Another night of drinkin, another night of only two beers.
Pretty much the same sizes as last time.
Starting with the larger bottle this time...
Smell: Very smooth malt and hay. The essence of oak, quite subtly, permeating the entire nose. Possibly some chocolate notes in the distance. And the hint of a bright profile with an easy sweet side.
Taste: Beginning with a hint of alcohol burn strolling along with the french oak soul. Then dark spices color the undertow, while tighter yeast commands the upper decks. Then the oak flavors crest just before the small warm bloom on the back end.
Overall, an extremely enjoyable drink. There's a pleasant amount of dryness to this brew and a tight yeast spirit. The spices and oak conditioning are worked well into the brew. I would be happy with a stockpile of this one.
(It ain't for gulping, but damn if I'm not sipping it a bit often!)
And I don't want to spend all night on finding something for the hottie pic.
So, instead of trying to narrow it down to french oak barrels and spices and the number 17 (OH MY!), I just went with the fact it's made in Canada.
So, in light of that, here you go...