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Corne De Brume - À l’abri de la Tempête

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BA SCORE
88
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | 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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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish-brown colour. The head very quickly disappears and very little lacing. Smells of spices, I think I'm getting cinnamon and nutmeg. There is some sweetness in the smell too. The taste is very similar to what I would expect in a winter warmer. Caramel flavour with some cinnamon and nutmeg. A small amount of bitterness. Very smooth without too much carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 22:27:02 | More by kwjd
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tegelaar

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a dark reddish brown, looks like molasses with a dark tan head that settles down to a film. Almost no lacing. Smells of slightly burned sugar, smoke and a dash of sea salt. Taste is really smooth and not harsh at all. A wonderful malty blend with ample sweetness. I taste figs and a rich smoky taste. Wonderfully complex. This one is on the heavier side but it works for the style. Drinkability is amazing considering its 9% alcohol. This is the best beer from this brewery by far. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 23:26:59 | More by tegelaar
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, big thanks to clockwerk for grabbing me one of these.

Pours a clear dark red, a touch of orange in the corners, thick slightly off white head forms, settles down to a thick ring and thin layer, some lace spots stick to the glass.

Smell is neat, very sweet and malty, caramel, brown sugar, lots of dark fruit, a very neat spicy root vegetable sweetness, like fennel or parsnips, some alcohol, almost a cinnamon/nutmeg character, pretty cool.

Taste is interesting, very heavy biscuit/toast character, very fruity, weird iron like character with raisin character that is pretty strange to me, a bit grapey, some alcohol, again a spicy root vegetable like character that I'm not sure of.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, pretty drinkable for the weight if theres a bit of warmth going down. Thanks Jason!

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 02:58:59 | More by Viggo
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

another that Viggo shared. thanks eric!

12oz bottle. sampled jan 16/2010.

pours crystal clear deep dark red, appearing mostly brown until held to the light, allowing the ruby and garnet hues to emerge. a small layer of fine tan head forms, dropping quickly and leaving spotty lace.

aroma is wacky. spicy root vegetable notes - beets, parsnip, and fennel. maybe some cedar? caramel and toffee. lightly warming alcohol. biscuit and multi-grain bread.

taste is quite similar. toasted multi-grain bread. bit of biscuit. the parsnip/fennel thing is definitely coming through again, less so on the beet side. lightly warming alcohol. some caramel and toffee, though not a ton of sweetness. just under medium bitterness level. touch of dark chocolate.

mouthfeel is good. medium-large body. fine medium carbonation level. touch of astringency.

drinkability is good. nice balance. it's really wacky and unexpected for the style, but interesting.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 00:23:43 | More by grub
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark red, almost burgundy color with a smooth and thick tawny head.

Taste: Dark fruits mixed with honey and molasses. A slight smokey overtone.

Taste: Starts sweet with strong malty character of dark fruits then quickly a scotchy like smokeyness takes over followed by hop bitterness which melts away into a scotch-like aftertaste. Very fascinating.

An excellent beer, very surprised highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 22:30:33 | More by jbonapar
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to papat444 for this (in person) trade!

341mL brown glass twist-top bottle. Label declares "Bottled Since: Sept 01 09."

Appearance: A fairly clear red-brown with almost no head (tan).

Nose: Lots of nutmeg, caramelized sweet malt and a thin hop back.

Palate: Fairly dry and dusty bitter with spices spices and more spices! Cinnamon, nutmeg, sage, white pepper, etc. Finish is dusty-dry and astringent.

