pushkinwow (1618) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from 2010. Hazy, opaque orange rind colour with a slightly off white head. Interesting combination of muted wet hops with caramel cubes, some overripe fig, some alcohol. Moderate carbonation and body, slightly sweet, alcohol bite, becomes more bitter and then a tad astringent on the finish, fruitier and quite hoppy at the end.
kbh91939 (1) - CANADA - FEB 18, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber body. Complex aroma and flavor of Licorice, caramel, raisins and good mouthful of hops. Subtle taste of banana and vanilla with oaky notes. A great barleywine but disconstinued. Check Brasseurs du Monde’s new version again for the Dep de la Rive.
This beer is very underated. The skunky supposed flavors is BS since I’m drinking one of the last 2009 bottles. Must have been due to light and bad storage conditions.
Damico (2213) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick, murky amber in color with a grayish beige head. The aroma brings notes of caramel, sweet resiny malts, and tropical fruit. The flavor brings some bitter malty notes, a bit of boozy-like fruit, and then settles a bit blander on the tongue.
czar (3299) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours murky dark brown, reddish hue with a disappearing off-white head. faint figs, raisins, licorice, dark malts, toffee notes, vanilla, and some present woodsy notes. body is light to medium, low carbonation. not so great supporting hops. decent brew but lacks in some aspects.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3558-20110116] 500mL bottle. Roasted wood spices malt aroma has some fruity date and fig notes. Hazy, medium orange brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet toasted fruit fig malt flavour is a little heavy with booze but still hints at maple. Medium-full body. Interesting to sample. (7/3/8/4/16-) 3.7
(c/o Bobsy, w/ jerc)
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-01-16. Hazy dark amber body, frothy off white head fades away. Aroma is a blend of modest alcohol, sweet caramel malt, and a kiss of hops. Flavour is similar, with warming alcohol growing significantly as you go, warming the back of the throat. Pleasant modest bitterness balances a sweet toasty malt core, touches of sweet caramel malt. Pretty decent but lacks the depth to take it up notch. Enjoyable. Bottle courtesy of Bobsy
neuromatt (954) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 2008. 500 mL bottle from Depanneur Peluso in Montreal, served in a snifter. Pours murky orange with a tall frothy off-white head. The head slowly fades to a bare cover but leaves a reasonable amount of fine lace. The nose has big aromas of orange, grapes and caramel along with biscuit, flowers, grass and a hint of dust. The flavour is fairly complex. It is honey sweet throughout with a balanced dose of hop bitterness entering around the middle and persisting to the finish. Notes of caramel and toasted malts, and and resinous hops are fairly well balanced. The finish is long and bitter. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. On the whole, this was a surprisingly nice beer. It is relatively complex and well balanced between prominent malts and big hops. It is very mellow, perhaps thanks to aging, and nicely creamy smooth. 2010-12-12
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at RBWG 2010. Nice amber pour. The aroma is malty old ale and the flavor is very similar. There is tons of toffee and caramel. I can’t say I’m very impressed, but it’s still good.
VertBaconStrips (1953) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy reddish orange brew with a thin off white cap and leaves some spotty lacing. Light, mild aroma that is fairly appealing, subdued sweet caramel, brown sugar, plum, watered down anise, I keep hitting cherry, perfume. I really had to sit on this to excise the aromas but it isn’t as boring as it was half an hour ago - still lacks real excitement though. Well blended mild spices with mouthwatering sweetness. Pretty straight forward - raisin, light spice, brown sugar, hints of licorice, spices keep hitting quick on every sip. Caramel, plum maybe, faint berries, faint spearmint (this might be a stretch...). I can breathe in just a touch of alcohol, smooth feeling brew, medium full mouth feel, leave a nice coating, finishes fairly long with waning spices and bitterness. I’d drink more just cause it was just so damn easy to drink - that’s worth something... isn’t it?
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Cuvee Speciale du Dep de la Rive
Date: March 12, 2010
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, wispy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of earthyness, light fruityness
Body: sticky body
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, nice fruityness, balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4