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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: 20   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Imperial Stout Aged in Pinot Noir Barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
As Winey Bastard: A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a sweet licorice chocolate malt with light wine notes and alcohol warmth. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate with vinous notes, white grapes, licorice, herbal notes, coffee grinds, alcohol warmth. On tap at Arrow and Loon, Jan 2 2013.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8384) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at Amsterdam charity event. Wine colour. Big pinot noir flavour that overwhelms with some IS and chocolate in the finish, not astringent. Some cherry.Big mouthfeel. Flavourful, more of a wine, it can win a wine medal.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Tap at Volo. Deep black pour and a fast-fading head. The aroma is quite vineous with a little bit of soft tartness on the nose along with some distinct oak notes. Warming seems to bring out more of the soft oakiness and brings up some sweetness tha wasn’t there initially. The beer has a lovely balance - sort of a lean and bright version of the regular stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 2014-03-21. Black body with a modest tan head that fades. 3+ Aroma of fruity vinous red wine. Flavour is similarly quite fruity and vinous, prominent red wine character, sweetish core leads to a tangier vinous finish. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Nice stuff. 7/4/8/3/16 Bottle shared by GregClow

Overheard: "Oh Island Joe. He loves the ping pong." I have no idea why that warranted writing down.

2012-11-29. Black body with a modest tan head and lace. 3+ Good amount of red wine character in both the aroma and flavour. Mild roast and dark malt are present and supportive but the wine despite not being overly aggressive is the dominant character in both. Smooth medium body, modest carbonation. Really nice, I quite enjoyed this. Caught me at the right moment I think. 8/4/8/4/16 On tap at Amsterdam Movember Event

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 19, 2012
On tap at bar Volo
Aroma strong bold feel: licorice with bold cask feel. Tad rough, feel of grape with some backing of dark malt. Tad rough. 6+
Appearance poured as dark brown-black. Lighter tanned creamy top.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied ale. Fruity notes with plenty of grape. Pinot Noir is quiet strong here. Backing of prunes with dry dark malt feel. Some nutty elements on top end. One dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
On draught at Bar Hop. Near opaque brown-black. Small frothy brown head. Aroma - oak tannins, red wine sourness, light coffee/chocolate and alcohol. Taste follows, more tannins, a hint of wine vinegar, slightly boozier, some nougat and molasses sweetness - nice. Light, almost watery - light acidity, weak carbonation, quite woody. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6000) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (5957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
Draught at Volo. Dec. 7. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small diminishing creamy light-brown head. Aroma is sweet and quite fruity, with red wine, wood, licorice and alcohol. Flavour: Whoa, boozy and lots of red wine, along with sweet malt, wood and a long finish. Medium bodied. This is good but it’s really wine-ey and a bit boozy, I prefer the original.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[4976-20121129] Tap. Roasted wine barrel charred malt aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy brown head. Roasted red wine wood and charred malt continues in the flavour. Full body. Tasty, very filling. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(Amsterdam Brewstache @ Amsterdam brewery, Toronto, ON)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1966) - 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.


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