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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.


Rciesla's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark bruin body with a yellow off white head. Dry herbal and wooden splinter like tones. Light vanilla notes, some oak with a light fruit tone and a wisp of smoke. Soft with vanilla, honey and caramel with a mild warmth. Very nice.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours a semi clear deep brown with a small beige head that settles into a decent ring around the glass and displays some good legs. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, toffee, rich maltiness, dark fruits, plums, and faintly smokey underneath it all. Flavour is bourbon, oak, faint alcohol Taste(not hot at all), toffee, caramel, chocolate, slight dark fruits and faint alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjakk (345) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - SEP 9, 2014
Dark brown, cloudy, with mildly yellow thick foam. Raisins, flower in the aroma. Sweet, raisins, with strong taste of alcohol. sweet alcoholic aftertaste with a hint of burned caramel

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8425) - , 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3426) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Oak and bourbon with nice sweet malts. Nice mellow finish, smoother than expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9998) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1271) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Bouteille vieillie environ 18 mois. Brune opaque avec une mousse couleur érable, odeurs de raisins, de dattes, de cerises. Au goût, miel, raisins, cerises encore, avec des grains cuits mais non rôtis ; un peu de madérisation détectée, et elle semble plus mince que la version originale fraîche. En ne tenant pas compte de son âge (ce qui ne l’a pas aidé ici, franchement), elle est savoureuse et complexe, mais le caramel et le velouté de l’originale ne se retrouve pas ici, totalement envahie par les arômes fruités, et par le fait même un peu plus linéaire et moins impressionnante.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (2988) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, during the Festibière de Gatineau, savoured on May 25 2013; eye: mahogany, clear, nice beige head, light effervescence, light lacing; nose: malt, bourbon, woody, light alcohol, light caramel, light roasted malt; mouth: malt, bourbon, woody, alcohol, alcohol warmth, light caramel, roasted malt, light pepper, light hops, finale in bourbon with presence of malt, average carbonation, mildly sweet, slightly bitter, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, en fût, bue lors du Festibière de Gatineau, savourée le 25 mai 2013; œil : acajou, limpide, belle mousse beige, légère effervescence, légère dentelle; nez : malt, bourbon, boisé, léger alcool, léger caramel, léger malt torréfié; bouche : malt, bourbon, boisé, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, léger caramel, malt torréfié, léger poivre, léger houblon, finale en bourbon avec présence de malt, corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, très légèrement amère, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien bon

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
De couleur acajou avec un col mousseux qui se pointe à reculons et envoie son voile la représenter. Une dentelle de type Braille se dessine, il n’y a que des picots de mousse. Des arômes de caramel, de tourbière, de miel ambré, avec des pointes boisées et des senteurs de cuir en émanent. Le goût est semblable, à plus faible intensité, alors que l’alcool vient prendre la relève. Texture soyeuse, veloutée, qui nous caresse le gosier. Ça m’apparaît comme un produit réussi, raffiné. (533-140213)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5704) - 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 (7858) - 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).


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