GRM (2961) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, from Luc Bourbonnière, with Louise and Luc, savoured on September 27 2013; eye: dark brown, opaque, tiny sheet of beige head; nose: malt, roasted barley, coffee, smoky, light burnt; mouth: malt, roasted barley, coffee, smoky, light burnt, dry smoky finale with burnt presence, full body, average carbonation, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 12 onces, de Luc Bourbonnière, avec Louise et Luc, savourée le 27 septembre 2013; œil : brun foncé, opaque, petite couverture de mousse beige; nez : malt, orge torréfiée, café, fumé, léger brûlé; bouche : malt, orge torréfiée, café, fumé, léger brûlé, finale sèche en fumée avec présence de brûlé, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien
Lubiere (9871) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown ale with a thick collapsing dark brown head. In aroma, nice smooth smoked malt with grassy notes, light licorice, very nice. In mouth, a nice roasted chocolate malt with light peated notes, grassy hops, light licorice, alcohol warmth, a bit thin but overall, very nice. Shared with GRM. Bottle from Coney Island, summer 2012.
theisti (3211) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Eugene mentioned this was brewed at the Brewery’s a 1 barrel system on Coney Island, which is cool. The pour is a darker brown, golden, with a smallish off white head. The aroma is roasted malt, smoke, and a soft char. The smoke is full, though well integrated so not overpowering. The taste is the char smoke, melded with the roasted malt, and then towards the back of the beer, there is a metallic character that detracts. The palate is medium bodied (though thins out a touch as it warms), lowish carbonation level, and the aforementioned metallic char taste lingering in the finish. Thanks for sharing Eugene, fun one to try.
notalush (4824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Eugene for sharing - dark brown, nearly black pour - moderate white lace - nose of strong campfire smoke, caramelized sugars/toasted marshmallow, some rich german maltiness - low, soft carbonation - moderately creamy texture - medium sweet flavor up front, with notes of caramelized sugars - dries out after that, with moderate smoke and wood, earthy bitterness - some roasted hazelnut - finish is a little watery, but otherwise this is a rich, fairly impressive smoked beer.