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Brewed by Brasserie Dunham
Style: Old Ale
Dunham, Canada

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Une de nos 4 bires du 2 anniversaire. Ale forte brasse dans la pure tradition britannique, vieillie plusieurs mois, finition en barrique de Brandy. Brasse en collaboration avec a Brasse!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (12819) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, merci beaucoup Julien_Huxley! Brown color. Slight gusher. malty, caramelly, slightly herbal aroma with oak and farmhouse brandy. Olives. Herbal notes, caramel and vanilla in the flavor. Dominating farmhouse brandy. Olives. Warming alcohol. This is indeed a very special one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11516) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
malty but drying . Lacy cream beige head on mahogany brown. The brandy is on the finish, and more brandy taste and more sweet malt as it warmed. A little hop bitterness added to the complexity.Booze in the aroma. Decent drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Fruit jam, vanilla, brandy and green wood leap from this Barrel-Aged Old Ales bouquet, leading to caramelized raisins and alcohol warmth.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the cloudy purplish brown.
-The brandy notes are perfectly in tune with the chosen grain bill.
-Alcohol is present, but that might also be an illusion created by the barrel profile.
-For now, the flavour profile is a bit muddled and intense; a few more months of relaxation in a cellar might make everything feel more cohesive. Really looking forward to trying it out next winter!

On tap at the brewery taproom.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (8333) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
on tap at bateau de nuit, qc. hazy light brown reddish with a small light beige head, some retention. spicy caramel, earth and dirt, pine, very boozy, pepper, brandied-soaked fruits, fruitcake-like. moderate to low carbonation, medium body, boozy and harsh piney finish. complex that is.. but this one was clearly not ready..

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7215) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
En ft. Verre de 12 oz dgust lors du party 2e anniversaire de la brasserie. Arme: Lgre odeur dalcool et de fruit. Apparence: La couleur est ambre fonce. Prsence dun mince col beige mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de confiture de fruits avec une pointe de vanille et dalcool. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence dalcool en arrire got. (Rating #5011)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
A long-lasting beige foam settles above the darkish caramel. Grapey, almost juicy Brandy is very much to the forefront at this stage - the bottle is now a little more than one year old. It sits on a bed of caramelly, toasty malts, supple and undeniably sweet - yes with agreeable and spicy woodsy tannins that manage to balance it. Underneath it all, spicy hops make a timid appearance. Plenty of alcohol in there, probably as much because of the Brandy barrel than the actual 8.5% ABV. I dont like that high a alcohol presence in a beer whose ABV is not over the top, but I truly dig some other traits the barrel brought about, for instance the very clear woodsy spiciness and chocolate reminiscent barrel toastiness. Not an overly complex creation, but one with a good focus and that acts like a good and relatively reasonable sipper one can get over with over the course of an evening.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6097) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt with light Brandy notes is quiet pleasant. Taste is also mostly dominated by caramel malt with some residual sugar notes thought they are very well balanced overall with light Brandy notes kid of rounding out the rough edges of this beer. The body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable beer but still a little bit rough around the edges I would have like better drinkability even thought I understand this is a big beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5694) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
On tap @ Le Bateau de Nuit (Qubec). Clear copper with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of brandy, sweetness and boozy notes, toffee, vanilla and light spices. Taste is moderately sweet with brandy, toffee, herbal notes, vanilla, spices, light alcohol warming and light bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. This one is not as complex as I thought it would be. Maybe it will come together with more age on it, but it may as well stay an average Old Ale with a nice brandy touch and nothing more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5691) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with lasting creamy white head. Aroma of brandy, raisins, dates, pretty typical strong dark ale aromas with a heavy brandy smell. Taste is a tad boozy, rich boozy dark fruits with strong oak brandy finish, alcohol is not overdone, but makes the whole thing a little one-dimensional. Palate is sweet with really good carbnonation (medium). Quite enjoyable, a bit straightforward and a tad boozy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5315) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
Une bouteille partage avec rodenbach99. Une robe rougetre et sa mousse gnreuse. Une dentelle qui trace les grands continents. Un nez marqu par le ft. Des effluves de bois et des notes fruites de brandy. De bons malts grills dans lesquels se dveloppent des parfums caramliss. Un got encore une fois marqu par la barrique. Un effet tannique. Une sensation pice. Un fond chocolat. Une eau-de-vie tentaculaire. Des parfums volatils dalcool. Des saveurs nettes de raisins. Au palais, je note lexistence dun corps lgrement gras dans lequel sinstalle un ptillement modr. En arrire-got, une composition intressante de caramel fonc, de cacao, de vanille et de bois exotiques.


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