Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Marheb (3051) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nez très boisé, épicé d’érable et de bourbon. En bouche, beaucoup d’effervescence mais avec un peu de repos la texture se place et la vanille s’exprime. Buvabilité très faible.
Quevillon (2648) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank on tap (8 oz) at Dieu du Ciel’s 14th anniversary party, on September 15, 2012. Muddy dark brown, small head. Aroma hops maple, a little fruity. Taste of bourbon in conflict with maple, sweet alccol, aftertaste of sweet alcohol. Maple and bourbon are not a good combination!
Earlier Rating: 9/13/2010 Total Score: 3.8
341 ml bottle drank at there 12th anniversary party, September 11, 2010. Dark hazel brown, thin head. Alcoholic maple aroma, malted barley sweetness. Taste of dry maple liqueur, notes of malted scotch, a very warming finish. This oak aged version realy bring out the maple!
sseb69 (1644) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 341 ml. 9,5%. Réserve 2009. Couleur brune un peu opaque, mousse beige. Nez de chêne, de sucre d’érable et de malt. En bouche, beaucoup beaucoup de chêne...il manque un peu d’équilibre d’après moi. Excellente beer, un peu trop de chêne.
_angst_ (3451) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle generously gifted by Glouglouburp as an extra in our trade. Many many thanks man! Pours hazy dark amberish wooden brown with a small deep golden head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is very sweet with maple syrup, dark bread, roasted coconuts, dry wood, overripe plums, toffee, alcohol, dark honey, roasted cereal, vanilla fudge, charred wood and hints of citrus. Taste is very sweet, tiny bitter and malty with caramel, maple syrup, alcohol, plums and raisins in brandy, fresh grass, charred wood, roasted coconut, alcohol, resinous wood and hints of smoke and citrus zest. Mouthfeel is intense, round, sticky sweet, tiny boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet and very tiny bitter with sweet dark bread, maple syrup, caramel, citrus zest, charred wood, roasted coconut, alcohol and hints of roasted cereals. I can see people finding this too sweet but I very much like the combination of maple syrup and classical oak aged characteristics.
Marsiblursi (3052) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with red/orange highlight. Small head. The flavour holds caramel, maple syrup, caramelized nuts, wood, butter, vanilla and a touch of dried fruits. Bit numbing from the warming alcohol. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of caramel, syrup, wood, alcohol and some fruit. The mouthfeel is fiery, round and sticky with a medium fizzy carbonation. Sticky syrup finish with a touch of hops. Medium bodied.
rlgk (13178) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Somewhat hazy copper/amber beer, small beige head. Figs aroma, sweetish, dades, plums, syrup, oak, woody, toffee, biscuits, some alcohol. Malty raisins flavor, figs, alcohol, toffee, banana notes, vinous, caramel, oak notes, vanilla. Sweet and with evident alcohol. Finish with smoked notes, figs, dades and caramel.
tkrjukoff (4169) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ MMP. Pours cloudy deep dark amber wirh a nic beige head. Aroma is sweet fruity prunes malty marzipan a bit boozy. Flavor is sweet malty fruity a bit pungent bitter raisins almonds nutty. Finishes nutty bitter sweet and malty.
czar (5568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 bourbon-aged. on tap at festibiere quebec, qc. murky dark brown with a very nice beige head, very good retention, nice lacing. tons of complex caramels combined with oaky-bourbony notes, light smoky notes, maple - sweet. average to soft carbonation, medium to full body, abv very will hidden. sweet and awesomely good!