Boundary Bay Brewery Reviews




mcberko
1.1
Boundary Bay Ginger Peach Blonde Ale
On tap at April Brews Day, pours a clear golden blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out Snapple-like peaches with a little ginger. Flavour is identical, with lots of artificial peaches, no ginger to be detected. One of Boundary Bayís shittiest beers. Terrible.
Monday, May 02, 2016

mcberko
3.3
Boundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Jack Danielís Barrel
On tap at April Brews Day, pours black with almost no head. Aroma brings out bourbon barrels upfront, not really reminiscent of cheap JD shit. Flavour is more apparent on the cheap whiskey, with bourbon barrels dominating along with some feint vanilla and prominent alcohol. Hot and almost spicy on the finish, with a close to flat mouthfeel. Solid for what it is, despite the imperfections.
Monday, May 02, 2016

Ferris
3.5
Boundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Jack Danielís Barrel
Draft - Boozy bourbon and coconut. Jet brown with no head. Boozy bourbon, chocolate and light coconut.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Ferris
2.4
Boundary Bay Ginger Peach Blonde Ale
Draft - Peach cooler on the nose. Tastes nothing like a beer, more like a peach cooler and not even the nice kind.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

luttonm
3.6
Boundary Bay Galbraith Series #1 - Cedar Dust IPA
Cask at Sullyís, Seattle. Rich amber gold, creamy cask head. Good fresher hop, rich amber malt, some sweet chocolate note. Full beer, good hop bitter. I enjoy it.
Friday, April 22, 2016

fiulijn
2.9
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Scotch-style Ale - Oak Whiskey
Tasting at Mattís
Dark amber color to brown, small frothy head. Mild aroma of vanilla, oak, toffee. Some caramel flavor, a bit thin, lack of depth, with some vegetables notes.
Not the greatest base beer, not a necessary barrel aging; average.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

fiulijn
3.5
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Oak Whiskey
Tasting at Mattís
Dark brown color, small frothy head. Mild aroma, but nice mix: dark malts, tobacco, oak. Moderate body strength, moderate sweetness; chocolate drink flavor, some oatmeal, a bit boozy, with bourbon touch.
Uncomplex, a bit over the top, but not bad.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

fiulijn
3.5
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Oak Bourbon
Tasting at Mattís; corked
Dark brown color, small to no head. Along with the dark caramel, there is some glue in the aroma. Lean body, a bit boozy which explains why the sweetness level is moderate; dark caramel flavor, with hints of toffee, molasses, and some oak; boozy final.
A bit over the top, not too exciting, but still quite good.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

fiulijn
3.1
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Cabin Fever - Oak Whiskey
Tasting at Mattís
Dark amber color, almost brown, small frothy head. The aroma is rather nice, bourbon/oak, and a bit creamy; fresh wood. Round mouthfeel; the flavor is quite simple, caramel and toffee, mildly sweet, the hint of coffee is a downturn, the final is a bit woody.
Messy, drinkable but I wouldnít get back to this again.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Oakes
3
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Oak Bourbon
Medium brown. Light toffee aroma and a bit of roast. Has a fairly light body, light toffee taste, with a very mellow barrel toastiness and a dash of vanilla.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Oakes
3.6
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Oak Whiskey
Dark brown, sweeter toffee notes on the nose. Fairly rich character, light toastiness, and the rich toffee character is nicely developed.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Oakes
2.8
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Scotch-style Ale - Oak Whiskey
Bottle. Hazy amber-brown, those whisky barrels come through pretty strong, and the malts are a bit clunky. So thereís some vague malts and some random barrel.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Oakes
3.3
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Cabin Fever - Oak Whiskey
Hazy medium brown. Really sweet dulce de leche, some toffee, and the barrel contributes a stack and sweet buttery barrel notes.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

luttonm
3.8
Boundary Bay Old Bounder
Draft at Boundary Bay. Clearish amber/copper, thinnish foam. Tart alcohol and amber sweetness. complex, well constructed, amaretto, cognac. Lovely barleywine!
Saturday, February 13, 2016

luttonm
3.6
Boundary Bay Galbraith Series #5 - Safety Break
Draft at Boundary Bay. Soft clear orange, creamy head. Hopped aroma but lighter malt body, some bittering. Fresh hoppy. Nice session.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

Ferris
2.7
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Scotch-style Ale - Oak Whiskey
Bottle - Sweet starchy notes. Deep dark brown with a small beige head. Light grains and sweetness. Nothing to see hear.
Thursday, January 07, 2016

