Brewed by À l’Abri de la Tempête
Style: Barley Wine
L’Étang du Nord, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada
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Inspiré de ce rocher en perdition au large des Îles, Corps Mort est un vin d’orge salin et robuste. Brassé à partir de grains fumés, ayant frayé avec le hareng du «Fumoir d’Antan», il offre une alliance de saveurs riches et sauvages ayant un fort potentiel de vieillissement.
2010 vintage 11.0% abv **Peut contenir des traces de hareng boucané!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4954) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2009
Bottled, thanks Timo A and hanniku! Copper color. Sweet berryish, caramelly and smoky aroma with tartness. Sweet berryish, caramelly, toffeish and smoky flavor. Chewy mouthfeel. Toffeish and smoky finish. Barley wine with smoke, I find these elements detracting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (5870) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2009
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez Dépanneur Peluso (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de fumée. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-rougeâtre. Présence d’un mince col mousseux. Saveur: Goût de caramel sucré et de fumée avec une pointe chocolatée. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de fumée en arrière goût. (Rating #2670)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3194) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
bouteille brune 6,49$, couleur caramel, peu de mousse beige. nez particulier de fumée. La bouche est crémeuse, fumée à souhait, une touche sucrée. L’alcool ne se fait pas trop sentir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
A more than honest light beige head settles atop the clearish orange amber body. Immediately smokey, almost pungent nose deploys its earthy and fruity ramifications into the nostrils. The strong brown sugar sweetness is quite balanced from the mineral, soily, leafy flavour profile. All throughout, candied apricot/peach/apple juiciness remains behind the smoke, never daring to overtake any other flavours. Feeling surprisingly green, a trait I rarely find in toasted malt oriented beverages. Barley sugar notes are rampant in the long finish. Minimal bitterness, leaving even more malt nuances to conclude the finish as a slight hint of chocolatey roast kicks in, dominating the alcohol which remains soft all along. For a beer of this magnitude, it is surprisingly mature: none of its parts steal the show, yet it still feels very young.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smashed420 (32) - CANADA - SEP 6, 2009
Biere et saveur 2009. An OK smoked beer. on the sweet side. Smoked but not overly so. Overall flavors are muddy and overwhelming. Needs balancing and mellowing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (925) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
Sample from bottle at Biere et Saveur 09.09.04 : Brown with diminishing head hazy with soft carbonation. Heavy caramel and toffee smell with smokiness in the background. Good bitterness. The smokiness is a bit too much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3143) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
I would consider this a smoked than a barley wine. Ok there is a huge aroma of bacon, smoke, sausage, and a great saltiness. The flavor is salty snd there is a nice sweet maltiness that adds itself to the smoke and bacon flavors. Quite enjoyable but not an evetday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bedainedebiere (501) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2009
6,99$ for a 341ml bottle at Peluso, bottled in march 08. Very funny label with a "dead corpse" or a corps mort lying on a floor, as if the guy was in an ethylic coma. Mostly sweet, smokey and spicy aroma with a pretty complex taste. It tastes like a barley wine, a good one, for about a second or two and then, rather unexpectedly, Kaplunk!, the smokeyness hits your tastebuds, very hardly for this kind of beer. Finale is dry and bitter, although the smoke stands. Texture might be slightly thin but the overall balance is quite impressive. The smokey side makes it pretty unique but I’m not sure I like it that much...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2009 341ml bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a medium creamy caramel head. Some lacing. Nose of hop, strongly sweet peach or apricot. Hints of raisins also. Quite complex aroma. Light smokey hint. Taste is quite smokey and malty, quite herbal also (wet herbs). Light alcohol feeling. Very sweet and fruity. Unique smokey taste kicks in half way thru the profile and stays on the finish. Nice sipping, very well done but not exactly my thing. Very interesting brew though. You need to give it a try ! Re-rate 091119. Had another bottle, not so drinkable. Too weird. Down from 3.8 to 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7974) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This distinguished Smoked Barley Wine displays salty and wooden smoke around candied fruit and fleet-footed caramel, creating a wonderful sipping experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin veil of foam recedes to a ring over the gorgeous translucent red.
-The smoked herring mentioned on the label is not a joke! You can really smell that the smokehouse which was used to smoke the malts is not your typical smokehouse.
-This was obviously perfect with langoustines.
-Alcohol warmth is present, but doesn’t take much space in the flavor profile.
-The silky mouthfeel is perfect for elegant tastings.
-Smoke presence is well-levelled throughout.
-Herbal connotations appear in the finish, alongside the smoke.
-The non-smoked malts could be a tad better developed, but otherwise this is a beautiful creation which I hope to enjoy more often.

Bottled in March ’08.

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