Notes: I'm slightly confused by this brew...it tastes like a winter warmer. I feel like it would be silky smooth after 6 or 8 months. Tasty but not sure I'd seek it out again other than to age it.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 02:53:05 | More by SFLpunk
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01121987

Quebec (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a belgian beer glass, not great head retention and lacing. beautiful red dark amber color.
Smells spicy and phenolic
smooth with noticeable bitterness and phenols with with restrained belgian-like esters. i wish the bitterness was just a bit lower so that some malt sweetness could shine through. I find it slightly lacking in malt character compared the the last time i had it.
mouthfeel is smooth with a bitter phenolic character at the end. i would like to have see bit more body in this beer, or maybe just a bit less bitterness to let the malt shine.
exceptionally drinkable for a 9% abv beer.
over all well brewed and fermented.
I like this beer better than most specialty beers i have found in qc.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 03:44:42 | More by 01121987
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Goldorak for generously offering a bottle of this straight from la belle provence. Comes in a 341 ml brown bottle.

Pours out a deep brown nearly opaque hue, nice translucent mahogany when held to light. A couple of fingers of spongy off-white head.

The aroma is closely akin to a Winter Warmer, toasty, nutty, sweet cinnamon and nutmeg.

Warm spicy flavour, nutmeg and cinnamon, toasted and burnt malt, woody and a bit smokey, finish has an astringent bite to it, woody in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied yet on the fuller end of the spectrum, fairly smooth with light carbonation.

Quite mild all things considered, yet well contained and somewhat refined as well, a very approachable interpretation of the style. Doesn't leave much of an impression on me however as far as wishing to revisit it.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 08:18:52 | More by IronDjinn
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous cola looking beer with a reddish tan head. Very lively and inviting. Head retention and lacing are at a bare minimum.

At first blush this almost smells like a pumpkin beer in that it smells spicy. Like nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, whatever else they put in pumpkin pie. This subsides as things go along and towards the end I'm left wondering if I imagined it. Mostly it's very fruity, like fresh peeled red grapes.

The taste is choclatey and grapey at the same time, a very interesting, very winning combination. Very nice indeed. Raisiny and a little roasty. Some caramel. Just a smidgen of grassy hops underneath. Finishes nicely dry with a hint of sherry and alcohol lingering in the aftertaste. Alcohol is warming. It all works very well together in a wonderously complex way. Really just a unique and enjoyable flavor profile going on here.

Mouthfeel is smooth and works well to deliver the flavors of the beer. Really just spot on.

It's delicious and easy drinking for a stronger beer. A nice contemplative fireside beer without being too heavy.

I got this from papat444 through the first (and hopefully not last) Canadian Content BIF. Thanks Patrick! This is some seriously good shit.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 03:11:01 | More by MeisterBurger
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

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

341ml bottle acquired in trade with Sammy (thanks!).

Poured a deeper amberish/copper color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of smoke, earthiness, caramel, and I was getting some spices in there too (cinnamon and maybe some ginger). Tastes of the same spiciness, toasted caremel, some brown sugariness, and earthy. Alcohol content hidden.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 00:33:20 | More by hopdog
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deereless

Colorado

4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: A solid three inches of head to one inch of beer from a hard pour, tightly packed light brown foam, color is deep ruby red to rust, nice sticky lacing along the sides of the glass - 4.25, S: Profusely sweet aromas, huge malt presence imparting a toasted caramel, lots of prunes and golden raisins, also some candied pecans, this beer smells like the essence of a world class scotch ale - 4.75, T: The flavor follows the nose, intensely sweet, hints of molasses and pureed raisins, hops are present but almost lost under all the layers of malt, caramelized brown sugar rounds off the palate - 5.00, M: Thick and heavy, the consistency of a warmed syrup - 4.50, D: Scotch ales aren't generally my style, but I can appreciate a good one and this one is exceptional, this beer was born in Oct. 2007 so with almost two year of cellaring it is hard to know how this positively/negatively affected the beer, regardless - this is a big success - 5.00

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2009 00:39:02 | More by deereless
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

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

Tasted on June 28th, 2009. Revisited in June 2011.

Mine says 9.0% ABV, not 8.0%.

