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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Rum barrel aged Barley Wine.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pumpkinhead2 (474) - Longueuil, Quebec, - MAR 15, 2014
Bière orangée foncée, presque brune, bien voilée, effervescence moyenne constitué de toutes petites bulles, col beige, un peu mince, mais mousseux, dense et persistant. Arômes de grains sucrés, pâtisserie, rhum, en fait ça sent beaucoup le baba au rhum! Effluves également de caramel, miel, sucre d’orge, avec beaucoup de fruits foncés confits, datte, figue, pruneau, odeurs qui rappelle également beaucoup le gâteau aux dattes. Aussi, légers arômes de boisé, banane, tourbe et vanille. J’adore ce nez, intense, complexe, riche, très agréable! En bouche, ce n’est pas tellement pétillant ou mousseux, mais quelle belle onctuosité au palais, c’est rond, soyeux, moelleux! Au goût, riches saveurs de céréales, nappées de sucre d’orge et léger caramel, d’abondants fruits foncés confits, avec de la banane, des petits fruits, léger boisé, notes de tourbe et de vanille, excellente saveur de rhum qui transcende la dégustation jusqu’à dominer la finale. Excellente intégration des saveurs entre elles! Très intense, très complexe, cette bière est un gros coup de cœur pour moi!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2222) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle 660ml. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3407) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1734) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (259) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2996) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3807) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (6077) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle shared at Dean’s off for his annual haircut tasting thanks to JulienHuxely. Pours cloudy amber brown with a tan head. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, fruits, dried citrus fruit, caramel. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6103) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle @THT Jan 2015 cortesy of and shared with JulienHuxley. Vanilla aroma. Thin white head. hazy amber pour. Subtle rum notes. Well balanced and easy drinking despite the abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4261) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
Poured medium amber with a small off white ring. Aroma of sweet grain, dark fruit. Full body, flavour as the aroma, moderately sweet, lightly medicinal.

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