Bendrixian (1098) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap. Clear amber colour. Hoppy notes mixed with this sweet molasses or caramel like quality. On the palate those citrus hoppy notes mix well with the whiskey like heat. Interesting.
neongolden (390) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Cask at Bryden’s, Toronto, March 2014) Pours a hazy copper orange with an inch of frothy whitish cask head. Aroma has some pine/citrus hops, sweet caramel malt, lots of rum/molasses notes, quite oaky, vanilla, barrel heavy. Flavour has sweet caramel IPA body with a bit of sticky pine resin/citrus pith hops along with lots of barrel character: rum, spice, molasses, loads of wood and vanilla. Quite sweet until near the finish, but dries out pretty dramatically with a bitterness from hops, oak and a quite strong rum note and what seems a bit like barrel toast. Smooth, medium bodied cask. If you’re going to age an IPA in a rum barrel, you might as well extract lots of barrel character and this does. A little like a rum cocktail with a bitter citrus mixer. Interesting.
samzim (184) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scent of pine, molasses, and. Sweet flavour with rich oak. Opaque, dark brown colour. Fruity flavour with sweet notes of nuts and caramel. Medium-heavy body. Very tasty!