A: Beer pours as dark brown, slightly reddish on the edge. The head is quite good but disappear very fast. Slightly sticky to the glass.
S: Very hard to discern the different things. Average intensity aroma. Mainly fruits, dark fruits. A hint of alcohol? Maybe. Something as caramel malts in there too.
T: No bitterness. The intensity of the taste is strong. A very complex beer for my taste buds. Raisins and dark fruits with a hint of caramel. June 2011: Get some bitterness at the end. Good taste wise, but not great or exceptional. I've had better tasting Scotch Ale.
M: smooth.
D: Well, easy to drink. I wouldn't get 2 per drinking session. However, one goes down quite well.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 23:48:47 | More by ZorPrime
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shining amber-brown in colour, thick creamy head with copious sticky lacing. The head on this almost looks like head from a cream ale.

Big smells of honey, wheat, roasted malt, caramel. Sweet and delicious like a dessert.

Delicious! Dulce de leche, roasted malt, grain, honey, yeast with dark hop flavour on the finish. The sweet aftertaste is a flavour all its own. This tastes like what I would imagine a Belgian honey brown to taste like, though I'm not sure that even exists. The 9% ABV is not noticeable at all. Sweet but not too sweet, strong but smooth as hell. Fresh tasting, unique, excellent.

Medium-full bodied. Creamy, sweet caramel sticks to the tongue. Light on the carbonation, which works well with the creamy consistency.

Unfortunately, this is very drinkable. I paid $6.29 for a 341ml of this stuff which, even though it might be worth it, is out of my price range for something to drink regularly or in large quantities. This is one of the better beers I've ever tried. Hopefully I'll have some extra cash kicking around soon and will go buy a six-pack of this ($35...ouch). This seems like a beer that would probably age well.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 03:27:54 | More by eat
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MacDomer

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BIG thanks to Channan for hooking me up with this one as an extra!

Have been waiting a while for the right night for this one. Poured from the 341ml bottle with new label into my Duvel snifter. Label says this was bottled in Nov 2007.

Looks real nice, dark maroon with red highlights. Big fluffy tan head, massive amounts of stickly lacing just drip from the glass.

Aroma here is really nice. Loads of caramel malt, dark fruits, some light wood notes with a hint of warming alcohol. Just a hint of what you'd expect from barrel aging, but I don't believe this is actually barrel aged.

Taste is as nice as the smell. Rich, malty goodness. It's clean, nicely nuanced with dark fruits, toffee, barley, and caramelized sugar. Tiny bit of bitterness on the finish prevents it from being too sweet - it is as sweet as you'd expect from a scotch ale. Man, this is rich and layered. Just delicious!

Mouthfeel is good, but I could stand it being just a tad thicker. Still, it's unctuous and smooth as heck. Minimal carbonation.

Drinkability is high - this is delicious, and I'd love to have another. Unfortunatly, this is my only one. Overall, this is easily in my top 2 or 3 scotch ales.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2009 03:42:47 | More by MacDomer
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badbeer

Iowa

3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was the first bottled batch, shared by iowaherkeye. Copper color, tan head, good lacing, retention was OK. Aroma was predominantly of malted milk balls, maybe a little bread coming through. Taste was malted milk balls, sweet caramel, brown sugar, and some sherry. Medium carbonation and body. Decent, but I wouldn't go nuts trying to obtain.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 00:49:01 | More by badbeer
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joe1510

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml Bottle

Bottled 11/07
9% abv

I get the chance to sample this hefty Wee Heavy thanks to northyorksammy, thanks again! As I pour this Canadian Scottish Ale my glass fills with a garnet liquid that borders on brown but glows mahogany when backlit. The body has a slight touch of haze with tiny, barely visible particles suspended throughout. A beige head easily grew to two fingers before slowly settling to a skim coat with a thick collar. Staggered lacing sticks to the glass after each drink.

The nose on this beer is excellent. Clean barley up front brings a solid graininess before rich toffee takes over with a little sweetness. There's a layer of sugary dates and prunes that I can't get enough of while oakiness comes through in the back. I'm not sure if this was barrel aged or not (can't read French) but the nose sure dictates that it is. I can't pick out much smoke from this beer like what's found in others of the style but it's just right where it's at. I have a hard time pulling my beak out of the glass.

