Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle from Monde des bières.
Appearance : Clear amber with a tiny head. Limited lacing.
Aroma : Rich sweet fruits, quite hoppy. Slightly resinous and piny. Very rich and intense. Slightly smoky. Sugary with notes of prunes.
Taste : Very sweet and resinous, nice fruits, light raisins. Finish is light raisins with hops. Notes of smoke, caramel, sugar. Soft carbonation. No traces of alcohol.
Overall : Very nice beer. Great balance between sweetness and bitterness. Great sipper, nice complexity. I liker the light smoky notes. Great beer ! I was impressed.
bedainedebiere (500) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle, 4,29$ at Peluso; 5$ for half a bottle at Chambly fest (where I got a little too drunk to remember I hadn’t like it, so I bought it again). Pretty extreme barley wine, thick, almost sirupy. Boozy almost headacheful aroma. A lot of alchool (too much, I think) causing the nevertheless powerful 450 hp citrusy hoppiness to be too shattered. Some fruity and (displeasing) acrid notes. Very american-like BW, which I usually don’t like much... Well done in the style.
punkska101 (806) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Malt caramel Hops citrus Other alcohol
App: Color red Liquid clear Head minimal
T: Initial medium sweetness Finish heavy sweetness Finish Duration average
P: Body full Carbonation soft Finish long
O:wow this beer is big full of caramel sugar and complex massive impressive
JulienHuxley (2515) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 12% on the label. Crystal clear copper colored pour with lots of frothy white head, good lacing. Aroma of sweet barley candy, toffee and a hint of minty, fruitiness. Taste is sweet, strong alcohol taste, candied fruits and toffee. Palate is a bit slick but has some good carbonation considering the age and ABV. Good stuff.
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 341ml. brewed at Brasserie Illimités, dark copper, no head retention, strong malt aroma with hops, Good taste of hops, lots of it, nice equilibrium with the malt, One of the best american barley wine brewed in quebec., 2009.
GonZoBeeR (2822) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance:clear amber,light head...
Flavor:good bitterness,pine hopss,sugar,alcohol.....
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft through the Randall: Poured a medium amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention. Aroma is totally dominated by huge floral notes with definitive resin notes. Taste is also a super nice mix between light caramel malt and toffee which are completely overshadowed by loads of floral and resinous notes which are quite exquisite. Body is about average with good carbonation and unsurprisingly totally dominated by hops. Very well done and a very nice discovery overall.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap sample at Mondial 2010.Dry hopped, good barleywine. Well hopped, some Simcoe. Amber coloured body with a smal amount of white head. Hop aromas. Caramel malts offset. Above average mouthfeel. carbonation appropriate.Good rinkability.
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. At Mondial 2009 - day 1. Apparently the Mondial version is "hop infused." Hazy amber pour with an average creamy biege head Ɣ-). Solid, solid aroma of pine resin bitterness near-perfectly balanced against sweet juicy malt and medium-strong alcohol - mmmmmmm. Taste - big, boozy and sweet, a little spice to it, and plenty of grassy/floral/resin hop bitterness - man this is a good American style barleywine!. Sticky, thick, boozy mouthfeel, it finishes just a little quicker than I’d like for a big mutha of a BW, but no real complaint - just makes it more drinkable. Lovely stuff, well done!
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mondiale 09. Dark orange, foamy white head. Nice aroma, sweet, hoppy, boozy. Great taste - sticky sweet malt, nice hops, maple?, honey, floral, herbal. Awesome strong interesting stuff.