Lanchester (191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 543/700, with special thanks to Depanneur Peluso for digging it up from their special stock. Pours the typical jet black, just a thin ring of mocha bubbles clinging around the edges of the glass despite an aggressive pour...must have lost some carbonation during the aging. Deep, penetrating aromas of rich chocolaty malts, smoke, damp wood, black cherries, and the characteristic maple/bourbon notes; really complex. Flavor is a delicious marriage between smoky, dark malt and sweet, wooden bourbon profiles. There are a lot of flavors going on all at once so it’s hard to follow the taste through precisely. Finishes with a pleasant and lingering boozy note, with whiskey, maple, and a little coconut coming through. A bit too thin on the palate, not sure if this was the intention or not. I suspect the aging greatly diminished the Citra dry-hopping because it was not discernible amongst the other flavors. Overall, a great variation on one Quebec’s finest brews!
Mindwarp (167) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours your typical Porter/stout black, with a small tan head. Aroma is malts and maybe a hint of licorice. Hard to explain the taste, dark fruit, booze and chocolate maybe? overall its a good Baltic Porter but not the best Baltic I’ve had by far. Would drink again though. The warmer it gets the boozier it gets.
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a sandy-tan head that lasts all week. Strong, good coffee scent, slight vanilla, toasty. First taste is a kick in the teeth with bittersweet chocolate, cooling to rich coffee, settling on a slightly sharp malty in the end. Would be better if it was a bit more on the bitter side, but then I do love black coffee. I will not hesitate to have again.
milara (90) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Grande Cuvée - Édition spéciale vieillie en fût de bourbon. Année 2011, bouteille 275/700. Ouverte en mai 2014.
Un goût riche et complexe qui fait pensé au porto. Une texture onctueuse, enrobante et chaleureuse. Mais je ne serais la décrire adéquatement et lui rendre l’hommage qu’elle mérite. Un grand cru, rien de moins.
Merci beau-frère pour l’expérience!
bigaddie (75) - - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet stewed apples aroma graciously welcomes my tired self to. The head disappears in a minutes but starts off with a lovely, creamy brown. The complex notes of the aroma also include a bit of molasses.
Sweet beer dominated by molasses and caramel. A hint of anise almost like an after thought. The beer is very smooth on the palate. Very drinkable. The effervescence introduces a lot of depth and enjoyment.
Can't believe it's a 10% ABV beer since it feels so drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dawit1969 (29) - SPAIN - JAN 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 75cl.Aromas dulces que recuerdan a la compota de manzana Buena cabeza de un precioso marrón cremoso. Las complejas notas de aroma también incluyen un poco de melaza. Cerveza dulce dominados por la melaza y caramelo, con algo de ahumado al final.La cerveza es muy suave al paladar. La efervescencia introduce mucha profundidad y disfrute.Los 10 grados de alchol no se distinguen. Una cerveza muy apetecible.
kavencharest (10) - - DEC 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply put, one of the best beers I’ve ever had. If you can get ahold of this one, don’t miss the opportunity.
Henry80 (9) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl.Aromas bottle sweets reminiscent of applesauce Good head of a lovely creamy brown. The complex flavor notes include some molasses. Beer dominated by sweet molasses and caramel, with some smoked to final.The beer is very smooth on the palate. The fizz introduces a lot of depth. Overall a great beer and a good sipper.