Brewed by Brasseurs Illimités
Style: Smoked
St Eustache, Canada


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Ode aux malts fumés. Sa spirale maltée sucrée, où s’entrecroisent caramel, tire d’érable et soupçon de mélasse, est fidèlement soutenue par l’apport de la fumée du bois d’hêtre. FORMERLY CALLED ’FUMÉE MASSIVE’

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlainG (1650) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
Je pars avec un préjugé défavorable envers les bières fumées. Celle-ci est d’un noir opaque, surmontée par une mousse brune qui se résorbe rapidement en laissant une dentelle obligée. Par contre, en secouant le verre, elle reprend vie et c’est beau à voir. Ça sent la fumée et ce, de façon assez prononcée, qui n’est pas sans rappeler le poisson fumé; saumon, doré, hareng, etc., ou encore, quelque chose d’assaisonné au barbecue. En bouche, le goût de fumée est moins prononcé, mais constitue néanmoins l’attribut principal du produit. J’en suis néanmoins satisfait. Ce n’est pas très costaud, malgré son degré d’alcool. Peut-être que, tranquillement, je m’habitue à ce goût, ou encore, ce produit est bien réussi? (441-051112)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
12oz Bottle, purchased at Depanneur Peluso - Montreal, QC. Inviting coy nose that draws you in with a wisp of campfire and smoked fish and then turns ever so slightly acrid and sharp. Flavor, unfortunately, reflects the acrid turn more than the alluring wisps of refined birch smoke, with a strong, ashy, and lightly burnt plastic edge to the smoke flavor. Interesting that the flavor, not the intensity, is the overwhelming issue here. Usually, it’s the lack of intensity that makes smoked beers mediocre for me. Instead, this carries a sharp, charred log and artificial flavor that sends the beer in a decidedly sharp and tough to work through direction. Too bad too, because I think the structure otherwise is very well set up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dandeman (709) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Aroma: Smoke, smoke, smoke all over with a tiny bit of caramel Appearance: Pitch black with small head, average lasting and a bit of lacing. Taste: Also very smoky but warm and round because of it’s 8.6% alcohol. We can find a bit of caramel also but smoke is killing all other flavors. It’s name is telling everything. Massive smoke. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle. Deep brown-black pour with a thin tan head. The aroma is a little bit sweet and sticky. A roasted dark malt character along with a touch of sweet smokiness and some rich bittersweet chocolate character. There is a heavy earthy bitterness along with the roast and smoke. Great balance of soft roast and smoke with a soft cocoaish sweetness through the middle of the palate. Oily and rich and very tasty. I’m a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (10577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
341mL bottle, pours a dark brown / black with a thick, foamy tan head. Aroma is very massively smoky (duh), with some ashtray notes and a bit of bonfire. Flavour is intensely smoky as well, with lots of ashtray, firepit and cigarette butt. Extremely intense carbonation with destroys the drinkability even more, though the ABV is well-concealed. I suppose if you like this style, you’ll enjoy this, but this isn’t a success in my books.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
November 24, 2011 - with blankboy, jerc and mabel. 341ml bottle. Clear but extremely deep refractive ruby-brown pour with decent diminishing fizzy/creamy tan head. Smoky aroma, a bit like Church Key Holy Smoke USED to be; campfire, cola syrup, maybe a touch of kerosene - simple (7-). Taste - no cola, a little herbal - mostly campfire and kerosene/lighter fluid ... not sweet, but I got just a little bit of chocolate milk in it - weird (7+). A little watery and undercarbonated, quite astringent, finishes quickly and leaves a sharp smoky aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2778) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2012
[bottle] Peat smoky aroma with faint dark malt character, including some dried fruit. Clear garnet under a thin, lasting, white ring. Bitter peat smoke flavour with a faint chocolate accent. Light body, moderate carbonation, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
I didn’t know this was a Smoked Ale until I cracked open the bottle, smelled it and drank it. Definitely smokey; has that campfire smell to it. Figs, prunes, nuts, and caramel join the smoke scent. The pour is a dark murky brown color with a ultra thin head on top with most of it fading away. The flavors are, again, smokey, with bacon, wood, maple, a little dark fruit, and caramel. Interesting. And pretty good too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4245) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle 341 ml. Dark brown with a medium long lasting light brown head and fair lacing. Nose of smoke, wood and slight notes of chocolate. Flavor is sweet with smoked malt, caramel and slight notes of chocolate. Smooth but long lasting smoked aftertaste. Alcohol really well hidden. A very good Smoked, but not in the same ballpark as Schlenkerla in term of complexity, balance and drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012

Bottle 341ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, ash, smoke, chimney. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, smoke, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120422]

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