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Nickel Brook Bolshevik Bastard (Pinot Noir BA)

Formerly brewed at Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Imperial Stout Aged in Pinot Noir Barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13779) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Thanks, Tony. Black in color with a big tan head. Some tangy red wine and grape but plenty of roasted malt, oak, and grape fruit. Just a touch of smoke. Big time fruit character both on the nose and on the tongue. Slight sourness of lemon peel and red grape. Big time oak, roast, and coffee grounds. Some sweetness of dark fruit and graham cracker. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11394) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10105) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9836) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8825) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8510) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle - Red wine barrel, plum, molasses, anise and roast malts. Jet black with a rich brown head. Red wine barrel, nice acidity, molasses and roast with a bitter finish. Nice, I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8207) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle, heavy purple wax seal, shared with TylerDurden. Very dark brown, lively light brown head. Quite a funky nose, underlying rich dark malts. Deep chocolate malty body, lively funky character, vinous and lightly spicy. Loved this, much better than the base beer alone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 [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)

[6230C-20140321] Bottle. Light fruity roasted aroma barrel. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Roasted wine barrel flavour with a long aftertaste. Full body is sweetly roasted. Delicious. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "ALF is back! In pog form!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7454) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2015
750 ml. Pours a clear brown color with a medium white head. A big sweet vinous brown, brown sugar.

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