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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:15 pm
by BakaGaijin
Provost Drunk wrote:
BakaGaijin wrote:^^^^
According to the label, they literally threw coffee beans in barrels of Kentucky Bastard, so that would be bourbon. I had a sample and it was really good. A lot of coffee. Bourbon was quite subdued. I would need to drink more to give more insight, however, I definately recommend picking up a bottle. Pretty much the same price point per ml as most Bellwood's barrel aged beers.


Sounds promising.I think I prefer classic Bolshevik to Kentucky Bastard so I could probably get in on a more coffee-forward version. Not sure I'll be able to get out to Burlington in time though. Shame this one isn't headed to the LCBO.


Its probably very limited quantities. Would'nt make sense to put it in the LCBO.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:29 am
by El Pinguino
I picked up 2 batardos last week then forgot them in my rental car when I returned it....hope someone else was able to appreciate them over the holidays!

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:38 pm
by skootles
Anyone have an idea when/if Winey Bastard is coming out?

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:05 pm
by BakaGaijin
Kentucky Bastard wins RateBeer's Best Ontario Beer for 2015:
http://www.ratebeer.com/ratebeerbest/Be ... te2016.asp

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:13 am
by jeremyg
that's... surprising

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:59 pm
by El Pinguino
BakaGaijin wrote:Kentucky Bastard wins RateBeer's Best Ontario Beer for 2015:
http://www.ratebeer.com/ratebeerbest/Be ... te2016.asp


That's great, kudos to Nickelbrook!

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:15 pm
by Winter is Coming
El Pinguino wrote:
BakaGaijin wrote:Kentucky Bastard wins RateBeer's Best Ontario Beer for 2015:
http://www.ratebeer.com/ratebeerbest/Be ... te2016.asp


That's great, kudos to Nickelbrook!


Well deserved, Old Kentucky as well as the other Bastard variants are all great beers. Lets just hope this doesn't drive NB to up the price of a bottle another dollar for next years release.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:21 am
by atomeyes
jeremyg wrote:that's... surprising

well, they did give Speedway Stout w/vietnamese coffee the award for best Californian beer. so take that as it is.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:48 pm
by El Pinguino
atomeyes wrote:
jeremyg wrote:that's... surprising

well, they did give Speedway Stout w/vietnamese coffee the award for best Californian beer. so take that as it is.


Another solid, well-deserved beer winner, love the Speedway Stout.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:35 pm
by atomeyes
El Pinguino wrote:
atomeyes wrote:
jeremyg wrote:that's... surprising

well, they did give Speedway Stout w/vietnamese coffee the award for best Californian beer. so take that as it is.


Another solid, well-deserved beer winner, love the Speedway Stout.


it's funny...
people love it but i always detect a hint of fish on the nose of all Speedway Stout. really throws me off. never had a good bottle or pint. something in it that drives me nuts.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:23 pm
by distr0
bastardo is fantastic. i'd consider it a serious contender for best BA ontario stout

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:59 pm
by MatttthewGeorge
atomeyes wrote:it's funny...
people love it but i always detect a hint of fish on the nose of all Speedway Stout. really throws me off. never had a good bottle or pint. something in it that drives me nuts.


Didn't taste fish, but I was underwhelmed, especially considering the price.


distr0 wrote:bastardo is fantastic. i'd consider it a serious contender for best BA ontario stout


Definitely the best coffee beer I've had in a long time. Feel it's a bit unfair to compare it to a regular BA stout though... I dunno. That said, if I had to, Bastardo would win, yes.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:05 pm
by Winter is Coming
distr0 wrote:bastardo is fantastic. i'd consider it a serious contender for best BA ontario stout


That's funny, the Cafe Del Bastardo was the only version of Nickel Brooks Bastard's that I wasn't a huge fan of. Found the coffee flavours to be far too overpowering which really detracted from it's imperial stout characteristics. I'd give it a 7/10.

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:16 pm
by El Pinguino
Winter is Coming wrote:
distr0 wrote:bastardo is fantastic. i'd consider it a serious contender for best BA ontario stout


That's funny, the Cafe Del Bastardo was the only version of Nickel Brooks Bastard's that I wasn't a huge fan of. Found the coffee flavours to be far too overpowering which really detracted from it's imperial stout characteristics. I'd give it a 7/10.


Ya, same....I liked it, but I'm not a coffee drinker so big coffee stouts don't do it for me. It made me not mind losing a couple of bottles back before Xmas, haha

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:45 pm
by Winter is Coming
El Pinguino wrote:
Winter is Coming wrote:
distr0 wrote:bastardo is fantastic. i'd consider it a serious contender for best BA ontario stout


That's funny, the Cafe Del Bastardo was the only version of Nickel Brooks Bastard's that I wasn't a huge fan of. Found the coffee flavours to be far too overpowering which really detracted from it's imperial stout characteristics. I'd give it a 7/10.


Ya, same....I liked it, but I'm not a coffee drinker so big coffee stouts don't do it for me. It made me not mind losing a couple of bottles back before Xmas, haha


Myself personally I am a big coffee drinker but this just didn't do it for me. I remember having a similar reaction to Peche Mortel to a lesser extent. Also $16 a bottle wasn't helping it's case.