Lubiere (14341) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
A deep reddish brown ale with a thick receeding brown head. A nutty aroma, with herbaceous qualities, light coniferous notes, tropical fruit esters. In mouth, dark maple syrup, molasses, and taffy, woody, oily mouthfeel. Shared with GRM, March 10 2011. Sammy (13130) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle at Volo. This is an imperial vegetable herb beer, with stated inclusion of myrtle branches, ginseng, some extra oats. I am getting creamed oats, chocolate, dry stout, chamomille and bananna in the finish, cocoa cola/root beer. Nothing at all like the bog water/chocolate stout aroma. black with a ring of head. Smooth drinker,though bit thin mouthfeel, medicine for what "ales" you. jercraigs (11166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
2010-01-22. Very dark brown body with a small tan head. 4+ Sweet malty base, herbal bog myrtle character, modest bitterness throughout. The herbal/vegetal character lingers, light alcohol in the finish. Aroma is similar with a sweet malty core and modest herbal character. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate. The cask seemed to be more rounded overall with a bit more hop character, which added to the overall drink-ability. Enjoyable, but the bog myrtle starts to be a bit much b the end of the bottle. Bottle 0008 at Volo, and Cask at BurgerBar, Toronto
mabel (10011) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
[3561-20110122] 650mL bottle. Light yeasty banana bread grains aroma has a hint of petrol. Hazy, dark red brown body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Banana petrol flower malt flavour is boozy with sweetly roasted nut notes. Medium-full body. Interesting to try, not really in the mood for it today though. (6/4/6/3/13) 3.2
solidfunk (9795) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2013
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON; w/ jerc)
Tastes boozy and malty. Pours blackish with no head, a little lacing. Not sure what gruit or even imperial gruit is but this is ok I guess. Beside does good at resurrecting old school styles but some of these styles died for a reason. Aroma has some off grain. I guess it’s gruit. Finishes with some sweetness. Tap at barhop.
czar (9680) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
on tap at wellington gastopub, ottawa. hazy brown-reddish with a small off-white rind, some retention. nutty toastiness and fruitiness - plums and raisins, some sweetness - almost cloying, herbs, few piney and resinous notes, some earthy and woody notes too. some citrus and strawberry-like hops’ feeling. average to soft carbonation, medium body - oily, relatively short but bitter herbal finish. nice offering. TaktikMTL (8013) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté à l’Hivernale des Brasseurs 2013 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et d’herbes. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-brunâtre. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’herbes et de caramel fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4813) blankboy (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
Draught at Indie Alehouse. Pours a prune juice colour along with a small lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma and flavour are quite fruity along with sweet malt, some herbs & spices, wood, a hint of chocolate, yeast and red wine notes -- lots going on here. Slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied. An interesting beer -- for me a little goes a long way but its a well made beer for sure.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle 650 ml HogTownHarry (7287) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
Aroma strong Belgian yeast feel, vinous with alcohol and leafy green feel.
Appearance dark brown, light beige top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : clean, mid bodied ale. Yeasty , noted with slight citrus followed by alcohol. Belgian yeast is main element here. Fine brew.
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).