Sunday, 11 August 2013
July 21, 2013
155/803) Home: Stormy Monday by Bush Pilot Brewing Company of Ontario: **1/2; an 11% barley wine brewed at Niagara College's teaching brewery and Nickel Brook's brewery; it is aged in Calvados barrels - Calvados is a particularly strong liquor brewed from apples that I first encountered in Normandy; pours the colour of dark red wine; brewed with seven malts, five hops, dried quince, dried apple, maple syrup, dried bitter orange peel, cardamom, cloves, vanilla, cocoa, raisins, dried figs, juniper berries and coffee; very complex nose; definite notes of Calvados, dried fruit, apple, spice; sweetness hits right away; Calvados finish; in between it is incredibly complex; it's one to sip and to savour;
156/804) Home: Canny Man by Radical Road Brewing Company of Ontario: *; 9.1%; matured 71 days in Speyside Scotch whisky casks; brewed with molasses, oats; peaty nose with a smoky finish; I wanted to like this one but it just didn't work for me; this is brewed at Black Oak in Etobicoke; like the one above it is designed for sharing though I couldn't find anyone to share it with - the Bush Pilot was a lot more popular;
As evidenced below, neither spares expense when it comes to packaging and design. Someone is getting a present wrapped in that Radical Road/Canny Man paper this Christmas.