Ferris
3.5
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Oak Bourbon
Bottle - Light boozy and bourbon notes. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Sweet and bourbon notes with a rich of booze. Decent.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Ferris
3.8
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Oak Whiskey
Bottle - Dark cocoa and chocolate notes. Deep jet brown with a small beige head. Nice cocoa and sweet barrel notes. Well balanced and nice light bourbon notes.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Ferris
3.6
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Cabin Fever - Oak Whiskey
Bottle - Touch of dark whisky and caramel. Deep brown with a light beige head. Nice toffee notes and a nice long finish. Decent.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

mcberko
3.9
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Oak Bourbon
750mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out nice bourbon barrel notes upfront, with some booze and wood in there -- not much else. Flavour is similar, with loads of bourbon barrels upfront, with notes of vanilla and oats. This is about on par with the whiskey version. Complex and wonderfully integrated barrel aging. Excellent.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

mcberko
3.9
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Oak Whiskey
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is complex, with notes of whiskey barrels, oats, and dry cocoa notes. Flavour is along the same lines, with notes of whiskey barrels upfront, followed by oats and cocoa. Complex and with a pretty dry body. Really well-balanced and harmonious. Excellent.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

mcberko
3.3
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Scotch-style Ale - Oak Whiskey
22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark orangey brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out bready malts, caramel and whiskey barrels upfront. Flavour is not overly barrel heavy, with notes of bready malts, caramel and a touch of whiskey. Not overly complex, but itís reasonably interesting. Solid stuff, just not terribly exciting.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

mcberko
3.7
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Cabin Fever - Oak Whiskey
22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a slight reddish tinge and a small beige head. Aroma is super boozy, with loads of boozy whiskey upfront -- not really much else other than the barrels. Flavour is more diverse than that, with notes of whiskey barrels, alcohol, bready malt and some dry caramel. Based on the nose, I thought itíd be a booze bomb, but this is quite complex, with many layers. Very nice stuff.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

bhensonb
3.4
Boundary Bay Irish Red
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours clear, dark and ruddy with a slight beige head. Aroma is treacle in a moderate way with something that could be floral hop. Med body or so. Flavor is a bit different - making me think of herbal hop. It is fairly dry, tho it seems mostly about the malt. Better than a lot of "Irish reds".
Monday, January 04, 2016

fiulijn
3.5
Boundary Bay Galbraith Series #1 - Cedar Dust IPA
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Amber color with compact head. Mild malt aroma and flavor, rather dry, fizzy, with bold bitterness; the hops are quite good. From the name I expected more. Itís a good old school IPA.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ferris
3.8
Boundary Bay Autumn IPA
Draft - Woody resinous hops. Cleanish gold with a decent white head. Bitter, sweet caramel, light resin and orange with a syrupy finish. Decent.
Monday, December 21, 2015

mcberko
3.6
Boundary Bay Batch 5000 - Imperial Porter
On tap at Boundary Bay, pours black with a reddish tinge and a small tan head. Aroma brings out lots of dark fruits, caramel, and some light liqueur oxidation. Flavour is very fruity and roasty, with lots of dark fruits and woody roasty notes, ending on a pronouncedly bitter finish. Well-constructed and with lots of depth, just a bit abrasive. Very good.
Monday, December 21, 2015

mcberko
4
Boundary Bay Autumn IPA
On tap at Boundary Bay, pours a hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out lots of piney and resinous hops, and some caramel. Flavour is huge on the resinous hops, really chewy and woody notes from them, backed by a substantial caramel malt backbone. Impeccable balance between the potent resinous hops and caramel malt. Woody finish with low sweetness. Excellent.
Monday, December 21, 2015

Ferris
3.5
Boundary Bay Batch 5000 - Imperial Porter
Draft - Tons of dark roast with chocolate. Jet dark brown with a rich beige head. Dark roasty bitter notes with some woody barrel sweetness,
Monday, December 21, 2015

Ferris
3.2
Boundary Bay Cabin Fever - Oak Aged
Draft - Caramel, chocolate and some light barrel notes. Dirty brown with a decent beige head. Sweet barrel notes, caramel and a sweet decent finish. Quite a bit of barrel notes, but decent.
Monday, December 07, 2015

mcberko
3.4
Boundary Bay Cabin Fever - Oak Aged
2014 vintage. On tap at WA Winter Beer Festival 2015, pours a murky reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out English bready malts, whiskey barrels, and toffee. Flavour is a whiskey bomb, with loads of barrels and booze, followed by English bready malt and some toffee. Rather harsh and boozy, but itís very pleasant in its abrasive mess. I enjoyed it.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

Capa
3.6
Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
Medium orange with a white head. Citrus and malt are the only real thing going on here. On the sweeter, fuller IPA side of the scale. Round, medium thick body. Good.
Thursday, December 03, 2015

