DerWeg (1426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous red gold color, clear, white cap. Insane aromas are scotch-like and peaty-malty and herbal backed by fruit. Taste is salty with leather and peat, dry herbs, fruit, smoke over the finish. A little astringent and dry but OK feel. Stunningly individualistic.
sseb69 (1397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 341 ml. 9%. Couleur ambrée orange. Arôme de fumée, de caramel et de malt. En bouche, quelle douceur ! Des notes de caramel et de fumée entrent graduellement. Finale avec une très légère amertume.
Atheist_Peace (870) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle. Seaport Beer Festival. A lot of stewed fruit, sugar and tons of smoke, and I mean TONS. It all follows through on the palate, with the sweetness dying off quickly. A little sticky but overall pretty great.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear copper with a rapidly dissipating head. Big caramel aroma with some smokiness. Flavor is sweet but not cloying, with a nice, savory smokey note to it.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber color with a thin beige head. Intriguing, interesting aroma of salty, smoked herring and caramel. Flavor of salty, smoked herring and caramel. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. It’s not the best of barley wines, but it has to be the most original!
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Toffee and smoke nose -- not much of hops at this point. You can definitely taste the herring in this one.
I had much more elaborate notes on this one. I lost them, but I’ll certainly buy another one soon enough. I’m also bottle-aging one of them right now, and I MIGHT edit all this in a few years. The label says that one has a pretty good aging potential.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Toffee and golden raisin nose. Lightly sweet, lots of caramel/toffee, some bread dough, golden raisins, iced tea. Slightly astringent finish, over steeped tea.
godofsky (264) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle. pours a mahogany copper colour with a nice white head that leaves tons of lacing. aroma is spicy and smoky. very nice. taste is also very smoky, but in a good way. lots of caramel and toffee notes. full bodied, and thick on the palate. this is an unbelievable beer. i might even like it more than their Corne de Brume.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle at the DC Local tasting. Pours a transparent copper amber with a cloudy beige head. Aroma is smokey peat, caramel sugar. Flavor is smoke, wood, metal. Finish is full bodied with lasting smoke. Weird.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle, shared. Crystal clear body with minimal white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, orange, some alcohol, grape. Taste is sweet, caramel, some plum/raisin, light vinous. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.