portwood wrote:+1 (not worth $20, even for 650Ml)
I was wondering at the high price, but I like it. Heavily built. The flavors are dense and carry on for a loooong time... it's a good hybrid of UK traditional and USA style RIS, with some nice leathery tones setting off the ample richness.
There are many good RIS though.
To each their own, and $20 is steep, but I'm pretty price inelastic when it comes to things that I really like. I've only had this beer once before, but I remember it being pretty special. RIS is my favourite style though. There are other styles for which a $20 price tag would make me balk.
Curious what other good non-barrel aged, non-adjunct laden RIS are available right now. Yeti leans too far to the hoppy American interpretation for me. I miss having Ten Fidy at the LCBO. Rat Queen is probably the best Ontario brewed RIS that I've tried.[/quote]
Agree with your assessment Belgian: flavour was great, but many good RIS. And at less cash.
Bourbon barrel RIS is my favourite style, but you don’t get there without a good RIS base. Big fan of Ten Fidy, Yeti, Rat Queen, plus I like Tempest, Until Proven Guilty, The Loneliness... Willabald has a non-barrel, non-adjunct RIS now that I’ve heard good things about. None of these beers are $20 per 650ml though.[/quote]
I just had that Willibald stout the other day, quite nice but there was some heat to it. Not in the same (local)conversation as The Loneliness or Rat Queen IMO. Tasty, none the less