Simple Malt Fumée Massive - Brasseurs Illimités
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4.28/5 rDev +16.3%
Had with my supper, PC quesadillas.
Appearance: Pours a nearly opaque brown body with a cascading 3 finger toffee colored head than recedes to nothing in less than a minute.
Smell: Very smoky and woody. Nice and full without being overpowering.
Taste: Starts out quiet a bit with some smoke that is present but more discreet than the aroma. Through the middle i get a sweeter flavor with caramel and maple and it finishes with a nice bitter touch. Images of wood fires come to mind as well as smoked cheese.
Mouthfeel: Average to high carbonation with a great balance though maybe not as robust as i would like.
Drinkability: ABV is not a factor as this drinks remarkably well. I would have this again for sure.
Overall: This beer surprised me because it's previous incarnation (Calumet Grand Chef) was not a big hit with me. I was skeptical with this one but it proved me wrong. Definitely worth checking out and much better than their Double Porter.
11-07-2010 00:12:12 | More by papat444
3.55/5 rDev -3.5%
A- Deep black, with slight dark brown highlights. Small beige, brown head went fast. I'm not seeing much lacing. A few dots here and there.
S- Right away, the smokiness isn't really massive. Some nice chocolaty alcohol. A bit of cantaloupe.
T- Good sweet smokey beer. Was expecting something a lot more extreme. Cantaloupe, whisky alcohol, maple syrup sweetness and dark chocolate bitterness. A bit of dark fruit. I'd say the alcohol fits in well.
M- Isn't thin but feels a bit thin. Might be the taste. Sharp but moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel ain't this beers strong point.
D- Good. I'd drink a pint of it in a bar if the mouthfeel was more satisfying.
Well, nothing really massive about this beer. It's good though.
11-06-2010 23:03:00 | More by Yoonisaykul
Simple Malt Fumée Massive from Brasseurs Illimités
83 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.