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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Barley Wine
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This noble brown winter beer with fiery reflections offers a complex aroma of fruit, alcohol and hops. Once tasted, it is slightly sweet with a hint of burnt caramel. Aged in American oak barrels, the bitterness has eased and it has wooden notes topped with a subtle touch of vanilla. A maderisation occurred after maturation in the barrel (aged one year), and the textures and flavors blend, becoming sweeter.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25591) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel woody aroma with hints of vanilla. Sweetish malty spicy woody vanilla and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody caramel vanilla finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23609) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at RBJG courtesy of Martin, merci bien! Clear amber color. Aroma of vanilla and Jack Daniels. Taste is sweet whiskey.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Amber/copper beer with ŕ small offwhite head. Oaky aroma, coconut, vanilla, figs, dades, biscuits, toffee, raisins, brown sugar, caramel and syrup. Malty flavor, oak, coconut, vanilla, figs, raisins, some alcohol, dry woody, some hops, dades, butter, some plums. Fruity finish with figs and some hop notes. Great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
Light brown and a bit hazy, has a fairly pronounced bourbon aroma, definitely sweet and a touch of raisin, cherry, soft dark fruits.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
341mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp, pours dark dark brown with a reddish hue and small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, oak, bourbon, and a molasses that lingers. Flavour of molasses, complex dark fruits, oak, vanilla and bourbon, with a smoky sweetness that lingers along with a noticeable alcohol burn. I enjoyed this a lot more than the regular Solstice d’Hiver. Thanks so much for the opportunity to try this, Dany!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a pronounced turbidity and a small and short lived khaki head. S: Big time bourbon and oak aromas. Sweet vanilla, caramel, and toffee all the way through with a little bit of brown sugar and maple syrup. Bread and sweet dark fruits round the bouquet out. T: Tons of sweet maple syrup flavor along with caramel and toffee. Sweet vanilla and bourbon flavor with only a mild oak flavor. Some of the dark fruits are there as well. M: Medium in body with a smooth, medium body. O: I thought the regular version of this was decent, but not great. This however, was outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of dark fruits, soft raisins, toffee, oak, grape skin, caramel and vanilla. Hints of oaky alcohol in finish. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Cococnut, roasted, vanilla, licorice, high perfumed, lots of wood, oakey cococnut, barley, sweetness, emokey notes, soapy. Ok - a bit heavy on the wood/barrel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (15096) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle (2009 version) [from trade with yourilevesque] shared with kermis @ Night before crazy Danish ticking spree whilst planning to give Dean a wedgie - tasting. Opaque dark red-brown color with medium sized beige head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, heavy oak, (Dutch) "boomschors", pretty sweet, sticky resinous sweetness. Taste malts, (I’ve got) massive wood, loads of oak flavors, sweet, sticky resin, lightly alcohol though pretty well hidden. Full body, suitable medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14379) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Draft - Bourbon barrelled - Bourbon oak and vanilla as expected. Cloudy mahogany with a thick small brown head. Boozy as all hell and a bit of acidity. Just order a bourbon, nothing beyond the barrel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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