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Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Bracebridge, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11889) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (9620) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 2013-11-29. Dark brown body head small tan head. Aroma is fruity, with a moderate whiskey quality. Flavour is interesting sort of whiskey like character with a nice fruity mix. Average bodied palate, carbonation. Less intensely whiskey character than previous sample but it still dominates the overall impression quite a bit. 7/3/7/3/14-15 Bottle shared by GregClow

2013-05-31. Black body nice tan head. Aroma is dryish, lightly woody and boozy. Light roast. Flavour is dry, fairly barrely with a good amount of oak and modest bourbon, light roast. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Decent but just okay, the base beer can’t quite support the level of barrel standing on top of it. 7/4/7/3/14 Bottle at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
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)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle shared at The Only in Toronto, jet black pour, no head, medium to fuller bodied. Bourbon/whiskey notes, chocolate, vanilla & oak. nice flavors

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6918) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
[Bottle (355ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o GregClow] Pours a very dark brown with no head, slightly oily looking. Aroma of roasted malt, light hops, chocolate, a touch of metal and some wood. Slightly watery flavour of chocolate and roasted malt along with some wood and a bit of alcohol. Average to medium bodied. Not great, but pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6476) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
sample at mondial de la bière 2015, mtl. dark brown pour with a small beige cap offering some retention and lacing. obvious bourbon-soaked wood, milk chocolate - smooth but also mole mexican-like notes, spicy red fruits - fat cabernet sauvignon grapes, brandy/bourbon-flambéed red fruits, hint of tart red grape juice, warming booze,. light carbonation, medium body - oily; semi-sweet and woody-spicy finish. bourbon but also strong winey character - tart-ish. quite enjoyed this one!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4512) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle (341 ml). Unlabeled. From TheJester, thanks! Black with a small disappearing beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of chocolate (mainly), cranberries, bourbon, vanilla and roasted malt. Taste is moderately sweet with chocolate, cranberries, vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt and light bitterness. Medium to full body. Low carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Hard to drink, not because it’s too heavy, but mainly because of the combination of sweetness, cranberries and barrel treatment. Still interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (4307) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
(Merci à robinvboyer pour la bouteille) Un liquide presque noir qui ne montre aucune construction mousseuse et aucune véritable effervescence. Le premier nez est fortement dominé par Jack. Le second et les suivants montrent, heureusement, de belles qualités chocolatées et de légères vapeurs fruitées. Sur les papilles, je constate une légère aigreur. Les malts sont ici malheureusement mangés par la barrique. Je ne trouve pas cette profondeur chocolatée présente dans les arômes. Au palais, le liquide a un corps un peu aminci. Le pétillement est presque inaudible. La texture me surprend par son côté crémeux. La finale est principalement l’affaire du fût et de ses notes boisées. Décidément, cette bière ne possède pas une structure assez solide pour être capable de supporter une année de vieillissement dans un fût de Jack. Ceci dit, ce stout, qui n’est sûrement pas une totale réussite, est loin d’être un échec retentissant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3761) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
bottle from the brewery. black pour, small beige head. Aroma is all barrel, with some vanilla, and some lettuce like vegetable aroma. as it warms, the vanilla, and barrel just dominate, and the base beer is completely lost. I’m having a hard time getting much roast, or coffee from the base beer, and the cranberry for sure is gone. I’m thinking the base beer wasnt beefy enough for the barrel ageing. The finish is quite boozy, with some touches of light roast, and more vanilla, barrel. this isnt a bad beer, but it is a barrel bomb.


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