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Corps Mort - À l’abri de la Tempête

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.43%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
À l’abri de la Tempête visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Inspiré de ce rocher en perdition au large des Îles, Corps Mort est un vin d’orge salin et robuste. Brassé à partir de grains fumés, ayant frayé avec le hareng du «Fumoir d’Antan», il offre une alliance de saveurs riches et sauvages ayant un fort potentiel de vieillissement. Peut contenir des traces de hareng boucané!

(Beer added by: blaje on 10-22-2009)
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Reviews by Ralphus:
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

WTF - a beer that Northyorksammy hasn't had? Impossible!

Pours an attractive amber orange colour. Crystal clear and leaves ample spider lacing down the glass. The head is just a brief ring of foam however.

The smell is an odd mix of raisin, pungent chutney or inkey smell, some sweet fruit and a hint of smoke. Not what I would expect.

The taste is just as odd. Initially there is the sour pungent chutney like taste which transitions to sweet malts wiith caramel and raisin coming through. The smoke is there as well. It's complex, but bizarre at the same time - and not really what I expect a barley wine to taste like.

Mouthfeel is good.. very smooth and refreshing and even though the taste is a bit all over the place, from sour to sweet to smokey - it does drink a bit better than you might think it would.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 01:55:46 | More by Ralphus
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-17-2014 22:54:37 | More by Kegatron
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Hong Kong

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-21-2014 11:01:06 | More by boqonx
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-27-2014 21:45:32 | More by Latarnik
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-10-2014 18:22:27 | More by sirsteve42
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Quebec (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-

APPEARANCE : Clear copper-orange. Head is slightly off-white and rises fairly high but drops back down rather quickly. Good lacing.

SMELL : First nose is shy barley sugar with some hints of smoke. Second nose add some hops to the profile. Third nose really brings out the malt, with hops in the background, and behind that, a smoke aroma.

TASTE : Oh, well this is a surprise. The nose never let me think so many spices might be hiding in this brew - peppercorn, mostly. Pleasing malt presence. The smoke backs all this up beautifully. Impressive.

MOUTHFEEL : Although the malt is big a meaty, the hops make it all sharp and crisp. Carbonation is spot-on. Quite pleasing.

OVERALL : Very good brew, although a bit on the pricey side, even here in Montreal. I bought the last two bottles from a local store and even though, as I said, I did have to pay a surprising amount for them, I think they were still worth the expense. Much better and much more worth it than the other brew I've had from them.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 00:19:04 | More by FrostBlast
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-23-2013 23:40:18 | More by Andy_Luft
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Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16%

11-05-2013 21:08:51 | More by seanswee
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

10-22-2013 20:42:14 | More by ZachT
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-16-2013 14:14:33 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -48.5%

06-30-2013 02:15:54 | More by DannyBaldoni
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

**May contain traces of smoked herring...win. Thanks Seblp

The beer pours a golden, slightly hazy amber with an inch of fluffy off-white head that laces while maintaining a thin blanketing. The nose is caramel forward, malty, with a slight roastiness and almost no bitterness. The taste is definitely more potent presenting a great sweetness upfront, barleywine-esque, with a touch of smokiness in the finish and very little recognizable bitterness. It's medium bodied, sweet, drinkable, no booze, and an unexpected complexity...and really unexpected smokiness. I think this is one of the most interesting barleywines and wouldn't be surprised if it actually contained smoked herring! This is worth a try and is a great extra.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 03:36:07 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-09-2013 01:48:37 | More by Krakpoff
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-17-2013 13:29:08 | More by Whatup14
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Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 5$ - Bottled Nov 2011 listed at 11% ABV

Appearance - Hazy copper colour with an average size fizzy/frothy beige coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, butterscotch/caramel, smoke, peat

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts mixed with some caramel/butterscotch. There is also a bit of a dark fruit taste and peat and a lot of smokey notes. It ends with a buttery/malty aftertaste with a lingering smokiness.

Overall - I'm not a huge fan of smoked beers.. and I find myself wishing this beer didn't have that aspect to it. I can tell the barley wine flavours are delicious, but the smoke ruins it for me. It's far from undrinkable, and I can appreciate how the smokey flavours give the beer an interesting taste,

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 00:30:25 | More by spinrsx
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Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled November 2010. Bottled listed as 11%.

