Palabre De La Corne De Glace | À l’abri de la Tempête

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À l’abri de la Tempête
Quebec, Canada

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Phyl21ca on 04-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by FrostBlast:
Photo of FrostBlast
4.44/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle

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

APPEARANCE : Mahogany brown. Translucent. Almost no head to speak of, though what head there is is light brown mocha and quickly falls down to nothing.

SMELL : First nose is woody malts with some spice - cloves and nutmeg. Second nose brings out some herbs, faint and delicate, but definitely present. The wood also takes on a caramelized side (not quite burnt). Third nose blows the nutmeg up and melds it with the malts and caramels. No alcohol on the nose whatsoever - impressive for 13%.

TASTE : This is reminescent of some of the very good belgian dark ales I've had (prunes, figs, dates, dark malts, caramel, molasses, raisins, etc) but with a definite edge that is absent in the belgian style, usually. More herbs, I think is what creates this edge.

MOUTHFEEL : Very syrupy at first, frightiningly so, actually - made me afraid this brew would be aggressively cloying. Not at all. The edge which I mentioned earlier cuts into this syrup and doesn't let it overstay its welcome - because welcome it is, when well balanced, which it is, here. And the alcohol warmth is long, mellow, and deep down - noting in the mouth, nothing in the throat, it's all in the oesophagus and stomach. Warms your innards. Very pleased with this brew.

OVERALL : Impressive stuff. Pricy, but definitely worth it. One of the best local scotch ale/dark ale I've had. Looking forward to buying more of these and aging them for next autumn and winter.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.42/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

341 mL bottle. Clear amber body. Smells boozy. Butterscotch. Caramel. A little fruity. Taste is really intensely boozy. A little sweet. Extremely bitter. Rough throughout. Very boozy and heavy. Unpleasant flavor.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Dapanneur AS in Montreal for $4.00 or so for a 341ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high light brown head that films out within 2mins or so. Very dark brown/gold colour and unfiltered

S- Banana! Malt and sugar abound. Some heat. Caramel galore. Lots of scents happening here. Don't often get a nose like this on a brew.

T- Caramel and malt. Super sweet and rich. Tons of character and body. Very complex and has that scotch ale base you come to love. Touch hot but at 14% and not a stout I expected this.

M- Dry at the end and creamy going down. Nice!

O- I like this brew. It's heavy and sweet but it's a wonderfully complex brew. Will buy again for sure. Bet this one would age wonderfully

Food Pairing

This wonderful little brew went well with....... Saag Panner! Some spinach and panner cheese with a wild amount of spice just complements this brew.


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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dark burgundy/brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of intense sweet caramelized malt with some residuals sugars notes is interesting but well over the top. Taste is an interesting and intense experience of caramelized malt with light toffee notes with some residual sugars notes. Body is about average with medium carbonation and some alcohol is easily perceptible. This one is not an everyday sipper and more likely to be filed under the once in a while extreme beer.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
2.8/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of JeanFLeclerc
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Palabre De La Corne De Glace from À l’abri de la Tempête
3.62 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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