AwaKe (300) - Laval, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
En bouteille. Couleur ruby, bonne mousse beige. Première bière en fut de vin rouge que j’apprécie. Le temps en barrique apporte des notes de chênes, cerises, bois mais la rondeur et le gout de malt prononcé de la amber ale permettent d’amortir le choc. Un beau palais rond, très gouteux comme bière. L’étiquette est sublime, le liquide tout autant. Ferris (16692) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Bottle - Decent caramel malts and light barrel notes. Cloudy copper with a small white head. Light tart notes, sweet syrup and some stone fruit. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Hazy orange with a pale head. Aroma is red wine, oak. Light-medium bodied, lightly dry on the palate with some nice barrel character on the finish. Taste is red wine, oak, red fruits. punkska101 (2166) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle brought by Alex shared with Seb too A: red wine, woody, cherries, light spiciness App: reddish hazy brown with sparing white head. T/p: med body with med acidic finish. Soft carbonation. O: Fair offering. Like the soothing acidity that’s definitely a good level of complexity. Stoned99 (1684) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2017
750ml bottle shared with Jo and Seb. Aroma: big red wine, dark red fruits, sugar candies, barley. Taste and palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, light to medium sweetness, moderate acidity finish. Overall: This aroma is really awesome. I really like it. I keep smelling it. Really good beer.
tom10101 (6278) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) at home. Split 3-ways. Thanks to hoppypocket for this bottle! Clear deep amber with a medium beige head, moderate to medium retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of - strong - red wine presence and English Strong Ale components (caramel/toffee, mineral presence and mild spiciness), plenty of oak features, perfumey notes, hints of alcohol and fruits (cherries, plums). Taste is sweet but it’s balanced by the strong red wine presence, a good malt backbone developping nice toffee notes, earthy/mineral notes, oak, gentle tartness, alcohol and mild spiciness. Medium to full body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Oaky and winey mouthfeel, a bit tannic. Fruity finish with a really nice and well dosed alcohol warmth. A very nice surprise here. It’s super winey, but the mix with the English base beer is wonderful. The alcohol is perfectly dosed. Excellent! Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle 750ml. Thx Brandl. mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
Pours very dark burgundy. Aroma is of fruits, apples, wine. Taste is of apples, some wild yeast, wine. Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall: Good, deep. A tad weird.
Pours a hazy brown-ish red with a small offwhite head that leaved good lacing. Nose is of raspberries, wood, wine and some alcohol. Taste is of grapes, some caramel, wine and is lightly tart. Moderate body and carbonation. Some drying alcohol. Vinous. A pretty good winey strong ale but I can’t say I was really moved by it. czar (9487) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
bottle shared by simon, thanks brand-dawg! pours hazy copper-orange with a frothy light beige-orange head, frothy lacing. tons of cranberry and cherry sauce/pudding, fun berries - perhaps some pimbina, blueberries; minty spices, natural red wine, orange marmelade, light toffee notes, brett, exotic peppercorns, salt. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; tart woodsy-spicy finish. very nice experiment - a tart vinous english strong ale. ametras (1747) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
750ml bottle. Reddish copper with a foamy beige head. Flavors are brown sugar, toasted cereals, oak, red wine and alcohol with fruity and light acetic notes. Medium body, moderate to good carbonation, smooth texture.