Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Robe brune très claire sans mousse. Arômes de caramel et de noix. Saveurs de noisettes. Aqueuse.
MartinT (6928) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Any first impressions?
-A lofty head rests atop the reddish-brown.
-Roasted figs and cherry skins coalesce into a predominantly fruity aroma.
-Candied cherries and raisins are churned out by the caramel maltiness.
-Apt carbonation for a lean, drinkable mouthfeel.
What if you dig deeper?
-Chestnuts build in the sweet aroma and flavor.
-Milk chocolate and a vinous character exemplify the malt’s complexity.
-The subtle roastiness dries off the candied fruitiness just enough.
-Another well-brewed English ale from these guys which has enough personality to stray from its original style while suggesting it.
Bottle; no date.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with s small off-white head with minimal retention. Aroma of caramel malt is quite strong. Taste is dominated by sweet caramel malt with some molasses. Carbonation is a bit low but body is above average for style and that is appreciated. Definitely not a style that I truly enjoy but well made nonetheless. I am guessing we will see more interesting beer from this brewery in the future.
HogTownHarry (5632) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (341ml). Shared with tupalev, his bottle. Poured a cloudy deep walnut with a decent creamy off-white head. Rich and sweet aroma of nougat, chocolate toffee, very nutty and yeasty, light roast character. Taste is also quite sweet, very nutty, almost to the point of bitterness, there’s also some bitter chocolate and even a hint of dry hops in the quick finish - taste is quite bold and roastier than the aroma. Only average body, but not a problem, this is a drinker not a thinker - very sticky/syrupy mouthfeel, nicely carbonated - very refreshing brown ale, easy to drink, a malty treat.
Gorbalev (2818) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice hazy brown, small white head. Deep brown, looks quite nice. Really nice nutty taste - wow, way more flavour than expected, very nutty sweet. Dry short finish, hardly any hops present. Overall, not a bad nut brown! Shared with Hogtown Harry.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gusher. Clear reddish brown ale with an extra thick collapsing white moka head. Pleasant sweet fruity aroma of watermelon and mint, with faint nuttyness. In mouth, a nutty malt, with light caramel and coffee, and definite fruity esters.Tingly mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Bought at Joanette, 1.99$.
Rastacouere (6041) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2006 Unfiltered first batchesLots of sediments punctuate the almost opaque brownish garnet hue. Large and slowly diminishing ivory head. Highly fruity nose contains a good dose of esters and an inherent spiciness that hints at oregano and mint though the very soft (perhaps too much so) hops. Lightest orange and lime leaves hints shows up toward the finish. Competent carbonation, rather low, but easy-going. Soft light-medium body, juicy and grapey. Lots of dunkel character, yet with spicy yeastiness. Original, if not mindblowing.
GonZoBeeR (2692) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance:Dark ruby-brown,Mega huge withe head...