mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341mL bottle, pours an opaque dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma is of dried dark fruits (dates, figs, apricots), toffee, and grapes. Flavour of grapes, other dark dried fruits, some toffee, a bit of oxidation, and some rubber. Not sure if this tastes old or if it’s just crafted this way. Medium complexity that drinks easily enough for a barley wine and doesn’t cloy. Standard, nothing special.
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a resilient white head. Smell is cmoke and salty meat. Taste is sweet, barley candy, cake, salt and meat. Lots of smoke in the finish, along with a light bit of herbal, earthy bitterness. Warmth, some bitterness, and almost overwhelming smoke linger on. No alcohol taste. Light bodied, very strong, tasty ale. A very unique experience!
strowlands8 (170) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is smoky, sweet but not overpowering. Taste is similar with a little bit of saltyness as well. A little too sweet for my taste but the smoke and salt play really well with some bitterness and a touch of booze on the finish. Really nice beer and very unique.
Huhzubendah (2157) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I split a bottle of this with drabmuh recently. Review from notes.
An American barleywine from Quebec that may contain traces of herring. Intriguing...
This beer appears a clear orange color with a good-sized that leaves plenty of lacing in its wake. The aroma is very smoky. I guess I wasn’t expecting that. There is also a salty scent, reminiscent of an ocean. It’s almost as if this is a rauch barleywine. The beer is tasty indeed, but very sweet, and after a few ounces, I find it to be somewhat of a chore to finish. There is a certain level of complexity, however, that makes this beer alluring. An interesting brew for sure, and worth a try.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle at Danish Invasion tasting with cgarviuk and fonefan--thanks, fellas!]
Sweet vanilla aroma with a little grain, tropical fruit, and apricots. Hazy dark gold with no head. Sweet and bitter flavour that is in good balance. Lemony with some vanilla and smooth. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper in colour with a long lasting off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is of alcohol, caramel, citrus, candy, bread. Flavour is a bit warm, sweet, lots of caramel, citrus. Warm mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, hot, quite sweet.
Not bad, a thin barley wine. Lots of alcohol.
341ml bottle purchased at La Trappe a Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opened on July 2, 2010.
Bottled in October, 2009.
pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle date November, 2010, 11% 341ML. Pours orange caramel color, small white head and lace. light to medium carbonation, smells malty, smokey and kinda sweet. Taste is malty sweet and syrup like, a little smoke shows, as it it warms taste is more syrup and strong ale like and warming, got this bottle from UnWined in Alexandria, VA, for $ 5.99
Whatup14 (475) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellente bière, bien équilibrée. Goût fumé, un peu salé. Arôme de fumée, d’épices. Un des beaux produits que cette micro-brasseries a à offrir.
tom10101 (1797) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 341 ml. Clear orange-light copper beer with a medium off-white head and fair lacing. Nose of caramel, smoked malt and malt. Taste is medium sweet Earthy and peated. Flavor of caramel, herbal/floral, salt and smoked malt. Slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is sirupy. Medium to long duration of aftertaste. Warming alcohol but at 11% abv, alcohol is well hidden. Superb balance and nice complexity. Amazingly drinkable for an 11% abv beer. Pleasant surprise, a superb beer!
BeerGolem (590) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 341 ml. Orange-copper with a little white head. Aroma: spices, roasted malt, smoky (?), caramel, alcohol. Taste: very well balanced, with a good combination of bitternees, sweetness and saltyness. Dry finish. Overall, a very enjoyable beer.
Bouteille 341 ml. Couleur orange-cuivrée avec un léger collet blanc (qui disparaît vite). Aromes: épices, malts rotis, fumée (?), caramel, alcool. Goût très bien balancé, avec une bonne combinaison d’amertume, de sucré et même d’un peu de salé. Finale sèche. Une excellente bière!