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


on tap

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
Srie Millsime 2009 - Oak-aged for 3 months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2484) - 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 (2754) - 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 (4740) - 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 Kramers 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 (9730) - 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 bire brune fonce, opaque. Le col est mince et couleur beige. Au nez, des effluves dalcool, de fruits mrs, poires, chne et caramel. En bouche, chocolat, fruits mrs et une finale de bourbon. Trs beau produit, bien quilibr 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: MacKroken
Date: March 22, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creamy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of fruityness, light earthyness, hint of smoke
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, honey sweetness, plenty of balancing earthyness, touch of dark fruits brought out by the honey sweetness

Name: MacKroken
Date: January 15, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Score: 3.1 to 3.6
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and smokey aroma, caramel sweetness, earthy peat smoke
Flavor: rich honey and caramel flavor, candy sweetness, light fruityness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (4019) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012 Bottle 750 ml [2011]. Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel and a bit of oak. Taste of caramel, vanilla, honey and oak in the finish (especially compared with the non-aged version). Palate is very rich and smooth, alcohol is well hidden. Definitely a very good beer. Edited: Tasted in a blind Scotch Ale tasting on october 13th 2012 (my ranking in parenthesis): Rank # 1: Le Bilboquet MacKroken ft de chne (# 3) # 2: Alesmith Wee Heavy (# 1) # 3: Cigar City Big Sound (# 2) # 4: la Ft Corne de Brume (# 5) # 5: Dieu du Ciel quinoxe du Printemps (# 4) # 6: Founders Dirty Bastard (# 6) # 7: Glazen Toren Canaster Winterscotch (# 7)

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