bedainedebiere (544) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
Another great effort from this brewery to produce a great beer. Living in Québec, of course I never tasted an authentic german version of this specially smoked malted beer! But it is neverthless a well-balanced brew, with a non-aggressive smokey taste that you won’t be searching. Great texture, slightly bitter, some subtilities and everything is smooth and enjoyable here. I personnally like it even better than Bieropholie’s respectable Calumet. I also think that their 4 swords series, for "adventurous" beer snobs like me, is very, very interesting. 3 Mousquetaires now surely ranks at least in the top ten of Québec’s brewers. Or top seven? Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2009
750ml bottle courtesy of JAXON – thanks Jeremy! Pours pitch black with a 2 finger foamy tan head that leaves spotty lacing. The nose is smoked malt, dark chocolate and booze. The taste is smoke, cocoa, rich coffee and burnt malt with some bitter hops in the finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff! Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2009
750ml courtesy of savvy1982. Pours dark brown with a nice, tan head. Smells of smoke, caramel, roasted malt, touches of chocolate. Tastes of smoke, pepper, spice, chocolate, caramel. Nice. LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma of smoked meats, charred malts. Flavor is quite smoky initially with a smoky, meaty finish. There is a nice sweet malt backbone to complement the smoky notes. A classic smoked, very tasty!
8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5] fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle. Aroma woodsy-smoky with lots of chocolate as well. Flavor also adds complex caramel and toffee notes. Really nice.
smith4498 (3674) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2010
Bottle shared by Rustyham and Legato. Pours dark brownish color with tan head. Light smokey aroma. Flavor is slightly smokey with some toasted malts and bread dough. Anoother nice beer from this brewery. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Nick and Chris. Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours a fingernail of tan head that reduces quickly to a pool of froth over a dark brown body. The aroma is rich with smokey chocolate, soy sauce, and coffee beans. Flavors are similar with a hint of piney hops and dark fruits in the finish. Medium body and soft/medium carbonation. The palate is smooth going down. This is a good example of this style. Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 Sampled at the Richmond 14th Gathering. Delightfully smokey and roasty. Like a smoked stout? Very good actually, but more ’stout’ and less ’smoke’. Wish it was more smoke heavy. Sampled again at the river. again wished it were smokier. Beautiful dark brown pour with red highlights. very sweet molasses notes. reebtogi (6378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
750mL corked bottle poured almost black with a light beige head and good lacing. Aromas of roasted malts with some chocolate and smoke. Taste is malty sweet with some mild smokiness and some bitterness in the finish. Very palateable beer with a fine balance and not overdone with the smoke. Nice carbonation. Robust body.