hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
Flip top bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Cherries, dark fruits, chocolate, and some earthy / woodiness. Light alcohol in the finish. Sammy (12846) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
500 ml. from St. Hubert. Sour fruit, overall not too sour because of the malting, also smoke and peat . Lacey, with a spore looking head on a brown body. A strong brown meets a scotch meets a fruit beer. Fruit in the finish: cherries, dates, caramel. Fairly full bodied. MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
My Bottom Line: czar (9503) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
Cherries, black grapes and figs uplift this sipper’s chocolate and wooden smoke, sculpting a refined, balanced expérience.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the purple-laced dark brown.
-The finish is rather short and forgettable.
-Carbonation makes this easy to drink despite the potency.
-Alcohol is very well hidden.
-This is not as sweet as expected.
pours clear dark brown, red tint, with a small cap, little retention. lots of cherries here, decent caramel, chocolate, dattes, woodiness. boozy - guess it’s normal here. soft carbonation, medium body, decent grassy hopping. lightly acidic and bitter finish. ok. solidfunk (9444) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Smells fruity, a lot like wine. Pours Dark brown with some head. Aroma of booze and dark berries. Aftertaste is sweet and sour. Medium carbonation. Pretty Bottle on sale at Delires du terroir.
TaktikMTL (7999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
Bouteille de 500 ml, avec bouchon de céramique, achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de cerises et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune-noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerises et de figues avec une pointe de chocolat et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4111) blankboy (7833) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
My 4600th rating! Bottle [500ml] courtesy of Glouglouburp. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size quick-diminishing fizzy off-white head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, dark fruit, brown sugar, chocolate, some sourness, wood, light smoke and more. Smooth (for the abv) flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, slightly sour dark fruit, wood, light brown sugar and caramel. Alcohol is there in the aroma but it’s pretty well hidden in the flavour. Average to medium bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel. It’s quite good, with lots going on, but it’a not as good as I expected. Radek Kliber (7487) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
HogTownHarry (7077) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma sweet front with fruity elements. Mellow character behind. Drier finish.
Appearance dark brown going into black. Base creamy with mid top. 4-
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Mineral with slight metallic hints. Mild sweet berry mid. Some following tartness. Mellow finish. Good.
500ml swing-top bottle shared with garthicus for his 2000th rating. Thin looking ruby-black with an average diminishing head. Smells fruity, oily, roasty, with hints of fruitcake, molasses and alcohol. Taste follows, but sweeter. Slightly thin body, a bit boozy, quite sticky .... I liked it, but tgis would never be a "pint please!" brew for me. Boutip (6567) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of dry fruits and residual sugar is interesting though not as sweet as expected. Taste is also a nice mix between some dry fruits, with light residual sugar and some dry port wine notes. Body is about average with medium carbonation. This is a good sipper though not something I would drink everyday. Not as sweet as expected and no apparent alcohol.