Beer is a cloudy dark orange, somewhat caramel. Smallish off-white head. Dissipates quickly.

Big toffee/caramel malt scent. A bit of dark fruit- plum, date. Some smoky notes.

Taste has the toffee and caramel, but there are some herbal notes as well that surprised me. Date and fig there as well. Like the nose, a bit of smoke. Alcohol is quite noticeable. Very rich and big. While I don't think that I would have noticed if not for the label mentioning it, there is a bit of a salty taste as well.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Alcohol is obvious. A bit oily.

Overall, pretty good. Not a great barleywine but enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 02:02:01 | More by jrenihan
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-17-2012 23:05:48 | More by chickenm
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Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11% bottle from November 2010

Pours a burnt maple color with slight head and lacing.

The aroma has a decent hop backbone with it's share of malt as well. It's got a decent amount of sweetness to the aroma as well as a huge helping of caramel and perhaps a bit of spice.

The taste is somewhat relaxed, but also slightly aggressive. I imagine that this has settled down a good amount with the year and some it's had to age. It seems like the hops in this would be fairly intense in a fresh bottle. As it warms up a little, the slightest bit of booze sneaks in and delivers some warmth to it. Smoke adds to the beer, but it's very subtle and I enjoy that. It's a bit salty like advertised, but I'm happy it's very subtle as well.

The body is medium in thickness with a heavy weight. The finish is dry and sticky.

Overall, this is a solid barleywine, and it's a somewhat novel take on the style. It would be cool to try a fresh bottle and one with a good amount of age on it, but I have a feeling I sort of got the best of both worlds by having it now.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 01:21:04 | More by BBP
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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Bottle courtesy of Dyan, thanks! Poured into a snifter.

A: Appears a very attractive orange tinged dark red with an inch of beige froth that fades in a minute. Great clarity.

S: Rich toffee melds with caramel, date, and a little fig. Earth meets a dash of sherry-like oxidation and notes of plum and prune. The malt profile is complex and rewarding. As the beer warms up baked bread becomes apparent and I detect a touch of smoke.

T: Lightly smoky with a restrained savory quality, toffee accompanies caramel, bread, and a little honey. Bitterness is faint. Esters are reminiscent of plum and raisin, and earth is pervasive. Alcohol is well hidden throughout, only appearing to impart palate warming in the rich smooth finish. There's a subtle vegetal character that is mildly detracting, taking this from a 4.5 to a 4.0 as I make my way through the bottle.

M: Full in body with lower medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.

Overall: Somewhere between a Barleywine and a Belgian Strong Dark, the beer is good overall with a very good aroma.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 05:00:23 | More by HopHead84
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

12-17-2011 03:59:56 | More by crusian
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Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

12-05-2011 21:10:01 | More by fortierv
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Quebec (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured in a glass.

This is the third bottle i buy of this delicious barleywine even though it's a steep 6.49$ for a 351ml bottle. Labeled at 11% this one.

This is not your typical barleywine but keep an open mind while tasting this as you all should with every beer.

You can taste the alcohol in this one as well and some salty and smokey flavors. It's rather sweet and the malt taste is also very present.

Overall this is one delicious barley wine and i would buy it a lot more if it wasn't this expensive. The next bottle will be staying in the cellar for a while. Supposed to get better with time.


Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 00:37:23 | More by oldp0rt
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

11-17-2011 02:05:14 | More by pjs234
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-16-2011 00:50:00 | More by adrian21
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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a deep amber color with a decent sized head on top. The head settles and vanishes almost completely and doesn't leave much lacing at all. The smell of the beer is sweet, a little boozy and has a light hop aroma in there too. The taste of th beer is sweet up front, it doesn't really have much of a bitterness to it in the back end. The mouthfeel if the beer is decent, Not as thick as some beers in this style but not bad. Overall it's a little different compared to some Barley Wines I've had in the past, still worth trying though.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 00:12:34 | More by Knapp85
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Corps Mort from À l’abri de la Tempête
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