Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Old Ale
Montreal, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Old ale brewed in August 2011, dry-hopped in bourbon barrels for three months, then aged for some additional months before its big release for the 25th anniversary of Cheval Blanc.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (4464) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Tap at le mondiale 2012. Hazy dark brown pour, small beige head. Chewy malt aroma, surrounded by slme sweet woody vanilla, and dark fruits. Lots going on here! Loads of dark fruit, wood, the bourbon makes and appearance, its sticky sweet, and full of vanilla. Bready finish, sweet, sticky, and more wood. Very interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (612) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
Pours a mahogany brown with a generous white head. Great aromas of wood, dark fruits (plummy?), chocolate and a touch of wood. Medium carbonation, silky palate, very smooth with hints of wood and bourbon, finishes on a caramel-bourbon flavors that lasts for a good while. Very nice beer. Both on tap and bottles at the bar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
A dark brown ale with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a sweet British hops, burned caramel, very nice. In mouth, a smooth burned caramel malt with light coffee and molasses, nice herbaceous British hops, treacle and smooth alcohol warmth. On tap at Mondiale 2012 , June 9 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
2012-06-09. Very dark brown body is near black with mahogany accents, small tan head. 3+ Fruity tangy highlights over malty core in aroma, sort of vinous but not really, hints at wood. 7+ Served on the cold side. Flavour is similar, tangy vinous fruit, rich yet very subtle fruit lingers. 7+ Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, light carbonation. 3+ Sort of simple but I liked it. On tap at Mondial, Montreal

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
In short: A rich brown ale with a nice oak and bourbon presence and juicy dry-hopping
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear dark mahogany body with ruby highlights topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose has a very original aroma with a blend of barrels and juicy leafy hops some fruity and minty notes. Taste is a rich hazelnut pie, moderate bourbon presence, rich caramel, juicy hops essence, quite a bit of dry-hop here, plenty of oak, medium bitterness. This beer was a strange amalgam of flavors, but it is a fun strange amalgam of flavors, a tasty beer that stands out from the crowd. I really enjoyed it. Enjoyed this beer during the celebration of Cheval Blancs 25th anniversary, 25 years already for my local brewpub, to me breweries Ive been drinking for a long time are a bit like members of my family, except I dont hate them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
En ft. Verre de 14 oz dgust directement la brasserie. Arme: Odeur de caramel lgrement fruit. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caramel et de vanille avec une pointe dhoublons. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement minrale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de vanille en arrire got. (Rating #4301)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (3036) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
Drank on tap (14 oz) at the brewpub for the second Big Tuesday of Cheval Blancs 25th anniversary, April 10, 2012. Very dark brown, thin head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, slightly spicy. Taste of bourbon and hops fruity and bitter, with notes of sour berries, dry bitterness. Very well balanced, good bitterness, they have not failed that one for their 25th!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (9109) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
[4500-20120609] Tap. Mild chocolate malt and lots of nectarine in the aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown mahogany body with a quick foamy light mocha head. Toasted nectarine hops flavour has a nice subtle bitterness and roasty fruit aftertaste. Medium body. Tasty, and a little unusual. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Mondial, Montreal, QC)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4548) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
Style et rsum: Petite brute viellie en ft de bourbon.
Comment: Bouteille de 500ml numro 08/192 et 10/192.
Description: Premire bouteille bue du Cheval Blanc. Bire brune avec une mousse brune. Le nez est fort en vanille et en bourbon. Il y a du chocolat. La bouche est plus mince que la petite brute (elle aurait perdu 2 degr Plato depuis lembouteillage). Les saveurs sont agrables avec du chocolat et de bourbon.
Note: 7/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7293) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 18, 2012
On tap
Aroma sweet wrap , tart , mild alcohol feel. Very interesting approach.7+
Appearance pours as hazed amber with rocky mid top.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Citrus, some alcohol, pine with fruity berry elements. Vinous side end. Solid brew.

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