ARH (971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is peaty and earthy with a strong bourbon caramel sweetness. It appearamce is a rich, oily, woody brown with a tan, dense soap head that had moderate retention and a dense, droopy lace. The taste is highly sweet with just a light bitter back note. The texture is that of a thin syrup accompanied by a light, but dense foam carbonation. The full body has an earthiness to it, but is primarily caramel with a toasty / smokey note. The finish is nutty leading to an aftertaste that keeps the nuts, but adds a smokey, and slightly ashy note with sticky maple.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cognac amber ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light treacle, alcohol warmth, herbaceous hops, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light peated notes, grassy hops, nice and pleasant, like a scotch. On tap at brewery.
brokensail (14038) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap @ Le Saint Bock. Brownish/amber pour with a khaki head. The smell is intensely sugary and sweet. A lot of fruity jam, some chocolate, and plenty of caramel. A touch of booze and maybe some green apple? Definitely some harsh solvent, booze, and green apple on the tongue. Kind of rough. A lot of goopy caramel sweetness to go with it. Not my cup of tea.
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brew Pub. Poured a brown color with some golden tints and small sized off white head. Caramel, dark fruits, and some woody/earthiness. Alcohol content well hidden.
Lukaduke (2764) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep golden almost maple color with no visible head. The nose is sweet caramel, raisin, date and honey. Palate is a bit sticky with no detectable carbonation.
Whatup14 (1208) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût au Mondial 2014. Couleur acajou opaque, mousse beige foncée. Arôme de raisin, alcool, solvant léger, sucre d’orge. Goût de raisin, malt caramel, alcool, tire d’érable, sucré. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps moyen.