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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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.

JulienHuxley's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4649) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Light gusher. Dark brown pour with creamy off white head. Aroma of cherries, grapes and chocolate, lots of chocolate actually, some light honey notes. Taste of dark fruits, cherries, plums, grapes, honey. Body is a bit watery but carbonation is fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (938) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
500ml bottle. Dark reddish brown with a foamy beige head. Flavors are brown sugar, honey, caramel, molasses, dark fruits and chocolate with floral notes. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, syrupy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
Thick, rich and decadent - this is a beast of a Scotch Ale (actually an imperial, if that is an actual category. Pumping up the alcohol and ingredient list has made this into a Canadian classic. A backbone of very roasty malt supports a super rich taste profile. Thick toffee, dark berries, booze, butter and a hint of chocolate are brought into an extravagant but successful balance. Taste sustains and stays in balance. Not for everyone, but quite an accomplishment!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tricker (353) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Bière brune de 10.8 % d’alcool. Elle ne possède aucun col au versement. Elle est très floue. Elle possède un odorat sucré très agréable, évidemment de miel. Elle possède un goût envoûtant, très riche, venant du miel, avec une finale légèrement métallique. Également, sa finale a une teinte de caramel brûlé, ce qui rend la bière réconfortante. Excellente !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (1004) - CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
Appearance: clear deep amber with one finger of loose tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: honey, floral, toffee and butterscotch, molasses, boozy dark fruit. (6/10) Taste: moderately strong sweet, very mild bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium to full body, moderate carbonation, sweet warming finish. (3/5) I continue to be unimpressed by the style in general, but this isn’t a bad one, as it goes. It’s a big boozy beast, which of course warms me up to it (no pun intended). Worth trying if you happen across one. (13/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (726) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
12 ounces on tap shared with Guillaume at Balthazar. Aroma: caramel, dark red fruits, nuts. App: dark brown with red tint. Taste and palate: full body, medium sweetness, sweet and subtle finish. Overall: really awesome in draft. Great job Bilboquet

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jbruner (3210) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden brown from the bottle with minimal head or lace. Aroma of big sweet maltiness and butter. Taste follows, big oxidized diacytel bomb. Nope.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (654) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 Arômes de fût de porto, raisins rouges, miel, alcool et butterscotch. En bouche, goût de caramel, baies rouges et réglisse noire. La finale présente des notes de noix, miel et chocolat. Une amertume de miel et chocolat noir reste accrochée au palais. La texture est douce et le corps bien rond. Effervescence moyenne et le haut taux d’alcool est discret. Belle interprétation du style. Une des meilleures scotch ale du Québec.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Speedy_Charly (178) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Bouteille de 500ml au Marché des Brasseurs. Jolie brunette avec coiffure de mousse mocha, épaisse et durable. Odeur de céréales rôties (pain/malt), sucre (caramel/cassonade), chocolat et café. En entrée de bouche c’est le malt torréfié qui domine accompagné du caramel, le tout arrondi par une douceur mielleuse. Une légère astringence attaque les joues et la langue, mais le tout se résorbe rapidement pour laisser des saveurs de chocolat, café et fruits accompagnés d’une bouffée d’alcool en rétro-olfaction. Une bière puisssante sans être agressive...bien hâte d’essayer la version en futs de bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaseurboreal (23) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Certainement l’une de mes bières préférées, sinon ma préférée. Scotch ale assez forte avec un bon goût caramélisé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1103) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 11, 2015
Caoba oscuro con espuma beis de consistencia media. Aromas intensos y dulces de multas, chocolate y frutas confitadas. Cuerpo medio meloso, inicio dulce achocolatado, melaza y frutas confitadas, sutil acidez y final seco moderado.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 20

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50