Marheb (6343) - MontrÃ©al, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
(Hivernale des brasseurs Montréal 2013): Légèrement chocolatée, pointe de verdure et d’acidulation, difficile à suivre. BiereLuc (1276) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Foncée avec une mousse envahissante. Nez discret avec des présages salins et herbacés. Le caramel étonne en bouche sur un fond amer, piquant et pétillant. Le houblon nous hante en post-goût. Parfois trop. Parfois pas assez. Une bonne bière qui manque un peu ’équilibre. Spab (4311) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
On tap at the Only Cafe. Pours a dark brown with reddish edges and light tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, roast, chocolate, licorice and spice. Flavour is raisin, chocolate, anise, banana and light spice. Actually my overall first impression was truly ’bog’. Fine carbonation. Something different and quite nice even if not one to have in copious amounts. Metalchopz (3711) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
2013 version which is 8.5% ABV. at the Arrow & Loon. Pours a murky brown colour. Did not have any head (not sure if it was the bar pour) and so no lacing was found. Medicinal nose with mild fresh mint aromas (in a very good way). Medium-heavy bodied. Very interesting taste with licorice notes, hints of dark fruits and a herbal finish. This is a very lovely original brew for those who wants something different and love grassy roots. I would definitely have again and suggest you try this. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle from the brewery. From the original bottling (Jan/2011, I believe), so it’s close to two years old, but has held up really nicely. Very dark ruby-brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is really unique - a bit of oxidization has given it a port-like character, along with deep sweet malt and plum pudding notes, and a mild herbal tone. Medium bodied with light but slightly prickly carbonation. Flavour starts with the port-like sweetness promised by the aroma, followed by plum and raisin, a bit of cocoa, and finishing with a herbal and slightly boozy bitterness. Very good!
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle number 0526. Beautiful dark brown pour with a thin brown head. Very clear. Aroma is malt, vanilla, light oak caramel. Some interesting vegetal notes throughout really enhance an already intense flavor. Very tasty. Good beer. HogTownHarry (7309) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
Cask pint at Burger Bar January 22, 2011 - monthly "Cask!" meet-up. Clear but still nearly opaque brown-black with decent creamy tan head. Smells a bit like a porter - roasty, more alcohol, nutty and syrupy (yes, seemed a bit sweet, more in the Baltic Porter vein) but some ameliorating herbal bitterness. Taste follows, strong, but not overpowering, still syrupy with an almost burnt malt character, but it’s not as sweet as it smells, significantly more herbal bitterness to balance it out - even resinous, nutshell bitterness too. Slick mouthfeel, midly carbonated, definitely alcohol in there, sneaky-strong, with a pleasantly long bitter finish, a bit of carbonized treacle in the aftertaste - good stuff! (didn’t want a second pint, though). robinvboyer (4837) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
On tap at le mondiale 2011.
Dark murky brown, little to no head. Big spicy aroma, myrtle, wood, grass, cinnamon, even touches of what seems to be cardamon. Light bitterness, spicy finish. Interestng beer. GRM (4275) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
Brown bottle, number 0564, bottled on 30/1/11, drank with Luc Bourbonnière; eye: mahogany, rather opaque, no effervescence, no head; nose: floral, perfumy, bog myrtle, woody, light soy sauce, alcohol, alcohol warmth, finale in bog myrtle with light presence of soy sauce, lightly sweet, lightly liqueur-like texture; overall: quite likable
Bouteille brune, numéro 0574, embouteillée le 30/1/11, bue avec Luc Bourbonnière; œil : acajou, plutôt opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse; nez : florale, parfumée, myrique baumier; bouche : florale, parfumée, myrique baumier, boisé, léger sauce soya, alcool, légère chaleur d’alcool, finale en myrique baumier avec légère présence de sauce soya, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement liquoreuse; en résumé : bien aimé JB84 (652) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
Pour deep murkyish brown with some light still coming through coffee brown head ok lacing. Aroma smells like a mix of a Belgian and wheat, chocolate, spices, bubble gum, dark fruit. Tastes very spicy, with earthiness galore, cinnamon, dark fruit, great bitterness, roastiness, nuttiness, all I can say is wow extremely complex. MF medium to full body with a prickly decent carb that works quite well. This beer is extremely well constructed and you can tell the labor and love that went into it. So complex it is still leaving me finding flavors even after I’m done drinking it. Outstanding.