Boutip (5856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep dark brown color ale with a nice large foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of brown sugar and caramelized malt with light fruity ester is interesting though more powerful then expected. Taste is also an interesting mix between some brown sugar and medium caramelized malt with great fruity ester notes. Sweetness is well balance by some biscuit malt notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not for everyday drinking but well brewed.
AlainG (1915) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brun foncé avec des teintes rougeâtres. Elle dégage des odeurs de mélasse, de figues et/ou de dattes séchées et de levure. elle goûte le malt, le pain grillé, j’y détecte une légère note surette, ainsi qu’une épice quelconque qui rappelle un peu le Chinotto, qui laisse une très douce amertume en bouche.
sseb69 (1776) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2011 Bouteille 500 ml. 6.75%. Couleur brune très foncé,teinte rougeâtre, mousse beige. Arôme de malt, caramel et un peu de levure belge. Goût étonnant, malt, un peu d’agrume, un peu de chocolat, houblon, malt anglais. Finale en amertume et un peu de caramel. Déstabilisante, excellente.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011-08-02. Very dark brown body with a nice foamy tan head. Dusty dark malt, bit tangy, touch of a strange not quite peanut buttter like character. 6+ Flavour is similar, dry roasty malt over a malty core, dusty notes, a bit tangy. Average plus bodied palate. Odd but okay. Bottle from Dep Peluso, Montreal
pushkinwow (2552) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle. Dark mahogany with a slight mocha head. Roasted but slightly stale malt, smoke, nuts, some oxidization. Well carbonation, malty, bit thin, starts sweet and continues that way, finish is somewhat dry, bit grainy. Interesting.
probstblueribbon (3700) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 20JL11.
App.: Very deep mahogany with a decent fluffy off-white froth.
Aroma: Nutty, fruity malts, slightly minty and cola-like, somewhat earthy, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, fairly nice with a few iffy notes.
Palate: Medium+ body, limited effervescence.
Flav.: Darker than the nose, more like a stout, dark chocolate, black coffee notes, then the more Belgian fruity malts, touches of earthiness and nuttiness, some cola-like herbals, a bit...eclectic; almost dry with fair (inappropriate?) bitterness and a fairly long malty, minty, coffee and slightly boozy finish.
Not bad. Confusing. Or confused.
TheJester (2504) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle. Dark brown with a film of beige head. Smells like cola and coffee. Only milder. The flavour is mild as well. Mostly caramel and chocolate malt. Nice hopping. Kinda hard to describe. But enjoyable. Nothing wrong with it.
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense aroma of figs, hops and caramel. Great taste of molass added with chocolate hints. High presence of hops but not too arch or aggressive with spices notes at end. Enjoyable.
DuffMan (9499) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, purchased fresh from the brewery after their tap had run dry. Pours a beautiful deep garnet-brown with a bubbly tan head that shows respectable retention. Aroma is dark caramel and heaps of raisins and dates, with some spicy nuances. Sweet fruity profile, again raisins, some plum, nice dark caramel with chocolate and rummy undertones. Medium bodied, silky mouthfeel. Very nicely done!
Lanchester (191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 500ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby-tinged brown with a frothy beige head, receding to yield spotty lacing. Plenty of yeast/bread character in the nose along with caramels, dark fruits, and a light grassy hop note. A little spiciness quickly develops and then fades into a bready, earthy, and grainy malt profile. Finishes on the dry side with a touch of sweetness remaining. Nice and light on the palate, smooth carbonation makes this quite drinkable, even for warmer occasions. Not bad at all.