papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2017
Appearance: Light brown body with ruby tinges and a thick head that clings to the side of my pint glass.
Smell: Dried fruit, nuts. Hops are very present with a citrus-like feel.
Taste: Smooth and mouthcoating creaminess at first with slight malt but finishes with some bitter hops.
Mouthfeel: Definite grapefruit-like hops which kind of out-play a little the more subtle malty aspect. Rounded out by a nutty component (label says cashews).
Reviewed on: 11-08-2008 mcberko (17845) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
341mL bottle, sold way past its prime but I didn’t notice until I bought it. Pours a murky diarrhea brown with a big off-white head. Nose doesn’t smell too bad or oxidized, with toasted nuts and some caramel, a bit of oxidation. Flavour of creamy nuts, some caramel and toasted malts - surprisingly not too oxidized and nothing offensive, just an "old" quality. Medium-bodied and a bit off-kilter from a regular brown ale, which is a nice change. I’ll uprate this a bit, given that this is an old bottle. nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12oz bottle pours a hazy brown with a cloudy, white head. Nice malty nose, bready, light hops, fairly approachable. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little brown sugar, a touch of cookie dough. Medium bodied, sweet finish. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
355mL courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pour is a clear, light amber with not much of a head- some tan bubbles wafting around. Aroma is amazing: big oak, cedar, wet forest, caramel, black peppercorn. Taste is dry cedar, spicy oak, dry cinnamon, herbal. Light-bodied though and quite refreshing. A nice surprise. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Medium beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, nut, some cola. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some cola, orange, light nut. Soft light-medium body.
Travlr (24826) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Borrle. Clear golden color, little head scant lacing. Aroma is herbs, straw, oil. Taste is floral and extremely malty. OK. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Pours with a big, creamy head. Nice nutty aroma with a hint of green olives. Light oxidation - showing its age a bit. Dry flavor, light vegetal notes with hints of raw nuts. DerWeg (1682) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2010
This is, like, HOW old? Never mind, it smells fine as the puffy tan head fills 1/2 the chalice over a deep amber coat showing clear highlights of gold. nice gentle sweet grain smell, a hint of snarky herb and citrus. Taste long fine flavorful noble hops over delicious flavors of nuts, toffee and fruit. Nice old beer with no flaws. HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2010
341ml bottle. Clear deep amber with a HUGE foamy-creamy tan head. Aroma is mostly lightly toasty cereal grain with a hint of floral nuttiness - dry and not too sweet. The taste follows - mostly grain, with mild dry roast, not much alcohol. Light body, a bit still, slightly sweet upfront, leaves a fresh-milled bread-makers’ grain aftertaste. Just okay. GRM (4050) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2010 Brown bottle, 341 ml, drunk in a Dieu du Ciel! glass, purchased at Le Grand Duc, savoured on January 25 2010; eye: bronze with reddish hue, clear, slight effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head, nice lacing; nose: nutty, malt, light resinous hops; mouth: nutty, malt, resinous hops, dry finale in resinous hops, medium body, average carbonation, mild astringency, lightly bitter, slightly harsh texture; overall: surprising
Bouteille brune, 341 ml, bue dans un verre Dieu du Ciel!, achetée chez Le Grand Duc, savourée le 25 janvier 2010; œil : bronze avec une teinte rougeâtre, claire, très légère effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige, bonne dentelle; nez : noisette, malt, léger houblon résineux; bouche : noisette, malt, houblon résineux, finale sèche en houblon résineux, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, astringence moyenne, légèrement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : surprenant