REVIEW: Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus Whiskey Barrel-Aged Edition by Sawdust City Brewing Co.

Long, Dark Voyage to Whiskey by Sawdust City Brewing Co.

Long, Dark Voyage to Whiskey by Sawdust City Brewing Co.

LONG, DARK VOYAGE TO URANUS WHISKEY BARREL-AGED EDITION BY SAWDUST CITY BREWING CO.

  • STYLE: Russian Imperial Stout
  • ABV:9%
  • COUNTRY: Canada
  • REGION: Gravenhurst, ON
  • BREWERY: Sawdust City Brewing Co.

This is the ‘sequel’ to Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus which has been aged in a whiskey barrel.  It’s in limited quantity on tap at Woolwich Arrow. (Long gone!)

Appearance | Pitch black with a dark brown head that disappeared quickly after being poured.

Smell | Sharp notes of whiskey, peat, and minimal notes of vanilla.

Taste | Whiskey, burnt sugar, dark chocolate, earth, roasted malts, smoke, hops, and peat.

Aftertaste | Heavy notes of whiskey, peat, and smoke. Bitterness sets in shortly after finishing.

Overall | As one would expect from something inspired by whiskey, it hits you like a punch in the face.  While it is an initial shock to the palate,  this transforms into a smooth drink with a bitter aftertaste.  It is best served at room temperature; it gets easier to drink as it becomes warmer.  The sweet taste of coffee and dark chocolate offsets the high ABV, making it dangerously enjoyable.

Label

“My god, it’s full of…whiskey.”

4 Pints / 5 Pints

If you want to try more products by Sawdust City Brewing Co.,  ‘Lone Pine IPA’ will be released at the LCBO soon.

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