Rciesla (5498) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep brune body with a tan head with great retention. Peat y dry and wooden toned body with a mild sweetness. A mild mineral tone with peat dryness and a moderate warming. A bit salt y sweet but quickly turns robust to a more roast y drying wooden tone mild palate and finishes dry and mineral like with a touch of smoke. Great stuff honestly, for me to rate a scotch ale a 4, now thats a killer scotch ale. EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2008
Bouteille vieillie environ 8 ans. La bière se présente avec une belle robe rubis et un col de mousse fauve imposant qui nous tient compagnie tout au long de la dégustation. Au nez on découvre des arômes madérisés de butter scotch, de caramel brulé et de sucre brun. En bouche le corps est extrêmement rond, velouté et crémeux avec une effervescence faible. On goûte des saveurs de caramel très salé, de beurre et de weiders original. En finale on retient une légère présence d’alcool. La meilleur bière vieillie que j’ai bu. Un gros merci Rémy cathschlag (48) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2006
Bière très rare achetée 20 $ à un très gentil ami qui a bien voulu partager ses trésors! Odeur de caramel très présente au nez, beaucoup plus que la nouvelle version. Notes de cerises aussi perceptibles. Belle couleur brun-orangé. Extrêmement ronde en bouche par rapport à la nouvelle version. De nombreuses particules se retrouvent au fond du verre. L’effervescence est évidemment disparue. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 The legendary Corne de Brume. This beer has developed quite a cult following since Brasserie aux 4 Temps closed down many years ago. The last remaining 750ml bottles are sold for $$$ and we were lucky enough to have cathschlag get her hands on one. I don’t remember the taste of a fresh one so I can’t tell you how the years have changed it. What I can tell you though is that it tasted pretty good. Brown body with particles, average off-white head. At our tasting someone came up with Black Forrest Cake and I couldn’t agree more. Very strong aroma. I felt like I was drinking an alcoholised melted Black Forrest Cake (sour cherries, bitter black chocolate, sweet, creamy body, etc.). For the Budweiser drinking rednecks: a Black Forrest Cake is like a very fancy cherry-filled chocolate donut. 750ml bottle. Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2006
A mostly lasting average frothy tan head tops up a very dark brown body. Moderate lacing. No particles. No bubbles. Aroma presents malt being moderate chocolate (the 90% cacao type) while hops are barely noticeable ... Yeast character is moderate fruitiness. Also, there are evident evocations of cherry , making the overall impression of a black forest cake. Some nuts overtones. Initial flavor is moderate sweet while development is a little more alcoholic. Finish is long . medium to full body... creamy texture... Soft carbonation...
Body has deteriorated a little over time, but it’s still very nice.
GonZoBeeR (3060) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
[Bottled ; about 7 years old.]
This is a very rare bottle generously shared by cathschlag
One of the lastes bottle ever....
Appearance:orange-brown,a lot of chunk of yeast,good head...
Flavor:caramel,alcohol.... Lubiere (14353) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Dark clear brown ale with a thin moka head. Wonderful prunes in aroma, with brown sugar, hops and floral soy sauce. Just like candy! Blended malts and smooth butterscotch and hops. Rich and smooth in mouth. Merci mon clutant! Enjoyed at YEHa!05 Christmas Party on Dec. 17th, 2005. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
(750ml bottle) Sampled at TiggMTL’s Montreal Crew YEHa!05 Christmas Party on December 17, 2005. It looks as though Yowie had another bottle of this beer stored away? Pours a deep brown body with a thin beige head. Nose is very toasty. Scotch smooth with vasnilla tones. Very good. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle. Deep brown in colour with a thin toffee coloured head, some lace. Stunning aroma of toffee, caramel, gingerbread, lots of chocolate, earthy and dark malts. The flavour was of caramel malt, quite sweet dark chocolate cake, buttery, toffee, earthy. Some very minor alcohol heat. Deeply roasty rich mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a long caramel bitterness, slighly dry. Amazing stuff, I can only imagine what this was like fresh. muzzlehatch (4977) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Ancient bottle shared by Yowie at the Ratebeer Mondial gathering. Wow, I never thought I’d get to try this...had heard much great stuff about it mostly from MartinT, and I love Scotch ales, so this was an amazing treat. Thick muddy brown with a hint of topping...toffee, chocolate liqueur, some baked blackberries in port in the gorgeous nose...body continues the sweet, decadent caky character, with tobacco added to the chocolate and caramel textures...its more than a bit thin and attenuated, but the smoky scotch character and complex sweetness carries the day, making this a fine beer still. Oh, I wish I’d had it fresh!