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Les Trois Mousquetaires G.C. Porter Baltique Éd.Spéc. (Bourbon & Brandy)

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

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5431) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2016
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, and brandy. Very complex, very delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2890) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Black pour with a ruby hue and a thin beige head ... aroma of dark fruits, brandy, oak, smoke, licorice and light roasted malts .... taste is of smoke, oak, brandy, dark fruits, licorice, roasted malts, light chocolate, caramel malts, some whiskey ..... light vanilla notes ... very dry, oaky and balanced .... some booze and warming with a lingering smoky brandy flavor .... complex and balanced ... intense brew

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Whelming, given the price and how much I like the base beer. The barrel kinda mucks up the delicious fruity complexity without adding a whole lot of qualiy flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2488) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle @ home, thanks Aaron! Pitch black pour with a generous tan head. Tons of caramel, fudge, smooth vanilla, coconut, brrbn, sweet malts, milk chocolate and light ash. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamsville (211) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Apparence : Brune très foncée, noire, reflets brunâtres, effervescence semble moyenne, bon col brun, rétention appropriée, légère dentelle.
Nez : Chocolat sucré à la vanille, fruits rouges (cerises), boisé, sucre grillé, légères notes d’alcool. Bonne intensité, complexe et équilibré.
Goût : Chocolat sucré, mêmes fruits rouges, boisé, alcool qui se pointe en finale. Plutôt sucrée, légère amertume. Intensité élevée.
Sensation : Corps assez dense, effervescence moyenne, belle chaleur de l’alcool, piquant sur la langue et au palais. Longue finale chaleureuse, grillée et boisée.
O : Multidimensionnelle, équilibrée, intense, excellente… que demander de plus? Le vieillissement en fût est sans faille, aucune fausse note ou acidité mal placée. Elle est traître car on peut en boire assez avant de se rendre compte qu’elle contient 10,5%!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (829) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2016
lightish black pour. Aroma is mild dark malt, touch of brandy and big booze. Taste is sweet spirit, bourbon, brandy and a crazy level oxidation (too much for me). Spirit is the big winner here, but not much of the base beer shines because of the barrel plus oxidation. Shame because the base beer is a winner.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2773) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2016
Pours black with a large tan head. Nose shows coconut, woody oak, vanilla, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavours include bourbon, vanilla, woody oak, milk chocolate. A fair bit of sweetness, works well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle, 750 ml at Olhops. Courtesy of and shared with Francisco from Olhops. Huge thanks! Pours black with small tan head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, vanilla, wood, bourbon. Low carbonation, oily. Complex yet ery balanced and smooth, alcohol well hidden, really impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1830) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2016
750 ml corked and caged bottle, no dating on it that I noticed. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, bourbon and brandy. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some nuttiness, molasses and grainy malt flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s creamy and a bit coating with a good amount of carbonation. I remember liking their regular Porter Baltique a lot, and this one is just as good if not better. It’s definitely worth picking up! $19.49 a bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (540) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 28, 2016
Vraiment tout ce qu’il y a à espérer d’une bière de cette qualité. Nez ultra bourbon, peu éthylique, assez chocolaté, fond café si l’on s’attarde sur les notes noix de coco. Très gourmand. Bouche classique mais parfaite : attaque ronde, chocolatée et caramélisée, légèrement boisée. Finale ultra bourbon, les notes de brandy sont très subtiles. La longueur est plutôt chaude, gourmande, très bourbon. Bel équilibre, belle buvabilité.


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