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by BartOwl
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16220
Views: 1704363

Re: What're you drinking right now?

At the Orkney Island Brewey, I was able to sample some real ales including a outstanding bitter, and a very good Dark Island ale. It has been something like 20 years since the Lcbo carried Orkney's brews, but I remember enjoying them then. Right now I am thoroughly enjoying a tasty Drk Isld Rsrv. Th...
by BartOwl
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16220
Views: 1704363

Re: What're you drinking right now?

At 200 ibup it had plenty of hop flavoured. :o And how was the malted? Or just a plate shredder? The malt profile was what I would describe as a standard IPA with little malt complexity. To be honest, I preferred the Top Out IPA, and I would not describe Jackhammer as palate wrecker. It falls a bit...
by BartOwl
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16220
Views: 1704363

Re: What're you drinking right now?

^^^Try and lay your hands on some "Tempest" beers. Their hoppy stuff is fantastic if you can get it fresh. Last time I was gome(2016) they had some decent distribution in some of the local-ish shops(marks and Spencer's,asda,some local garden centres). Based on this recommendation I picked...
by BartOwl
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16220
Views: 1704363

Re: What're you drinking right now?

At the Salt Horse in Edinburgh Beavertown smog rocket - this is an English smoked porter. It has a smokiness between assertive and subtle with a balanced maltiness. Nice. Mount Saint Bernatd Tynt Meadow - this is an English old ale from a new trappist brewery that has only been available for three w...
by BartOwl
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16220
Views: 1704363

Re: What're you drinking right now?

At Bierrera Volo:
Barncat 36" Chain IIPA - yum!
Crooked Stave Petite Sour Rose - excellent
Almanac Sunshine & Opportunity - could be more complex
Crooked Stave Silly Cybies - sour! This is a sipper, but a very good one. Now my taste buds are done for the day.
by BartOwl
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16220
Views: 1704363

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Northern Maverick Destroyer IIPA - notes of orange peel, white pepper, and a dash of pine. Perhaps it is a little too sweet for the style (almost like a barley wine). Still a very good example of the style.
by BartOwl
Mon May 21, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 32
Views: 6844

Re: Montreal

Yes the draught selection is good and so is the bar scene here in Montreal. As for hotel, I am staying at hotel chrome. It is downtown, but it is one of the cheaper ones. Although long weekend prices are much higher than usual. You can also find places in hotels.com.
by BartOwl
Sun May 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 32
Views: 6844

Re: Montreal

I am in Montreal right now. Thanks everyone for the tips. With only two days here and a sore foot, I wasn't able to try everything suggested. I was a ble to make it to DDC. There I sampled some nice brews, including my first Kveik beer. It was refreshing and subtle, but I am glad to have tried it. N...
by BartOwl
Wed May 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16220
Views: 1704363

Re: What're you drinking right now?

At Death and Taxes: Collingwood White Bay IPA (cask) - good execution Collective Arts Tropical Milkshake IPA - very good, but perhaps not as good as the milkshake IPAs from Bellwoods. At Big Rock: A DIPA that tasted like a creamsicle. The hop flavour was very unique, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Pe...
by BartOwl
Mon May 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 32
Views: 6844

Re: Montreal

This weekend I am heading to Montreal. I will be staying downtown without access to a car. I plan on visiting Dieu du Ciel. Any other recommendations for breweries or bars in the downtown would be appreciated. I like sours, trappings styles, IPAs as and IIPAs. Also, if you have recommendations for i...
by BartOwl
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Maverick Brewing
Replies: 38
Views: 6368

Re: Maverick Brewing

I have returned to Northern Maverick, and I wanted to report on the beers I tried there. The Carraway Rye Saison (can't remember the actual name off the top of my head) was okay, but a bit unbalanced. It's sweet and sour, but probably too sweet for a saison, and little too astringent. Next, I tried ...
by BartOwl
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16220
Views: 1704363

Re: What're you drinking right now?

At Craft in Liberty Village:
Danforth Brewery Snowbird - This is a very good coconut porter. I found the coconut subtle yet present, and the malt and yeast complexity is quite good.
by BartOwl
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release
Replies: 21
Views: 3956

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

A small but nice list. I am looking forward to the two krieks.
by BartOwl
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

I found it ok but a bit boring myself. Too bad, because Collective Arts has some good beers. This beer could do with some more hops or a more complex yeast strain. I really liked it, but then Clifford Porter came along and now it's my go-to porter. At the time there were pretty much no regularly av...
by BartOwl
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

I found it ok but a bit boring myself. Too bad, because Collective Arts has some good beers. This beer could do with some more hops or a more complex yeast strain.

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