What better to drink for election night here in Ontario than a beer that the LCBO deemed too hot. Not the temperature or the level of alcohol but that label. Yes, the state owned beer monopoly is anti-cleavage. How the Quebecers who made the beer must have laughed. h/t markosaar. Ontario sometimes seems to only exist to make la belle province laugh.
So what about the beer? Deep mahogany ale under deep thick espresso foam head. On the nose, vanilla and bitter chocolate. In the mouth, plenty to like. A big vanilla statement with the same bitter chocolate but there are also twings of tobacco and cream as well as minty notes. The body is thick and there is a reasonable level of sweetness even with the dusty cocoa texture. A long long finish that gets a little wee bit smartly astringent note from the hops.