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


on tap

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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

AlainG's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1610) - Montréal, Quebec, - JAN 5, 2013
Brune aux reflets rouges, coiffée d’une mousse se résorbant rapidement en un mince voile. Odeurs de raisins secs et d’alcool assez évidentes. Des effluves de caramel et de bois s’ensuivent. Le goût peut paraître déficient par rapport aux arômes. C’est suret, acidulé, alors que l’alcool est boiteux. Parfois il cogne fort, tandis qu’à d’autres moments il semble s’évacher. Les saveurs de bourbon semble provenir d’une sorte/marque "ordinaire". Je m’attendais à une plus forte corpulence de cette grande armada. (500-010113)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gluepot (198) - 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 (16658) - 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 (580) - 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 (8487) - 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 (10071) - 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 (1309) - 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 (629) - 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 (110) - 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 (2419) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3222) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at the brewpub, dark hazy amber-brown hue, with a beige head, with a fruity yeast, mild spicy herbal, bourbonish, grated coconut, oaky nose, with some dried dark fruit, burnt caramel, toffee, light sweet port wine, vanilla, spicy notes, and a candied red berry, black cherry, faint chocolate accent in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a mild warmth boozy, fruity, yeasty, gratred coconut, vanilla, woody, oaky, brandyish, bourbonish, dried dark fruit, sponge toffee character, with a light flowery leafy, grassy hop, faint candied citrus peel, raisiny, barley sugar flavour, leading towards a warming, fruity, brandryish, vanilla, oaky bourbon barrel, faint lingering citrus hop bitterness finish.

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