Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 ages sampled at brewpub, May 10 2009.: 1.5 year. A dark brown ale with a thin off white head. A pleasant caramel and porto aroma, light corky notes and rising bread. In mouth, a deep caramel, with wooden notes, plums, treacle, molassses and licorice. A bit intense. Very nice. 8-3-8-4-15
2.3 years: A more reddish hue with a thin off white head. A more pronounced plum and dark fruits in aroma, with nice maderization. Flavours more fused than in younger version, mixing the molasses, licorice and carmale into a nice assembly, porto-like. Awonderful experience. 9-4-8-4-16
Sammy (9197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smokey and peaty. A half a pint was enough. A popular style in these parts! A good one for the style.
MartinT (8281) - 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.
TaktikMTL (6221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En fût. Brassin 2006, vieilli 1 an. Verre de 12 oz dégusté à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel brûlé. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #895)
Rastacouere (6148) - 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.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At brewpub, aged one year. Dark mahogany body with a medium tan head. Toffee and figs taste abounds in a surprisingly soft body. More and more raisins flavour as it warms up. A lot of roasted flavours even leading to an ashes sensation in the finish. Subtle citrusy tartness increases drinkability. Definitely not the heavy filling type of Scotch Ale. Not a lot of brown sugar and thick toffee usually present in high gravity Scotch Ales. This one is deceptively easy to drink. As far as Quebec Scotch Ales are concerned, only a bottle of Corne de Brume can top that. Among brewpub Scotch Ales the Reyne Descosse is the Boss des Bécosses.
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at chambly festival. 2 y.o. unclear dark mahogany pour with a very small light beige head, no retention. caramelized nuts and fruits, oxidized prune notes, lightly peated, fruitiness, hint of sweetness, very hint of acidity. low carbonation, medium body, spicy-grassy-peppery finish. not my style but exactly what you hope having as a scotch ale. balanced and good!
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap (Hivernale): Poured a dark mahogany color ale with a medium size foamy head. Aroma of caramelized malt and toffee is wonderful with light lingering peat notes also discernable. Taste is a wonderful mix between some caramelized notes with some toffee and residual sugar notes with light but perceptible notes of peat malt. This is perfectly balance while not being too sweet and not too smoky. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol.
presario (4756) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2009 3 ages on sample. Fresh is best!
1 an 8%. Dark copper. No head. Delicious aroma of alcohol and caramel. Delicate alcohol and caramel flavour. 9/3/8/4/17
2 an 8%. Slightly darker than 1 year. March darker in flavour. More coffee, less scotch. 8/3/7/3/14
3 an 9%. Better than 2 year. Not as good as 1 year. ABV and double digits in two tasting sessions tonight starting to affect note taking. 7/3/8/3/15
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz draught at the brewpub in the company of Goldorak and MDS, served gratis by brewer Nicholas. This is the 2nd batch, which he hasn’t put on yet, but if you ask me it’s set to go. Pours a very nearly opaque maple to dark brown with an everlasting small-to-medium darkish tan head....gorgeous thick, caramelly aroma with faint smoky wisps, vanilla, a center of the richest chocolate-caramel nougat and odd hints of coconut, totally decadent....and on the tongue, it doesn’t disappoint, with a plummy oak-vanilla texture permeating the tasting, overlaid by caramel and milk chocolate, a faint vinous tartness....as it warms, acrid smoky peaches (yes that sounds weird I know but that’s what it seemed like) emerge in the nose, making even more complexity of an already wonderful treat.....a touch too much acidity at the finish and perhaps slightly too little carbonation which makes for a bit of doughiness, but this is in any case spectacular and if Nicholas thinks it will be better in a month, count me in for returning for more. Bravo!