Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a clear deep amber color alt with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of caramelized sugar and oak is stronger than I was expecting. Taste is also a mix of caramelized sugar with some oak notes which brings out a dry edge to this beer. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. I am not sure the dry caramel malt notes, cereal notes and the oak notes were very well balanced together.
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from the LC, pours a nice amber, aroma is a hop, flavour is really nice and refreshing, a nice carmel bit of a punch, pretty tasty stuff.
dandeman (531) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Very malted nose, sugar cane, candy, burnt caramel, barley sugar. Good strength but fading rapidly.
Appearance: Dark copper, clear, average thickness creamy head, long lasting. Not a lot of lacing.
Taste: Attack is very malty, with notes of burnt caramel, Candi sugar with a hoppy and dry finish including notes of greenies and pepper. Perfect balance between malt and hop. Mouth feel shows a medium body and a thin delicate texture. Good flavor palette. very close to a barley wine except for body and bitterness. Pleasantly surprised. A delicious beer that will please both malt and hop fans.
thorongil2 (1297) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear reddish brown colour with a medium tall tan head; aromas of stewed fruit, bit of metal to start, hint of smoke; creamy palate; rich flavour, well balanced, long medium bitter finish - quite nice
czar (4546) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark golden with a nice light beige head, good retention and lacing. caramel, spices, molasses, bit of wood, dark red fruitiness, grassy-peppery, hint of sweetness. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, short but sharp grassy-oaky and slightly earthy finish. oaked alt it is - enjoyed it!
OntBeerDrinker (444) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
more like a maple red orange with carbination and some head. Fruity hoppy smell with a juicy malty smell some warmth and some of the oak barrel a bit. Heavy bodied taste the way t smells with maybe a little chocolate and some earthy bitterness that the more I drink some sips really show with some sweetness a bit. Can tell its a heavier and stronger beer in the taste or something no burn or water. Good but NOT great. Filling beer
pushkinwow (2038) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from the LCBO. Dark amber with biege head. Smoke, some stone fruits, sweet malts. Low carbonation and moderate body,somewhat sweet, bit of oak.
DuffMan (6903) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, brought to Montreal from Kingston by Robbie-- thanks buddy! Dark brown pour leaning more toward orange highlights than amber. Sweet caramel aroma, some vanilla too. Rich caramel malt with fruity accents, ripe peach maybe, light vanilla, finishing with sharp hoppy bitterness that initially was a bit metallic for me but eventually smoothed out. Quite good, but not one I’d drink all night.
Quevillon (2535) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
600 ml bottle purchased at the brewery in June 6, 2013. Red brown, small head. Aroma of ripe spicy fruit, nutty. Taste more nuts than fruits, sweet alcohol, alcohol finish. Alcohol is too presant!
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600 ml bottle. Pours a clear orange-copper amber with a nice white head. Aroma is earth, herbs, wood. Flavor is sweet, caramel, earth, copper, oak, toast, wheat bread, but especially, VANILLA. Finish is sand and earth, wood, herbal and spicy hops. Lingering wood, spices, vanilla. Medium body, weak to average carbonation, soft mouthfeel. A man’s beer, but worthy of being a celebration ale.