jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2011
2011-11-24. Very dark brown body with a small frothy beige head. 3+ Strong vanilla barrel aroma, sweet, almost buttery notes in a not diacetyl kind of way. 7+ Flavour is similar, strong vanilla character, ligh herbal touches (from the bog myrtle?) quite sweet overall, lingering herbal notes, sweet vanilla bourbon. Not the kick in the groin that some barrel aged beers can be, but this one slowly smothers you. The bourbon is not overly strong, and is actually fairly enjoyable but it dominates to a degree that is a bit intense by the end of a glass. Rich smooth palate. Some lovely notes here, I enjoyed the overall profile of the barrel character, but a small glass ends up being lots. Bottle via trade with rejitable on Bartowel mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
[4150-20111124] 600mL bottle. Overly sweet and nutty wood barrel aroma. Black brown body with a quick creamy off-white head. Super whiskey sweet bourbon flavour has a long sweet boozy aftertaste. Full body. Good, solid. (8/3/7-/3/14) 3.5
blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2012
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc)
Bottle [600ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Nov. 2011. Pours dark brown with a small diminishing frothy tan head. Aroma: Hmmm, I respect it but it’s not for me: Brown sugar, caramel malt, fruit, vanilla, bourbon and oak -- I’m just not a huge fan of bourbon barrel-aging, too sweet for my liking. Flavour is preferable as it is somewhat more subtle with the barrel-aging qualities and it’s smoother then expected: Dark malt, vanilla, oak, light hops and brown sugar. Alcohol’s there but fairly well hidden. Medium bodied. A well made beer, but like I said I personally don’t love B.A. beers. HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
November 24, 2011 - with blankboy, jerc and mabel. 750ml bottle c/o J&K. It’s slightly hazy red with a reasonably large tan fizzy/foamy quick-diminishing head. Definite sweet bourbon in the aroma, and alcohol, a little buttery (not diacetyl) - like a floral nutbrown, nice. Taste is - oh, man - BOURBON, and butterscotch, sure wish I liked bourbon; somewhat restrained 10% alcohol presence, maybe a little fruity in behind. Sticky, solid body, weak carbonation, finishes .... bourbon. An extra point for "rare" Eructoblaster (4370) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle - 660ml. Dark brown body with a thin off-white foamy/creamy head. Enjoyable malty/hoppy aroma with fruity and oaky hints. Taste hides the alcohol perfectly. It carries chocolate, brown sugar, fruity, and woody notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet, warming finish. Very good.
pushkinwow (2895) - Ottawa, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Bomber from the brewery, sold as part of the green future program. Dark brown with minimal tan head. Huge bourbon aroma - vanilla, booze, burnt caramel/toffee - overwhelms anything else but still quite great if you like bourbon. Nice carbonation, medium bodied, still mostly bourbon - sweet, bit of booze, toffee, bit of fruit. Finish is mostly bourbon, bit of wood and smoke. Quite good but needs a better balance between the base beer and the bourbon aging. rejtable (2838) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
This one’s not really doing it for me. Up front aromas of malty stuff like caramel, burnt toast. Middle is smooth, but bourbon is kind of overwhelming in the end. Leaves an aroma behind that, for me, isn’t entirely pleasant. Taste is very sweet, heavy. Very light bitterness from the burnt aromas maybe. Very full body with oily/creamy texture. Very little carbonation. Finish is astringent to bitter. Would maybe like to try the non-Bourbon version of the Bog Water to see if it’s just the bourbon that turned me off. Diogène (1208) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
Almost opaque dark brown with orange notes and a medium creamy beige head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is dark malt, brown sugar, wood, bourbon, herbal notes, alcohol and a hint of leather. Flavor is dark sweet malt, brown sugar, warming alcohol, herbal notes, wood, bourbon, and a hint of leather with a long wood and sweet finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a weird sensation of wood on the tongue. Very good beer. MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown, rather opaque. Form a smallish but creamy tan head. Low carbonation is obvious.
Aroma is mainly about oak and sherry, with good notes of mint, pepper, toffee, leaves and vanilla.
Taste is intially somewhat sweet, which is replaced by sherry and spices as further down the bottle you get.
Finale is not bitter at all, and is pretty much all about black pepper which subtly kicks in after the sip, and that comes more and more obvious. Pretty oily (and surprised of it as well).
All in all --- it made the Bog Father different, but not sure it made it better. The mud taste -- that was pretty strong in the Bog Father and nearly overwhelming with the Bog Water -- got a bit lost in the Bourbon casks. It’s great, but I slightly prefer the Bog Father.
On a somewhat related topic, it’s the Barrel-aged Bog Father, and no the Barrel-age Bog Water. godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
bottle from the brewery. dark brown with a small beige head that stays throughout the entire beer. very sweet aroma. loaded with bourbon is both the bouquet and the taste. the gruit adds somewhat of a medicinal, strong herbs kind of taste at the finish. very nice. body is full, not much carbonation. best as it warms. this is one hell of a beer from Beaus.