502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - NOV 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
DerWeg (1563) - 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 (1656) - 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 (981) - 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 (3488) - 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 (304) - 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 (3186) - 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 (274) - 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.