aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9mo aged cask at the brewpub, DDC 9th anniversary
Appearance: Hazy blonde with orange highlights.
Aroma: Low aroma at first but as it warms there is some grassy hop and hay aromas.
Flavour: With the hop flavour more subdued from aging, the grassy hop character and crystal malts become dominant. The bitterness is still good but no longer has the resinous bitterness of the fresher beers.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied smooth carbonation.
Overall: Stands up to aging very well stlll pleasant beer but quite different than the fresher versions. More subdued in terms of hop flavours and aromas but it’s still bitter like a cranky old man!
JChapmanMTL (15) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 9mo aged cask at the brewpub, DDC 9th anniversary. Golden amber colour. Extremely flavourful. Very hoppy, but surprisingly smooth. Quite bitter, as it should be. The finish isn’t nearly as bitter as I expected. If the chalkboard hadn’t listed this as 8.5% I would never have noticed. Quite possibly the best beer I’ve ever tasted.
Also had the 2yr bottled version, but it wasn’t quite as good - a bit too mellow for my tastes.
DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub, visited June 23 2007 with a big group of friends (no fellow rateberrieans though). Slightly hazy orange amber with a foamy cream-coloured head displaying excellent retention and lace. Big aromas of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and resinous pine. Same flavours on the palate with a thin underlying malt structure and alcoholic warmth that isn’t harsh. Smooth and medium-to-full-bodied. Moderately bitter finish. I liked the regular IPA better.
robinvboyer (2762) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Mondiale ’07.
Nice golden/dark orange color. Aroma is lots of hops, and big citrus notes. flavour is very floral, and hoppy, the citrus really lingers, alcohol is very very well hidden, but the bittnerness is lacking very much.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe dorée aux reflets cuivrés surmontée d’une mousse blanche qui s’estompe. Arômes de houblon amérisant et de malt caramélisé. Saveurs de houblon amérisant résineux et de malt caramel.
marcbé (86) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale honey color. Aroma of parmesan cheese. Notes of dried apricot, Good bitterness, alcohol is well hiden.
BitchesBrew (713) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Snifter(s) @ the brewpub, 9%] Pours a dark copper color with the usual dense, standard DDC head. Surprisingly mellow citrus aroma, with some yeast and subtle fruits. Flavors are citrusy C-hops all the way. Comparable to many American-style IIPAs, Chaman has a more earthy, complex hop profile, with a warming alcohol finish. Overall, I really enjoyed this brew. Excellent.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Veyr heavy, with a bitter taste and good foam. COpper coloured but dark. Somewhat tiring. BUT nice to drink.
Dutch70 (48) - USA - MAY 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is all about fresh hops, aroma taste, finish....loved it....another great beer from Dieu du Ciel..
LadySusan (716) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This IPA has the good flavor of citrus plus a very sweet taste, its cloudy orange color is appealing. Another great beer from the best of Montreal.