The big rich toffee gets things started on the tongue with ghost-like hints of barley flashing through here and there. The middle brings sugary dates and prunes with the sublimely rich toffee. I can't find any oak in the flavor but that clean alcohol seems to bring out pipe tobacco. There's some bitterness on the finish from caramelized sugars that I really enjoy. This beer reminds me a lot of an English BW, without all the sweetness, and I can't get enough of it. There is a lot of depth and complexity in my glass right now.

The body is on the larger side of medium with a mellow carbonation. The carbonation being on the slower side keeps this beer in the mouth long enough to let every flavor pop. Mild bitterness grows on the back of the tongue.

I feel myself catching a little buzz from this brew and it's from the sheer drinkability. I don't want to sound cliché but at 9% this beer is dangerously drinkable. My glass is gone as I type this and I find myself very sad.

Wow! This beer really surprised me. I was hoping for something good but was met with something great. The complexity never takes its toll like with others and the toffee & caramelized sugars are incredible. Big thanks for this one Sam, send more ASAP!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 23:13:42 | More by joe1510
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle into half pint on 6/6/08. Special thanks to Deuane for hooking me up with one of these rare brews!

A - Clear deep copper/amber body with one-finger foamy beige head and sparse amount of carbonation.

S - Complex aroma with obvious bourbon, oak and chocolate notes, as well as less prevalent hints of vanilla, beef jerkey and mild soy sauce. Aroma is big on malt.

T - Flavor accompanies the aroma profile, with the most obvious flavors being chocolate, vanilla and bourbon, with less pronounced woody notes (courtesy of the oak) and a bit of smokiness in the back. Minimal bitterness, but tons of malty goodness.

M - Smooth body with soft carbonation. Warm and beefy texture. Finish is mildly bitter on the tongue.

D - Not too heavy on the bourbon, which adds to the drinkability for me. Sweet notes of vanilla also enhance the flavor and aroma of this brew. For 9% ABV, this is an easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 21:14:47 | More by ffejherb
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, ruby red body with a small, bubbly, white head.

Smell: A peaty aroma with a slight nuttiness and notes of caramelized sugars, grain husks, and stewed fruits.

Taste: Grainy, dry malt taste with the sweetness of caramelized sugar and an underlying peat character. Hint of nuts. Juicy plum fruitiness. More grains. A pop of balancing hop bitterness. A continuing graininess overlooks the peaty, drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A decent, well-made scotch ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2008 19:42:00 | More by ChainGangGuy
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle, dated Nov. 2007, and a different label than shown.

Pours perfectly clear cherry mahogany.
A beige head of medium to thick density built to a inch-plus, before settling into some remaining errant whisps on the surface.
A few threads and ropes of lacework stuck around for the duration.
Aromatics are laced with bright and clean malt. Loads of malt and scorched kettle.
An alcohol presense makes itself known as well as a hint of smoke.
The mouthfeel is crisp, creamy, and sticky. Residuals stay tacked to the tongue.
The pallet is malt-forward, to say the least.
Loads of ripe barley, caramel, and a whiskey- like alcohol note.
Bitterness is subdued, as is all other hopping.
This brew is all about clean malt character and substantial strength.
Finishes with lingering malt, warming alcohol, and a hint of smoldered barley.

I was told that this brewery makes thier own barley, but the label has plenty of cryptic french, so I cannot confirm.
I was ready to be let down by this obscure small bottle that cost $6.99 in Quebec, but wowza!
Probably the best Scotch ale I've ever had.

Word.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2008 22:49:32 | More by brewandbbq
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rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

bouteille brune de 341ml au prix exorbitant de 6,99$

nouvelle étiquette

9,0% alc/vol

bière qui a une belle robe rouge brique foncée, nez fruité un peu sucré, bouche alcooleuse, piquante, agressante. la longueur y est. manque d'équilibre.trop forte

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2007 20:08:53 | More by rodenbach99
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Visited the brewery on the lovely Magdalene Islands in July 2007. I think we drank at least a bottle a day for a week of this wonderful elixir! Only downside...the bottles were unlabeled and couldn't be sold to take out of the brewpub so I came home with none...:-( I just got word that they have bottle 5,000 units (11/13/07) so hopefully some will make it to the mainland!

