Radical Road Canny Man Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

Radical Road Brewing Company
Formerly brewed at Black Oak Brewing

Style: Scotch Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Radical Road Canny Man is a Wee Heavy style Scotch ale that has been aged in imported whisky barrels for 71 days

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear pale orangeish amber with a resilient white head. Aroma is chlorine, public pool, brown sugar. Flavor is rubber, caramel, wood, peat. Finish is plastic, rubber, cigarette and ash. Medium body, weak carbonation. Probably highly contaminated. A definite drain pour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (8906) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
pours unclear bright orange-red with a small off-white cap, minimal retention and lacing. red apples and rotten fruits, chlorine and plastic - dissipates slowly and not entirely, peat, pepper, ashes, bitter herbs, hint of tartness and sweetness - honey. average to light carbonation, light body - oily, but pretty lame for a wee heavy, semi-sweet grassy-spicy finish. undrinkable. DP.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle: Poured a light clear amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some limited lacing. Aroma consists of wood and whiskey notes are quite dominant. Taste is also dominated by woody notes with dry whiskey notes and light caramelized sugar. Body is light with good carbonation and light warming alcohol. Interesting but actual taste is closer to diluted whiskey than actual scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (2050) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
2012 Bottle to pint glass Aroma of smoky peat, malts, and smoke. Cloudy amber with a creamy and nearly frothy off white head. Taste is peat, malts and oak. Perhaps its mellowed enough now, because I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a deep amber colour with large tan head. Aroma is whisky, wood. Taste is same + oak and smoke. Like a forest fire in your mouth! (whatever that means...). Really nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (3061) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Sweet peat smoke aroma with a bit of raspberry and other fruit. Slightly hazy dark red-orange under a bubbly, white ring. Potent peat smoke flavour with sweet malt and some subtle nutty note. Medium body, medium carbonation, lingering peat flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (3377) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
Pours dark copper with a big beige head. Aroma is big peat, oak and light sweet whisky. Taste is smoke, peat and oak. Would like less peat and more whisky sweetness. Disappointing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (14836) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle - Lots of oak, bit of whiskey and bread. Rich clear copper with a thin beige head. Its like licking a barrel. A good barrel, but a bit extreme.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5125) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
(750ml bottle) Courtesy of Ferris - thanks Alberta! Pours a large frothy yellow head and a mahogany body. Nose of ... Well, whisky. Some good wood, whiskey and gritty Chinese vegetable. Pretty yummy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (10154) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and Ian. Auburn pour, lighter in colour than I expected for some reason (probably the opaque black bottle got me thinking this way). Very peaty nose-- we got Gripps bottle of Lagavulin to compare, and it really underscored the leathery smokiness in this brew. The malts are here in good balance, but in such a way to really elevate the whiskey character without causing it to be harsh or hot. Really terrific.

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