Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: American Strong Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
A "double-brown" ale based on our famous Armada (American Bronw Ale)Aged 8 months+ in Boubon Whisky barrels, blended with a fresh batch. (last version was "cask strangth") Available in bottles for a limited time and at the pub, on tap

LouisJacques' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LouisJacques (18) - Magog, Quebec, - DEC 17, 2012
Goddamn I loved this beer ! You can smell the bourbon and taste it in the beer, lot of sweet nots and even caramel a bit. I liked the warmth of this beer. The best beer I had this evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (707) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Dégustée en compagnie de Marco. Bière brune sur laquelle se forme une généreuse mousse lors du service mais qui ne perdure pas dans le temps. Je dois dire que malgré sa courte vie, la mousse est assez dense et délicieuse au goût! Nez puissant de raisins, de bourbon et d’alcool. Aucun parfum de houblons, simplement l’alcool et ses arômes vanillés et éthyliques. Beaucoup de sucre et un mouthfeel généralement doux. Je ne sens pas la présence de la barrique de bois. C’est soyeux, non boisé, sucré, caramélisé et alcoolisé. Après chaque gorgée, une interminable sensation cristalline de sucre d’orge me reste en bouche. Pas mauvais, mais pénible à boire après seulement quelques gorgées.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gluepot (240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2015
A real disappointment after the triumph of the first Grande Armada offering. Plain and simply too sweet and lacking in challenging undertastes. Cloying and one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s; version 2014; 10.5% ABV
Brown color with huge compact head. Strong aroma of marzipan, bourbon, dust. Too high carbonation, having a negative impact on the mouthfeel; dark caramel flavor, some malt, too much whiskey and boozy notes, maybe rye, and some liquorice.
Very messy; excessive; not bad, but very difficult to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (654) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Robe brune foncée avec un étais col blanchâtre. Arômes de bourbon intense, levures épicées, caramel, anis, malt et baies confites. En bouche, gros goût de bourbon sucré, chocolat au lait, noisette, un peu houblonné. Très soyeux, alcool discret. Très rond et effervescence un peu intense au début mais qui se replace par la suite. Les amateurs de bourbon seront choyés. Pas d’une grande complexité mais excellente bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8967) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle - Boozy sweet bourbon notes and toffee. Cloudy dark brown with a rich beige head. Boozy bourbon notes, no heat but also a bit one sided. Not bad, but a bit boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (10585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours a murky dark amber brown with a large white head. Aroma brings out whiskey barrels, light smoke, and bready malt. Flavour is fairly aggressive, with lots of smoky whiskey barrels. Not a whole lot else here. The carbonation is really aggressive, a little too much so. The carbonation detracts a bit, but this is quite nice for what it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1364) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle 2014 edition from flaveurs d’ici A: red fruits, woody/bourbon, light licorice, raisins/dates App: dark brown with thick beige head and good lacing. T/p: med to full body with moderate long bitter finish. Moderate high carbonation. O: what a pleasant sip so smooth and enjoyable. Glad I have another bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (727) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
2014 660ml bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: nuts, caramel, dark red fruits, vanilla extract and a hint of whiskey. app: hazy brown, murky. Huge head. Nice lacing. taste and palate: full body, medium sweetness, average carbonation, light acidity and alcohol finish. overall: wow! Pretty good. Really enjoy this one. This is quite strong but at the same time so easy to drink. Really really well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oqnid (119) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
25 fév '13 -->Ale brune, 10.6%, 341ml -acajou pure; mousse fine, disparate -nez choco/noisette (Ferrero), cerises noires, boisé -entrée fumée (tabac), torréfiée, cerises noires -boisée, whisky; sècheresse de noisette -ronde et riche -finale boisée, torréfaction (amer), whisky (alcool); sucre d'orge/érable Co=4 Arô=3.5 Am=2 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2473) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Thanks Dominic! This is spectacular. Pours a deep maroon with fizzy tan head. Great vinous and sherry aromas. Sour grape notes on the palate. booze, oak, and vanilla too. Great stuff.

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