Labatt, a Canadian brewing company, is known for its iconic dirty-old-man-beer: Labatt 50. That sh*t’s nasty. My husband picked up the Labatt Bourbon Barrel Age a few nights ago, a supposed try at craft brewing by a large conglomerate. We mostly tasted vanilla, not bourbon. I’m drinking it right now at my own private happy hour (aka drinking by myself in my kitchen) mostly for the alcoholic content. But the taste isn’t that bad if you’re in the mood for a sweeter beer. Labatt, you’ve cleaned up; not in a Brooklyn-hipster-way, but more of a West-Island-of-Montreal cleaned-up. Good enough.