Trillium Brewing “Old Soul” American Blonde Barleywine Style Ale Aged on American Oak

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Pours cloudy dark yellow-orange. Sweet nose of citrus and dried apricot. Sweet and smooth on the plate with big mouthfeel and loads of oak influences. Highly recommended.

Stone Brewing Co. Delicious IPA w/Lemondrop & El Dorado Hops

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Pours light amber yellow. Lemon pound cake on the nose. There’s an almost orange TANG quality on the palate combined a nice rush of bitter hop freshness. The malt plays second fiddle without becoming overall unbalanced.

Le Trou Du Diable Albert 3 Le Singe De L’Espace Universal Beer

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Slightly cloudy pale yellow. A bit saison-like on the nose with yeast and hints of white pepper and banana. Grapefruit pith bitterness on the palate that marches outward and sets-up camp on the edges of the finish. A refreshing palate cleansing beer.

Oast House Biere De Garde Farmhouse Ale

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Pours cloudy dark amber-brown. Notes of toffee and crème brûlée on the nose. The palate is smoky and reminiscent of Rauchbier with much more sweetness. The finish is velvety smooth and pleasant. Recommended.
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Sawdust City 11.05 Triple India Pale Ale

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Collaboration between brewmasters Sam Corbeil and Ryan Morrow of Nickel Brook.
Pours cloudy amber orange. Nose of tropical fruit and pine resin. Loads of hop of the palate encircled by orange citrus and palate scraping bitterness. The finishing is pleasantly long. Highly recommended.

Radical Road Brewing Canny Man Scotch Barrel Aged Wee Heavy (after 87 weeks ageing in my cellar)

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Pours a slightly cloudy dark amber brown. Still plenty of smoke on the nose but there a burnt caramel sweetness reminiscent of sponge toffee. On the palate the smoke doesn’t seems as strong as I remembered. I would no longer call this the Lagavulin of craftbeer but still a well peated scotch. The finish is smooth, starting off smokey ending with a lingering sweetness balanced with some faint bitter notes. Definitely still enjoyable but probably best that I cracked this open now rather leaving it for another few months. Highly recommended.

My Original Review:
Tons of smoke on nose & palate (think Lagavulin as craftbeer) balanced by sweet molasses malt.