Brewed by À l’Abri de la Tempête
Style: Barley Wine
L’Étang du Nord, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada
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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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!

kubilai's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - JUL 14, 2011
Pours rusty orange with a quick gone off-white head. Floral aroma with butterscotch and smoke hints. Oily texture combined with a smooth mouthfeel. You don’t taste the 11%. Sadly, in my opinion, they tried to mix too much things in that beer. The Barley-Rauchust could had been a great combination but... I don’t know. Something missing. Maybe too much balanced!...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guil0000 (322) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
Pours a hazy golden copper color with a medium long lasting white head. Lots of carbonation on the appearance. Strong smoky fish nose but not unpleasant. You also get some red wine, maple and some roasted malts. Oily mouthfeel, alcool well hidden but you fet a lingering alcool finish. You also get some sourness in the middle of the taste. Quite balanced actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simardsam (245) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
Ambrée, voilée, avec une très mince mousse blanche. Nez de zeste d’orange, de fumé et de malt caramélisé. Goût de fumé, de caramel, de houblon herbacé et d’épices. L’amertume est plutôt présente et la finale laisse sur une note sèche. Je me souviens d’en avoir bu une, il y a 4-5 ans, et les flaveurs de fumé étaient plus fortes, on pouvait même déceler des notes de hareng.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (716) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from local IGA. Aroma: Smoked malt, caramel, barley, orange zest. App: hazy copper with small white head. Shy lacing. Taste and palate: medium to full body, medium sweetness, thick feel, light bitter, warming by alcohol and a tad salty finish. Overall: a quite different barley wine but quite interesting. Strong not too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (328) - - APR 19, 2015
Pretty pricey for a regular bottle but with more than twice the abv (11%)of a regular one too! Poured a very hazy dark amber colour, with not much head and ok lacing. Almost looks like mango juice. Very strong aromas, barley malts, caramel, dry fruits. Flavour is very strong, a bit of alcohol is apparent, dark roasted malts, bitterness with the spices, sugary sweetness. Really has a smokey mouthfeel, a faint burnt feeling. This is definitely a one shot deal. Pretty good, just a bit too expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
packers188 (47) - - FEB 15, 2015
Style: barley wine Ibu: - DeScription: biere de brune/orange avec legere mousse/ fort nez caramel torrifie

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (730) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
**Bouteille 2010** Une mousse très timide se sauve rapidement d’une bière trouble aux accents orangés. Le bouquet est majoritairement végétal, mais des notes sucrées de caramel et de pommes confites rendent le tout intéressant. Je fus surpris de constater que la carbonatation était encore très active. J’avais l’impression de boire un Grand Marnier gazé, jumelé avec des pointes fumées toutes subtiles. Elle a très bien tenu la route cette bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3554) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. This Abri a la Tempete Barleywine was a slow gusher that poured a dark copper with a thick fluffy beige head. It has a very bready sweet caramel & lemony aroma. Very full bodied with a silky mouthfeel. The taste really surprised me with a delicious soft smoked maple bacon flavor - extremely Québécois in terms of taste. A truly unique Barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
milara (75) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Le nez est puissant et dégage des arômes fortes de caramel et de fruit très mûres. On sent aussi le côté fumé. J’adore l’équilibre que le corps épais du vin d’orge amène aux malts fumés. De plus c’est chaleureux, sucré et j’aime ça.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2015 This small brewery BW is a real revelation. It hits some balances that I love in a barleywine - roasted caramel malts, some booziness,understated rich tropical fruit and maybe apricots - augmented by some unusual elements - smokiness and some saltiness, reflecting the ocean environment in which it was brewed. Definitely one of my all-time BW favourites. It is a pity that L’Abri de la Tempete produces so little volume, making availability in central Canada a bit of an issue. The 2015 version might have backed off on some taste elements such as the caramel malt and the richness of the body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. Label notched N 11 (so I’m guessing this was bottled in November 2011). Dark fruits, nutty, caramel, some earth, and some brown sugar. Alcohol content well hidden - I enjoy this (or could it be the atmosphere; drinking outside, in Old Montreal on vacation).

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