BrewDad
3.4
Boundary Bay 20th Anniversary Fresh Hop
This Pale ale was super tasty and flavorful. Terrific Pale aroma and flavors and the added hops make this a great easy drinking beer. Hoppy 20th to Boundary Bay
Monday, November 30, 2015

cobaink2
2.9
Boundary Bay Cabin Fever
Roasted caramel and a little juiciness on the end. Somehow I remember this being a bit more balanced in years past. This seems like just a liquor taste up front with some sideways caramel that quite be explained.
Sunday, November 29, 2015

jrodooo5
3.7
Boundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Traditional imperial stout. Good pour, great aroma, & big taste. This is a solid imperial but not enough to differentiate from its counterparts. Itís s very good beer, but just lacking that standout trait!
Thursday, November 12, 2015

mcberko
2.2
Boundary Bay Double Dry Hopped Sorachi Ace Pale Ale
On tap at Boundary Bay, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is fairly harsh, with lots of skunky dry hopping and herbal notes. Flavour is along the same lines, with skunky vegetal notes and herbal hops. Something wrong here. Way too vegetal. Quite bad really.
Sunday, October 18, 2015

mcberko
3.2
Boundary Bay Barbís Beer
On tap at Boundary Bay, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Nose brings out fresh leafy hops and doughy biscuity malt. Flavour is similar, with fresh leafy hops, some herbal notes and doughy malt. Clean and balanced, with a nice astringency on the finish. Solid fresh hop beer.
Sunday, October 18, 2015

shoulderbroken
3.8
Boundary Bay Cascadia Dark
Tap at Craft Beer Base Bud. Aroma pine and choc, taste is good, chocolate sweetness, bit of caramel, hoppiness at the back but still there. Good stuff.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Prufrockstar
3.5
Boundary Bay Traverse Red IPA
Draft at BB on the day of the race. Amber pour. Husky malts, cararmel and toast. Moderate pine bitterness.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

KyotoLefty
3.7
Boundary Bay Cascadia Dark
Tap at Bud Pitch black, slightly cloudy, low fine head. Chocolate, cascade-like citrus hops, lemon, orange nose. No roast. Full-on chocolate and citrus flavor, rich malt, good hops, no roast, as I like it. Medium bitterness. Good.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

zdk
4
Boundary Bay Steady as She Gose
Tap at Brouwerís cafe in Seattle - Yellow pour with thin white head. Very tasty... lightly malts with a cheese crystal and mineral bite and a long finish. Perfect for warm weather drinking.
Saturday, September 12, 2015

mcberko
2.6
Boundary Bay Steady as She Gose
On tap at Boundary Bay, pours an opaque dull orange with no head. Nose brings out loads of coriander upfront, with a touch of salt. Flavour is along similar lines, with loads of coriander dominating, with only a touch of salt and mild tartness. Pretty flat carbonation. This one needs some work - not bad but impressive.
Sunday, September 06, 2015

IndianaRed
3.5
Boundary Bay Saftey Brett IPA
On Tap at Elizabeth Staion Slightly hazy copper witha thin brief head. Nice fresh piney hop aromas and flavors. Not very "big" but nice sharp bitter bite. the Brett factor is subdued and not over done. Gives it a nice additional dimension. Clean finish
Monday, August 17, 2015

78samh
3.2
Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
Growler pours clear amber with a foamy head. Pine aroma. Dank hop taste. Long bitter finish. OK IPA.
Friday, August 07, 2015

douglas88
3.3
Boundary Bay Double Dry Hopped Sorachi Ace Pale Ale
On tap at 2015 OBF. Pours a darkish copper color with a medium white head. A big sweet fruity nose. A bit odd, some peppery notes, caramel, toast, big fruity hops. Interesting.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

pinkzambia
3.3
Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
Tap @ Virginia Inn Tavern: Gold color with white head. Musty wet hop aroma with a musty, solid hoppy flavor. Not bad.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BabySam
2.9
Boundary Bay Irish Red
Very malty tast without too much else to mull over. A little toasty with notes of caramel. I would give it a higher score if there wasnít so much sugar in it. The taste lingered in my mouth for two days
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Blairgus
3.6
Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
20 July 2015, tap at Boundary Bay. yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is sharp pine and lemon rind citrus. med body and mildly fizzy. lemon rind, smarties candy, some lightly toasted malt, mildly sweet, moderate bitter finish. nice.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Blairgus
3.7
Boundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal Stout
20 July 2015, tap at Boundary Bay. black. nose is burnt toast. med body and moderately fizzy, a tad creamy. slightly sharp acidic bite, licorice, burnt malt, molasses, no noticeable alcohol. very god.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Blairgus
3.5
Boundary Bay Scotch Ale
20 July 2015, tap at Boundary Bay. light ruby, clear. nose is sweet, spiced malt. med body and mildly fizzy. sweet granola malt, some spruce hints, a tad tart/acidic. nice.
Monday, July 20, 2015