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


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
electrotype (395) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUL 5, 2014
Wow, c’est intense cette bière là! Je ne suis pas un grand amateur de stouts et, même si cette bière se veut en fait une "lager noire", elle me rappelle immédiatement pourquoi ce type de bière n’est pas mon préféré. On dirait un dessert! C’est sucré et bourré de notes de chocolat, de café, de cupcakes. Le vieillissement en fût d’alcools forts accentue ces notes de torréfication et en ajoute de nouvelles.

Remarquez, je n’ai pas dis que ce n’était pas une bonne bière. Je ne doute pas une seconde qu’elle soit considérée comme une très grande bière par les amateurs du style! L’alcool y est merveilleusement caché et il n’y a pas de défaut majeur, si ce n’est que de ne pas être d’un style que j’apprécie particulièrement! Bref : recommandée, mais pas pour moi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine - thanks again, Beau! 2014 vintage. Pours a cloudy cocoa brown with a small beige head that settles into a ring and a thin, wispy film that never vanishes. Streaks of lace adorn the glass. The bourbon and brandy barrels are big here, but the base beer really shies into the background. Vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, oak, dark fruits, cookies, and pralines. But honestly, DrSilverworm says it best - there’s a dry, sugary, nutty sweetness, like a hazelnut and marzipan thing going on. I had a hard time placing it; he nailed it. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, boozy (bordering on phenolic), dry mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Not the most graceful barrel aging; I’d be curious to try the base beer alone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2015
750ml bottle, shared by b3shine. Bottled 2/10/2014, it looks like. Clear brown color, slight red. Thin kind of khaki / tan head, some bits and short ropes of lace. Caramel malt up front, some dark fruit, interesting kind of dessert-liquor character. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, lighter bitter. Touch of warmth on the end. Complex aroma. Nice desert-like nuttiness, marzipan, hazelnut. Tasty milk chocolate to mild dark chocolate action. Nice stuff, in that canadian sort of way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6763) - Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2015
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a translucent brownish cola with fizzy light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, oak, and whiskey. Tastes like it smells with a touch of lager yeast as well. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied and pleasant. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1303) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle to tulip, rated with the standard G.C. Porter Molasses, red bell pepper, wine, malts, and a little booze. Reddish brown with a thin, light tan head. Taste is bourbon, wine, wood (oak?), and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3778) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 4, 2015
At bottle sharing the RBSG. .Poured black with tan head. Nose of roasted malts, anise, and vanilla. Bold in body with a alcoholic mouthfeel. Flavor is dark ripe fruit, alcohol, and vanilla. Really rich and decadent. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2971) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and vanilla booze. Taste has coffee, red fruit, vanilla and roast. Nice BA porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13679) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle @ Eastside Lodge. Thanks, Tony. Black in color with a big tan head. Roasted malts and a lot of oak. There’s a lot of vanilla, some licorice, and burnt sugar. Some booze soaked fruits, whiskey, and caramel. A nice sweetness to it of vanilla, dark fruit, and whiskey. Slight brandy fruitiness as well. A little char and ash on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6103) - Utah, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle thanks to Duffman, RBSG-PDX
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and woody. Taste of toasted malts, woody, caramel and some hot alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Big thanks to Duffman! Can’t breathe! A: Pitch black body, creme colored head. N: Milk chocolate, toast, roast, caramel, vanilla, brandy, bourbon, soaked cherries. T: Nicely balanced even with the big barreling presence - though with sweetness against char. M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, distinct lack of alcohol. O: I really enjoy the base, and the barrels work really well here. I might dial back the sweetness a bit more, but that’s a minor quibble - because I thought the base was so good with the smokiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1139) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and really small brown head. Smell: roasted malt, caramel, sugar and barrel aged. Amazing complexity. Taste: not so dense palate, coffee and roasted malt. Caramel and sugar cane notes. Very nice!!! Aftertaste: caramel and sweet with coffee and roasted malt.

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