The Fernie Dark Horse Sour is a decent sour, although it doesn't break the mold for complexity, but is enjoyable. I found the flavor to hit it's high point once it warmed up closer to room temperature.
Even though I rated the aroma and flavor average, the overall beer presents as a good experience. The flavor components are enjoyable, and I wouldn't hesitate to grab another Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction in a can or if it was available on tap.
The Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial is an interesting departure from the blend profile that makes up the original Herrera Esteli line. The overall smoking experience was good, and I'm eager to try this offering in another vitola format.
The Ventura Archetype Curses Robusto is an overall strong example of a classic Connecticut Broadleaf blend. If you're looking for some satisfying Broadleaf flavors, and don't want to be blown out by strength, I'd pick up an Archetype Curses.
The Dandy Bright Young Things English Summer Ale has a lot going for it on the aroma, style, finish and balance. It's possible the age of the beer influenced the flavor and it is best enjoyed fresh. Overall, the flavor wasn't bad, I just found it to be uncomplicated compared to other beer offerings from Dandy.
Although the Muskoka Summerweiss Tropical Wheat scored average in the categories of finish and balance, the flavor is good. I would absolutely see myself pounding 3-4 of these on a patio, during a hot summer day, without hesitation.
The La Gloria Cubana Esteli Robusto is an interesting cigar with a flavor profile that has distinct evolution through each third. Reaching an overall flavor strength of medium-full at times, you're treated to earth, leather, toasted notes, spices, creme brulee, chocolate and baking spices.
I can confidently say the Belching Beaver Sour Series Batch No. 5 is one of the best sours I've had in recent memory. Although it does carry a premium price tag, I'm happy to have picked this one up as the experience was well worth it.
The Grizzly Paw Barley Wine 2016 Vintage Edition was an enjoyable and satisfying beer in the barley wine category. Even though it packed a high ABV, and some in your face boozy character go with it, it never seemed to overwhelm the flavor complexity.
I think I understood what they were going for on the Parallel 49 / Tool Shed The Dangerous Wolfman collaboration, but the saison funkiness is too much flavor for the rest of the beer, and throws the balance off. This was an interesting tasting experience, and I'm happy to have tried it out.