A - Dark ruby red and nearly transparent, with a lovely dark tan head. The head reduced as the beer sat and warmed.

S - Lots of caramel up front in the nose. A dark berry scent also occurs with alcohol slowly creeping in towards the end, especially as the beer warms.

T - BOOM! If caramel malt was a nuclear bomb this beer would be Fat Man or Little Boy! If this beer was any richer you might have to get out a spoon. This beer became more and more fantastic as it warmed...and went extraordinarily well with a beloved local snack...smoked herring sticks.

M - Big and rich with a lovely alcohol burn....but not in a bad way at all.

D - A fantastic brew....we would go into the pub and order a bottle of this and then get a pint of something on draft while this sat out and warmed. One of the best beers I have ever had....and I am a true hop head....for a malt bomb this beer is about as perfect as it gets!

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2007 14:03:36 | More by Deuane
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Originally reviewed March 31, 2007. Pour from a 500mL bottle. Deep French salted caramels, with gentle cold-aged yeast esters and a mouthful of sea-salty oats and sweet grain sugars. Nice cherry brown pour, with tannic-tinged head. Rich deep cream malt, of unparalleled intensity. Alcohol shows as wanted warmth and assistance. Characters well-rounded, beautifully blended and nicely melded. Nothing particularly individualistic, save for stunning all-around quality and finish. Thanks Mike!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2007 20:54:32 | More by CharlesDarwin
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very few things are as good as hyped, so I was pleasantly surprised that this hit the spot even though many of the style do not do it for me. It was quite drinkable, a bit on sweet side which also makes it very quaffable. Barley, scotch and carmel taste. Some fruitiness. Rich solid mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2006 03:41:13 | More by Sammy
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep cola red with a finger of tan head. Looks near black in the glass. The head has plenty of staying power and leaves substantial lacing.

The smell is alcohol laden and reminds me of and American Double Stout in that aspect. Rum soaked raisin and caramel with a touch of peppery spice and a woody aroma mixed in.

This is quite the malt bomb, it is toasty and full of buttery toffee up front, with a bite of spiciness in the middle. Alcohol is apparent but not overpowering. The finish is laden with butterscotch, a totally unique quality to the finish from what I've tasted.

The beer is smooth in the mouthfeel, it has a bit of slickness to it. The carbonation is quite subdued making it very comfortable.

I am a fan of this style, and I would say that this offering holds its own against some of the greats. I could see the buttery flavour becoming a bit much with multiple glasses, but this is still a top notch beer.

Thanks to orrshow for splitting his bottle with me.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2006 22:13:34 | More by elricorico
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Orrshow

Alberta (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in CanBif from Goldorak. Thank you again man.

Appearance – Pours a deep brown with red characteristics. There is one centimeter of off white head which dissipates a bit but stays throughout. Lots of lacing is left though.

Smell – Quite nice. Slightly fruity with some Scotch aromas which bring about alcohol. There is some brown sugar and lots of caramel malts all over. There is a wood smell in there as well with just the smallest hint of chocolate.

Taste – Wow. There are tons, and I mean tons of malt in this. Scotch and alcohol are strong here as well. Caramel is prevalent as expected with brown sugar too. There is a buttery flavor which arises as well. Peat and wood appear too and the finish is slightly toasted. A great overall effect

Mouthfeel – Thick as hell which a toned down carbonation. Great.

Drinkability – Very good. This beer is big and very drinkable. Had to show some restraint for sure.

This is another amazing Scotch ale to add to my repertoire of beers tasted. Glad I tried this and hope to get my hands on it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2006 03:26:12 | More by Orrshow
Corne De Brume from À l’abri de la Tempête
88 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.