The Father | Imperial Stout | Parsons Brewing Company | Picton [Prince Edward County] ON | Reviewed Summer 2017 | 6.2 ABV
The fun thing about this imperial stout, part of the brewery’s new Devil’s Right Hand series, is that it was aged in a mix of Jack Daniels and Ardbeg barrels. And I gotta say, it packs a heck of a punch, sensory-wise, with the Ardbeg’s peatiness making the strongest presence. Heavy notes of cocoa, black strap molasses, latakia tobacco, leather and hickory just take over. As it warms in the glass the strong barrel character becomes somewhat subdued, making for a really pleasant evening sipper.