JoeMcPhee (8565) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The nose is softly spicy and quite funky. Lots of soft barrel character and a bit of light fruitiness. A nice bretty character on the back that has a great flinty character. Minty and a little bit chewy. Absolutely delicious stuff.
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed multiple times at The Rhino’s first beer festival. Unique complex creation of IPA, Belgian yeast, a wine barreling used for blueberry wine.Three months on the barrel. Big lacy, lots of foamy head. Very smooth and woody. Woody and blueberries square off and the tartness is what I noticed, the wood to Sam the beer’s Creator. Galaxy hops in the finish. Funky initially, less so noticed on the nose later in the keg, and when the foam evaporates.