Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, - FEB 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sticky white foam atop a golden cloud. Resinous, coniferous complementary brett/hop combo, appealing in its flowery, lilac perfumey notes and exotic in its fruit salad, honeyed tropical tendrils. It makes for a very complex beer and one in which the old age has allowed the brett to take plenty of room and the hops to keep the oxidation at bay, still providing a fair bitterness, but also, when paired with the wood, casting a tannic, tea reminiscent texture of great refinement. That feeling is amped up by the smooth palate of medium build and intense, yet unagressive carbonation. All in all, it’s really dry, almost Orvalesque in that regard and deeply phenolic, venturing into clove, pepper and eucalyptus territories. As it warms up, phenols take a large portion of the room, adding a medicinal kick to it that feels wild a plenty, but perhaps less elegant than when at cellar temp. A fine local treasure that I see is gathering some homey hype that is well deserved. Very accomplished. Those barrels are a marvel.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours hazy and amber with a mid-sized, white head. Excellent retention. The nose furnishes boatloads of funk, lemonwood and citrus fruit. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. Moderately bitter with modest acidity, accompanied by tons of fruity-tart flavor. Finishes crisp and mildly tart with a slight note of tannic and bread-crust bitterness. Many thanks to Marheb for shipping this bottle of world class brew across the border from Quebec!
CapFlu (4350) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lasting thin, creamy whitehead with a clouded, sediment-filled orange body. Nose is wonderfully tart and yeasty. Cherry pit aroma, sour berry seed. This is very engaging - solid carbonation, quick resinous black cherry and lasting wine barrel finish. This is very good. Purchased at Metro Liquors University Heights.
cargo150 (419) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur orangés. Nez sure de cuivre. En bouche cuir,fruits sures,bonne acidité. Une bonne bière sure, une des meilleures de trou diable!
birraiolo (187) - ITALY - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottiglia 750 ml. Color ambrato scarico con buona schiuma di grana fine molto persistente. Al naso note resinose, unleggero fruttato dominato dai bretannomiceti. Al palato riflette i profumu. Ben equilibrata, buona cob un finale aecci molto interessante.
billybraga (3) - - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Arôme de houblons frais (agrumes tropicaux). En se réchauffant, une chaleur d’alcool et un côté vineux apparaissent. En bouche, c’est très boisé, c’est vineux, les houblons sont là, tout en légèreté, sans être trop amère. Une bonne effervescence, assez sec, sans être trop mince. Finale un peu amère, mais pas trop (même pour moi qui suis pas un fan de IPA).
ametras (212) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Burnt orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is leather, stone fruits, citrus, dust, sour candy, floral notes. Taste is pine, bread, tropical fruits, pepper and wood. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture. Subtle and complex. Beautiful stuff.
lefossoyeur (427) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy copper orange with a generous creamy white head. Very fruity aromas of tart fruits, berries, with an acidic note. Medium body, lively carbonation, fruity, tangy, ends on a strong bitter note with acetic acid distracting the overall balance of the brett itself. Pretty good.
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some strong orange and peach notes as well as some brett. The flavor is a mix of leather, light funk, toffee, orange and brett. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle at a Trou du Diable barrel-aged tasting at Volo, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy orange-golden with large off-white head that remains and laces well. The nose has slightly sour fruit, must, grass and oak. The flavour is quite dry with oak, Brett and sour pale fruit with a touch of barnyard. There is a mild hoppiness but it is overwhelmed by Brett and barrel. The finish is long, spicy, funky and slightly sour. On the palate it is medium in body with a dryish texture and average carbonation. Overall a decent barrel aged saison but the IPA does not come through like I would hope. 2013-05-25
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, orange body pour with no head, aroma is light sour with mostly plain dry sour funk flavor, Syrah?