FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a gorgeous dark brown and mahogany color in a tulip glass. To this rich aroma of caramel, toffee and chocolate, you can not resist to the invitation of undressing it a little more. Once you go a little further and you bring it to your lips you can admire all its complexity; everything is well balanced! You assist to a harmonious tango between sweet malt, warming alcohol, caramel, toffee and chocolate. It felt a little more attenuated then most Scotch Ale I had but it brings more complexity as it exhibits all the subtle elements that would usually be hidden behind decadent malt. The bad news is this batch is almost over and I will not have the chance to try it before next year!
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 Any first impressions?
-The top of my tulip was a garter belt of lacing all the way through, suggestively crowning the regal mahogany below.
-An inviting caramel malt lipstick seduced in subtlety with its fruity incantations.
-Chocolate-covered caramel was lascively being fed to me, as fingers were begging to be licked clean.
-Exploding berry juices at once aroused and relaxed.
-The kiss was luxurious, yet never sloppy, a mouth of velvet on which you can stay and reap the pleasures from for long minutes.
What if you dig deeper?
-She had hidden bulging grapes, toasted bread, and fruit jujubes within and around the bed sheets, for the long run of course.
-To be sure the height of passion could be reached, she warmed me up with a caress of alcohol just before I fell.
-Her body’s effervescence was simply perfect, not too agitated, not too lax, letting all her sweet, sensual attributes do their thang to me.
-Her skin was satin, folks. The most lascivious satin.
On tap at the brewpub, different vintages.
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 Purple reflects intensify the deepset cuban cigar hue. The big-bubbled covering off-white head shows moderate persistence. Initially subtle, gently peaty, concealing its alcohol and asking to breathe. The malt grows steadier as it warms, developping an earthy confidence that eventually evolve into chocolatey territory, but stays away from mainstream caramel sweetness abundance and chooses a malty yet vinous fruity playground as its residence. Evocations of grapes, figs, berries, plums, toasted cakebread are supported by a leveling alcohol warmth coat that screams of happiness in the diplomacy and delicacy the sweetness shows. Thinner than you’d expect, once again focusing on fruitiness rather than unjustified weight, enhancing drinkability obviously and showcasing its elaborated carbonation, palate cleansing and mostly lasting. Clashing fruitiness embodies multidimensionality. Great flavors in there, charming balance makes a statement of toasty complexities among the juicy nature.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with gorgeous ruby highlights and a thin tan head. The aroma is captivating with it’s rich, earthy and sweet, toffeeish malt. The flavor is also excellent and focuses on malt, a decadent, rich, earthy and sweet malt, some alcohol is also felt. The mouthfeel is very smooth and comfortable. This beer is an opus dedicated to malt and it is amazingly well done and highly enjoyable.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe brune foncée surmontée d’une mousse beige qui s’estompe. Arômes d’alcool, de fumé et de malt caramel. Saveurs de chocolat, de caramel, d’alcool, de fumé et de raisins.