CANNY MAN (WEE HEAVY) BY RADICAL ROAD BREWING CO.
- STYLE: SCOTCH ALE / WEE HEAVY
- ABV: 9.1%
- COUNTRY: CANADA
- REGION: TORONTO, ONTARIO
- BREWERY: RADICAL ROAD BREWING CO.
- 750ml Bottle | $10.95 | LCBO Inventory
From Radical Road Brewing Co., this is a joint effort between Simon Da Costa and Jon Hodd of Black Oak Brewery. This is their first beer for Radical Road, and what a debut it is!
According to Radical Road Brewing Co., this is “[a] beer inspired by old world craft and new world audacity. This handcrafted mahogany ale has been barrel-aged in whisky casks imported from the highlands of Scotland. The result is a seasonal offering imbued with whiskey, wood and smoke.”
This review is a collaboration with Jeff Wilson, the new patron of The Brew Head. There will be many more of these reviews in the future. Enjoy!
Appearance | Burgundy and cloudy. Head sticks around for a while.
Smell | Smokey with peat and pepper. Hints of caramel malt and molasses.
Taste | Smoke at first inhale. Peaty. Barrel. Sweet caramel malts. Hints of whiskey.
Aftertaste | Strong smoke and wood (peaty and barrel-aged is a big factor).
Overall | It’s a great beer for a celebration or a special occasion. It is recommended that Canny Man (Wee Heavy) should be shared. As this is a heavy scotch ale, take time with it. It is best served at room temperature and in tulip glassware. This ale would be a great pairing with lamb. This beer is expected by brewer, John Hodd, to cellar well. In order to understand the complexity of this particular ale The Brew Head will set aside a bottle and try it again in a year’s time.
As for the packaging; it is fantastic. Denuding Canny Man from the Radical Road Brewing Co. paper wrapping paper reveals a great looking black matted bottle. Check out the unwrapping of Canny Man (Wee Heavy) by Radical Road Brewing Co. by clicking the link to Vine below:
Pick one up today at your local LCBO (LCBO Inventory) and take your time with it!
WARNING: If planning to age this beer, tighten the champagne-style cork to ensure that it doesn’t pop prematurely during the aging process.
4 Pints/5 Pints