muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2006
12 oz draught at the brewpub in the company of Goldorak and MDS, served gratis by brewer Nicholas. This is the 2nd batch, which he hasn’t put on yet, but if you ask me it’s set to go. Pours a very nearly opaque maple to dark brown with an everlasting small-to-medium darkish tan head....gorgeous thick, caramelly aroma with faint smoky wisps, vanilla, a center of the richest chocolate-caramel nougat and odd hints of coconut, totally decadent....and on the tongue, it doesn’t disappoint, with a plummy oak-vanilla texture permeating the tasting, overlaid by caramel and milk chocolate, a faint vinous tartness....as it warms, acrid smoky peaches (yes that sounds weird I know but that’s what it seemed like) emerge in the nose, making even more complexity of an already wonderful treat.....a touch too much acidity at the finish and perhaps slightly too little carbonation which makes for a bit of doughiness, but this is in any case spectacular and if Nicholas thinks it will be better in a month, count me in for returning for more. Bravo! Quevillon (3175) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2007
Bu sur place en fut (12 oz). Brune acajoux brumeuse, petit collet beige pale. arome de malte caramelisé riche et fortement alcoolisé, qui est plaisant. Goût de caramel prenoncé avec des notes de petits fruits, très réchaufant. Excellent! MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2017 Any first impressions?Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2006
-The top of my tulip was a garter belt of lacing all the way through, suggestively crowning the regal mahogany below.
-An inviting caramel malt lipstick seduced in subtlety with its fruity incantations.
-Chocolate-covered caramel was lascively being fed to me, as fingers were begging to be licked clean.
-Exploding berry juices at once aroused and relaxed.
-The kiss was luxurious, yet never sloppy, a mouth of velvet on which you can stay and reap the pleasures from for long minutes.
What if you dig deeper?
-She had hidden bulging grapes, toasted bread, and fruit jujubes within and around the bed sheets, for the long run of course.
-To be sure the height of passion could be reached, she warmed me up with a cloud of smoke and a caress of alcohol just before I fell.
-Her body’s effervescence was simply perfect, not too agitated, not too lax, letting all her sweet, sensual attributes do their thang to me.
-Her skin was satin, folks. The most lascivious satin.
On tap at the brewpub, different vintages.
[ Draught at the brewpub ; chilled ]
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2006
A mostly lasting small fizzy tan head that tops up a hazy dark mahogany body. Moderate lacing. Few thin particules. Few medium bubbles Aroma presents malt being very rich and heavy toasted/nutty chocolaty and rich, tawny like alcohol ...while hops are light. Yeast character is fruitiness..a vast array of fruits.. figs, dates, berry.. plum prune and cherry/raspberry. Initial flavor is moderate but very rich malt character, while development tends to lean of a more alcoholic background. Finish is long and warming. medium body... oily texture... Lively carbonation...
Wonderful scotch ale.
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 Purple reflects intensify the deepset cuban cigar hue. The big-bubbled covering off-white head shows moderate persistence. Initially subtle, gently peaty, concealing its alcohol and asking to breathe. The malt grows steadier as it warms, developping an earthy confidence that eventually evolve into chocolatey territory, but stays away from mainstream caramel sweetness abundance and chooses a malty yet vinous fruity playground as its residence. Evocations of grapes, figs, berries, plums, toasted cakebread are supported by a leveling alcohol warmth coat that screams of happiness in the diplomacy and delicacy the sweetness shows. Thinner than you’d expect, once again focusing on fruitiness rather than unjustified weight, enhancing drinkability obviously and showcasing its elaborated carbonation, palate cleansing and mostly lasting. Clashing fruitiness embodies multidimensionality. Great flavors in there, charming balance makes a statement of toasty complexities among the juicy nature.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2006
A dark crimson shade that was hard for me to focus in on, the lights were darker than usual...Anyway, it wasn’t quite opaque but almost, with a frothy head that held it’s own nicely.
mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2006
Toasted walnuts, hops were fruity and the alcohol finish was light, with a tiny bit of that corky, aged aroma that was subdued enough to be quite pleasing.
My first sip surprised me with it’s silken, lacy smoothness, the carbonation almost absent. A very mellow sherry/Madeirized flavor that mingles well with the solid chunk of caramel malt and pretty much cancels out any lingering alcoholic vapors or unpleasant tannins. Bitterness is almost inexistent, the finish is delightfully sweet yet not cloying at all, it was a pleasure to drink from start to finish. This Beer really hit all the right buttons for me. Nicolas, the brewmaster, procrastinated for months before releasing it (9 to be exact), but it was sure worth it, kudos to him.
Draught. Thanks so much to the brewer for sharing this rarity! Deep ruby-garnet body with an airy eggshell-yellow head. Smells fantastic - caramel and smoked malt prevail along with some burnt chocolate and yeast. Chewy caramel, roasty malts, rich bitter chocolate, and faint alcohol flavours. Low carbonation. Layered, full body. I really enjoyed this as others seem to have expressed on this panel, and to think the brewer doesn’t even deem it acceptable for public release yet!