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Brewed by Paddock Wood Microbrewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Saskatoon, Canada
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Stout aged in Wild Turkey barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8170) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle at weekly tasting. Shared by me. Thanks Kevin. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, dirty cocoa, vanilla, coffee and whiskey/oak. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7691) - 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 (7200) - 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 (6632) - 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 (6274) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
355mL bottle, pours jet black with a small brown head. Nose brings out rich wood, bourbon barrels, and some roasted malt in back - very complex. Flavour is exceptionally well-balanced, with many different elements working in good harmony - with moderate bourbon barrels of high quality, a little wood, some roasted malt and a little caramel. Now this is how you do a bourbon barrel imperial stout. Extremely highly drinkable and smooth on the palate. Wonderful stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4493) - 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 (4141) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3197) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Dark roasted, sweet, and other sugar like aromas. Sweet flavors,caramel, chocolate, caramel and other nice sweet notes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3127) - 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.


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