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Nickel Brook Bolshevik Bastard (Pinot Noir BA)
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Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Burlington, Canada
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Imperial Stout Aged in Pinot Noir Barrels.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1494) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 27, 2013
Pretty sure this is my second try, I lost the original rate - but it was better this time, not as simplistic or sweet. Great, smooth French-style oak showing through, with light round tannins and even some deep tartrate-like (wine crystals) red wine fruit. Maybe not a world-beater stout under this, but a suitable one and overall a remarkable treatment.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1278) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours nearly black lots lacing lots foamy head. Nose is almost port and some roasted malt. Flavours port, dark fruit, some coffee. Taste heavy sweet, med bitter and a limited tartness. Full body with lively carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
netty (66) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Flaskove z Toronto NB. Karamelova pena, cierna farba. Vona typicke cervene vino - cuve .Chuti ako ked zapijam cokoladu s karamelom cervenym vínom. Dochut má císto vinovu. Nezvycajna kombinácia. Excelentne pivo.Chlapci, len tak dalej. :-) ----- Bottle from Toronto NB. Caramel foam, black color. Smells like a typical red wine - cuve. Tastes like chocolate with caramel when washed down with red wine caramel. Aftertaste has like dry red wine. Unusual combination beer. Guys excellent!!!, Keep it up !!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (633) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle bought at the Nickelbrook brewery in Burlington. Outstanding aroma of red wine, dark chocolate, roasted malt, sour cherries. Pitch black color, no flash light penetration. Beige creamy head that vanished but keeps a gentle layer. The bottle label says 9.5% abv but the alcohol is smartly hidden. The initial sweet fruit taste like fruit juice becomes in no time a taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso but the red grapes and red wine flavor are still present and utterly outstanding. This delicacy finishes with a mild red wine flavor and warming mild alcohol plus bitter roasted malt. Overall a fantastic mind blowing brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1866) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at Bar Hop. Looks like the stout that it’s based upon. But wow, is this one ever all about the red wine. You can smell the red win, you can taste the red wine. It actually makes the base beer seem a little thin. Red wine and oak from the barrel. And soy sauce. No strong malt flavours from the base beer. This one confuses me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (781) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
On tap. Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of red wine, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste of red wine, coffee, sweetened chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and a slight woodiness. Full bodied, lower carbonation, sort of a creamy mouthfeel. Interesting beer that I really liked, a little off balanced though.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (466) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
750 mL bottle. Black. Richly colored cafe au lait head of foam that doesn’t last too long and leaves no lacing. Delicate caramel toffee, medium roast coffee. Layers of fruit, sour cherry, grape, prune. Oak and vanilla. Not a lot of funk but some definite brett presence. Seemingly sweet, rounds out nicely with balancing roasty bitterness, tannic oak and subtle tartness. Low to moderate carbonation, with a full body. Palate coating and consuming. Sticky and mouth coating.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6333) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
On tap at Bar Hop, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out shitloads of red wine and brett - they overtake the impie stout notes completely. Flavour is rather exquisite, bringing out a unique mix of red wine, brett and roasted malt. Huge, potent flavours, without being brutal at all. A slow sipper, but a treat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
On tap at Bar Hop (Toronto). Black with a brown head. Tannin, roasted malt, chocolate, boozy and dry sugar, slightly tangy with hints of anise and some coffee grinds. Full body and mild+ carbonation, odd tanginess, some grape musk, boozy on finish with some tanginess. Interesting but seemed off balance to me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1066) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
On tap at the Bent Elbow. Spice and wine aroma. Taste: crazy! Mix of impy stout and red wine. Spice in there too. Crazy. Body also feels like a mix of impy stout and red wine. Good, with bonus points for creativity.


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