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Brewed by Paddock Wood Microbrewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Saskatoon, Canada
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Stout aged in Wild Turkey barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7456) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Unknown canadian bottle size. Balck pour, really nice sweet and cocoa interplay with the caramel and bourbon and the stout base.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6436) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Inky viscous pour with a finely bubbled low brown head. Sweet bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, bread, treacle, lots of bourbon but not harsh. The body has just enough malt to carry the bourbon load, and overall this remains rich and satisfying, although to be truly outstanding it coul e little more malt-heavy, a little chewier. But I loved it anyway, just to be clear.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
12oz bottle. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting post-tasting. Dark brown, near black color. Thin ring of off-white head. Dots of lace. Kind of a bigger whiskey barrel heat, evident just in the nose. Dark chocolate aroma. Some coffee. Whiskey. Moderate sweet taste, some barrel, moderate bitter, little dry alcohol. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft chewy lighter carbonation. Very light carbonation. Light slick. Hint of vegetal. Solid BA imperial stout.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4456) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
(750ml bottle) Courtesy of Left4Beer. Difficult extraction on the cork... Alas the bottle was flat. Nose is fantastic: soya sauce, wood mulch, leather and coffee. Dead flat. Smooth front but tasteless until mid-palate. Slight tartness. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4033) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
355ml bottle pours jet black with a finger of light brown head that settles to a thin cap and leaves a spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is complex with some sweet malts and wood with hints of smoke and chocolate. Flavors are very nicely balanced with malty sweetness and a pleasant hoppy bitterness. Much more complex than I can describe. Medium to heavy body with decent carbonation. This is a truly outstanding imperial stout and highly recommended.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - 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 (3013) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2612) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2013 Bottle (330 ml). Traded by dresden, thanks! Black with a medium quickly disappearing beige/brown head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon/alcohol, dark chocolate and slight dark fruits. Taste is of bourbon, alcohol, roasted malt, dark chocolate and dark fruits. Slight roasted bitter finish. Warming alcohol. Low carbonation. Good BA RIS, but it could use a little more complexity. Drinkability is low due to heavy bourbon and high amount of roasted malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2537) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
Tap at Underground. Black in colour, low sitting light brown cap. Some light spotty lace.Nose is malty, big chocolate. Taste has rich chocolate notes, some sweetness, coffee bean roastiness, whisky and vanilla. Finishes with cocoa and roast with slight dark fruits, lingering whiskey and some bitterness. Light wood notes. Body is medium to full, light mouthfeel. Was a big fan of the cherry version of this, but this isn’t as good.


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