beer reviewed from the "Greener future project".
This beer’s potent 10% shows from, the fist sip, and thankfully isn’t overpowering. It has a very malty aroma, strong nutty and caramel notes. Short finish making it a quick sweet bang. Emphasis on sweet. Low carbonation on this one, making it flat somewhat rapidly. While not much fizz is left it is still very paletable, and still feels powerful, ’potente’. it has a nice medium bitterness to it, Somehow reminds me of a McEwan while almost not as malty, or a strong scottish ale.
d07c0m (91) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bombastic bourbon flavor in every sip and smell. Just so saturated with typical vanilla and caramel flavors found in bourbon but at the same time smooth and flavorful with a silky texture.
C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick, opaque dark red with a creamy, tan head possessing good retention. The nose is very syrupy and sweet with cherry blossoms, apples, bourbon, vanilla, spice, herbal aromas, nuts, mint, candy canes, pine, tree sap, hot chocolate, coca-cola, caramel fudge, and a bit of a phenolic medicinal note. Possesses a slightly oily mouth feel with fairly low carbonation. Taste-wise, sweet and sour syrupy fruits ride on a wave of caramel malts, cola, bubble-gum and burnt toast, immediately followed by an explosion of delightful floral notes. Spice, pine, vanilla, bourbon, smoke, ash, and oak sit underneath the sweetness. Finishes very woody, dry and slightly bitter with a hint of dark chocolate. A very herbal and floral beer with a nice char to it from the bourbon barrel. The bourbon character becomes more evident as one gets further into the bottle and the sweetness fades.