blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bar Hop for ’Dark Water Series 2013’. Pours a very dark brown with amber hues and a small diminishing frothy tan head. Slightly mild aroma (for the style) but quite nice, with roasted malt, notes of bourbon and vanilla, chocolate and light hops. Nice flavour is a bit boozy but not enough to detract, with roasted malt, bourbon, lots of coffee, light hops, dark fruit and a big coffee-ish roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Bar Hop. Deep ruby-brown with a small tan bubbly head. Oily aroma, roast, vanilla, alcohol - taste follows, quite bitter. Think ah oily body, boozy, bitter finish. Good, but not quite my thing. A little Creme brûlée- like.
solidfunk (4980) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is good stuff. Strong sense of bourbon here. Pours pretty black with some lacing. Drinks on the syrupy side. Aroma of cask, hops, musky roast malt. Carbonation just how I like it - slightly below average. Finishes a little sweet and boozy with some bitter hops. On tap at barhop.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, pours a dark brown, aroma was a bit bourbony and it was in the flavour as well a fair bit of vanillia quite strong, overall it was an interest brew
Sammy (9340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bar Hop dark beer event. This hits the style of bourbon aged brown beers. The Bourbon and booziness is paramount. The base beer is ordinary. So-so drinkability with this type of beer.