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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Vous avez en main notre Vin d’Orge américain brassé avec une quantité considérable de malt et de houblons biologiques. Forte, maltée, très houblonnée et un peu rebelle, cette bière a séjourné neuf mois dans des barriques de rhum provenant de l’Amérique du sud. Les notes alcoolisées se sont adoucies alors que la résine du houblon s’est fondue au spiritueux et au chêne, créant un bouquet fruité avec une finale boisée.

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cfrancis (3584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2017
Pours foggy dark cola brown with small carbonation but settles out. Aroma is big sweet rum and oak treatment. Small purple fruit and sweet barley. Taste is a big alcohol burn with sweet rum and dry oak. Underneath there is raisin, plum and a small hop bitterness.

3.4
tom10101 (6279) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle (660 ml), shared with family. Almost clear dark reddish copper with a small beige head, moderate retention, leaving little lacing and mini alcohol legs. Aroma is of brown sugar, resin, alcohol, herbal hops, rum spiciness and red fruits. Taste is sweet and a bit boozy with rather strong resinous notes, raisins/dark fruits, rum, oak and medium bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. A bit oily mouthfeel. Resinous finish with moderate alcohol warmth, spicy notes and oak. The good thing is that this Barley Wine isn’t too heavy, the rum barrel-aging isn’t too present and add some complexity and the sweetness is restrained. But the resinous presence and bitterness is too strong (despite the bottle having a years or more on it), it developed an unteresting herbal/vegetal presence and the malt depth seems kind of weak for a Barley Wine.

4
punkska101 (2166) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle shared with Alex thx André for arranging this, some light and subtle A: rum, figs, dates, caramel, alcohol. App: clear dark copper with smallish beige head. T/p: med body with short bitter finish. Soft carbonation. O: Really pleasant so bad they’ve let down this type of barrel aging. A bit too sweet but the body being medium really cut into it making it really tasty. Much appreciated. More of this Castor please!

4
Stoned99 (1684) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2016
660ml bottle shared with Jo, thanks for the share. Aroma: nice red wine, raisin, fruity mostly berries, sugary. App: clear dark red, minimal off white head leaving ok lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, medium sweetness, light moderate bitter finish. Overall: pretty good. Body is a bit too thin and it’s kinda sweet but well balanced with the bitterness. Really well made. Please, go back to this kind of beer, you really mastered it.

4
Adamsville (396) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
Apparence : Brune rougeâtre, reflets rouges, limpide, carbonatation moyenne, léger col beige, rétention moyenne.

Nez : Sucre d’orge, sucre grillé, raisins secs, léger côté poussiéreux difficile à décrire. Intensité élevée.

Goût : Sucre grillé, boisé, alcool, notes brûlées par la suite accompagnées de sucre d’orge et d’une légère amertume qui s’intensifie en finale. Intensité élevée.

Sensation : Corps moyen à mince, effervescence moyenne, quelque peu chaleureuse, finale assez longue en amertume.

Bref : La barrique et les houblons semblent vraiment s’être atténués avec le temps pour se mélanger dans un ensemble tout à fait cohérent et intense : le sucre grillé (du rhum brun probablement), le sucre d’orge, et les esters de fruits séchés, plus particulièrement de raisins secs, sont en vedette avant d’être relégués en second plan par une amertume bien sentie, mais aucunement dérangeante. Quoiqu’un peu mince, il faut noter que c’est très efficace sans pour autant être des plus complexes. Belle réalisation.


3
probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2016
Bomber from Broue Ha Ha, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 30 11 15.



App.: Very deep ruby-mahogany with a fair light tan head.

Aroma: Really big and edgy, lots of rich dark toffee/treacle maltiness, brown sugar, almost molasses and licorice, hard liquor is apparent, so is the barrel, peppery, boozy, a bit of dark dried fruit, resinous, still seems “young” in spite of 8 months of ageing.

Palate: Medium-full body, syrupy, relatively good carbonation considering the style, etc.

Flav.: Big and dark and sweet and rough around the edges and boozy and a bit astringent and a fair bit of brown liquor and some barrel; sweet with fairly high bitterness, lots of alcohol heat and a long, thick, malty and boozy finish.



This may have been a poor choice for a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon...

3.5
fiulijn (21399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s
Beautiful red-amber color with small head. Some aroma of caramel, malt, spirit. The body is mildly sweet, less than expected from a barley Wine, with more alcohol than one would desire; nice flavor, but not much malt depth, and indeed the final is quite weak; a bit nutty, some rum.
Nice beer, bellow expectations.

3.8
mcberko (19175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
22 oz. bottle, sent from yourilevesque (thanks a lot, Youri), pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of caramel malts, rum barrels, a little red wine and alcohol. Flavour is complex, with well-integrated rum barrels, followed by caramel and bready notes. Quite a soft palate, with no booziness. Surprisingly excellent.

4
Ferris (16696) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
Bottle - Sweet and Apple like notes, with some spicy notes and orange. Clearish copper with a small white head. Lots of interesting oaky, Apple and a nice sweet long finish. Nice, but a bit thinn.

3.6
rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
Style et résumé: Barleywine élevé en fût de rhum.


Comment: Bouteille au Cheval Blanc.


Portrait: Un liquide brun trouble qui ne mousse pas. Pas beau à voir. Un nez de caramel, de Pepsi ou autre boisson gazeuse au caramel, beaucoup de fruits confits et une touche boisée. La bouche est similaire au nez avec un fruité riche en caramel, en rhum et bois. Une finale ronde, chaude sans trop laissé place à l’alcool.


Note: 7+/10



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