Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with KW crew, thanks to Jesse via trade with Lubiere, thanks to both of you for this rare one!! Nice dark malt roasty aroma, smokey.Nice taste - smokey, dark malt, somewhat sweet. Dry and earthy. Right on style. This has somehow survived 2 years and turned out more than ok. Glad I had a chance to try it!
matt7215 (2069) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle brought by jessem to a KW group tasting. pours reddish brown with a minimal head. aromas are very malty. some peat, earth, caramel, dark crystal. the flavour was complex, a variety of malts with hops holding back the sweetness. i cant believe this one held up this well. thx for the share jesse.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341mL bottle from a trade with Lubiere, shared at our KW group tasting. Thanks Luc! MAN is this stuff ever obscure! Blank white label on the bottle. Pours a dark coppery-red, small off-white head. The aroma is actually pretty nice, minor peat, chrystal and caramalt, earthy, syrupy. Flavour matches the aroma well, but with some smoke and roast in there as well, which does a lot to balance out the sweeter aspects. Lingering toffee flavour in the aftertaste. Quite interesting and tasty for a 2 year old 5.6% abv beer! Thanks again Luc for this incredibly obscure little beer!
Glouglouburp (5864) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2007 Clear redish-copper body topped by a short-lived beige head. Raisins nose. Taste is biscuit malts, moderately sweet with red grapes and raisins falvours. Finish is a bit syrupy. The hops are very shy. The body is light and with a very active carbonation. Unusually fruity for a Boreal product yet it felt very much at home with its inoffensive but highly drinkable nature. Forgettable yet enjoyable. Every autumn Boreal makes a new beer just in time for the Chambly Beer Festival and I’m always looking forward to it. The festival I mean.