AleRider78 (1713) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2018
2014 rating. Pours a large foamy head and goes away fairly quick. Has a hazy coppery appearance. Very weak lace. Aromas are somewhat indistinct, very faint, just a bit of spices and earthy hops. Flavours of caramel and sweet malts, some hints of cinnamon in the finish as well as the bourbon taste making a late appearance. Alcohol is fairly strong but not overpowering. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. Pretty good stuff! Strangebrewer (1409) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2016
bottle (2013). Poured hazy reddish-brown with sediment, big rocky beige head. Aroma is fruity and sour. Medium body, lower creamy carbonation, tart mouthfeel. Flavour of caramel malt with sour cherries, oak, herbal spicy notes. QcBeer (222) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2016
Bouteille 2014, ouverture 2016.
Nez de bourbon, épices, petits fruits. En bouche, c’est complexe, chaud, un merveilleux mélange du bourbon, d’épices, de caramel, de fines herbes et de fruit rouge. Excellente
czar (9971) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
pours unclear light brown,orange tint, with a bubbly white head offering good retention and lacing. very spicy aroma - cinnamon sticks, cloves, mint, dill, herbes de provence bouquet; tobacco, brown sugar and demerara sweetness, bourbon - with its vanilla peaks, wood astringency, light brett presence, lots of red fruits - cherries; pepper. foamy carbonation, light body, semi-sweet, tannic and very spicy finish. overly spicy but not necessarily overdone. samzim (440) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 2014 bottle. Spicy aroma with notes of allspice and coriander. Opaque amber colour with visible sentiment. Savoury front with mild bitter finish; reminiscent of pickling spices. Medium body with low carbonation. Interesting but bourbon barrel aging isn?t apparent enough; would not buy again.
sudomorph (1217) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
2013 bottle 8.5% abv. Drank Apr 25, 2015. Pours a clear, ruby/caramel with a thin head that thins to near nothing. Aroma has notes of oak, tart cherry, holiday spice, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is malty. Good hit of bourbon barrel, hints of spice, caramel, a touch of tart fruit, and a lingering finish. Medium-full body with a low carbonation. A touch syrupy in the mouth. Overall a nice holiday brew. Smooth bourbon barrel oak with a touch of tart fruit, spices, vanilla, dark fruits, and caramel. Alpha10 (917) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
2015/04/13 - Pours a hazy amber colour and a thin, off white head with quickly dissipates. Aroma is caramel, plums, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, dough, oak and vinous notes. Taste is caramel, plums, dark fruit, spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread) along with oak and dry vinous notes. Taste like a mix between a Christmas ale and the spices from a pumpkin ale. Mouthfeel is full with medium to low carbonation and a spiced, drying finish. Alright, but nothing exceptional.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Gluepot (796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Rich reddy-brown colour with an unfiltered look.Fluffy light tan head with good lacing. The nose is significant with elements of leather, prunes and lots of different spices. This is a well crafted seasonal ale. Complexity and balance are what it is all about. Nutmeg, cinnamon, ripe berries, vanilla and sweet caramel malts work well with the alcohol warmth. Nice semi-thick consistency and medium carbonation add to the xmas ale feel of this very well made ale. Ontbeertaster (2360) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Earlier Rating: 2/23/2012 Total Score: 3.6rederic (3346) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle, purchased from brewery, the pour is dark, the aroma is sweet and the tasste is quite nice, you can taste some oaking and theres a nice banana like finish and it leaves a nice taste in your mouth. Overall good stuff
750ml bottle, hazy dark amber color, with a big fluffy pillowy beige head, with a nice sweet caramelized demerara sugar, red wine tannin, light musty wildberry nose, with some faint coriander, good dill spicy, mild bourbonish vanilla oak barrel, zesty lemon, lime, orange rind accents, and a subtle spicy lemon pepper, dried dark fruit, toasted, caramel, pale malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild sweet toffeeish, fruity wildberry, vanilla, bourbonish oak barrel, earthy blueberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, faint spicy coriander, dill, anise, juniper berry leaf character, with some light spritzy lemon, lime, grapefruit rind, burnt woody oak barrel, toasted, bready, caramel, malty, brown sugar flavours, leading towards a soft earthy musty wildberry, dill spiciness, zesty lemon, grapefruit peel, vanilla bourbon oakiness, lingering leafy, citrus hop bitterness finish.