drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
7/13/13. 750mL thanks to mathieuc! Drank from the included glass! Rich amber red pour with a small khaki head. Booze, bourbon, and loads of caramel. Super sweet bourbon caramel vanilla taste with a touch of burnt toast. Super strong and sweet... would fit into a BA barleywine tasting. TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bouteille claire de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-brunâtre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de céréales avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture sirupeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #4961) BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Flip top bottle thanks to craig. Pours out cola brown topped with a small head. nose is lots of sweetness corn roast and tons of sweetness. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness. Not that bad at all. Sledutah (7530) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Swing top bottle from SS ’15, shared at the RBWG hotel share Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
Clear amber with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel. Flavors of caramel, malty with some hot alcohols
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with no carbonation. Aroma of sweet caramelized malt notes with some toffee and light warming alcohol notes. Taste is a mix of residual sugar. Caramelized malt with some toffee notes. Some notes of molasses and cookie can also be detected. Body is quite full with some warming alcohol that can be detected. Definitely the type of beer that needs to be share amongst many people and overall I would say this is a positive experiment.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
Perhaps worth noting I’m sampling a couple of ounces from a bottle that has been opened and recapped 15-20 days ago, kept at fridge temperature in between. Flat looking mahogany. Intensely malty aroma with unnoticeable hop character and gently estery yeast profile procuring cherry and strawberry notes with a banana notion at the rear. Fairly oxidized aroma, presumably from oxygen exposure since the initial opening - it fits though, adding a nutty focus, reminiscent of walnuts into realms of vanilla intensity dominating the more subtle oak, earth and dense cereal notes. Extremely sweet, one meant to be drunk slowly. Interesting positionning, halfway between beer and Scotch with an obvious Single Malt connotation - and obviously far less expensive than a Scotch even though out of bounds by regular beer standards. Difficult to compare it to any beer, but in terms of pure hedonism, such straightforward malt concentration, almost syrupy in texture, rarely hits the spot for me. Still, I like it more than I would have thought. I can’t help but think it is a very personal trip on the part of the brewer. Would I buy another bottle - the answer is no, but were I a fan of liquors, I might consider it. tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Sample (1 oz) @ Saint-Houblon.
jaghana (6066) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 11, 2014
Appearance: Deep clear copper with no head and nice legs.
Aroma: Strong malty presence, booze, toasted notes, oak, vanilla, raisins and toffee.
Taste: Huge malty presence here again with medium to heavy sweetness that is balance rather well by the boozy presence. Oak, vanilla, toffee, raisins and light acidity.
Palate: Full bodied. Still. Liquorous mouthfeel. Strong warming (but not burning) presence. Long lasting toffee flavor.
Overall: Quite tasty, but 1oz was more than enough for me. It should definitely not be classified as a "Malt liquor" and it’s certainly higher in abv than the listed 11.9 %. Good sipper.
Bottle @Mondial de la bière, a copper beer with low head and carbonation. Nose is intense on dry grapes, oak and vanilla, candied fruits. Aroma is on vanilla, blond caramel, dry grapes, very sweet, bit tannic. Long caramel aftertaste, light sourish notes, very pleasant. JulienHuxley (5807) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Sample from a bottle at Saint Houblon. Flat copper pour, clear. Aroma is malty, a ton of barley candy, boozy, raisins, caramel. Taste is sweet, really malty, nice maltiness, warming alcohol finish. Palate is rich, full bodied. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
Une eau-de-vie ambrée. Des arômes enveloppants de bourbon et de sirop de poteau. Des effluves de fruits et une surface épicée. Des saveurs de bourbon et de malts qui me semblent être un peu trop sucrés. Un alcool chaleureux. Une bouche bien molle, un peu lourde et assez collante. Un arrière-goût dominé par un bourbon caramélisé. Tout compte fait, une proposition parfaite pour les amateurs de bières obèses. En terminant, je souhaite remercier Yan de s’être sacrifié pour cette bouteille au prix complètement démesuré, astronomique, colossal, déraisonnable, exagéré, exorbitant, immodéré, pharaonique et outrancier.