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Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Bracebridge, Canada
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RElliott (4) - Kingston, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnurda (1152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottled sample at ribeye jacks. Dark brown. Minimal head. Light lacing. Very boozy. Lots of chocolate. Complex ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (710) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
From the Brewery website: Our Double Chocolate Cranberry stout (Winter Beard) is a rich and sturdy brew with roasted dark chocolate malts, rfeal cocoa, 70% dark chocolate, and locally harvested cranberries. We decided to age a very small amount of our 2011 Winter Beard in Tennessee Whiskey barrels for just over a year. This is the result. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. ABV: 9% - See more at: http://www.muskokabrewery.com/winter-jack.php#stha ---341ml. Bottle from Brewery drank on Nov 3, 2013. Pours black as oil with no head and only a slight ring of off-white around the edge of the glass. Aroma is large. Big booze and vanilla notes from the barreling. Chocolate, a sweet/fruity/tartness from the cranberries, and a hint of roasted malts as well. Very nice. Taste is a solid bitter, a hint of tartness, and a roasty, chocolate, coffee aftertaste. Mild alcohol warmth and vanilla flavour mixed in as well. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Oily/slick in the mouth but with a slightly creamy feel providing a good drinkability. Goes down smooth but definitely a sipper. Not as sweet as others I have tried recently. Overall really good. A fantastic aroma mixed with a solid, big bitter, flavour. Well worth the drive to Muskoka. Just make sure to grab a few. You won’t be sorry! Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3081) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on May 29 2013; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, average lacing; nose: bourbon, woody, alcohol, roasted malt, molasses, wild yeasts; mouth: bourbon, woody, alcohol, roasted malt, molasses, wild yeasts, light acidity, woody finale with presence of bourbon, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, en fût, bue lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 29 mai 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, dentelle moyenne; nez : bourbon, boisé, alcool, malt torréfié, mélasse, levures sauvages; bouche : bourbon, boisé, alcool, malt torréfié, mélasse, levures sauvages, légère acidité, finale boisée avec présence de bourbon, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée; en résumé : bien

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6673) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
shorlin (690) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Tasted at cellar temperature. Aroma is definitely sweetish, with cranberry and cherry notes. Also a little boozy. Appearance is very little carbonation, straight black in colour. Taste is good, cherry, coffee, bitter and sweet. Feel is a little thin, very big alcohol feel but not a real big body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1142) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle from brewery, from crazy_cat_lady; thanks! Dark with no head. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit, berry, and chocolate. Taste is sweet with vanilla berries, and chocolate. Body feels a little thin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3085) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10453) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2570) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
341 ml bottle at Maple Leaf Square Corks. Pours a dark brown with hints of ruby red with thin tan head. Aroma has lots of barrel, candy sugar, hints of cocoa and fruit. Flavour is also dominated by the barrel with bourbon, vanilla, sugar, cocoa and fruit. Average plus body. Solid.


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