DeanF (2514) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Well few-ackk, late friday night and this stumbles outta tha fridge. I don’t give Big Rock too much credit as they are one of those boring microbrweries that might be good with mediocre wings to beat a hangover but again, like always, you’re never buying a first-class ticket from anywhere to get to their brewpub to try the stuff. But I’m feeling sentimental what with Youtube going on with Prince videos and me regretting not having done the same for dear Prince during his daylight hours (and so few days we get do decide...alas). I would have gladly told the job of the moment "fuck you, Prince is playing in City X, I’m gonna go see him play before he expires" but you rarely know when that show would be the last... so you drink. It’s 1am and the sun is still around the horizon, a figment of that God Damned Arctic Circle the fookin’ geogramaphamaphamers be dun talkin’ aboot. Little head in fact, a dark brown -black body for appearance. The aroma is motor oil from an ’85 Camaro that has been driven from Bella Coola back to Kelowna, ho lee fook. Hints of Purdy’s chocolates and weak coffe from Timmy Ho’s, with just a hint of decent marijuana oil. The flavour is an oily mess of molasses and sour coffee beans, a messed up liqueur like you were fishing around in your parent’s liquor cabinet for something potent and found their decade old bottle of Tia Maria. Medium finish. This stuff is just too sugary and strong, again that finesse thang, it’s missing and just comes off as a jumble of coffee syrup and booze. For my money I may as well just buy a bottle of Kahlua, chicken sliders at Big Rock be damned. Eh. Iphonephan (7207) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours murky cola brown with an ecru head. Bourbon nose. Flavors of oak, licorice and bourbon. Rich, bitter roast finish. By far the best beer from Alberta I have had to date. DuffMan (10612) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
Sampled from the bottle @ Calgary Beerfest 2016. Very dark brown with amber highlights. Rich buttery oak and bourbon, chocolate, some roasty notes, dry woody finish. Balanced and tasty. Well done Big Rock! reebtogi (6350) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2016
650ml bottle pours black in color with a vigorously poured finger of light tan head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is bourbon with dark pitted fruit and hints of alcohol and chocolate. Taste is a dark fruity and chocolate malt sweetness with some alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. This is a great example of the style, by far one of the best brews this brewery has made to date. Keep up the good work!