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


on tap

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
This one is different than the Bieropholie version as it has a different yeast and hops. It has also some difference through the fermentation process. The malts and the honey are not exactly the same. And, of course, this one has less alcohol. They have the same type of aromas, but some esters are really not the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and honey with a touch of booze and light fruits. Flavor has sweet grains and honey with a touch of booze, darker grains and light fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2778) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Velvety okay butterscotch and bourbon aroma with some citrusy hops. Hazy dark brown under a lacy, off white cover. Potent bourbon, sweet flavour with some banana esters and transcendent booze. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6255) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle at the RBWG grand tasting
Clear dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and brown sugar. Taste of dish water and roasty
Not very good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of 3fourths, thanks dude!!!! :-). Pours a amber color with white head. Caramel, cardboard flavors. Too much age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Amber red pour with light tan head. Aroma is large dried fruit and oaky like. Flavor is sweet almost cherry like and funky. Medium body with ok carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Mostly clear dark brown red color. Thin khaki head. Some dots and ropes of lace. Pretty sweet taste, some alcohol warmth. Lots of caramel malt, and dark fruit. Hint of chocolate, toffee. Lighter carbonation, kind of smooth and creamy. Eh, alright scotch ale. Good complex malt character, but yeah, has a lot of the characteristics of english scotch ales that I’m not crazy about. Tastes like it may have some age on it, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and cookie malt with earthy hops, smoke, dates and figs. Flavor is sweet malt dominant with dark fruits, light smoke, earthy and spicy hops with light bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bretteux (181) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Un col moyen de couleur beige et une mousse dense qui col aux parois.le col déscend plutôt rapidement avec une faible effervescence.Sa couleur est brune et translucide.Au nez,c’est le miel ,le sucre de canne brun et le malt.Au goût,c’est soyeux,huileux,suivi par la douceur mielleuse,la cassonade et une fin de malt caramel prononcé.Son taux d’alcool est des mieux dissimulé telle un fantôme dans une pièce qui vous regarde du plafond.Donc faite attention à ce mélange des plus réussi car il mettra la main sur vous rapidement ha!ha!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8804) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 From bottle, undated. Low carbonation leaves a thin ring of a head. Oxidized brown malt / wet cardboard, honey, yeast / dough. Nothing but sugar in the mouth, dear lord. Simple syrup, agave, honey... this stuff will give you a headache. Can’t take much of it... low acid, low carbonation, thick, chewy, flabby texture... some fermentation effects / fusels in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBWG. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Heavy sugar, toffee, somewhat oxidized aroma. Low carbonation. Brown sugar. Cardboard. Old. Thanks Mike!

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