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Brewed by Le Bilboquet
Style: Scotch Ale
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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Série Millésimée 2009 - Oak-aged for 3 months.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Dark amber with a white head. The aroma has a lot of dark fruit, peat malt, toffee, honey and oak. The flavor is a little bit different. I really like the dark fruit notes (cherries and grapes) as well as the toffee, honey and oak. There is also a bit of smoke and peat malt as well as some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle marked that it was aged in casks for for months. Long ago trade. Pours with a medium clarity, mahogany hued brown body with a lasting, firm off-white head. Great lace and retention. Aromas are of mejool dates, caramel, armagnac, brown sugar and toffee. Medium esters of stewed pears, some oak, vanillin, candied walnuts, cola. soot, and port. Well refined, but with a slightly disappointingly low barrel character (I want a bit more barrel in the aroma). Flavors are of cotton candy, low but definitely noticeable diacetyl, toasted coconut and raw coconut, barrel, brown sugar, alcohol, suntan lotion, raisins and figs. Alcohol is quite mild, warming, fuller body, light oxidation, medium-low carbonation. I find myself looking for more barrel character (both flavor and tannin).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (829) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Bouteille 750ml. Couleur acajou opaque, mousse beige foncée. Arôme de miel, alcool, boisé, malt, caramel. Goût de caramel, beaucoup d’alcool, café froid?, acidité légère et boisé en fin de bouche. Carbonation faible, corps moyen. L’alcool est beaucoup moins bien maîtrisé que dans la version non vieillie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bouteille de 750ml, robe brune, arôme de sucre caramélisé, en bouche c’est une explosion de caramel brulé, goût de chêne vanillé également.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2568) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
750 ml bottle purchased at Peluso (Montreal), don’t ask me when, more then a year ago. Mahogany brown, medium head. Aroma of alcohol burnt barley, honey notes. The taste is pretty much the same thing, but with hints of tart red fruit, slightly woody, aftertaste a little sour. For a long time I had this beer, the wait was worth it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (918) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle from Kybecca - reviewing from notes - a solid scotch ale, though I wasn’t getting a lot of the honey.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a red-orange clear dark brown with a nice beige head. Smell is sugar, brown sugar, oak. Taste is brown sugar, honey, sweet malts, chocolate, toffee. Herbal hops in the finish, vanilla, toffee. Some oak wood, dark chocolate bitterness and vanilla post-ingestion. Very tasty! Medium bodied, weak carbonation. A very solid scotch ale, quite fit for any special occasion.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2073) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle 750ml. Blind tasting. Pours brown with medium biege head. Some lacing. Aroma is of sweetnes, caramel. Taste is of spices?, caramel, sweetness, malt. Medium-high body. Very good, complex, well-balanced. Alcohol well-hidden. Somehow, I find it more drinkable than most beers of this style. Very good Scotch Ale. Does not feel like 10.8% abv.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2136) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pours a copper brown with no head. Aroma of scotch, peat, honey and booze. Taste follows, really boozy. Nose is better than the taste. Not bad, glad I tried it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2587) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Big thanks to Dmac via Danny for this one. Pours out a ruby tinged brownish color with a small lacing head. Aroma is of light oak, vanilla, some toffee and earth. Taste is complex, some nice toffee, light cherries, oak, earth, light alcohol on the finish. Solid stuff.


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