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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Scotch Ale
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11486) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Gteborg. 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
A reddish brown ale with a thick big bubbled moka head. In aroma, a smooth caramel butterscotch overlayed with oaken notes, vanilla, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet candy sugar with warming alcohol, wooden notes, a bit of licorice, complex and smooth. Bottle at brewery, Dec. 27 2010.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle shared by Drake at the Irish Chanukah tasting. Pours cloudy brown with virtually no head. Aroma is maple, plums, dates, caramel and cookie malt, wood notes and light vanilla. Flavor is malt dominant, vanilla, maple, oak, light hops and bitterness with a sweet palate yet dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9443) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Julienhuxley and shared at the Baltimore Irish Chanukah tasting, 3/17/12. Pours a murky brown color with a thin fizzy head. Below average head retention. Aroma of toffee, whisky, maple, earthy notes. The taste is toffee, raisin, leafy hops. burnt sugar, vanilla. Medium-full bodied with a bit of heat. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8943) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours darkest brown. Nose/taste of bourbon barrel, oak, maple syrup, vanilla, sweet malt and dark candi sugar. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8938) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This bourbon-laced Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale is able to accentuate the maple flavors with its vanilla-like spicy sweetness, leading to a portentous alcohol splash and wooden dryness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the dark brown with coppery highlights.
-Im not usually not a fan of barrel-aged strong ales, but this ones flavor profile is a marvel of ingredient harmony. If the barrel presence were a tad more restrained, this would be absolutely gorgeous.
-The light hop presence in the finish works perfectly with the wooden barrel and alcohol flames.
-The prickly but soft bubbling helps drinkability, but this remains a fiery sipper.
-This is complex and accomplished, but it may be too powerful overall for me to call it "excellent".

Bottle of the 2009 reserve, at the brewpub.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (7226) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.


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