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


on tap

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (5352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
341mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), split with Matts_Property, pours an opaque dark orangy brown with a small beige head. Aroma of loads of maple syrup, scotch whiskey, brown sugar, heaps of caramel, molasses and quite high alcohol. Flavour of maple syrup and booze upfront, with brown sugar, subtle scotch whiskey, molasses, caramel and slight oak (though quite subdued / subtle). Boozier than I remember the original, with subtle use of the oak barrels. Very complex and the sweetness is balanced well, unlike many scotch ales. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5958) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle shared by the Michigan crew, thanks! Poured a cloudy deep amber with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a bit of booze on it but had sweet grains, with some maple and a bit of backing caramel and toffee. Flavor starts with maple and sweet grains with some caramel and toffee in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle at a Max tasting. Pours a hazy, muddy tan with creamy khaki lacing. Awesome aroma of butterscotch, oak, bourbon, and some hay needles. Flavor is heavy of high-quality bourbon (my criteria being "tastes good") with some sweet butterscotch and a mild oakiness. Powerful flavor yet balanced. Caramel stickiness and oak in the finish. Delicious and damn drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle at Max’s impromptu tasting. Pours a murky brown with a thin beige head. Bourbon like crazy. Wood and sweet vanilla. Sweet with big carbonation, warm bourbon, phenols and yeast. Toasty and warm on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle: Poured a deep dirty brown color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of wood notes with nice caramelized sugar and light maple notes as well. Taste is quite complex with nice wooden notes which are well balanced with some caramelized sugar notes and some light maple sugar ester. Body was quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very pleasantly surprised by this one with a lot more complexity then in the regular version but also drinks very easily. Very nice example of how to use oak to increase flavour profile of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
Bouteille de 341ml. Édition 2009 (Merci Pat.) Brune mousse beige peu durable, grosses bulles, le pchoutt était puissant. Le nez est complexe avec des arômes d’érable, de vin rouge, de bois, de chêne. La bouche est mordante, l’alcool fort, elle se compose d’un mélange de bois et d’érable, d’anis ou réglisse noire. La sucrosité est moins marqué que dans version normale. Il y a une touche fumée en bouche. C’est une scotch ale qui ressemble presqu’à un whiskey ou à un amontillado. Le goût est très persistant laissant les saveurs marquées le palais pour de longues minutes. Une demi-bouteille suffit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle shared by Fred, thanks man. Pours a malty bruin body with an off white head and some light retention. Aromatically maple and sweet with a modest amount of etoh latent fruit shining through. A hint of caramel and wisp of smoke, malty sweet with a big bourbon like warmth to finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
Barleywine period. Rich malt and the maple syrup in the aroma. Looks a little unfiltered. Average mouthfeel, however. A little oak as well which helps bring out the complexity.Smooth, and the scotch style resonates it seems more in Quebec than anywhere else in North America.Thanks for picking up Lubiere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (2807) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
(Édition 2009, courtoisie de JulienHuxley) Le liquide dévoile une robe brune foncée. La tête mousseuse se retire très rapidement. Le nez est malté, enveloppé de tire d’érable, piqué par un bourbon chaud et chatouillé par des effluves vanillés. Le goût est riche d’un érable et d’un caramel qui se font définitivement réchauffer par des saveurs qui suintent le fût de chêne. Un heureux mélange dans lequel le bourbon s’affirme avec détermination. En bouche, le liquide a une rondeur agréable. Le pétillement est modéré et la texture huileuse. La finale se fait sur des notes maltées braisées par un alcool piquant et parfumé.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2737) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
341 ml bottle from GRM (merci!), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep hazy mahogany with a frail light tan head. Aroma: Lots of smoky Bourbon-Scotch notes, gobs of dark dried fruit behind that, some esters, brown sugar and caramel, sweet, more Bourbon, maybe a little too much for my nose, a touch of alcohol, some brighter fruit notes, a hint of yeast. Palate: Medium body, fairly lively, prickly effervescence. Flav.: Lots of dark dried fruits, brighter fruits, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, plenty of wood...again mainly Bourbon and whiskey with some smoke, some alcohol, esters; sweet with restrained bitterness and a long, fruity and very alcoholic finish.

The barrel-ageing doesn’t improve the overall experience for me. Still an interesting brew and glad to have the opportunity to try it.

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