Anyway, we’re wrapping up An Evening Beyond The Pale with, well, the whole point of this exercise. I mean we’ve saved the best for last! I wanted to taste and review the cask aged beers because I tend to love cask aged beers and the justification for a review on a whiskey site is pretty obvious. We’ve reviewed the beers in their original form, and the bourbon in whose casks the beer was aged. Now, for the result of their combination.
On the whole, I’m not sure it’s worth the effort. I mean, it’s WAY better than Maker’s Mark bourbon, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that I really enjoyed The Darkerness and this aged, slightly stronger version was less smooth. And I didn’t find the change in the Super batch that noticeable, to be honest. I will get the Darkerness pair again, however, and am looking forward to the new brew they’re releasing this weekend, Make’r Easy. I will try to get both versions and do another review.
hoppy, fishy, fruity, sweet corn. bitter. oak.
not as smooth, black coffee, dark chocolate, caramel.
Make’r Super Aged Imperial Rye India Pale Ale – 9.3% – $10.00 – Canada
Try it? No(*) Buy it? No(*)
Make’r Dark Aged Oatmeal Stout – 10.4% – $10.00 – Canada
Try it? Yes! Buy it? Yes!
* This is my personal opinion. The Imperial Super Guy is intensely hoppy, which is not a flavour range I enjoy. I’ve found that a lot of nano- and micro-brewers seem to be in an arms race to come up with the most hoppy beers they can, which is great if you like that taste dynamic. I really don’t. It’s become like the hot sauce business to my tongue, everyone’s trying to make the MOST HOPPY experience in your mouth and it leaves people like me who prefer darker or fresher tastes out in the cold. I’m sure there are people who feel this way about the peat or burn in Scotch, and, truly, there are bottles like Smokehead that seem to elevate that smokey taste beyond balance or proportion. Just my $0.02.