Patrick? Zat you??
I grew up on the lovablely racist, sexist, violent Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry. Remember Pepe le Pew constantly trying to rape that cat? It’s a kids show, it’s cute and funny! Or Foghorn Leghorns casual racist remarks? He’s a southern gentleman! Maybe Bugs Bunny dressing as a woman to take subtle jabs at transgendered and gay people? Man, how the fuck my generation turned out mostly normal is beyond me.I ripped on Tom Green the last time I reviewed a Beau’s beer and someone at Beau’s noticed, contacted me, and hooked me up with this beer and two others. (SWEET) Which just goes to show you, being mean to minor, unfunny celebrities always pays off. He’s Canadian like me so, we are probably both very sorry aboot the whole thing. Him for being so alarmingly unfunny, and me for being right aboot it. The pour is a perfectly clear, brilliant mahogany red with a huge 3 fingers of pillowey, ultra fine foam that left some ghostly thin lacing on the glass.
The smells are big and malt-end heavy. Whiskey is pretty big front and center, with some smooth caramel, oats and a touch of oak. I can just slightly detect the alcohol, but it might be thanks to the whiskey.
The tastes are sweet and smooth with a whiskey bite to it. Whiskey, caramel, oats, gritty earthy bitterness, sliiiiiight oak and a dusty basement ‘je ne sais quoi’. I don’t like whiskey, but I’ll be dammed if I’m not really enjoying this right now. Tasty!
The mouthfeel is silky and filling with a decent fizzy carbonation. This mid-bodied brew slowly washes the palate with the sweet malty flavors and finishes with a bitter and whiskey aftertaste and light alcohol heat.
4/5 Well that was unexpected, and wonderful! It’s not my usual style but I can see myself getting this again, if I can find it around here. It’s been a while since I had a red ale worth paying attention to. Unlike Tom fucking Green, who is wildly unworth it.