jercraigs (7324) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-02-28. Dark brown body with a nice beige head and lace. 3++ Aroma is sweet and fruity, alcoholic, notes of bourbon and mild wood. 7+ Flavour is alcoholic, sweet sugary malt core accented by bourbon, caramel, modest wood. Smooth bodied palate, modest carbonation. Gains some fruit notes as it warms up. This is actually pretty good but I found it a bit much. Bottled 11/11/07, shared by Blankboy
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to blankboy for sharing. Deep amber brown pour with a thick white head. The nose is great. Intense nose with a lot of woody bourbon and vanilla character. A touch of savoury character and some rich plummy fruit. A little bit of soft oaky character and a bit of light fruit and pepper. Lovely.
blankboy (5797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, JoeMcPhee, jercraigs & mabel. 11.11.07 #139] Pours a deep hazy orange-copper with an average size lasting frothy beige head. Lovely aroma of dark fruit, wood, hops and vanilla -- all really well balanced. Flavour, also nice, of dark fruit, caramel malt, hops, wood and a big bitter finish. Alcohol’s there but fairly well hidden. Medium bodied. I loved it.
czar (3775) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at brewpub. medium dark brown, red hue, with a minimal light beige head, some retention and lacing. nice toffee fruitiness, some raisins, bourbony - no overwhelming coconut, hint of acidity, red wine. average carbonation, medium body, some sweetness, grassy-spicy short but assertive finish. balanced. not overly complex but a very nice use of barrel brings indeed this brew to a second level. much enjoyed!
HogTownHarry (5983) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
June 17, 2013 - on draught at the brewpub. Hazy orange-gold, pretty nice off-white sticky lasting head. Aroma and taste - oak tannin (not much actual bourbon), with alcohol and quite a lot of "C" or similar resin/citrus hop bitterness - great balance. Mouthfeel very full, okay carbonation, not all that astringent, with a medium-to-long bitter coating finish. Good stuff, the mouthfeel felt ... just right.
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, November 2011. Hazy brick with a biege head. Raisin, bit of muscat, fruit, some brown sugar, bit of musty caramel, some vanilla and oak with booze. Mild+ carbonation, moderate+ body, boozy, prunes and raisins with some semi-sweet malt, rich, more vanilla, sweet finish.
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Cfrancis. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of raisin, grape, dark fruit, splintered oak, bourbon and vanilla. Body is on the lighter side of medium - a little too light for this kind of barrel treatment. Bourbon/raisin finish.
punkska101 (805) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at the brewery shared with dad. A: caramel, vanilla, butterscotch. App: hazy reddish brown lasting white head. T/p: full body with sweet and medium long finish. O: good winter warmer like the wood on that one.
bierkoning (9818) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Secret Santa. Dark brown color. Malt, butterscotch, oak and dried fruit in the aroma. Malty sweet, oky, alcoholic flavor. Full bodied. The oak and bourbon notes dominate. Long oaky finish, with a firm dry out effect.
probstblueribbon (2737) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at BdT. Huge, thick, rich, fruity malts, alcohol, resinous hops, brown/burnt sugars, some vanilla and wood notes, kinda spicy/peppery, alright. Medium-full body, quite restrained eff. More rich, inky, almost briny/salty savoury maltiness, big fruity caramel and brown sugar, like a giant Scotch Ale, kinda, a bit resinous; dry with decent bitterness and plenty of warming alcohol. The finish is fairly long and malty.