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Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique - Fûts De Bourbon Et Brandy - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 28
Avg: 4.41
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada | website

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter | 10.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: FrostBlast on 10-04-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 28
Photo of VbolieuV
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2015 edition.

Looks absolutely delicious, pitch black with a nice creamy head with big bubbles, you can even see some carbonation in the black color. Intense dark chocolate smell from the beginning, fallowed by aromas of dark fruits and alcohol, some bourbon and whiskey smell is noticeable. I mostly taste the dark fruits with a nice bourbon taste and a sweet chocolate flavor too. As it goes down you get a small alcohol burn, and feel a little smoke too. You can feel a lot of carbonation in the mouth also.

Really an outstandingly barrel-aged porter. I really like the original Porter Baltique but the barrel-aged one is amazing.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My rating is based on the 2015 edition of this beer, Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip,

Appearance - this beer pours a very dark brown almost black with 2 fingers of mocha head, carbontation seems lively.

Aroma - On the nose I get borubon and brandy, oak a light alchohol smell, vanilla, chocolate coffee, plum grapes.

Taste -hints of whiksey and brandy,oak that lasts, roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, vanilla, nut. wow this is complex.

Feel - Full bodied and chewy lively carbonation and a strong boozyness as it goes down.

Overall - This is one delicious sipper, At 16$ for a 750 ml you wont want to down it fast anyways your gonna want to savor it, and its worth doing, the flavors come together so well and you'll really enjoy this one if you like porters and stouts. If you have a bottle enjoy!

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Photo of mtomlins
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass and shared with friends during a holiday bottle share.

A: A deep dark brown color that gives rise to a 1-2 fingers of mocha head with decent retention and some nice lacing.

S: The nose is really complex, not just a massive bourbon blast, but rather a nice boozy fragrance allowing some roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate to come through and some vanilla and a bit of wood.

T: Again, just really nice balance of rich flavors. Big dark chocolate flavor, lots of sweet boozy brandy but not overpowering; brown sugar, molasses, vanilla. A bit of hot alcohol. Absolutely delicious!

M: Low carbonation and a big body; smooth and round.

O: What impressed me most about this beer is the balanced complexity; it is both big and bold while still exhibiting restraint. This bottle was served with the 2010 version and was unanimously agreed to be the superior version. Very well done LTM!

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Photo of jmvogel512
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black and very smooth. Little head present on pour which quickly dissipates. Very similar to their Porter Baltique, which almost tastes like a milk stout crossed with a baltic porter to me. Slight scent and taste from the bourbon barrels. Not overpowering like some bourbon aged beers, but I feel like I expected more bourbon to it. The 10.5% abv definitely warms the inside on the way down. Perfect for cold winter evenings at this time of year.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to Papat444 for this bottle.

The beer is jet black with a small tan head. Head fades quickly, leaves just a touch of lace.

Nose is very rich, with bourbon, brandy and chocolate all jumping out strongly. Vanilla and oak. Some roasted scents. The bourbon and brandy scent mix well together.

Taste is very good indeed. Like the nose, the bourbon and brandy are both quite present. They mix well together, the bourbon imparting some sweetness and the brandy a more aggressive heat that cuts the sweetness a bit. Chocolate and some roast malt flavours are right behind, as well as vanilla from the bourbon. The barrels are strong but they do not obscure the beer, which is great in itself. I don't pick up on the tart cherry flavours that I usually get in the base beer- perhaps the barrels drown it out.

Full bodied, low carbonation level. A bit syrupy, but generally very smooth.

Overall, a terrific beer. Nice twist on a great beer.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a rather generous light brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of warming brandy/bourbon notes with light vanilla with some residual sugar notes is very enticing. Taste is a great mix between some syrupy brandy and bourbon notes with notes of vanilla that are also discernible and some well-balanced residual sugar notes. Body is quite full with great carbonation and light warming alcohol notes are slightly noticeable. I thought this was a great improvement over last year barrel-aged treatment and well-balanced for such an extreme beer.

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Photo of FrostBlast
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-

APPEARANCE : Dark brown with a mocha head that doesn't rise very much and backs down pretty quickly - just as should be expected. Not nearly as opaque as I had expected it to be though.

SMELL : First nose is heavy roasted malts with coffee and chocolate notes and a certain boozy warmth. Some fruity and nutty notes are also present. Second nose opens up the hop profile with a vegetal side emerging. Deep chocolate notes. Third nose follows along, but with more booze.

TASTE : There's smoke that wasn't there on the nose and ooh man, what a rich palette. Multilayered, complex, precise. You can taste both types of barrel, bourbon and brandy. The booze gives an amazingly pleasing warmth that stays with you long after you've downed your sip. Hops are very present, but blend themselves superbly with the coffee side of the roasted malts.

MOUTHFEEL : Coats the mouth. Pleasantly low carbonation leaves all the room to the aromas and the amplitude of the beer itself.

OVERALL : Among the very best stouts I've had the pleasure of tasting, and definitely the best stout I've had that come from my homeland.

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Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique - Fûts De Bourbon Et Brandy from Les Trois Mousquetaires
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