douglas88 (7349) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. A beastly brew for sure. Pours a murky brown color with a medium brown head. The aroma is massive; sweet brown sugars, malts and soem fruit just jump out at you- warning that this will get you smashed. The flavor is just as robust; warm bordering on hot, brown sugars, prunes, a heavy sweet malt. A strong brew for the Quebec winters for sure. Nice.
Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. great brew. very rich and very complex. Dark fruit.. rich caramels and a tinge of spice. Dark nutty aroma and slight roasty taste. Brown sugar is the primary sweetness. very strong with well masked alcohol.
CapFlu (4820) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Purchased at Cook Street Liquor Store for $13.20. Pours a lofty, beige head atop a strong red-brown body. Right of the bat - sniff, sniff - this has a lot of the aroma of Trois Pistoles: plum, smooth brandy and vanilla. Great ruby plums swirl the palate, the heightened alcohol (10.3%) is less apparent than that of Trois Pistoles (9%). Some earthy undertones. A wonderful, wonderful beer. Unfortunately its twice the price of Trois Pistoles here in British Columbia ($5.99) or I’d be alternating between the two regularly.
punkska101 (1253) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared. Hazy dark brown small white head. A: dark fruits, dark caramel, intense licorice. F: full body finish is sweet and long nice texture it’s close to sticky. O: Really good like all of their special series.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy brown colour with a descend size head which dissipates quickly. the aroma is sweet malts , cloves, the taste is very sweet alc. molasses and dried fruit with a dry finish.
sseb69 (1664) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 750 ml. 10,3%. Couleur brune un peu brouillée. Mousse beige. Arôme de céréale, blé et fruits mûrs. Goût de terre, chocolat, levure et alcool. Finale sans amertume. Bonne.
rejtable (1800) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stong aroma of caramel with a hint of coffee. Heavy sweetness. Full body with a bit of an oily texture. Top notch beer from one of the great breweries in the country.
DeanF (1891) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours a beautiful muddy brown with plenty of beige head. Aroma of fermented malts mashed in with grass and swampwater. Flavour is heavy barley syrup mixed with bière de garde grass and a huge alcoholic finish. Really, who are they kidding - this stuff has "malt liquor" written all over it but they’ve added a few fancy French accents to make people think it’s something else, aside from major suckage. Dudes, I ain’t fooled.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 750 ml bottle. Dark brown color with brown head. Aroma of caramalised malts and fruits. Taste is mainly dark fruits, caramel and cacao. The alcohol presence is not well hidden, yet it is very sweet and easy to drink. Got to say I expected a little bit more complexity. Still, its a good one.
VertBaconStrips (2187) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Vintage. Jotted down this: deep brown, clear with a small medium tan head, goes right to a skim. Smell: fairly sweet and lots of caramel, powdery chocolate, prunes and dark fruit. Taste-o: faint alcohol if any, nice spice, fruit cake, nougat and a bit of brown sugar. Seemed a bit only but no alcohol and a nice finish made this a lot better than I thought it would be.