Ferris (16066) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle - boozy bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Jet black with no head. Bourbon notes, light cranberry and roasted malts. Too much bourbon and fruit, tastes likes the bad Christmas boozy fruit chocolates. jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Mild hop presence, a bit of sweetness and some coffee is what I get out of it from the smell. Taste is coffee with a bit of sweetness right up front, the booze is over whelming and almost kills the any flavour. RElliott (4) - Kingston, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
Exceptional beer. My favorite beer for the Winter of 13/14. Aroma warm firm smell of bourbon; balances well with the notes of cocoa and dark cherry. Palate was full bodied and smooth. The bourbon finish was perfect. I was fortunate to try this the same evening as the Winter Beard on cask. I fully enjoyed this bear and cannot wait to get some of the next batch. Lubiere (14110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet sweet dark chocolate malt with light fruity notes and bourbon notes, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with light grassy hops, licorice, alcohol warmth, very nice. OttBottShare March 2014. crazy_cat_lady (653) - - MAR 16, 2014
March 14, 2014. 330mL bottle from brewery shop, purchased Fall 2013. Dark brown with no head. Chocolate, cherry and touch of sourness in aroma, hint of oak. Chocolate, vanilla, cherry, oak, bourbon flavours. Very smooth, but also sour -- wonder if I kept it too long in the cellar? Prefer the original Winter Beard.
kevinsenn (2245) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle from brewery, from crazy_cat_lady; thanks! Dark with no head. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit, berry, and chocolate. Taste is sweet with vanilla berries, and chocolate. Body feels a little thin. mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottled sample at ribeye jacks. Dark brown. Minimal head. Light lacing. Very boozy. Lots of chocolate. Complex
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Spab (3962) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
341 ml bottle at Maple Leaf Square Corks. Pours a dark brown with hints of ruby red with thin tan head. Aroma has lots of barrel, candy sugar, hints of cocoa and fruit. Flavour is also dominated by the barrel with bourbon, vanilla, sugar, cocoa and fruit. Average plus body. Solid. shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Tasted at cellar temperature. Aroma is definitely sweetish, with cranberry and cherry notes. Also a little boozy. Appearance is very little carbonation, straight black in colour. Taste is good, cherry, coffee, bitter and sweet. Feel is a little thin, very big alcohol feel but not a real big body. rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
Petite bouteille de355ml avec carton autour du col. Merci Patrick. Un liquide visqueux remplis mon verre. Un rond de mousse beige se forme sur les parois. Un premier nez simple de chocolat, un second de cerise, canneberge d’alcool et de vanille. Une bouche ferme avec des saveurs de Jack, de chocolat, de grain grillé. La texture est moyenne avec du piquant sur la langue. Une finale aigre détonne.