Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: American Strong Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
A "double-brown" ale based on our famous Armada (American Bronw Ale)Aged 8 months+ in Boubon Whisky barrels, blended with a fresh batch. (last version was "cask strangth") Available in bottles for a limited time and at the pub, on tap

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (20284) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s; version 2014; 10.5% ABV
Brown color with huge compact head. Strong aroma of marzipan, bourbon, dust. Too high carbonation, having a negative impact on the mouthfeel; dark caramel flavor, some malt, too much whiskey and boozy notes, maybe rye, and some liquorice.
Very messy; excessive; not bad, but very difficult to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours a murky dark amber brown with a large white head. Aroma brings out whiskey barrels, light smoke, and bready malt. Flavour is fairly aggressive, with lots of smoky whiskey barrels. Not a whole lot else here. The carbonation is really aggressive, a little too much so. The carbonation detracts a bit, but this is quite nice for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14828) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle - Boozy sweet bourbon notes and toffee. Cloudy dark brown with a rich beige head. Boozy bourbon notes, no heat but also a bit one sided. Not bad, but a bit boring.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (13678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
A hazed reddish brown ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, a beautiful woody caramel malt with treacle, vinous notes, bourbon, very nice, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a nice licorice malt with bourbon barrel, grassy hops, loads of warming alcohol, as usual, beautiful. On tap at Cactus, Dec 21 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Bourbon rides this Barrel-Aged Imperial Brown Ale’s hazelnut-flavored caramel, as light oxidation and earthy bitterness seal each sip.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of frothy foam sits atop the dark brown.
-Bourbon barrel flavors are still quite present even though this vintage is blended with fresh beer.
-Mouthfeel is slick and the carbonation soft.
-At over a year-old, this brew is staying the course, but it is not foreshadowing great moments of aging. Drink it now, I say.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (8895) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
pours almost clear brown, red tint, with a small beige head, little retention and lacing. bourbon, a lot. some nutty malts, brown sugar, some sweetness - not cloying this time (as opposed to previous versions), some coconut, tingling spices, very hint of oxidation. average carbonation, light body - weak, medium long relatively dry grassy-citrusy finish. warming alcohol. less bourbon and booze (from previous versions) gives place to the beer to express itself, although their double brown ale seems to be lacking a bit in the body and in roastiness - but maybe it’s all because of the big bourbon in there. would like to try the non-barrelled version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de bourbon. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de bourbon et de caramel avec une pointe boisée. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de bourbon en arrière goût. (Rating #4769)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5966) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle (341 ml). Tasted side by side with last year batch. Reddish brown with a low beige head. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla, malt, toffee, caramel and slight dark fruits. Quite boozy. Taste is moderately sweet with bourbon, vanilla, malt, toffee, caramel and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is somewhat oily. Medium body. Less complex than previous batch. Maybe it will become better with some age but right now it’s an average bourbon barrel beer with a strong bourbon presence. I think that this beer should be merge with the previous batch in RB database.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5521) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Une petite bouteille oubliée dans la chambre froide. Une robe brune acajou qui est scintillante. Un col mousseux beige qui laisse quelques traces sur le verre. Un nez qui, ma foi, est très invitant. Un bourbon qui transpire la vanille et qui est admirablement touché par des fruits secs, du caramel brûlé et de la tire d’érable. Des saveurs qui sont belles et bien rondes. Le travail autour des malts me plaît énormément : cette richesse est bien accompagnée par le fût et ses attributs. Sur mon palais, un liquide qui est de moyenne densité. Une texture qui est bien huileuse et un pétillement qui est plutôt lent. Une finale qui s’étire longuement sur des notes boisées qui sont bien caramélisées et doucement vanillées. Une belle surprise. Supérieure, il me semble, à la version antérieure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4549) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Bouteille de 341ml. brassée chez Brasseurs Illimités. Bue avec Slovaksniper. Bière cuivrée foncée avec une mousse beige. Un nez de caramel, vanille, boisé et de whiskey. La texture de cette bière est crémeuse, pas trop chaude, pas trop sucrée, une belle touche de caramel. Le whiskey est discret mais jamais il écœure. Surprenante digestibilité pour ce type de produit. 7+

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