tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2010
Plenty of raisins, toffee and caramel in the nose along with obvious wood and whiskey character, although truth be told it seems more like sherry than whiskey. Clear, deep brown body is topped by a low but lasting, large bubbled tan-cream head that leaves some spotty lacing. Flavour is initially sweet with plenty of vanilla and woody notes, some nuttiness in the finish and fairly light bitterness. Whiskey flavour is apparent especially in the aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Barrel-aged brown ale? A bit different than the everyday but I kind of wish it had a bit more hop character. Snifter. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in May 2010.