Nos. 189 and 190 from Les Brasseurs RJ
I’ve previously tried six beers from Les Brasseurs RJ, with the highest rated so far being their Titanic at 8/11 and the lowest being their Cheval Blanc Double Blanc at 3/11 – they’ve an average score of 6/11 in any case which is pretty consistent…
No. 189 – Barbar
I got quite tipsy from this beer, which was nice. It’s a strong honey beer, with a really nice rainbow like colour (in the sunlight at least). It’s not too hoppy at all, has a little hint of fruit and is quite a full bodied beer. You know you’re drinking a strong beer when you drink it. There is a nicely balanced bitterness to it as well in the after taste that I really liked. It get’s 6/11 for being good, worth the price, accurate, recommendable, drink-again-able, and I would go out of my way for it.
No. 190 – Robe Noire
Titanic from Les Brasseurs RJ was a very good stout so I had high expectations for this. It does not disappoint. The head is like a mousse, it fizzes away but retains a bubbly head long into the pint. The aroma reminds me of shots of Bailey’s and chocolate liqueur that I’ve had in the past. The emphasis on chocolate in the description is completely spot on – this is a chocolate stout par excellence. The creamy chocolate taste stays in the mouth and builds with each gulp. I really like this beer. It’s getting a 9/11 – it has everything that the Barbar has, however it has that little je ne sais quoi and I would go out in a snowstorm or fight a bear for it.
So that’s another couple of good marks for Les Brasseurs RJ and another very good mark for a stout. I’ve recently started to like more hoppy lighter beers more (probably due to the heat) but clearly at this point stout is king.