Rastacouere (6045) - 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 (3490) - 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.