Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden-brown, the aroma is sugar pie, rhum, light apple fruit. Light sweet sugars, with the pale malt, dried apricots, dates, and golden syrup. Good brew, nice barrelly balance. Well I knew I was going to like this.
Quevillon (2811) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
660 ml bottle (27 month old) purchase at Les Marchants de la Bière in Sainte-Thérèse (Quebec) on January 20, 2014. Copper honey, small head. Sweet barley and wood aroma, notes of dark rum. Nice balance of barley malt and dark rum, good burnt wood taste, nice cereal bitterness. A good barleywine that was not overtaken by the rum barrel, or maybe after two years it aged well!
Dodgrblu (708) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, aged at least one year, barrel on the nose, copper color.
Minderbinder (3186) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with low-medium beige head. Aroma is of grapes, brown sugar, fruits. Taste is of raisins, alcohol, fruits, sugar, bitterness. Palate: Full bodied. Warming alcohol. Soft carbonation. Overall: Warming feeling. Decent stuff.
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours unclear dark golden, orange tint, with a nice off-white cap offering good retention and lacing. brandy-soaked golden raisins, booze, brown and burnt sugars, sweet peppery caramel nuttiness, coconut, off yeast esters - bubblegum, cheap rye whiskey barreling notes, pine, pepper. light carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky; semi-sweet rum-like spicy-woody-caramel finish. far from their standards.
tom10101 (4908) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (660 ml). Shared by czar, thanks! Split with the Québec crew. It’s probably 1+ year old now.
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small white head and some lacing.
Aroma: Burst of raisins along moderate spiciness, rum, boozy for a 9,5% abv beer, brown sugar and light cardboard.
Taste: A lot of raisins again with other dried fruits, rum, alcohol, caramel, moderate to medium spiciness, green apples notes and light bitterness.
Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. A tad liquorous. Warming finish with moderately lasting spices and dried raisins finish.
Overall: Bad bottle, problematic storage condition or I just don’t like it? I’m not sure, but the beer I had wasn’t impressive at all. Lack of cohesion and balance, way too much raisins, a bit of a weird cardboard presence and not much depth. It wasn’t horrendous, but miles away from what I’m used to when it comes to Le Castor beers.
mathieuc (3038) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by czar, thanks! Pours a clear amber with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of grapes, brown sugar and raw alcohol. Taste is of buttery caramel, moderately bitter with some slight green apples in the finish. Some alcohol in the taste, too. Body was medium, carbonation medium-medium-high and mouthfeel lightly sticky. Good but certainly not great, rum didn’t bring much to the table and the alcohol was a bit too rough for it to be really drinkable.
Franckg (923) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vieillie 1 an en bouteille. Une belle robe ambrée et limpide accompagnés d’arômes de chêne, d’alcool et de sucre à glacer. On y trouve aussi des traces de fruits séchés. En bouche, les arômes sucrés prennent le dessus rapidement. Suivent les effluves de rhum brun doux et des fruits séchés qui rapellent les raisins, bananes et figues. La finale s’étire longuement en dévoilant les subtilités du vieillissement en barriques de rhum où les amateurs de ce nectar en retrouveront les saveurs épicés et sucrés. La texture est mielleuse et liquoreuse et moyennement effervescente. Les saveurs sont bien balancées et se bonifient plus le liquide se réchauffe.
MrHangover (3766) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ THT January. Pours a clear amber beer with a big off white head on top. Aroma of spicy rum, loads of malts, light chocolate and a touch of caramel. Flavor has some rum in there, also some sweet citric notes, tangerine and orange. Aftertaste is sweet and long, with a big malty base. Good stuff!
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dean is off to his annual haircut tasting. Clear amber pour with thin white head. Aroma is fruity, light vanilla, light booze, citrusy, lots of orange, candied orange. Taste is sweet, light oak, vanilla booze, rhum, candied fruit, light grassy bitterness. Palate is med full bodied with good carbonation. Good.