Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
A dark and grapey example that takes on the tongue with well extracted maltiness that leaves a rather sugary feel, reminiscent of chocolate covered almonds and rather fruity at that, plenty of berries and plummy notes. The pour is dark chesnut, fully carbonated and raising a decent mostly lasting 2cm head. Very airy palate, not necessarily biting carbonation, but expanding and feeling a bit thin underneath despite a certain creaminess when tongue-rolling. Easy enough to drink, but as weird as it sounds, I’d have prefered to focus on one of the dimensions (chocolatey sticky sweetness or fruity desserty flavors). Satisfyingly fresh though, best before late september. GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 6, 2006
Deep brown in colour with a lasting frothy brown head. Chocolate, prune and citrus fruit aroma, notes of yeast. Chocolate and nutty flavours with notes of smokiness, very creamy mouthfeel and a very smooth finish. Thanks for the suggestion OKBeer. jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2006
Bottle from Premier in Halifax. Dark brown body, with a good sized beige head. (3+) Sweet malt aroma with notes of toasted nutty malt. (6+) Flavour starts with a wave of nutty chocolate up front giving way to a dry toasty malt finish. Light metalic hints in the finish/aftertaste. Palate is on the light side but is smooth. Lacks overall depth but was a pleasant surprise for its quaffability! Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2006
Dark reddish brown with a thin off white head. Sweet doughy malt aroma, with notes of caramel. Sweet malt in mouth, with light caramel, and light burned coffee notes. A bit oxidized. Medium bodied, with some light metallic alcohol in finish. Nuttyness develops as beer warms up. BB 9-9-05. Trade from Piscator in Spring 2005. DuffMan (10665) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Mahogany brown, tall beige head, moderate lace. Sweet caramel aroma, with a little spice. Caramel malt flavour predominates, a little chocolate, and a fruity ester makes its way into the palate every now and then. Smooth, medium bodied for a lighter alcohol style, and with good balance. Very nice.
piscator34 (2647) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Bottled sample. Brownish red in colour with medium carbonation. Almost no head retention at all, even though it was served in a hefeweizen glass. Aromas of caramel, light milk chocolate, and dark roasted grains. A bit more chocolate flavor too, but the roasted grain / toast elements really start to take over. The body is a bit too light for the flavors that are going on. Average. OKBeer (1175) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2006
500 ml bottle. Dark ruddy brown colour with a mostly lasting frothy and rocky off-white head. Chocolate, orange, caramel, and lightly acidic aroma. Caramel, chocolate, lightly toasty flavours with a dark chocolate, earthy, and lightly roasty bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, prickly but smooth. Nice. HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
Deep, dark brown. Foamed over as I popped the cap off. An odd meat aroma was present. Flavour was a more recognizable raisin, nutmeg, cinnamon and dark malt medley. BeerMountie (119) - Placentia, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 5, 2006
500 ml bottle. Thanks to Oakes for sending me this one. My first beer of this style. Dark brown colour with a nice tan head. Head reduced to a thin layer after a couple minutes but stayed for the rest of the beer. Malt and nuts in the aroma of this one. The flavour was sweet with some hops in the finish. Good mouth feel. Unfortuniately this is another beer that I will have to go on a long road trip to enjoy again. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
(500ml bottle) Purchased at the LB Store in Moose Jaw, SK, for $2.35. Pours a large, frothy, almond head with a reddish-brown body. Nose of toasted caramel and undertones of bourbon. Flavours of somewhat pronounced roasty-malts and subdued caramel and hops undertones. Good.