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Brewed by Le Bilboquet
Style: Imperial Stout
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vieillie 3 mois en fût de bourbon


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23030) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottled@SBWF2014. More or less black colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is spices, some liquorice, roasted malts, coffee and some sweetish wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, liquorice, some roasted malts, coffee, mild sweet alcohol notes as well as some slight berryish notes too.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21459) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
Bottled at SBWF. Near black, beige head. Brandy and chocolate dominate the nose. Mid sweet with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Cocoa and coffee, brandy and vanilla. Mid bitter finish. Mellow and highly likable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19598) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle @ SBWF 2014. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty weak woody chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and caramel finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14272) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle at SBWF2014. My 100th Canadian rating. Dark black color, small brownish head. Aroma is weird mix of wilderness, paper and toast. Medium-bodied. Chocolate, wild yeast (mellow) and caramel. Quite odd beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (13120) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Malziger, leicht süßer Antrunk mit milden Kaffeenoten. Für ein Imperial Stout sehr süffig, dennoch vollmundig, die Kaffeenoten steigern sich. Leichte Bourbonnoten, passend. Weich schokoladig, geringe Bitterkeit. Sehr gut! 11/12/11/12/8/11

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11245) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 A deep stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, smooth chocolate with bourbon notes, dark fruits, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a sweet chocolate, floral hops, licorice , alcohol warmth. On tap at Festibière de Gatineau, May 24, 2013.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
750mL bottle, sent from Marheb (thanks a lot, Martin), pours black with a medium tan head. Nose is very milky, with lactose, bourbon, vanilla and some sweetness. Flavour is similar, with bourbon, vanilla, lactose, and sweet cocoa. Full-bodied, with light bourbon accentuating the mouthfeel. Very full and decadent. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Green wood, vanilla and milk chocolate are whipped into a smooth dessert of an Imperial Stout, as roasted bitterness seals every sip.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the brown-edged black.
-Alcohol warmth appears in the finish.
-The mouthfeel is rich but not cloying.
-Wooden barrel appears a tad raw in the end.

Bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (8154) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle - Roasted malts, coffee and some mild bourbon sweetness. Jet black with a nice brown head. Chocolate and roast notes, bourbon and vanilla sweetness. Great balance and perfect body. Superb.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8069) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle, shared at RBSG. Near black, thick brwon head with good retention. Aroma of molassess, dark chocolate, coffee, undertones of aniseed and capsicum. Big roasty body, coffee, peppery notes, woody undertones. Smooth and complex. Delicious.


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