195/1780) Home: One Ping Only by Beau's All Natural Brewing of Ontario: **1/2; 8.5%, 34 ibu; a Baltic Porter, Wild Oats Series No. 56; brewed with rye malt and oats; for a change it is not bourbon barrel aged and it does not suffer for this; strong nose of alcohol, roasted malt, caramel, mild fruit; bottled on Black Ribbon Day (August 23rd); flavours of dark roasted malt and coffee;
Another one from the Beau's Oktoberfest four-pack. I appreciated the reference to The Hunt For Red October.
196/1781) Home: Tankenstein IPA by Mill Street Brewery of Ontario: **; 7.0%, down from 7.5% last year, still 60 ibu and brewed with Nugget and Cascade hops; somewhat re-tooled from last year - it's not quite the aggressive hop bomb I recall which is to say it stands out less but still it is pretty good; earthy rooty nose and dry bitter earthy flavours;
From the Mill Street Harvest mixed pack: