godofsky (262) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2009 bottle at the brewpub. dark brown with a tan head, this barrel aged version is quite different than its standard counterpart. the wood really comes out, as does the maple. the alcohol leaves a nice burn, this beer is so amazing.
czar (2392) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
daknole (7209) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich brown pour, tan head. Flavors are really wonderful. Rich bourbon notes, toffee, maple, vanilla, golden raisins. So smooth and so tasty.
bedainedebiere (499) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I’m really not a huge fan of scotch ales, and not much of the regular version of this beer but the barrel aging has a tremendous effect on that beer. Obvious notes of maple taffee in the taste but the bourbon notes are much prevalent over anything else. Notes of dried fruits and vanilla, with a quite intense leafy hoppiness also present. A lot of alchool. Long aftertaste with the bourbon notes persisting. Pretty orgasmic to my tastebuds...
JulienHuxley (1749) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2009 at the brewpub. Murky brown with some yellowish head. The barrel aging really brought out the maple aroma of this beer, mixed with lots of spicy, vanilla oak notes. Taste is sweet maple flavor, lots of wood and a strong alcohol finish. Palate was hot and velvety like a good spirit, a very nice beer.
TimE (2604) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
huge bourbon nose with lots of chocolate and cherries. Very rich cherry cola. Massively bourbony but so well integrated. Boozy. Lingering cherry chocolatey finish.
Bière-Luc (358) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Minderbinder (824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Boutip (4024) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jzzbassman (1364) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m a fan of bourbon, and this just hits my good spot. Pours a hazy october brown with minimal head. Boozy honeyed aroma. Sweet caramel with a hint of the maple. Little carbonation makes the sweetness quite heavy, but it is still very easy for me to love.