presario (4426) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 Sample tray rerate. I’m not big into retrates but the aroma alone demanded it. Strong enchanting spicy nose. Flavour matches nose as before but instead of imperfection I get warm caramel and alcohol underneath.
Bottle. Big thick foam on dark copper. Warm spice nose with light booziness. Tastes the same with more booze. Seems a little flat in character with a hint of an imperfection underneath.
Lanchester (178) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy, bronze hue topped with a foamy light tan head; nice cresting of lace around the glass. Aroma is invitingly fresh and incorporates notes of resin, cereals, and caramelized sugar. In the mouth, abruptly bitter and floral hops vie for attention against caramel malts, gradually tapering down and making headway for light candied apricot and bitter orange peel. Just a faint trace of heat and astringency lingering after each sip. Very foamy and smooth on the palate, owing to a prominent and pillowy carbonation. I liked this one.
Marheb (1524) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Marmelade aux abricots, caramel et houblons se mêlent doucement. En bouche c’est soyeux avec une bonne amertume terreuse teinté d’agrumes. Agréablement surpris par l’équilibre.
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Ottawa Wine and Food show. Not all that familiar with Barley Wines. From what I gather this would be an excellent candidate for cellaring. Sweet and fruity flavours but with a boozy backbone that reminds you that this aint no pussy cat.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at La Succursale. Pours amber with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight caramelish. Toasted malty and caramelish. Smooth malty and quite bitter. Ends dry, roasted dense malty and alcohol. Lasting bitter impression.
tielord (47) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Le bateau de nuit.
Orange-brown color with subtle herbals aromas. Bitter taste up front of hops and little barley taste. Difficult to find alcoholic taste in this beer even with a 9% ABV. A good barley wine, only not my type. (Rating # 9)
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass, on tap at Braise et Houblon brewpub. Light orange color with a big white head. Sweet roma of caramel and roasted malts & barley, candied oranges are also really dominant in aroma & taste. Alcohol is noticeable but is blending well with the overall taste. A good and well balanced barley wine!
Quevillon (2341) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank on tap (13 oz) at Braise et Houblon (Laval), Quebec), on April 5, 2011. Red mahogany, small head. Aroma of raw barley but sweet, nutty notes. Slightly sweet taste of barley, very dry and bitter, not very malty, little sensation of alcohol. Not bad, but I feel there is a problem with the tap line!
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Braise et Houblon, dark copper-mohagany color, with some reddish highlights and a tan head, nice dried fig, raisin, malt sugar, faint burnt sponge toffee nose with some english pudding, carmelized french toast, burnt brown sugar, bran muffin and caramel pudding notes, with some toasted, caramelized, biscuity, chocolate malt, toffee nuttiness, date square notes within some brown sugar grêpe, liqueurish Grand Marnier, but without the candyish orange peel, curaçao and light brandy aromas folow through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth, sweet alcoholic, maltiness sugar, light fruity dark dried fig, raisin, flowery hop leafy character, with some Liqueurish Grand Marnier without his orangeish fruitiness, brown sugar, bran muffin, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, roasted malt undertones, and with some french toast, granola bar, cookie dough, brown sugar crêpe, toffee accents, leading towards a warming alcoholic, fruity, dried raisiny,figgy, maltiness sugar, citrusy, leafy, hop bittering finish.
cfrancis (2015) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light orange brown with an off white frothy head. Aroma is sweet caramel and malts. Taste is light, medium body and superbly balanced. Moderate hop bitterness with sweet caramel and very slight roasted barley. I could drink a lot of this.