EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, - FEB 9, 2009papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Bouteille de 341 ml. Nos yeux observent une bière de couleur rubis surmontée d’un col de mousse beige, imposant et durable. Au nez on découvre des arômes de raisin, de caramel , de grain grillé et de chocolat avec une bonne présence d’alcool. En bouche le corps est moyen-rond avec une effervescence moyenne. On goûte des saveurs de grain torréfié, de chocolat et de café. Le tout enrobé par de l’alcool et du pouding au raisin. Excellent.
Appearance: Pours a deep mahogany with a average sized off-white head with tinges of tan. Looks like burnished copper. For some reason, as i’m drinking it, i can’t stop admiring the color. I’m really digging it.
Smell: A strong aroma of burnt sugar, caramel, dried fruit and a whiff of cognac to top things off. Delicious.
Taste: Throws a little bit of a curve ball at first. Dominant cloves and cinnamon at first but then segues into a more relaxed taste. Getting some sugar and faint traces of oak. I have trouble pinning down the fruit, figs maybe? It has a slight leathery finish but the overall taste is of spices which is quite pleasant.
Mouthfeel: Average carbonation with a certain dryness to it that leaves me a bit ambiguous. Surprisingly not too heavy but still a full-bodied brew.
Reviewed on: 09-11-2009 Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
2009 bottle: A huge surprise! A reddish brown ale with a thick dissipating dark brown head. In aroma, smooth caramel malt with dark fruits, light molasses. In mouth, a dense sweet maple caramel malt with loads of sweet coffee, vanilla, vinous character. After almost 4 years, this one is superb! Plovmand (8266) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle from TheJester. Thanks a bunch!! Brewed 2009. Wow this beer is good! It pours dark brown with a medium long lasting creamy tan head. The aroma has loads of ripe dark fruit, black berries, sweet toasted caramel, light tobacco, light chocolate and port. The flavour is overripe fruit, light chocolate, light roast, light licorice, caramel and dark mollasses. Long dark fruity finish. Wow this is a fantastic brew indeed! EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Ruby red tinted pour with a light tna head. Light cherry and caramel aroma, notes of grapes. Light sweetness with a cherries and a bit of rubber. Big alcohol finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2010
341ml bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Clear nut-brown body with a small beige head that wholly dissipates. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some raisin, vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, raisin, light vinous/alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Decent little double, some nice roasty notes, with some caramelized raisins and solid herbal hops. The finish is a bit astringent. Boutip (6327) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy brown color ale with a huge off-white foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of deep sweet malt with traces of candi sugar and nice dry raisins with a subtle notes of anise. Taste is more complex then I had expected with loads of maderized sugar and dry raisins with some great notes of candi sugar ad deep caramelized malt. Body is quite full with limited filtration and great carbonation with no signs of alcohol. While I appreciated most offering form this brewer I must admit that this is quite better then I had expected. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
Muddy brown in colour with a large lingering beige head, excellent lacing. The aroma is quite malty, lots of caramel, dark fruits, christmas cake and some yeast. The flavour has some light alcohol, moderate spice, lots of burnt christmas cake, caramel sweetness. Bitter warming mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, bitter with a hint of burnt coffee beans at the very end.PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2009
Another solid offering from Bièropholie. A very drinkable and hardy dubbel.
341ml bottle obtained in a trade with TheJester, thanks Andy.
Opened on January 1, 2010.
340ml bottle. It pours very dark with a large tan foam head. The aroma is hard for me to pin down caramel with some spice? The taste is light sweet. medium body, with an almost sticky texture. Overall a nice beer, too bad it has been retired. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours a murky brown color with a thick, light brown head. The aroma has caramel, earthy/roasty malt, it’s also fruity and yeast. The flavor has a solid roasted malt with caramel, molasses yeast and mild fruityness. The body is light to medium with a syrupy texture and moderate carbonation.