Cardena Quad Barrel Aged – Townsite Brewing Inc. (Powell River, BC, Canada)

Cardena Quad Barrel Aged (6 months in Jack Daniels Barrels) – Townsite Brewing Inc., 10.5% ABV – 30 IBU, 500 ml., (Powell River, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft brew*)


  • Style: Abt/Quadrupel
  • Taste: Thick heavy whiskey-laced molasses barley malt
  • Where I got it : High Point / Vancouver
  • How much: $12.45 (after 15% off) – 500 ml., February 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Pours dirty muddy brown with with a dissipating very small head, ringed retention w/o island, a few bubbles here and there.

Nose: boozy molasses barley malt (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: thick-soft slick, light tingly, tangy-soft sour

Mid-palate: molasses-brown sugar, plum-woody, alcoholic heavy thick barley malts, (lvl-7-sweetness)

Finish: light whiskey, manageable alcoholic heat, residual big sweet malts.

Summary: Decent flavour, but pretty heavy and cloying halfway through. It doesn’t quite have the mouthfeel or roundness to keep it cool – too straight and brusque.