PictureI absolutely love Bolshevik Bastard. It’s a beautifully made imperial stout.

So when the boys from Nickel Brook Brewing went ahead and aged it in Kentucky bourbon barrels you can imagine how excited I got.

Sadly I only purchased one bottle, I might have to go get another to try and cellar it. Or maybe 3 so I can cellar them all to different years and see how the flavour evolves!

You can purchase Kentucky Bastard at the lCBO for $13.95 a bottle and it sits at a wonderful 12% ABV.

Appearance: The colour of my soul. Brown head that fades fast.
Aroma: Vanilla, dark chocolate and cinnomen. Black coffee and toffee.
Taste: More toasty coffee and lots of super dark chocolate. Oily thick mouth feel. Alcohol warmth.
Aftertaste: Long and Lingering.
Overall: Wow.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com