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Not too long ago we went on an epic journey. The main point of the trip was to take a look at a potential dog we might rescue but along the way we hit every brewery we could.

One of those breweries was The Publican House in Peterborough. While they are a relatively small brewery you can find a few of their offerings at the better LCBO’s.

They put that they won a gold medal at the Ontario Brewery Awards, and they did, but it was for their House ale, not the stout.

This seems to be a seasonal offering so I am not sure when they will be out of it. With that in mind you might want to head there now before it’s gone for a year!

This beer sadly does not seem to be at the LCBO (yet!) but it can be purchased in a can or growler at the brewery.

Appearance: Pitch black with about a fingers worth of off-white head.
Aroma: Roasted malts that hint at chocolate and espresso. Vanilla as well.
Taste: Hints of espresso and chocolate just like the aroma. Very soft mouth feel. Just a hint of the hops. Some roasted nuts as well, maybe walnuts.
Aftertaste: This is where the bitter hops gets you. A nice dry finish.
Overall: A good stout. Would buy again.

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