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Les Trois Mousquetaires Porter Baltique Éd. Spéciale (Bourbon & Brandy)

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Brewed by Les Trois Mousquetaires
Style: Baltic Porter
Brossard, Canada

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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2013: Vieillie 4 mois en fûts de chêne de bourbon et de brandy. Densité finale: 8,0P // Oak-aged 4 months in bourbon and brandy barrels. FG: 8,0P 2014: Vieillie 5 mois en fûts de chêne de bourbon et de brandy de 12 à 25 ans d’âge. Densité finale: 6,7P // Oak-aged 5 months in bourbon and brandy barrels of 12 to 25 years of age. FG: 6,7P


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7363) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle, shared at post-festival party. Very dark brown with a rocky tan head. Big bourbon aroma with underlying dark fruits and brown bread. Bold barrel character in balance with sweet dark malts, lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, wood. Terrific balance here, very full bodied. I don’t know how it’s possible that a beer of this size and body can be so drinkable, but it is. Fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2169) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2015 750 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with moderate tan head. Aromas of smoky dark chocolate, bourbon, and coffee. Flavors of roasted malt and flat bourbon. Missing the richness of the base porter. Too long in the barrel(s)?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (251) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
Édition 2014. Nez de bourbon, chocolat, bois et alcool. En bouche, le goût de brandy prend le dessus. Suivent des saveurs de chocolat, anis, cerises et café. Ces saveurs, quoique un peu trop sucrées, forment tout de même un bel équilibre. Le liquide est crémeux et doux en bouche. Le haut taux d’alcool procure une belle chaleur. La finale est sucrée, douce et modérée. Faible présence des houblons. Très bonne bière en général. À boire lentement, laissez-la réchauffer pour en apprécier toutes les subtilités. À faire également vieillir pour peut-être voir les saveurs se complexifiées.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
AgentAle (921) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
Aroma is deep rich malts, caramel, molasses, brown sugar and a host of pleasant dark fruits. Taste is a deep maltiness with a full palate of dark sweet fruits and sweet bourbon and brandy flavors that give some nice liquor warmth that isn’t dominant or overpowering. Finishes with a light and well balanced hoppiness that goes down smoothly. Appearance is a dark black body with a medium beige head that retains well.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (9199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Magnificent imperial porter, the bourbon imparting more than cognac. Very smooth mouthfeel. Wonderful drinkability.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (767) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2015
Negro opaco y espuma beis compacta. Aromas intenso y equilibrados de chocolate, bourbon, brandy, frutos , manzana dulce y madera. Cuerpo medio, inició dulce de bourbon y achocolatado intenso que deja paso a un sabor afeitado y un final de amargor suave tostado y seco de madera. Birrote.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (586) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
[2014] 750ml bottle. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Flavors are dark fruits, molasses, chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, vanilla, oak, bourbon and brandy. Nice alcohol warmth, but never boozy. Prominent in the aroma, those spirit flavors are more cohesive in mouth. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, smooth texture. A nice treat for a sweet tooth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patricks110 (1857) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Holy crap! Definitely the best of 2015 so far. Pours a purely opaque black with a thick but already dissipating creamy tan head. The nose is pure barrel aroma with sultry brandy notes with rich and complex bourbon aromas. Smoky and earthy with light fruity and roasted notes. An underlying robust malt with heavy espresso and vanilla note swirling into a behemoth of a brew. The first sip is a bit sweet with a milk chocolate likeness that runs into heavy roasted notes and big coffee, licorice and vanilla bean flavours. Smooth and rich barrel notes with mild smoke and toasted flavours. Woody and earthy notes blend together. The finish is heavy with complexity but incredibly smooth and delicate. One of the best beers of my life. The barrel influence is remarkable and impeccable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
2014-12-31. Black body with a modest beige head. 3+ Aroma is quite boozy and bourbony. Sweet vanilla character, somewhat overwhelmed dark malt base. Flavour has rich dark malt foundation and good amount of vanilla and bourbon. Simple but lovely. Medium bodied palate, soft to light carbonation. A bit too heavy on the bourbon and booze at times for my tastes but fairly nice overall. Bottle at Volo, Toronto.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle shared with Dany, Rudy, Eric, and my wife at Be Bap in Montreal. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big bourbon and warm wood, hints of cherries and dark stone fruits over dark chocolate. Medium bodied, rich cocoa and sweet wood, chocolate and stone fruit. Cocoa, warm brandy, vanilla and bourbon. Incredibly smooth, chewy, lovely. Alcohol peeks through at the end but quite subtle.


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