rob6239 (465) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark and clear. Aroma is just slight but I had difficulty picking up any oak or smokiness. Tasted okay but more like a dark ale.
pootzboy (1451) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours a clear copper colored ale in the glass. Big puffy cap doesn’t last but laces well. Interesting nose, quite a powerful blast of smoky-oak aroma, sweet toffee malts some earthy hops and a fairly detectable alcohol note. Kind of thin for such an old ale but the character has potential if allowed to develop. Flavor is sweet caramel malting in front balanced with ample hopping, then a bunch of smoky-oak whisky tastes....hints of vanillin and other oak tannins but the fusel alcohol and corn whisky tastes overpower them....goes to a long warming finish where alcohol gets a bit hot. Not a bad attempt at an oaked old ale but needed more time to develop....I will be cellaring a bottle I will open in 6 months to see if my theory is right on this ale. Lots of potential but too young now.
tomthompson89 (1794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
not one of my faves from the company. bigger mouthfeel is needed and a stronger base beer to age in the bourbon barrel as it was not big enough to stand up to the bourbon, it just overpowered whatever the beer was. drinkable but not interesting
Sammy (7034) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oaky aroma, Light brown coloured body and lots of foam. Lots of caramel, their regular dark ale with some sugar bumping up the alcohol. More oakey than sweet. Not very inetresting or drinkability. Somewaht of a disapointment for an oak aged beverage.Jon Graham’s bomber.