What would he thought of it all? Monseigneur D’Esgly, the first bishop after the conquest of New France. Strong, black ale. Fitting? Fitting enough for me. I needed something richly purifying after all that mixed ethical talk. Who knew Joe won't accept samples? Win leaves it to the informed reader. Stan says relationships that are built weigh more on the ethical scales. Who knows? All I know is that I need a little redemption.
I had their double IPA last year but this is the one from the bottles brought back from Quebec that I recall liking the most. Black ale impervious to light held under a very dark espresso head. Licorice, pumpernickel and coffee on the sniff. In the mouth, creamy variation of all that plus mint hops that morph to a bit of eucalyptus halfway through. A small boom of dark rummy malt arises in the finish. Thick and lovely yet smooth. High respect from the BAers. Does the trick.