czar (9611) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
2 oz sample. slightly hazy bright gold pour, orange tint, with some nice legs, yo. doughy and meaty honeyed apples, deep fried caramelized apples, golden pineapple tidbits, woodsy if not woody, buttery oak with some of its tannins, astringent alcohol. flat carbonation, medium to full body - very oily; velvety and sweet woodsy-spicy finish. a tad too buttery for my tastebuds - extended wood treatment/components with a very nice eau-de-vie calvados-like integration/blend though. very promising future for this kind of assemblage. JulienHuxley (5980) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
Sample. Clear pale gold. Aroma is oaky, nice boozy notes, apple brandy, light dried fruits, dried pineapple, light cherry. Taste is sweet, nice ice cider flavor with a kick, boozy finish. Palate is med-full bodied, med-sweet with strong alcohol warmth. Good. tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
Sample from bottle (375 ml) at home. Clear bright golden leaving some large sticky legs on the glass. Aroma is alcohol forward but it’s not burning and it’s coming nicely along peaches/apricots, juicy tropical fruits, oak spiciness, vanilla, baked apples and nectarines. Taste is also centered around the eau-de-vie but it’s doesn’t steal the show as the fruitiness (from tropical fruits to peaches/apricots, baked apples, nectarines) can fully express itself and the wood features (oak spiciness, vanilla, some tannins) also have their place while a moderate but much welcome acidity settles everything together. Sweetness is medium but is in the backseat flavor-wise. Medium to full body. Still. Fruity and warming finish. That’s a pretty nice product from Coteau Rougemont. It doesn’t have the depth of Neige Noir (but you doesn’t have to go has deep in your pocket to buy it either) but still have some pretty decent complexity and a very good balance. It’s pretty well executed around the apple eau-de-vie as the central flavor. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
Fleurs d’alcool, caramel et pommes gorgées de sucres vont et viennent sous mes narines qui apprivoisent ces parfums vifs. Les saveurs riches de cidre de pommes et de fruits divers du verger montrent un boisé délicat et un alcool puissant mais aucunement ravageur. Le corps liquoreux et légèrement collant a tout pour plaire. La finale fruitée propulse une chaleur qui coupe la montée des sucres. Très intéressant.