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Paddock Wood Barrel Full of Monkeys Imperial Stout

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Brewed by Paddock Wood Microbrewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Saskatoon, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout aged in Wild Turkey barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
Head has a hue I haven’t seen before: somewhere between beige, brown, and cherry, on top of a black body with hints of red. Aroma is a lot of fruity barley, like chewing on a chocolate covered cherry. Lots of sweetness there, but not too complex. Flavour is a heavy and warm pumpernickel (poured it warm anyway), chocolate sunday, lindt 70% cocoa kind of cholate vibe with hints of liqueur. Chewy and sweet, a big leathery slap in the face to finish it off. Good stuff, well balanced, a big beer but still very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1807) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle to pint glass Consummation: Complex/deep soy, maple, licorice, vanilla, chocolate, coffee stout. Damn, this is good. Adjunct: Nearly cloying, but just an edge off that. Smells of motor oil and molasses. Very small creamy head.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1496) - CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
Appearance: unrelieved opaque black, one finger of creamy light beige head, moderate retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: whisky, dark cocoa, dark fruit, maple syrup, vanilla, light nutty. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium-full slightly oily body, moderate-low carbonation, boozy lingering bitter finish. (3/5) A decent RIS. Not overly boozy, but a definite alcohol presence, with the whisky (Wild Turkey) leading the way on the nose. Decent complexity follows, preventing the double digit ABV from becoming intrusive. (15/20)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
revoltingblob (45) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
2013 bottle at home. Pours a viscous, oil black with small head and very light lacing. Nose is light chocolate & cocoa with a hint of booze. Very subtle nutty, roasty chocolate thing. I dig it. Lots of coffee and cocoa nibs. Delicious. Finishes very smooth with litle to no booze. Very well balanced. Would drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with black chocolates notes and light whiskey notes is quite pleasant. Taste is also a good mix of roasted malt with sweet creamy black chocolates notes with some light vanilla and whiskey not sot round off any rough edges. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and real apparent alcohol notes. Quite enjoyable for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8108) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a very slightly translucent dull black with bubbly beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; dark malt and dark chocolate with notes of bitter oak and discernible Wild Turkey. Some roast too. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied and bitter with some warm booziness. Good, not great; could use more balance.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (7757) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2015
Smooth and intense viscous beginning. Lots of wood, nice intense whisky aroma. The mainpart is thick, nice roasted malt, moderate bitterness. Intense and great whisky aroma with the great and deep sticky malty body. The aftertaste is long, intense dark, dried plums in whisky with lots of wood. Absolutely great. Hints of bitterness, round!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Chocolate, caramel and bourbon. Hint of vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[6213-20140305] Bottle. Soya and roasted syrup aroma. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. More soya sauce and roasted burnt barrel in the flavour. Full body is quite smooth. Tasty. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottled. Jet black with a thin, medium-brown head. Aroma is a very delicious blend of bakers chocolate, bourbon, medium-charred wood, sugared dates, rich molasses, and a touch of vanilla bean. Sweet, slightly smokey flavor up front that quickly increases in sweetness, letting in some more flavors of cocoa, vanilla and white oak, before mellowing into a smooth dark chocolate, bourbon and slightly campfirey char. A bit lackluster on the palate - quite thin - which is a bit of an unsettling send off for a beer so rich and flavorful. Still, incredibly tasty, not overly boozy, and complex enough to pull out different flavors with every sip. A big thanks to Narnad for sending a bottle my way!


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