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Brewed by Paddock Wood Microbrewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Saskatoon, Canada
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Stout aged in Wild Turkey barrels.


K_Veridia's rating

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
K_Veridia (5) - Alberta, - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle. Truly an enjoyable beer. The color is dark and appealing, the nose brings forth large amounts of cherry and dark chocolate. The lower carbonation lends to the sweetness and slight bitterness that makes this beer simply irresistible. Well done.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
2014-03-05. Black body, modest tan head fades a bit. 3+ Aroma is alcoholic, but not overly so, bourbon? Mild mocha roast notes grow as it warms. Flavour is relatively bitter, with a good amount of mocha and roasty bitterness, moderate alcohol character throughout, bourbon/whiskey notes come out in the finish and linger in the aftertaste. The barrel is quite present but not over the top. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate has lower carbonation that it deserves. 3+ Mild alcohol tingle in the mouth lingers, but the alcohol is surprisingly restrained otherwise. Good, I don’t love the barrel influence and it covers up some lovely chocolate and mocha undertones but I suspect that the base stout might be less complex than it is with the barrel. Decent. Bottle via trade with tbadiuk, cellared several months.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bahumat (76) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
This is a hell of a beer in it’s own very strange, and VERY intense way. -- Aroma: 7/10. VERY strong notes of vanilla, alcohol, fruitcakey in that heavy, dense aroma of roasted malts and sweetness. -- Appearance: 5/5. Beautiful opaque brown-black pour with a one-finger brown head that faded into dark brown lacing. -- Taste: This one was really tough to rate! The initial bite was so intense with the roasted malts and hops that I was really turned off by it... until I tried sip two and three, where the flavors really evolved in the back of my throat. Flavor of intense cocoa, almost like drinking Kahlua, with a lot of hops added in. Intensely bitter, but that fades to leave a flavor lingering in the throat of more intense cocoa mixed with chocolate icing. It’s sweet, and intensely aromatic, and the finish is *minutes* long. -- Palate: 4/5. Syrupy, smooth, lightly astringent and slightly carbonated. -- Overall: 16/20. This is an intense beer, and that initial bite will be brutal. But once you’re past that, the sweet, intense flavour makes this a fantastic dessert beer. Definitely pair it with some intense, dark chocolate cake.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
Une petite bouteille (merci Pat) bue avec la version aux cerises. Une bière brune foncée avec un mince couche de mousse brune. Un nez de chocolat au lait et à la vanille française. Une touche de plumes de dindon sauvage à bien y penser. La bouche est soyeuse sans être ronde. Les notes de chocolat au lait s’entremêlent avec le bois. Une finale simple et mince passablement mangée par la barrique.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (2815) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
Un liquide à la robe brune très foncée sur laquelle flotte une feuille de mousse. Dans mon nez, tout ce qu’il faut en parfums rôtis et chocolatés pour venir polir les notes vanillées et les touches de tire d’érable développées par la barrique du bourbon. Sur ma langue, beaucoup de notes noires et torréfiées. Heureusement qu’elles sont débordantes car l’eau-de-vie américaine me semble être prête à exploser à tout moment. Mon palais détermine que son corps est de moyenne densité. La texture semble être mangée. Le pétillement est quasi inexistant. En finale, les notes boisées et plutôt chaudes ne me plaisent pas particulièrement : elles sont rendues malhabiles par l’absence de notes maltées. Un autre impérial stout trop caché par le bourbon.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (418) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Aroma: Great roasty aroma Taste: Strong rich malty taste, somewhat flat transition to sharp alcohol finish Appearance:dark body thin head

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (921) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours an opaque black with a small light brown ring around the glass leaving traces of lace. Aroma is bourbon, oak, roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, and faint alcohol. Flavour is bourbon, assertive black licorice, dark fruits, warming alcohol, cocoa, and roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (704) - - SEP 22, 2013
Black pour with a small tan head. Bourbon and vanilla aroma. Bourbon dominates in the taste, with hints of roast and vanilla trying to get through. Thick body. A bit on the one dimensional side.... The bourbon dominates to the point where it hinders the stouts other qualities somewhat.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (388) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2013
Black, small tan head. Aroma is choc fudge, very mild booze - perfect smell. Taste is not very very full bodied, mild bitter roasted malt, nice choc-bourbon flavour. Slight smokey. Overall, great barrel aged beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (664) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Dark black pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Taste of roasted malts, unsweetened chocolate, coffee, leather and bourbon. Some beers are better barrell aged but I found this to be the opposite. Bourbon flavour is slightly to intense over riding the true flavour and character of this beer. Too bad cause I know there is a very good beer hidden in there.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1066) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Pours an opaque black with a small brown head. This beer is ridiculously balanced for a 10 point brew. Aroma of bourbon, more bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, wood, sweet dried fruits and some slight alcohol warmth. Taste is bourbon, wood, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet dried fruit and a nice smooth alcohol warmth on the finish. Still can?t believe how smooth this is, great job paddock wood!


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