Corne De Brume - À l’abri de la Tempête

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BA SCORE
88
very good

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
À l’abri de la Tempête visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
La Corne de Brume est une Scotch ale à 9,0% d’alcool. D’un brun profond aux reflets de rubis, elle se coiffe d’une mousse aux aspects de moka. C’est en bouche que la Corne de Brume révèle toute sa profondeur. Un mur d’arômes caramélisés se dresse devant nous et nous enveloppe chaudement la langue. Cette danse caramélisée et lascive se lie avec une amertume sourde pour former une valse où se côtoient fruits sauvages et malt capiteux. Quelque temps après, l’amertume relâche son emprise sur nos papilles pour lentement nous ramener à la réalité. Bière à fort potentiel de vieillissement.

(Beer added by: 3Vandoo on 03-18-2006)
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.48/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of SebD
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2011 bottle courtesy of Jean-François Gibson (Dépanneur Chez Gibb) from his private cellar after I won a guess the beer in the glass contest.

Appearance: It has a nice deep brown color to it with some ruby hues shining through. It has a nice thick beige head that dies down moderately slow and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, some dark fruit (cherries & raisins), vanilla and perhaps some cinnamon.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a tone of sweet caramel and toffee, followed by brown sugar, some cherries and raisins, faint vanilla and it finishes with an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Solid beer. Thanks alot JF for hooking me up!

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of laituegonflable
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at Délires du Terroir in Montreal, gifted to BA @lacqueredmouse for his birthday, who was then kind enough to share the bottle; served to me blind.

Pours a dark brown with Hellish red edges. Head is beige, large bubbles. Specks of lace. Nice colour, otherwise pretty bland looking.

Smells dark-fruity to the max. Lots of raisins, currants with cinnamon, clove and other pie spice notes. Dried pineapple, paw-paw, pomegranate seeds and a touch of cedar wood. Delicious, homey aroma. Quite the winter treat.

Taste is more of the same. Lots of fruit mince pie characters, with currants, raisins and a touch of fig, plus cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, banana and dried apricot. Touch of coffee roast on the finish, to dry it out slightly as well as grounding it. It's a big, delicious mélange of heartwarming fruits and spices, made into a very tasty beer indeed.

Little thin on the feel. In fact quite thin. Bit of presence late, but texture is almost entirely absent upfront.

Very nice blend of 'additions' to this beer. The base is kept pretty simple but not to its detriment, as it allows all the tasty, homey, warming flavours to dictate the palate.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml brown screw-top bottle purchased for me in Quebec by @LaitueGonflable, who I shared it with, along with @tobeerornottobe.

Pours a deep brown hue with a ruffled crest of pale taupe. Lacing is excellent forming persistent leopard spots on the glass. Body is heavy, but muted a little by the relatively light edges. Carbonation is fine. Looks good.

Heady, spicy aroma. Plenty of cinnamon and clove, like pumpkin pie spice, with a deep sweet richness backing it up. There's a sharp, slightly medicinal, slightly peppery tone that weaves its way in as well, providing a sharpening counterpoint to the sweet spices. Extremely pleasant stuff.

Taste is similar to the nose, but more integrated: the spices and sweetness become one coherent whole while the peppery tone provides a slight dancing lightness to the palate. More pie spices come through on the finish, along with the first hint of true darkness: a faint mild roasty tone that punctuates the finish. Mouthfeel throughout is relatively light, despite a persistent sense of rounded sweetness that pervades the palate from start to finish.

Overall, this is a really nice beer. Spicy, but restrained, and putting all of its components to really good use. It ends up being a pretty complete and well constructed package. Nice stuff.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clear, dark brown/amber with no head or lacing. The nose is dominated by candi sugar, pit fruits, and tobacco, which carries over into the beer's flavor profile. This beer reminds me more of a Belgian strong ale more than a Scotch ale, but I suppose I detect a touch of peat smoke in the aftertaste - which I may be mistaking for tobacco. It's a heavy-medium bodied, caramelized sugar forward ale with great fruit character and touch of alcohol. This isn't my favorite representation of a style I don't particularly enjoy (comparatively), but I must admit that they've made a beer worth drinking.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

341ml bottle. I had no idea where in Quebec this brewery was from - wow - that's some remote part of Canada, and the name (Foghorn, in English) makes more sense now. Thanks to papat444 for enabling this bit of cultural enlightenment!

