rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, - 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.
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 2009 vintage bottle. Pours a beautiful dark burgundy with a foamy beige head that fizzles away quickly. The nose is rich and sweet with tons of woody barrel notes, light funky earthen notes. Lots of toffee and butterscotch flavours up front with a light sweet maple and scotch note. Big barrel notes towards the finish with a pinch of funk. A nice cellared flavour profile with a lingering aftertaste and tons of rich malts and dark dried fruits.
bytemesis (2581) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with thanks to Sebastien! Pour is murky mahogany with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is a bit of apple, bourbon, dark sugars, toffee. Flavor is medium sweet, light bourbon influence, lots of malty sugars. Medium body. Certainly decent, but not earth shattering.
Ferris (2026) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Sweet whisky notes and lots of oak. Jet brown with a thin beige head. Oak notes dominate, but in a nice way. The whisky notes and malts round this out, I am very happy.
Whatup14 (583) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille 341ml, 2013. Couleur brune très foncé presque opaque, mousse beige sale. Arôme de bourbon, boisé, caramel, sucre d’érable. Goût de malt légèrement torréfié, bourbon léger, sucré, sucre brûlé en fin de bouche, tire d’érable en arrière-goût. Carbonation moyenne, corps moyen-dense. Une autre belle réalisation de DDC!
Johnsense (704) - - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour with a baby finger of head. Aroma of bourbon on the rocks, vanilla, wood. Taste...somewhere between bourbon and scotch giving was to vanilla, slight maple, anise, yeast, caramel, raisin. Nice.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 vinatge. Pour is dark brown with a thin beige head and little lacing. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, light anise. Taste is sweet with bourbon, vanilla, caramel, dried fruits, oak, booze. Full body, a bit over-carbonated for the style. Very good sipper.
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel brown with decent, creamy, tan head, light lacing / Mild nose of caramel, dark fruit, pine / Medium to full body, somewhat thin, chewy, sweet, good balance with bitter finish, and light alcohol burn / Flavors of caramel, milk chocolate, cream, date, fig / Seemingly well-meaning, with solid flavors, but somewhat thin, hot, body deflate the result.
doublebock (491) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Brown sugar and almond
Appearance Copper brown with creamy beige head
Taste: I’m getting the maple and its coming through as burnt caramel. Surprisingly yeasty for a scotch ale.
Overview: Not as malty as a typical scotch ale as mind blowingly good as Dieu due Ciel Aphrodite but still enjoyable
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle [341ml] c/o Glouglouburp. Pours a very murky , dark amber-brown with cool sediment formations and an average size diminishing fizzy tan head. Lovely aroma of bourbon, wood, caramel malt, some maple, vanilla, dark fruit and more. Flavour: Wow that’s good! (8+) Sweet and malty with a perfect amount of bourbon barrel-ageing, not overdone, along with some maple syrup and dark fruit. Alcohol is very well hidden considering the abv. Medium to full bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Awesome stuff, I knew this would be good but not this good.
kbudd19 (393) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slovak you devil thank you for this! Brown maple pour, the aroma is fantastic, sweet hints of vanilla, oak, smoke and boozy bourbon. The taste does not quite live up to how good it smells, the bourbon doesn’t shine through as much as I though it would which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it does not over power the taste, that being said it doesn’t really bump up the complexity as much as I thought it would given how good it smells. Taste is very oaky, not overly rich, with subtle hint of bourbon and very clean woody finish. Good overall.