Johnsense (936) - - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small bottle split 3 ways. Black pour. Lower carbonation and a small head. Big whiskey and roasted malt aroma. Corn up front, but this disappears as it warms and gives way to a nice balance of whisky, roasted malk, wood, and vanilla. Cranberry almost nil,though. Rich full body. Pair with a cigar.
RuneStumo (2326) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
17.02.2015. 0,355l Bottle at Corks Beer & Wine bar, Toronto. Tha name tags says it has an abv of 9%. Thanks for coming up with this one!! Very rich. Sweet vanilla bourbon aromas. Strong with good body. Flavours of dark malts. There is not so much flavours of hops, and its not very bitter. Dark malts, cold coffee, vanilla and Jack Daniels dominate. Very rich and good beer!!
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black pour with some beige foam, nice lacing. nose is dark malts and whiskey. mouthfeel is nice could be more. flavor is good booze chocolate and some vanilla notes.
swoopjones (6709) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at The Only in Toronto, jet black pour, no head, medium to fuller bodied. Bourbon/whiskey notes, chocolate, vanilla & oak. nice flavors
mabel (7060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 [5420-20130531] Sample. Vanilla whiskey wooden barrel aroma. Hazy, dark dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Bitter boozy whiskey barrel vanilla-infused wood grain flavour. Full body. Tasty. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(Mondial 2013, Montreal, QC)
[6085B-20131129] Bottle. Roasted fruit wood aroma. Brown cola body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted fruity wood barrel flavour. Full body. Tasty. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Ferris (6902) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - boozy bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Jet black with no head. Bourbon notes, light cranberry and roasted malts. Too much bourbon and fruit, tastes likes the bad Christmas boozy fruit chocolates.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild hop presence, a bit of sweetness and some coffee is what I get out of it from the smell. Taste is coffee with a bit of sweetness right up front, the booze is over whelming and almost kills the any flavour.
RElliott (4) - Kingston, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exceptional beer. My favorite beer for the Winter of 13/14. Aroma warm firm smell of bourbon; balances well with the notes of cocoa and dark cherry. Palate was full bodied and smooth. The bourbon finish was perfect. I was fortunate to try this the same evening as the Winter Beard on cask. I fully enjoyed this bear and cannot wait to get some of the next batch.
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet sweet dark chocolate malt with light fruity notes and bourbon notes, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with light grassy hops, licorice, alcohol warmth, very nice. OttBottShare March 2014.
crazy_cat_lady (199) - - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
March 14, 2014. 330mL bottle from brewery shop, purchased Fall 2013. Dark brown with no head. Chocolate, cherry and touch of sourness in aroma, hint of oak. Chocolate, vanilla, cherry, oak, bourbon flavours. Very smooth, but also sour -- wonder if I kept it too long in the cellar? Prefer the original Winter Beard.