pfriesen (110) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, - SEP 2, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden amber with eggwhite head that leaves strong lacing all the way to the bottom of the pint. Candied orange aroma dominates with some maple taffy hints. Flavours of Caramel Apple, teddy grahams, Seville orange. Rich body with medium carbonation that keeps it from being cloying.
More of an Imperial ESB (if that’s possible) but delicious none the less
dandeman (484) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Évaluation no. 72 Février 2011.
De couleur cuivrée, claire, sa mousse est abondante et persistante.
Elle présente une forte dose de fruits et de houblons au nez. Une attaque en sucres de malt et en amertume de houblon. Le malt se développe en une explosion de fruits en finale accompagné d’un caramel léger.
SuperTiti33 (447) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrée. Léger collet. Très fruité. Fruits tropicaux. Lychee. Vin de glace. Bien malté. Caramel. Bel équilibre sucré/amer. Houblon aromatique fruité. Excellente.
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle received in trade. thank you pushkinwow! Pours tiny hazy goldenish amber with a frothy goldenish beige head that slowly dissipates while that leaves lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is malty and fruity with sweet dark bread, overripe tropical fruits, grapefruit juice, pine cones, biscuits, golden syrup, moist grass, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Taste is very sweet, malty, fruity and tiny herbal with biscuits, caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, aspartame, pine needles, moist grass, lemon balm, grapefruit rinds, lemon zest, orange zest, alcohol, paint and lots of overripe almost rotten tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is round, tiny boozy, astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with biscuits, caramel, grapefruit rinds, lemon zest, orange peal, grass, pine and hints of soil. I suspect this wasn’t very fresh to begin with and I held on to it for too long too but I also suspect this isn’t very good fresh either.
brokensail (10607) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark orange pour with an off-white head. Sweet, malty nose with a lot of biscuit and candied orange. Light pine, some floral hops, and a bit of peach and sweet apple. Flavor is fairly sweet up front. Some pine bitterness, light grass, and herbs. Plenty of biscuit malt, some sweet candied citrus, and a sweet apple flavor. Moderate caramel character to it as well.
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
November 24, 2011 - with blankboy, jerc and mabel. 500ml bottle c/o J&K. Slightly hazy amber-gold, somewhat small creamy/fizzy beige head. Aroma is sweet yet pungently bitter - cereal, citrus, mild tropical fruit (7-). Taste is fairly pungent and catty, sneaky boozy, fairly well balanced. Chewy, acceptable carbonation, finishes alcohol-dry, medium-long. Ehhh.
radiomgb (2200) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper in colour with a thin but long lasting creamy white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of light hops, herbal and grassy with just a hint of citrus, some caramel. The flavour is hoppier then the aroma thankfully with a light bitterness, caramel sweetness, bready with some toasted malt. Bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, dry and bitter.
Not one of the better beers from Charlevoix. Barely an IPA let alone a Double.
500ml bottle from Marchi Jovi in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opened on April 3, 2011.
Bottled on February 17, 2011.
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange/amber with a good sized yellowish head. Aroma is quite malty sweet and the hops are a strong spicy, floral, tropical quality, but maybe not as strong as one would expect from a DIPA. Mild molasses/brown sugar cookie malt sweetness, tropical and floral hop bitterness, with some earth on the finish. Body was suitable for a DIPA. Overall, an interesting experiment and a good beer, but not the best DIPA.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[4146-20111124] 500mL bottle. Mild leafy resin hops aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter heavy citrus malt and toasted lemon peel flavour. Full body. The most bitter of the three we’ve tried tonight, quite good. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc)
blankboy (5950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Nov. 2011. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a small long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of spicy & catty hops along with sweet malt, lightly floral as well. Fruity, hoppy flavour along with sweet malt and light alcohol. Average bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good, we’ve had 3 of the Vache Folle hop series in a row and they were all somewhat similar.
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-11-24. Crisp orange body, small foamy beige head. 3+ Modest bitterness in the flavour, herbaceous green hoppy character, mild citrusy hops are muted. 6+ Leafy herbaceous hop aroma has an interesting quality to it, leafy hops, something like dried maple leaves? 6+ Smooth average plus palate. Alcohol is slightly more prominent than the previous two Vache Folle’s. Okay. Bottle from Dépanneur Peluso, Montreal