strowlands8 (278) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
Aroma is smoky, sweet but not overpowering. Taste is similar with a little bit of saltyness as well. A little too sweet for my taste but the smoke and salt play really well with some bitterness and a touch of booze on the finish. Really nice beer and very unique. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
I split a bottle of this with drabmuh recently. Review from notes.
An American barleywine from Quebec that may contain traces of herring. Intriguing...
This beer appears a clear orange color with a good-sized that leaves plenty of lacing in its wake. The aroma is very smoky. I guess I wasn’t expecting that. There is also a salty scent, reminiscent of an ocean. It’s almost as if this is a rauch barleywine. The beer is tasty indeed, but very sweet, and after a few ounces, I find it to be somewhat of a chore to finish. There is a certain level of complexity, however, that makes this beer alluring. An interesting brew for sure, and worth a try.
asheft (3125) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
[bottle at Danish Invasion tasting with cgarviuk and fonefan--thanks, fellas!]
Sweet vanilla aroma with a little grain, tropical fruit, and apricots. Hazy dark gold with no head. Sweet and bitter flavour that is in good balance. Lemony with some vanilla and smooth. Medium body, moderate carbonation. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
Clear copper in colour with a long lasting off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is of alcohol, caramel, citrus, candy, bread. Flavour is a bit warm, sweet, lots of caramel, citrus. Warm mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, hot, quite sweet.pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Not bad, a thin barley wine. Lots of alcohol.
341ml bottle purchased at La Trappe a Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opened on July 2, 2010.
Bottled in October, 2009.
Bottle date November, 2010, 11% 341ML. Pours orange caramel color, small white head and lace. light to medium carbonation, smells malty, smokey and kinda sweet. Taste is malty sweet and syrup like, a little smoke shows, as it it warms taste is more syrup and strong ale like and warming, got this bottle from UnWined in Alexandria, VA, for $ 5.99
Whatup14 (2227) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
Excellente bière, bien équilibrée. Goût fumé, un peu salé. Arôme de fumée, d’épices. Un des beaux produits que cette micro-brasseries a à offrir. tom10101 (6298) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle 341 ml. Clear orange-light copper beer with a medium off-white head and fair lacing. Nose of caramel, smoked malt and malt. Taste is medium sweet Earthy and peated. Flavor of caramel, herbal/floral, salt and smoked malt. Slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is sirupy. Medium to long duration of aftertaste. Warming alcohol but at 11% abv, alcohol is well hidden. Superb balance and nice complexity. Amazingly drinkable for an 11% abv beer. Pleasant surprise, a superb beer! BeerGolem (829) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle 341 ml. Orange-copper with a little white head. Aroma: spices, roasted malt, smoky (?), caramel, alcohol. Taste: very well balanced, with a good combination of bitternees, sweetness and saltyness. Dry finish. Overall, a very enjoyable beer.
Bouteille 341 ml. Couleur orange-cuivrée avec un léger collet blanc (qui disparaît vite). Aromes: épices, malts rotis, fumée (?), caramel, alcool. Goût très bien balancé, avec une bonne combinaison d’amertume, de sucré et même d’un peu de salé. Finale sèche. Une excellente bière! cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...light hazy amber ... soft sweet malt roast ...sweet fruit nose .. juicy apricot fruits ... very sweet .. orangy .. some of that creamy malts ... BenH (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at craig’s. Light amber colour. Light aroma, alcohol, some dried fruits, yeast spiciness. Similar taste, some caramel, little spiciness, slightly yeasty. Slight sweetness and a clean finish