probstblueribbon (3758) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 oz sample at National Capital Craft Beer Festival. 17AU12.
App.: Hazy light copper with a fair dark tan head.
Aroma: Strong Bourbon, very woody, strong dark dried fruit, tangy fruitiness, a little peppery rye, a bit vegetal.
Palate: Medium+ body, full, rounded effervescence.
Flav.: Too much barrel, raisins, dried fruits, caramel, more wood, slightly peppery, not for me; dry with decent bitterness an inky, lingering malt finish.
Too much Bourbon barrel for my tastes.
GRM (3811) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, National Capital Beer Festival, savoured August 17 2012; eye: coppery, clear, tiny sheet of beige head, slight lacing; nose: woody, light bourbon, malt, slight smoke, light alcohol; mouth: woody, light bourbon, malt, slight smoky, caramel, light alcohol, slight hops, woody finale with presence of malt, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, slightly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Verre, 4 onces, en fût, National Capital Beer Festival, savourée le 17 août 2012; œil : cuivrée, limpide, petite couverture de mousse beige, très légère dentelle; nez : boisé, léger bourbon, malt, très léger fumé, léger alcool; bouche : boisé, léger bourbon, malt, très léger fumé, caramel, léger alcool, très léger houblon, finale boisée avec présence de malt, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, très légèrement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien
rejtable (2347) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear orange. Lots of grainy rye with some background orange flavours and maybe some pine as well. Alcohol is present, but not overwhelming. Good bitter finish. Nice effort!
HogTownHarry (6379) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 3, 2012 - 600ml bottle shared with blankboy, garthicus and at least two others. Clear amber with gold highlights, decent smallish off-white head. Subtle aroma - some oak, vanilla and bourbon, but restrained - not overly sweet or boozy, nice lush cereal grain character. Taste is sweeter than the aroma, a bit of "Jack" to it, a bit boozy. Average, sticky body, mild carbonation, a bit of a boozy/bourbon kick in the finish - pleasant, not too OTT.
cfrancis (3222) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper, caramel with a small off white ring. Aroma is smooth oak bourbon with some rye and faint floral hops. Taste is a nice smooth, warming oak and boubon. Faint hop bitterness and floral flavouring with the dryness from the rye. Interesting beer, but seems forced with the barrel aging.
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish/orange pour, loads of sediment. Aroma is heavy of the JD casks, sweet caramel malts, orange peel. Flavour is sweet and very well balanced character. Whiskey meets malt meets hop. By far the best beaus beer I’ve had.
blankboy (7354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [600ml] shared with garthicus, herrbrown1974 & HogTownHarry at Burger Bar. April 3. Pours a murky copper-orange with lots of little floaties and a small diminishing off-white head. Mild aroma of bourbon, vanilla, wood and light rye beer in the background. For a barrel-aged beer the flavour’s also a little mild and like the aroma, the bourbon, vanilla and wood are in the forefront with the rye beer in the back. This beer is not as "big" as I expected, it’s pretty easy to drink and the alcohol is relatively well hidden. Medium bodied. Quite good, I enjoyed it.
Lubiere (13064) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A cognac amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity ester malt with light white grape notes. In mouth, a woody sweet caramel malt with light cork and vanilla notes, some burned notes, lingering bitterness, herbal and interesting. Sampled from bottle at Wellington Gastropub, April 19, 2012.