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Brewed by Le Bilboquet
Style: Scotch Ale
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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Série Millésimée 2009 - Oak-aged for 3 months.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, raisins, caramel, and honey. Flavor of vanilla, roasted malt, oak, raisins, subtle smoke, and honey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
2009 vintage. A hazed brown scotch ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, loads of dark fruits, molasses, light soy sauce, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, plums, molasses, licorice, floral hops and alcohol warmth, 4 years old and still going strong. OttBottShare Dec 15 2013.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8491) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle shared at weekly tasting. Pours dirty amber tan head. Nose/taste of sherry, caramel, oak, prune, fruit cake and honey. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7864) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle at the Saturday night hotel tasting after EBF. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white head. Big smooth vanilla and honey. Sweet toast, honey, smoke and caramel. Warm booze notes, honey and soft toffee on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6568) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6131) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010
A lasting beige sheet stays atop the almost opaque deep brown hue. Full-on honey nose with more than a touch of wax that, when warm, veers toward plastic, but when cooler, feels more natural, more biscuity, graham cookies reminding and almost oaty. Frankly, its 3-month oak sojourn did not add much besides a lazy touch of oak and even more vanilla. Still extremely sweet like the original, but rich enough with bready, toasty, mildly earthy, almost roasty hints to be a captivating sipper. Round on the palate, but certainly not thick and keeping a fair amount of carbonation for a beer of its type. Good stuff, but at 19$ a pop when I can get the regular at half the price, all volume proportions kept, it’s pretty much a rip-off.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5793) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
Bouteille verte de 750 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de miel. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de miel avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de miel en arrière goût. (Rating #3559)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5727) - 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.


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