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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Pour is very dark brown with mocha head. Aroma is rich roasted malt, caramel, coffee, cloves, floral, chocolate, slight sweetness. Taste is rich as well, roasted coffee, molasses, caramel and light cream, some honey, some sour funk. Body is medium full with medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1610) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Honey Scotch Ale served in a small snifter. Very dark reddish amber with a fairly good, durable, light brown head. Wonderful aroma, suggestive of a fine Belgian dark ale. Very fruity, with dark ripe fruit including dates, figs, raisins. Only a light touch of peat smoke. A tad too sweet? True to style? Not really. Rather sweet for one thing and too fruity. But very tasty and enjoyable. Just leave your preconceptions behind.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Pours a very dark amber-brown, appearing largely opaque black in the glass, with a fairly buoyant khaki head that settles to a thicker ring and leaves some soapy lace. Nose involves deep caramel, grape must, floral perfume, toasted malt, some alcohol vapors. Taste is quite sweet, fairly tart, and somewhat bitter. Heavier bodied, oily, tingly with a fairly active carb, slightly syrupy, with a lengthy warm toasty drying bitter and tart finish. Lots of nuance, aromatically and on the palate. Very wine-like, pretty intense. An intriguing and ultimately enjoyable brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumax1 (221) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
Bouteille 500ml. Brune 10.8%. Odeure fleurale, goût de miel. Agréable en bouche.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3601) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
I poured some out on the grass and tried to see how it looked. Apparently the way it landed on my damn flip flop, it looks dark cloudy brown with mocha head. The lasting stickiness I’ll put down as lacing. Caramelized malt. You can taste some of the honey but it’s not too powerful. Decent for style - malt is a distinguishing characteristic. Bottle from Delires du Terroir.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
Sampled at the 1st Festibiere d’hiver in Gatineau, Quebec (January 2012). It is their "cuvée spéciale" edition. Pours a hazy brown-mohagany colour with a decent tanned head. Sweet malt aromas with dark fruits, caramel, brown sugars and hints of chocolate. Alcohol is well-hidden with no apparant burns and nice stickiness. The taste is pretty close to the nose with a touch of hop in the finish. A beautiful strong Scottish ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5994) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, thanks Markus for the bottle! Dark brownish red pour with nice off white head, aroma brought notes of nice dark fruits, slight smoke, big honey notes in there mix well into complex red fruits and dark fruits with some cherry, raisin, and cocoa powder notes.  Taste is a nice mix of sweet honey, slight smoke, into some nice dark cherry, caramel, toffee, some raisin, plums in there as well, finishing slightly sweet, spicy, and fruity.  Nice and balanced, dug this one.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AwaKe (48) - Laval, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
Bouteille de 500ml. 6,99$ chez Saucisserie BDF. Très belle bière de couleur brune avec un reflet rougeâtre et un beau col beige assez dense mais qui disparait au bout de quelques minutes. L’odeur qui s’en dégage est très sucré avec des touches de caramel, sucre d’orge et légèrement boisé. On sent également le malt roti et la forte présence d’alcool. La bière est onctueuse et très peu effervescente. Au goût on retrouve à nouveau le caramel et le malt. Une amertume assez moyenne, très sucré, le sucre reste dominant en arrière-goût, caramel mais aussi un peu de miel. En général c’est une bonne bière par contre le goût de miel n’est pas aussi dominant qu’on pourrait s’y atteindre. À essayer si vous êtes amateur de scotch ale mais j’ai été relativement déçu par le rapport qualité/prix.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
August 2012. Bottle. Pours dark brown with a minimal head. Aromas of caramel, honey, hops and spices. Flavors are sweet at first, then finishes bitter from the hops.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4633) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Deep dark brown body with almost no head at all. Strong aroma of roasted malt, nuts, alcohol and of course, tons of honey! Full-bodied; Dense malty flavour with honey, alcohol and quite a bit of spices. Aftertaste shows some bitterness and a lot of alcohol, while being quite strong. Overall, great to try, but perhaps a bit too strong. I sampled this 500 mL bottle purchased and sampled in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in late 2009.


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