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Brewed by À l’Abri de la Tempête
Style: Barley Wine
L’Étang du Nord, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 4, 2011
Pours a rich amber orange colour, hazy with a small beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of caramel, vanilla, light hop scents, sugar, fruit, and a bit of alcohol. Taste is mostly sweet with some acute bitterness towards the end of the sip. Full bodied, soft carbonation, syrup like on the palate. Overall an excellent beer, not the best barley wine but quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle: Thanks JoeMcPhee! Deep hazy amber pour with a wispy tan head. Rich aroma of maltose (deep caramel, toffeeish notes), and apparent smoky/peaty notes. There’s also a soft hint of vanilla without being overly sugary. Rich palate- silky with a firm malt denseness. Dark toasted caramel, some rich smokiness and earthy notes. Rich and complex. A fantastic Barley Wine for smoked beer lovers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3233) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
(Brassin tirant un 9% d’alcool, embouteillé en octobre 2009) Le liquide a une robe orangée. La mousse est inexistante. Le nez est intriguant avec des céréales maltées dont le souffle fort de caramel chaud et de fruits séchés et enrobés de sucre rencontrent des grains enfumés de copeaux de bois et vaporeux de cet air salin et poissonneux qu’on retrouve près des ports de pêche. Le goût est tout aussi singulier et permet à un alcool en catimini de transporter des saveurs boucanées qui dominent légèrement des saveurs douces d’un malt riche et gras. En bouche, le liquide a une stature imposante avec sa faible effervescence et sa texture onctueuse. La finale est un rappel des brises parfumées des îles avec un léger parfum d’alcool qui, comme le Suroît, apporte chaleur et beau temps. Audacieux.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2531) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2010
341 ml bottle bought at Peluso (Montreal), 11% version , on November 28, 2010. Clear copper, no head. Slightly smoky aroma of barley, a bit fishy. Dry barley malte taste, a little smokey, there is this smoked herring aftertaste. Not bad but weird!

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010
No aroma to speak of. Nice amber body, little head. Flavour is sweet malts and barley. Sweet finish. Nice as a barley wine, but lacking character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2991) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2010
341ml bottle, bottled in 2008, first batch, dark copper color, with a frothy beige head, but falls quickly, and leaving some laces, nice sweet toasted, caramelized, biscuity malt, mild smoked fishy, faint salted hering and spiced chips nose with a faint fruitcake, toffeeish accent and some candied dried raisin, date, fig notes, and a soft meaty smoked bacon aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good toasted, caramelized, biscuity malt, leathery fishy smoked fish hering, and chip character with some fruity raisiny, datey, fruitcake undertones and some toffee, burnt brown sugar notes, leading towards a warming sweet toasted, caramel malt, fruity dried raisin, fig and mild lingering smoked hering finish. I’m glad that the fishy smoke was there again in the 2008 batch!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - NOV 18, 2010
Pours a copper color with a nice frothy creamy cream colored head. Very attractive. The aroma is very pleasant as well. The aroma is malt heavy with some nice fruit character and not much hop character. But, it doesn’t smell sickeningly sweet like some European old ales/BWs. The flavor is unique. Almost like a stout BW hybrid. Very roasty upfront, with some faint fruit character coming in the back. How the hell does this beer have this roasted flavor and such a light colored body?? Medium to full bodied on the palate with smooth mellow carbonation. Overall: this is a damn tasty, unbelievably balanced, and truly unique beer. Its pricey, but a unique find.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
Bière des îles, dégusté cuvé 2008 en fût - fête bière et saveurs de Chambly, orge fumé au hareng, goût un peu salé, saveurs de hareng salé s’estompe à la longue!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1503) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1510) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
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.


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