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Formerly brewed at Le Trou du Diable
Style: Scotch Ale
Shawinigan, Canada
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
5th anniversary beer, claymore scotch ale aged in Jack Daniel barrels.


Minderbinder's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1693) - Québec, Quebec, - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle 500ml. Pours dark brown with low beige head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, caramel, malt, alcohol, lsigth Jack. Taste is of vanilla, wood, malt. Some Jack. Very good balance. Palate: Medium-high body. Overall: Easily drinkable. Surprisingly "thin". Very good Scotch Ale.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (468) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Brune. Nez: Caramel. Banane. Whisky. Vanille. Nougat. Bouche: caramel au beurre salé. Boisé. Ronde. Très sucré. Madère. Belle chaleur d'alcool. Datte. Vanille. Réglisse. Très bien.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
In short: A caramelized beer with medium oak barrels presence and ligt notes of boozy whisky. Straightforward.
How: Cute but overpriced 500ml bottle. Purchased at the brewpub on release day. This rating for a bottle with some age on it. I didn’t like it fresh after I had already purchased many bottles.
The look: Cloudy copper-brown body topped by a medium beige head with good retention.
In long: The nose proposes mild whisky notes over a piece of crème caramel. Taste is rich caramelized malts, toffee candy, medium oak barrels presence, only light notes of whisky. Boozy finish that is also slightly astringent, woody and dry. Unfortunately very carbonated making the body feel a bit light and airy, this is the type of beer that shines with a smooth carbonation. Gone is the perfumy Jack Daniel’s character that annoyed me in a young bottle. Time has helped integrating the once-awkward JD but the the beer didn’t developed any complexity, I was surprised at how easy to drink this beer is nowadays (relative to a BA scotch ale) but there’s not a whole lot of things happening in this beer. Good beer overall. When I first had it; it was too young; then when I opened another bottle it was a bit too old; there are two things I haven’t learned to do yet; when to open a barrel aged scotch ale; and when to use a semicolon;

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
500ml at DC tasting. Amber-brown. A very nice beer. Chestnut tones. Perfect effervescence, bottle conditioning. Caramel, nutty, brown sugar. Well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2661) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle (500 ml). Thanks to Nbtetreault! Murky brown with a small persistent beige head and good lacing. Aroma of whiskey (not overwhelming), caramel, toffee, malt... complex and well balanced. Taste is about the same but much smoother... surprisingly thing considering aroma. Body is medium (but thin for a scotch ale), alcohol is well hidden. Low carbonation (but there’s still some). Very complex beer (especially aroma), great balance. Sweetness isn’t cloying which is very good for a scotch ale and make this one easily drinkable. One of the best scotch ale I’ve had so far. If you still have one, you better drink it soon though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8015) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle. Was drinking this as Adam Henrique scored to put the Devils into the Stanley Cup Finals. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of caramel, wood, sweet malt, bourbon and vanilla. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur cuivrée foncée etr voilée. Nez boisé (fût de chêne), de vanille, d’alcool liquoreux sucré (brandy), de caramel sucré, léger de sirop d’érable et de fruits (raisins légèrement vineux et cerises sucrées) avec des notes de chocolat au lait et des traces fumées. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse et liquoreuse. Léger goût fruité (raisins aux traces vineuses, notes de cerises, faibles traces de prunes vertes) accompagné d’un goût de vanille et d’un faible goût de malt fumé (traces de tabac) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de malt rôti doux avec un goût de caramel, des notes de pain et de petites traces de chocolat. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve un goput boisé (fût de chêne) avec léger goût d’alcool liquoreux (brandy) et des notes de houblon herbeux jusqu’en finale. Post-goût long-moyen et un peu sec, moyennement amer d’alcool doux, de rôti doux, boisé (fût de chêne) et avec des notes fruitées (moût de raisins).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2012
This is a nice offering if you want a barrel aged ale that provides the bourbon flavors up front, but not in an overpowering manner. An amber-colored ale that pours with good carbonation, it provides a good and lively mouthfeel and smells and tastes primarily of bourbon with maybe a bit of belgian yeast (?). To be honest, it is a bit one dimensional in that respect, but it is very drinkable for a barrel-aged offering. I enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
Pour copper brown with big light tan head. Aroma maple, bourbon, J Daniels, wood, caramel, vanilla. Taste sweet caramel, with a woody vanilla back note, maple syrup and other sweetness come to mind ver tasty ABV scarey well hidden. MF medium body fizzy carb. Extremely well done brew with a outstanding robust flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
500ml bottle from brewery at anniversary. About 6 months old.
Appearance : Deep amber with big foamy white head. Long head retention, light lacing.
Aroma : Floral whisky notes with rich fruits and caramel. Light alcohol. Nice rich sweetness.
Taste : Caramel with red fruits and whisky. Finish warm with whisky and caramel. Floral notes. Rather dry finish. Carbonation is quite fizzy. Light raisins on finish.
Overall : Nice complex caramel and dark fruits. Interesting barrel presence. Very present but not too much. Early ratings reported this was very hot but I think it has mellowed a bit now. Nice floral and sweet finish. Persistent finish. Still a bit too warm on finish. I think this can age well.


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