Brewed by Le Bilboquet
Style: Scotch Ale
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
Série Millésimée 2009 - Oak-aged for 3 months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VT (1795) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2793) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2833) - Ocean County, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4958) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2012
750 ml bottle that was oak aged for four months, this was a bonus bottle from glouglouburp that we never got around to opening Saturday night at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown. Poured a dark murky tootsie roll brown with an average foamy super light beige head. Aroma of vanilla, booze, honey, slight smoke, peat, toffe, floral notes(old flowers), wet dark toast. A bit thinner bodied with very soft subtle carbonation, and some alcohol heat. Flavor of barrel and booze, vanilla, perfumey flowers, melted bourobon with cherry, tartness and a touch of white wine. Solid beer but the aroma is far superior to the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours a dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, wood, oak, light whiskey and flower notes. Flavour of caramel, whiskey, wood and low sweetness for a scotch ale. Very highly carbonated , much more so than the non-oak-aged version. The booze is not hidden at all - feels more like 14-15%. Quite decent but lots of flaws.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (757) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle 750 ml. Pours dark brown with a medium biege head. Aroma: caramel toffee, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, raisin, red wine and lactose (?). Really impressive. Taste: same flavour as aromas. Intensively sweet, with slight acidity. Lacks a little balance, but not much. Full bodied beer. Some warming alcohol. Overall, a really impressive product!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sam_Sicotte (33) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
Verse une bière brune foncée, opaque. Le col est mince et couleur beige. Au nez, des effluves d’alcool, de fruits mûrs, poires, chêne et caramel. En bouche, chocolat, fruits mûrs et une finale de bourbon. Très beau produit, bien équilibré et complexe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle says oak aged for 4 months. Acquired mid 2011. Thank you Colin and Kendra!! Lovely very dark pour, medium tan head. Strong bourbon, caramel, rich honey sweetness, molasses in very good aroma. Taste - lovely light bitterness up front, followed by intense dark fruit, sweet caramel and honey, rich vanilla, warming alcohol in finish. Wow, lots going on here. Substantial alcohol makes its presence known, as does the bourbon, but it is well balanced with a substantial base beer,( where many bourbon beers fail). Substantial and impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Reddish brown pour with a tan head. Aromas is sweet with oak, honey, and smoke. Flavor is wonderfully sweet and woody - caramel, dark fruit, and wood. ABV nowhere to be found.

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