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: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 23, 2013
750 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours clear orange-amber with a huge, frothy beige head that remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has huge notes of peat and whiskey, along with oak, caramel and smoke. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with huge whiskey barrel, smoke and peat, along with caramel, brown sugar and just a touch of hops. The finish is long, peaty and smokey with a touch of pepper. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a decent Scotch whisky barrel-aged Scotch ale, but the peat and smoke are a bit too dominant for my taste; they hide the malty-sweet base. 2013-02-23

AleRider78 (1133) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2017
Very different and unique packaging to catch your eye. Now to see what the inside is like :) Pours an average size frothy off-white head and has a dark copper appearance, sort of rusty. Scotch/whisky aroma is actually sort of faint but enough to notice it is. Alcohol is there with a smokey type scent as well. Bitter flavours almost immediately. Has notes of molasses, oats, barley malts, hints of caramel and toffee. Sort of a smokey aftertaste. Really strong and bitter mouthfeel. warming sensation on the palate. Pretty good stuff, but for 9% it shows, not unlike some 10%abv I’ve had which we’re better well hidden.

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.

czar (9085) - Québec, 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.

Boutip (6380) - 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.

dfearnley (2145) - 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 it’s mellowed enough now, because I like it.

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.

asheft (3082) - 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.

cfrancis (3453) - 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

Ferris (15336) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle - Lots of oak, bit of whiskey and bread. Rich clear copper with a thin beige head. It’s like licking a barrel. A good barrel, but a bit extreme.

CapFlu (5127) - 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

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