Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Imperial IPA
Gatineau, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, - JUN 19, 2013
June 17, 2013 - on handpull cask at the brewpub. Slightly hazy amber-gold with a large white foamy/creamy last head - amazing for cask. Aroma weirdly like a gruit to me - buckwheat honey, tart off-dry red wine, plenty of resin bitterness, definite alcohol, and tons and tons of green oak tannin. Taste follows close on with the pinot grape coming out more than the aroma, but it works fairly well unlike other BA dipas - restrained IPA really, not quite double, oaky though, a little sourness but not off-putting and quite well balanced. Thick, airy but lightly carbonated, acidic dry resin finish and a damned good beer - well suited to cask, IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (8895) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
bottle shared by ian g., thanks man. pours cloudy dark golden orange with a thin off-white head, some retention and lacing. fruity caramel - doughy toasted malts, wood, vegetal and pine, boozy caramel, grass, pepper, raisins and red wine barrel too. average to moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, slightly harsh green resin finish. much akin to a bold american barleywine - some residual sugars too. still enjoyable but not what i was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté à l’Hivernale des Brasseurs 2013 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de vanille et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût fruité avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #4808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3984) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
Sample, draught, tasted during Winter Warmer, savoured on February 22 2013; eye: caramel, semi-opaque, no head, no lacing; nose: pinot noir, malt, caramel, woody, slight hops; mouth: woody, pinot noir, alcohol, malt, finale in alcohol with woody presence, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, bue lors de l’Hivernale des brasseurs, savourée le 22 février 2013; œil : caramel, semi-opaque, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : pinot noir, malt, caramel, boisé, très léger houblon; bouche : boisé, pinot noir, alcool, malt, finale en alcool avec présence boisée, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13656) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
A hazed amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, intense caramel malt with vinous qualities, treacle, pinot de charente, nice. In mouth, a barley wine like offering with corky notes, dry powdery character, barrel wood, OK. On tap at Hivernale, Feb. 23 2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (6270) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
Tap (Hivernale): Hazy amber color ale with not much head. Aroma of vanilla, raisins and oak with very little hops coming through and a weird cheap pinot finish. Taste is dominated by cheap pinot notes with quite vinous feel with some vanilla and oak notes also perceptible and some dry raisins notes. Hops are completely overshadowed. Body is full with low carbonation. An experiment gone bad?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
Hivernale des brasseurs 2013 - Bière trouble, sans aucun col. Des arômes hésitants de céréales, d’alcool et des notes de cannelle. Moyennement amère avec passablement de sucres résiduels. De corps solide, elle est crémeuse, d’effervescence très fine, presque plate. Finale honnête, sans plus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Flaveurs madérisées, l’amertume est absente, on ne goûte que le boisé du baril et des saveurs sucrées, raisinées, vinées. Elle rappelle un barley wine tout à fait conventionnel. Pas mauvais, mais plutôt... Surprenant. Peut-être un houblonnage à cru l’aiderait à reprendre son titre de double IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Fruit salad juices, green wood, alcohol and hop resins bathe idly in this Barrel-Aged concoction.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin ring of foam sinks into the muddy red.
-The mouthfeel is pretty flat and the flavors are rather loose. This needs some tightening up on many fronts.
-The hops are awkward throughout. Overtaken by the barrel in the aroma and contributing lax resins here and there.
-I get the impression a bottle-conditioned version will get MUCH better results.
-What a strange concoction from BdTemps; not up to their quality standards too. And was the lack of carbonation actually desired?

On tap at Hivernale des Brasseurs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marheb (5709) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 (Winter warmer mtl 2013): Un des résultats les plus étranges de la soirée. Vin d’orge américain en arôme et en entré de bouche alors que la fin est vraiment vineuse, plus vers un vin blanc qu’un pinot noir, j’ai eu du mal à suivre.

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