Timber Hog | Picaroons Traditional Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picaroons Traditional Ales
New Brunswick, Canada
picaroons.ca

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by nighthawk on 05-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.76%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Photo of Mousel
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikebu
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grogsky
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice stout for those looking to expand into that style. Great colour, although the head doesn't last. Nice coffee and chocolate notes. Almost like drinking a lager, not as smooth as guinness, but not as carbonated as a standard lager/ale.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, the latest offering from this brewery to make it west to Alberta, and just in time for St. Paddy's Day!

This beer pours a rather solid black abyss, with subtle red cola basal edges, and three fingers of puffy, rocky, and fairly creamy brown head, which leaves some spewing volcano effluvia lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet milk chocolate, roasted caramel malt, singed dark sugars, a bit of slightly off milkiness, faint black orchard fruit, and plain earthy, leafy, and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, bitter cocoa powder, day-old cafe-au-lait, muddled berry-like dark fruity notes, a hint of free-range wet ashiness, and more understated (but they're there) leafy, weedy, and grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is nice and active in its gently probing frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and perhaps a bit too clammy to be deemed particularly smooth. It finishes off-dry, but not by too much - the roast and the hops keeping a stern but loving eye on the proceedings.

Overall, a generally well-made version of a dry Irish stout, with the roast maybe held back for the sweetness-craving North American palate. Easy to drink, but man, and maybe it's just me, but I could really go for some salty bread or lamb stew right now!

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Photo of StephenPerr
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of souvenirs
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Inky cola colour, with just a little bit of head.
S: Molasses and burnt sugar. Appealing.
T: Roasted grains, coffee, dark bitter chocolate.
F: Almost but not quite crisp.

This is a nice stout.

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Photo of jfreeze
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opaque black color with no visible activity. Creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with strong legs.

Aromas of butterscotch and sweet bread. Flavors of molasses, toffee, dark berries, coffee, cocoa, nuts and herbal spices. Some sweetness and a well intensified bitter taste with a strong smoky roasted earthy feel, but a little metallic.

Milky slick medium body with average carbonation. Strong finish of medium length, ending with an dry bitter earthy herbal spicy feel, not too harsh, and a slight syrupy coating.

Overall a good craft with pleasant flavors, well balanced and intensified, and good freshness being not too flat.

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Photo of cam477
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcubz
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Got in a trade from Curtis. Good 'ol Curtis. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- 4.5- Nice dark and cream head good. Dark brown head lasts and lasts

S- 4.25 Malty and smoky.

T- 4.25- Very refined stout in the background.

M- 3.75- Dry and tart. Coco.

O 4.21- This is the real rating. Good chocolate and so on but a bit light for me

Food Pairing

This pretty good stout went well with..... every thing I had at the Mandarin last night.

Enjoy

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Photo of fostachild
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of mick303
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from the source.
Pours a solid dark brown with ruby highlights at the edges and a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates to a ring on top. Aromas of dark and milk chocolate with lots of creamed coffee and bits of caramel and toffee to round it out. The flavor is rich chocolate and caramel with roasted creamed coffee and some light sugar and toffee to round it out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation, and a creamy silky mouthfeel. I was impressed with this brew, its a very nice stout. Maybe a bit more body than an Irish dry should have, but I enjoyed the heck out of it.

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Photo of byronic
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a couple fingers worth of a mocha head. Decent retention leaving little puffy clouds on this dark brew.

Smells like a nice strong cup of coffee with a hint of sweetness.

Roasted grains and coffee, a nice touch of sweet appears as it warms.

Great mouthfeel all be it fairly thin, medium carbonation with a nice dry finish.

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Photo of sdm9465
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of deonreds
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DreamDeath
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of TT--Cashout
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of djcreepshow
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of lgmol
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ZachT
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PorterPro125
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This review is adapted from my previous notes, dated September 6th, 2013

A- Timber Hog is absolutely the blackest beer I have seen to date, no transparency whatsoever. A pleasant tan head of about a 2 finger width crowns this liquid that resembles crude oil; although it doesn't survive completely, at least a 1/2 finger worth of head is present throughout.

S- All I could pick up in the nosing dept. were intense notes of fresh dark roast coffee and burnt, outrageously dark chocolate. The smell is quite impressive and really encourages you to take that first sip promptly.

T- The taste is much like the smell but with the awesome addition of a hop barrage that beautifully balances out the entire brew.

M- The mouthfeel is relatively thin when compared to other elements of the beer. Medium to thin body with fairly high carbonation.

O- Picaroons Timber Hog Stout has just joined the list of my favourite Stouts and rightfully so. Not only is this a pleasing beer aesthetically but it has the smell and taste to back it up. This is a profoundly drinkable beer that should be enjoyed by everyone who has the chance to get their hands on it.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of rab53
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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