GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, 2014 vintage, from and with Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on October 14 2015; eye: dark brown, semi-opaque, brown head that turns into a ring, slight lacing; nose: bourbon, woody, roasted barley, chocolate, cherry, oak; mouth: bourbon, woody, roasted malt, chocolate, cherry, oak, woody finale with presence of bourbon, medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: quite fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, millésime 2014, de et avec Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 14 octobre 2015; œil : brun foncé, semi-opaque, mousse brune qui se transforme en un anneau, très légère dentelle; nez : bourbon, boisé, orge torréfiée, chocolat, cerise, chêne; bouche : bourbon, boisé, orge torréfiée, chocolat, cerise, chêne, finale boisée avec présence de bourbon, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien bon
GothGargoyle (2318) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown with a light brown head. Aroma is cherry, wood, subtle hints of chocolate and bourbon. Medium bodied, complex on the palate with a lightly astringent and gently warming finish. Taste is woody cherry, hint of dark chocolate, dark fruits.
djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Wtf 2, pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong cherry skin, wood, roast. Medium mouth, tart cherry, wood, chocolate, light roast finish, very good.
JacksonSmith (12) - Bay View, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
this is one of their classics. look forward to this one every time. great in the tasting room.
Boutip (5834) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dark burgundy color ale with a large off-white foamy head with light retention. Aroma of sweet dry fruits, with some light chocolate notes and some bourbon/vanilla notes. Taste is a complex mix of chocolate, sweet dry fruits notes, light molasses, some residual sugar notes and some bourbon and vanilla notes. Body is about average with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Intriguing experiment with great flavours but lacking some cohesion.
rejtable (2301) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottleshare. Pours dark amber with limited head and no lacing. Nose is plum and vanilla. Taste is big sweet, light/medium bitter. Flavours of plums, vanilla bourbon, maybe a slight cherry hint. Mouth is creamy with light carbonation and alcohol is dangerously well hidden.
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed dark amber brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with treacle, candy sugar, dark fruits, plums, licorice notes, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light coconut oil, chocolate, light coffee, treacle and dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle from Boutip.
bytemesis (6582) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bauermj. Pours clear hazel, quite large beige head, kinda fizzy, diminishes to a decent residual with good lacing. Aroma is dusty, some bourbon, caramel, some toffee. Flavor is light plus sweet, oak, bourbon, dark sugars, perhaps cherry. Very light bitterness, some ABV heat. Medium body.
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/27/15] Draught at The Commons Brewery in Portland. Nice deep reddish brown. Lovely aroma of bourbon, vanilla, cookies, chocolate and some dark fruits. Sweet flavor with chocolate, vanilla, cookies, some fruitiness and a tart cherry note. Medium-bodied. Very good.
Tmoney99 (13334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by DanielCoors. Poured hazy dark brown with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate complex toasted sweet malt and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid complex sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a smooth complex beer.