tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is sour and somewhat vegetal. Burnished copper colour with decent white head that diminishes slowly. Buttery diacetyl and some cabbagey DMS overlay a malty sweet beer. Body is thin and somewhat puckering. Perhaps not one of the better offerings. Bottle-conditioned. Sampled 2003.
CapFlu (5111) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Bright white head and a copper body. Interesting aroma of soya sauce and an over-rippened sweet potato. Bourbon flavour with a strong malt. Beautiful!
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2003 3 years bottle: Hazy amber with a respectable white head. It smells boiled vegetables and Martin confirmed my asparagus suspicions. The nose is pretty sour too which was not so much reflected in mouth. The taste was old(in the sense of not fresh) malty, buttery with diacetyl notes as well as cloves. Somehow grainy texture. Mollasses aftertaste and a little astringence. In my opinion this was just too old although I've rarely seen 8% so well hidden.
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(3-year-old bottle)...Cold asparagus riding caramel alluvions...Dry yeast under heavy oranges and sticky flower nectar...Is this getting old or is this Fantôme-like weirdness?...