This beer pours a clear dark ruby hue, with three fingers of puffy, caked beige head, which leaves a few minor forms of wavecrest lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of lightly toasted caramel malt, dark vinous fruit, a wavering sweet pumpkin meat vegetal character, brown sugar, softly grainy and somewhat soused wood, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more roasted caramel/toffee malt, uninoculated red wine must, further edgy black fruit, singed demarara sugar, a subtle barrel woodiness, and a wee hint of acrid booze.

The bubbles are lean, not so mean, and mostly just structural, the body a sturdy medium weight, and actually rather smooth, with a nod toward a nascent creaminess. It finishes on the sweet side, the caramelized fruity malt barely tempered by understated wood, hop, and alcohol.

A rather enjoyable, well-made Scotch ale, made all the more interesting due to the fact that it seems to come from a little part of French-speaking Canada of which I had no prior geographical knowledge.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Deadbolt82!!!

Appearance. Pours a deep red-brown, little light getting through and topped with a thin khaki head.

Smell. Brown sugar, dark fruits and raisins with a little molasses, fresh wood and caramel malts. Smells like it's going to be a big beer.

Taste. Caramel and demerara sugar with some lightly smokey grains. There's some raisins and a bit of wood in the fairly clean finish. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Not as big tasting as the smell led on, but very easy drinking and enjoyable.

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3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Marche Omni QC for 5$

Appearance - Brown colour with an average size fizzy beige head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, peat, light smoke

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, dark fruits, and some smokey notes. There is also a peat flavour and some grainy metallic notes. It ends with a malty slightly smokey aftertaste.

Overall - My first beer from this brewer and it's pretty decent. This isn't my favourite style of beer but I can tell that it's well balanced and the booze is well hidden. Price is a little high for what you get, but maybe it can be found cheaper elsewhere.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jrenihan
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled November 2010.

Beer is dark, murky brown. A small beige head dissipates fairly quickly.

Brown sugar, toffee, herbs, wood, dark fruit and berry in the nose. Rich.

Taste is a letdown after the smell. Burnt toffee, wood, some peat, herbs. A bit salty. Fairly sweet. Unusual. Not bad but I the quirks work more against it than in its favour, in my opinion.

Surprisingly thin considering the big smell and abv. Light carbonation. Sticky.

Overall, interesting but not something that I would come back to again.

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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into tulip 24/4/12 thanks papat444 for sending me a long standing want

A looks dark brown but has a deep maroon glow when held to the light , short lived beige head leaves a few random patches of lace

S I pick up on ketchup chips of all things, a little smokey molasses and woody toffee

T not as much ketchup potato chips and more smokey peat and some dark fruits work well for it, not sure where the booze is hiding there's just a faint hint

M medium bodied with enough carbonation to give it a creamy feel, not a whole lot of heat for 9% and a nice dark toffee aftertaste

O decent beer with well concealed booze, the Ketchup is undesired but a minor flaw IMO

I liked it but I wasn't blown away, I guess I just had high hopes for a beer that's spent 3 years on my want list, a big cheers to papat444 for ending the drought

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of drabmuh
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is #49 on the "Top Beers - Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy" list on beeradvocate.com. Served in a wine glass, thank Mike.

Beer is dark brown and clear with a nice tan head, thin, low retention, low lacing, some carbonation but low.

Aroma is smoky, peat, malt, mild caramel.

Beer is a little odd, a little too smoky, odd finish, a little salty almost, the peat and the caramel come through but not necessarily a repeat for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Derek
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep merlot and chestnut, light tan head, very thin ring of retention, shows a little leg.

Big alcohol aroma that's somewhat sherry-like. Field berries, roasted nut, dark caramel, sponge toffee and a little oak. Plenty of depth and very enticing.

Black berry, raspberry, roasted nut and caramel, light smoky spice, with plenty of prune in the aftertaste. Modest bitterness, some alcohol warmth.

Light residual sweetness with a drying alcohol finish.

Well-crafted; nice sipper.

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Corne De Brume from À l’abri de la Tempête
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