mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014 HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, - JUN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
June 17, 2013 - on draught at the brewpub. Hazy orange-gold, pretty nice off-white sticky lasting head. Aroma and taste - oak tannin (not much actual bourbon), with alcohol and quite a lot of "C" or similar resin/citrus hop bitterness - great balance. Mouthfeel very full, okay carbonation, not all that astringent, with a medium-to-long bitter coating finish. Good stuff, the mouthfeel felt ... just right.
[6205-20140228] Bottle. Meaty beef steak stew aroma. Slightly hazy, amber red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Boozy toasted candied malt flavour has a lingering sweet aftertaste. Medium body is quite sweet. Tasty. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
sseb69 (1908) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
(Vintage 2007; c/o blankboy, w/ him, Greg Clow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs, JoeMcPhee)
Overheard: "If we’re going to get down to the science of these things then we’ll all go crazy, so STOP IT." -- Superpowers discussion of flying vs. teleportation
En fût au BDT, Couleur brune, légèrement voilée, mousse mince beige. Arôme de sucre d’orge et bois. En bouche, très soyeuse, sucrée, caramel écossais, chêne, brandy, wow..un peu de madérisation qui lui donne un caractère. Une excellente offrande. jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
2014-02-28. Dark brown body with a nice beige head and lace. 3++ Aroma is sweet and fruity, alcoholic, notes of bourbon and mild wood. 7+ Flavour is alcoholic, sweet sugary malt core accented by bourbon, caramel, modest wood. Smooth bodied palate, modest carbonation. Gains some fruit notes as it warms up. This is actually pretty good but I found it a bit much. Bottled 11/11/07, shared by Blankboy JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Thanks to blankboy for sharing. Deep amber brown pour with a thick white head. The nose is great. Intense nose with a lot of woody bourbon and vanilla character. A touch of savoury character and some rich plummy fruit. A little bit of soft oaky character and a bit of light fruit and pepper. Lovely. blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
[My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, JoeMcPhee, jercraigs & mabel. 11.11.07 #139] Pours a deep hazy orange-copper with an average size lasting frothy beige head. Lovely aroma of dark fruit, wood, hops and vanilla -- all really well balanced. Flavour, also nice, of dark fruit, caramel malt, hops, wood and a big bitter finish. Alcohol’s there but fairly well hidden. Medium bodied. I loved it.
czar (9022) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
on tap at brewpub. medium dark brown, red hue, with a minimal light beige head, some retention and lacing. nice toffee fruitiness, some raisins, bourbony - no overwhelming coconut, hint of acidity, red wine. average carbonation, medium body, some sweetness, grassy-spicy short but assertive finish. balanced. not overly complex but a very nice use of barrel brings indeed this brew to a second level. much enjoyed! pushkinwow (2783) - Ottawa, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
750ml bottle, November 2011. Hazy brick with a biege head. Raisin, bit of muscat, fruit, some brown sugar, bit of musty caramel, some vanilla and oak with booze. Mild+ carbonation, moderate+ body, boozy, prunes and raisins with some semi-sweet malt, rich, more vanilla, sweet finish. jtclockwork (16470) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle thanks to Cfrancis. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of raisin, grape, dark fruit, splintered oak, bourbon and vanilla. Body is on the lighter side of medium - a little too light for this kind of barrel treatment. Bourbon/raisin finish. punkska101 (2002) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle bought at the brewery shared with dad. A: caramel, vanilla, butterscotch. App: hazy reddish brown lasting white head. T/p: full body with sweet and medium long finish. O: good winter warmer like the wood on that one.