Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest – Parallel 49 Brewing

From East Vancouver’s Parallel 49 Brewing comes their “Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest".  The beer pours a deep amber orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and some sweetness.  The flavour is of nutmeg, allspice, ginger, hint of dark fruit, lots of malt, mild bitterness and some sweetness in … Continue reading Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest – Parallel 49 Brewing

Tennessee Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout – BNA Brewing

From BNA Brewing in Kelowna comes their “Tennessee Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout".  The beer pours an opaque black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, anise and an overall sweetness.  The flavour is of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, anise, lactose, ash, some bitterness and a finish of … Continue reading Tennessee Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout – BNA Brewing

Broken Label Wee Heavy – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “Broken Label Wee Heavy".  The beer pours a deep brown with a tan head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, toffee, caramel, sweetness but the aroma in many ways reminds me of a brown ale.  The flavour is of roasted malts, toffee, caramel, dark fruits, … Continue reading Broken Label Wee Heavy – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

Barrel Aged Baltic Porter – Fernie Brewing

From Fernie BC’s Fernie Brewing comes their “Barrel Aged Baltic Porter" a beer Aged in El Dorado Rum Barrels.  The beer pours a deep opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of huge rum notes, chocolate, sweetness, toffee and brown sugar.  The flavour is of rum, oak, dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts with boozy notes … Continue reading Barrel Aged Baltic Porter – Fernie Brewing

BARREL-AGED Belgian Quad – TORQUE BREWING

From Torque Brewing in Winnipeg Manitoba comes their “Barrel-Aged Belgian Quad".  The beer pours a very deep reddish brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of brown sugar, dark fruits, maybe port, red wine and oak.  The flavour is of brown sugar, red wine, dark fruits like plum, oak, maybe some citrus pith with … Continue reading BARREL-AGED Belgian Quad – TORQUE BREWING

Frozen Ghost American Barley Wine – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their “Frozen Ghost American Barley Wine”.  This beer  was Day 11 in the collaboration Alpine Adventure Pack a Christmas calendar between Central City Brewers & Distillers and Parallel 49 Brewing.  The beer pours a deep copper colour with a small tan head.  The … Continue reading Frozen Ghost American Barley Wine – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Double Barrel Death Blow Barley Wine – Twin Sails Brewing

From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their "Double Barrel Death Blow Barley Wine" a beer aged in both Bourbon and Port Barrels.  The beer pours a deep reddish brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of oak barrel, port, bourbon, vanilla, sweetness, dark fruits and cherries.  The flavour is of dark … Continue reading Double Barrel Death Blow Barley Wine – Twin Sails Brewing

Depth Charge Oak Aged Whiskey Doppelbock – Lighthouse Brewing

From Victoria’s Lighthouse Brewing comes their “Depth Charge Oak Aged Whiskey Doppelbock".  Last year the Depth Charge was a Cognac aged Belgain Quad and I am sure it will change again.  The beer pours a chestnut brown with a beige head.  The aroma consists of dark fruit, nutty, whiskey, vanilla, oak, caramel and sweetness.  The flavour … Continue reading Depth Charge Oak Aged Whiskey Doppelbock – Lighthouse Brewing

Wayfarer Barley Wine – Strange Fellows Brewing

From Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver comes their "Wayfarer Barley Wine" a bottle that I have had in my cellar since March 2018.  I cracked the bottle in October 2018.  The beer pours a deep amber colour with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of dark fruits, toffee, candied sugar and some sweetness.  The … Continue reading Wayfarer Barley Wine – Strange Fellows Brewing

Boris Russian Imperial Stout 2017 Vintage – Strange Fellows Brewing

From Strange Fellows Brewing Company in East Vancouver comes their “Boris Russian Imperial Stout” the 2017 Vintage aged in Woodford Reserve Barrels if my memory serves me right.  The beer pours a jet black with a chocolate brown head.  The aroma consists of roasty malts, ash, leather, anise, chocolate, treacle, toffee and sweetness.  The flavour … Continue reading Boris Russian Imperial Stout 2017 Vintage – Strange Fellows Brewing

Smoky Chipotle Porter – Meander River Farm & Brewery

From Meander River Farm & Brewery out of Ashdale Nova Scotia comes their "Smoky Chipotle Porter".  The beer pours a deep brown with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malts, smoke and chipotle peppers.  The flavour is of chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, mild berries, smoke, ash, chipotle peppers, roasted malts and some … Continue reading Smoky Chipotle Porter – Meander River Farm & Brewery

4th Anniversary Quadrupel Belgian Ale – MAIN STREET BREWING

From Main Street Brewing in Vancouver comes their “4th Anniversary Quadrupel Belgian Ale".  The beer pours a deep reddish with a tan head.  The aroma consists of dark fruits, candied sugar, toffee and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of dark fruits, stone fruit, clove, candied sugar, toffee, resin, almost pine and bitterness.  The alcohol … Continue reading 4th Anniversary Quadrupel Belgian Ale – MAIN STREET BREWING

Mocha Porter – Granville Island Brewing

From Granville Island Brewing out of Vancouver comes their new “Mocha Porter" featuring decaf coffee from JJ Bean Coffee Roasters.  The beer pours a deep brown with a light brown head.  The aroma consist of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, ash and maybe even a hint of dark fruit.  The flavour is of chocolate, roasted malts, … Continue reading Mocha Porter – Granville Island Brewing

Venerator Doppelbock – Swans Hotel and Brewpub

From Swans Hotel and Brewpub in Victoria BC comes their "Venerator Doppelbock".  The beer pours a deep reddish brown with a brown head.  The aroma is of dark fruit, caramel, toffee and some roasted malts.  The flavour is of roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, bitterness, earth, resin in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Venerator Doppelbock – Swans Hotel and Brewpub

Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine style Ale 2006 – Pike Brewing Company

From Pike Brewing Company in Seattle Washington comes their "Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine style Ale" from the 2006 vintage the first version after it was stopped in 1997.  Being that I drank this beer in August 2018 this bottle is between 11 and 12 years old depending on brew dates.  The beer pours a … Continue reading Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine style Ale 2006 – Pike Brewing Company

Ambrée Biére De Garde – Backroads Brewing

From Backroads Brewing in Nelson comes their "Ambrée Biére De Garde" the first barrel aged beer from the brewery.  The beer pours a deep amber colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of red wine, cherries, plum, toffee, oak and a sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of grain, oak, red wine, cherries, … Continue reading Ambrée Biére De Garde – Backroads Brewing

Neon Moon Black Lager – Dead Frog Brewery

From Dead Frog Brewery recently moved to Langley BC comes their new "Neon Moon Black Lager".  The beer pours a chestnut brown with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malt, nutty and dark fruit.  The flavour is of dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, nutty, ash, earth and some mild bitterness … Continue reading Neon Moon Black Lager – Dead Frog Brewery

Scarlet Red Rye Ale (Barley Wine) 2017 – Steamworks Brewing

From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their “Scarlet Red Rye Ale” a Rye Barley Wine that is part of their 2017 Barrel Aged series.  This beer won a Silver at the World Beer Cup 2018 in the Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category.  The beer pours an orange brown colour with a tan head.  … Continue reading Scarlet Red Rye Ale (Barley Wine) 2017 – Steamworks Brewing

Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale – Coal Harbour Brewing

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their "Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale".  This beer won Silver in the Smoked Beer category at the Wold Beer Cup 2018.  The beer pours a black opaque colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists smoke, roasted malts and earth.  The flavour is of dark fruits, roasted … Continue reading Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale – Coal Harbour Brewing