Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Scotch Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Rich brown pour, tan head. Flavors are really wonderful. Rich bourbon notes, toffee, maple, vanilla, golden raisins. So smooth and so tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4325) - Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2013
Thanks to tommy, fantastic stuff, the maple sweetness complements the bourbon barrel and scotch ale perfectly. Fantastic stuff, love it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
Bouteille 341ml (version 2012, vieillie 1 an en fût de bourbon). De couleur brune foncée et voilée. Nez malté de caramel toffee aux notes rôties, moyennement boisé (fût de chêne), léger de sirop d’érable avec des notes d’alcool, de vanille et de sucre brun ainsi qu’avec quelques traces fruitées et épicées. Moyenne-ronde en bouche avec un pétillement doux-moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement huileuse. Léger goût de vanille avec un léger goût épicé (surtout poivrées) ainsi que des traces de fumée de bois et de fruits foncés lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de caramel aux notes rôties, léger de biscuits au sirop d’érable avec des notes de sucre brun. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve un léger goût d’alcool boisé (fût de chêne faiblement liquoreux) aux petites notes réchauffantes jusqu’en finale. Post-goût plutôt long et un peu sec, légèrement amer d’alcool boisé avec des notes épicées ainsi que de faibles traces de fumée de bois et d’érable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minderbinder (2218) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle 341ml. Pours dark brown with low beige head. Aroma is of bourbon, malt, alcohol, fruits, maple syrup. Taste is of bourbon, malt, alcohol, caramel, sweetness, fruits, maple syrup. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Very good. Easy to drink, not cloying. Bourbon (and alcohol) is bold, but it does the trick. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiereLuc (999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
Bière brune trouble avec des reflets... euh... bruns troubles. Nez d’alcool, de vin rouge, de crème brûlée et de pain doré. En bouche, les saveurs que laissaient anticiper les arômes explosent avec une touche d’érable en trame de fond. Le boisé nous suit aussi, en finesse, du début à la fin. La rencontre d’une grande bière et d’un baril de chêne qui se sentait un peu seul; du grand art!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3383) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle (341 ml). Murky brown with a small beige head and barely no lacing. Aroma of bourbon, maple syrup, caramel, vanilla and oak. Taste is moderately sweet with strong bourbon and wood notes, maple syrup, vanilla and alcohol. Slight acidic finish. Mouthfeel is dry and warming. Some carbonation. The base beer is very good, but this is a very nice variation. Well done BA Scotch Ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
341 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a ruby red tint and a resilient beige head. Smell is maple and vanilla. Taste is woody, loads of heavy caramel, vanilla, bourbon and brown sugar. Finish has very little bitterness - a touch of herbs, that’s it. Lingering oak and vanilla flavors. Medium to strong body. A superb, solid scotch ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2137) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
Thx to Mike for not taking advantage of my supple bottom in that dark alley. Oh, yea, and for the wonderful brew. THe pour sounded the the beer was applauding me for opening it. Big fizz up and an instant death and I’m left with this murky thing in my glass - bit of sediment snuck in my glass like a hook worm does in your foot. cool aroma - marzipan, some maple coating the barrel stuff and the oak, mocha minus most of the coffee character, some generic Speyside scotch, marshmallows, roasted malts, some sweetness, almonds, creamy butter, alcohol. Yea, that pretty much is all one needs in a glass. Time for a power drinkin’ as the popcorn oil is a blazin’ yo. Smooth and almost waxy on the lips and mouth parts that are within my mouth part. Not as complex - and some tongue numbing. Alcohol sweetness and zip on the finish - it’s actually pretty easy to simply concentrate on that alone if you have trained your mind for such a thing. Vanilla, extra sweetness, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, etc. Some scotchiness, maple.... not quite a sipper but my tastebuds are having a pretty easy time not really paying attention. I like it for sure and the maple is a good touch but this smells alot better than it tastes - not that it tastes bad what so ever. Maybe this just wasn’t my night for this. Still tasty though. In fact, I just came back after 10 minutes away and it’s better than I recall. I think I ended up power drinking most of it and didn’t give it the fair shake it needed. I’m going to go and eat popcorn that has half a stick of butter on it. That fixes any problem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
In short: A rich malty brown beer with well integrated maple and bourbon barrels. Very good dessert beer.
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Cloudy brown body topped by a persistent small beige head.
In long: Nose has a medium bourbon presence that is pretty harmonious with the pleasant pure maple syrup aroma. Taste starts with an attack of toffee and maple syrup and then a moderate bourbon barrel flavor joins in and then ends with a woody finish that partially washes some of the sweetness away. Really full body with plenty of big soft bubbles, very nice mouthfeel. No alcohol presence whatsoever. This was radically different from the first batch that was released two years ago and that was very hot boozy and brutally boubonny. Either this was a new batch or aging did wonders on this one. Another year, another DDC anniversary party, I got drunk, started acting like an asshole, started seeing double, people giving me the middle finger looking like they are sending me a peace sign… cool dude.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
341ml bottle, reserve 2011, dark brown color, with a small tan head, nice grated coconut, vanilla, fruitcake, bourbonish nose, with some mild barley sugar, toasted, caramel, wheat, biscuity malty notes, with a light maple syrup, sponge toffee, bran muffin, dried raisin, prune, maple sugar accents in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty, fruitcake, light maple syrup, strong bourbon barrel, phenolic boozy character, with some brown sugar, barley sugar, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, wheat malt, toffee, cookie dough flavours, with a fruity dried raisin, fig, sugar pie, raisin pie, vanilla undertone, leading towards a warming, sweet maple sugar, dried fruit, coconut bourbon liquorish finish.

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