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BNA Brewing – Tennessee Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout

The almost 5 year old brewery with a huge history to its name and building in Kelowna, continues to turn heads with their beers ,including this one, the Tennessee Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. For those that don’t know, BNA stands for British North America ,after the original British North American Tobacco Company that had its roots in the building that now houses BNA. Now on to the beer! It is nice to see that the 2019 Okanagan Fest of  Continue Reading…

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Parkside Brewery – Attack of the Cherry Stout

Parkside Brewery – Attack of the Cherry Imperial Stout Review To brew an imperial stout is one thing but to infuse it with cherries is a whole ‘nother ball game. The Attack of the Cherry Stout is just that and comes in 473ml cans and measures 8.3% alcohol. From said can, this beer is nearly black in colour and has two fingers of dense, coffee-brown coloured head. The aroma is rich and dark with notes of toffee, coffee and caramel  Continue Reading…

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Bomber Brewing Sawdust City Collab Spicy Nuggs Imperial Rye Stout

Bomber Brewing Sawdust City Collaboration Spicy Nuggs Imperial Rye Stout Review Bomber Brewing collaborated with Sawdust City Brewing Co. from Muskoka ON on this spicy Imperial Rye Stout.  The beer pours a thick, opaque black with three fingers of brown, lasting head that leaves trace lacing behind in the glass.  The aroma is of coffee, cocoa, milk chocolate, cinnamon and chili spice.  In the mouth flavours of cocolate, chili and cinnamon mingle with notes of toast and burnt malts.  This  Continue Reading…

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Steamworks Brewing Co. – 2016 Imperial Stout

Steamworks Brewing Co. – 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Review In the first Barrel Aged Series beer from Steamworks Brewing Company comes an Imperial Stout. Aged in a combination of Jack Daniels and Woodford Reserve barrels for nearly 18 months this is a big and complex beer. Pouring from the bomber bottle the beer is black in colour and a fist full of head erupts in a looose and bubbly fashion. Settling fairly quickly for the style very light  Continue Reading…

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Main Street Brewing – 2016 Stag & Pheasant Imperial Stout

Main Street Brewing – 2016 Stag & Pheasant Imperial Stout Review Main Street has gained a reputation early on for their Stag & Pheasant. This Imperial Stout is back in 2016 and this year it is 10% and 65 IBUs. Pouring the beer from the bomber bottle it is nearly black in colour and has three fingers of dark brown, lacing head.  The aroma is intense with strong notes of molasses, bourbon, oak and light chocolate. The aroma forecasts a  Continue Reading…

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Fuggles & Warlock – Dark Side Russian Imperial Stout

Fuggles & Warlock – Dark Side Russian Imperial Stout Review In usual cheeky fashion the Fuggles & Warlock team has released the Dark Side, a Russian Imperial Stout. This beer is a clear reference to a certain Pink Floyd. Regardless of name the label is sharp and pouring the beer it is deep and dark, being nearly black in colour. Three-plus fingers of dense and lacing head tops the glass and settles leaving thick lacing behind. On the nose comes  Continue Reading…

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Strange Fellows Brewing – Boris Arabica

Strange Fellows Brewing – Boris Arabica Review The fourth release of the inaugural Strange Fellows Fellowship is another version of the Boris Imperial Stout, named Boris Arabica.  This version of the stout was aged in red wine barrels made of French and American oak, then blended with Arabica coffee.  The beer pours from the 750mL bottle an opaque black with three fingers of brown head that dissipates leaving some lacing behind.  Aromas of strong black coffee initially hit the nose,  Continue Reading…

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Strange Fellows Brewing – Boris Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Strange Fellows Brewing – Boris Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Review Strange Fellows Brewing’s first bottle release is this collaboration Imperial Stout with Brasserie Trois Dammes from Switzerland. Aged in bourbon barrels since 2014, Boris pours from the 750mL bottle an opaque black, with 3 fingers of thick brown head.  The head lingers for quite some time but leaves little to no lacing on the glass as it dissipates.  Boris gives off aromas of rich malts and dark fruits, with burnt  Continue Reading…

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Moody Ales – 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout

Moody Ales – 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout Review Moody Ales has stepped out of their usual packaging choices and into a 375ml bottle for their new Russian Imperial Stout. This rare, but preferred packaging is a refreshing sight among the bombers of 10+% alcohol beer on the local shelves. Pouring this beer it is nearly black in colour and has one finger of head that is very dark in colour and dense leaving thick lacing on the  Continue Reading…

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Swan’s Brewery – Black Swan Russian Imperial Stout

Swan’s Brewery – Black Swan Russian Imperial Stout Review Swan’s, or Buckerfield Brewery has bottled a big and strong Russian Imperial Stout called the Black Swan. The bomber bottle is labeled with a rather elagent, metallic label that looks great. The beer pours from the bottle nearly black in colour and is topped with a very thin layer of dark brown head that settles leaving light lacing behind on the glass. On the nose the Black Swan has notes of  Continue Reading…