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Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique - Édition Spéciale Vieillie En Fût De Bourbon | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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4.16/5
Exceptional
32 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada
lestroismousquetaires.ca

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by liamt07 on 10-31-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
32
pDev:
7.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of PeerlessMark
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was my favourite cask beer at Cask Days 2011 hosted at Hart House. As black and velvety as the bottled version but aged and conditioned in a bourbon cask. It was more complex and sweeter thank the bottled version and was one of the first casks to run out on the day.

It had very little carbonation and only a brim of head after the pour. Smelled astonishingly good and didn't disappoint in all other areas. Was a real treat to enjoy this very successful cask.

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Photo of Wajohnst
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MatChar
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of JohnnieNepal
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage 408/700 750ml cored and caged bottle poured into tulip 25/12/12 ho ho ho, cheers pappat444 for this big want

A black body with deep cola edge, the thumbs width of foam is pretty dark but doesn't very long and leaves no lace

S chocolate syrup, coffee, dark fruits and the barrel is strong, vanilla, smokey bourbon and a little wood, very faint booze and teriyaki as it warms and just a little molasses. It's been a while since I had the regular version but I cant imagine it smelled as good as this, I'd believe this spent a year in a barrel the bourbon notes are strong yet mellow, I think some age worked well on this one

T a little toned down compared to the smell but not enough for a lower score, more smokey notes and a little sweet caramel and espresso with some dried fruit, the roast is a little darker in the mouth

M thin for the color but I suppose its a lager after all, mellow carbonation and a long char, teriyaki aftertaste

O the smell was near perfection, and it tastes great I'm surprised this one hasn't gotten more love from the few BA's lucky enough to try it

another big thanks to Patrick for shipping this gem my way, a nice Christmas treat for this naughty boy. I know the regular version is one of my highest scores ever but I can't justify that score today even though I may prefer this version. My palate and rating methods are slowly changing

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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtomlins
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass and shared with friends during a holiday bottle share (that to Ian for trading the bottle).

***2010 Vintage***

A: A deep black color that gives rise to a short dark head that doesn’t last very long and leaves minimal lacing.

S: Wow, massive bourbon nose, heavy and boozy; lots of malt giving off dark chocolate, molasses, deep dark roasted grain. The age only bottle has really smoothed things out (I think ;-).

T: A big (massive) aged malt profile, tons of big jammy fruits, dark pits fruits (plums, prunes, raisins); a cola sweetness; massive boozy bourbon notes, vanilla and wood.

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

O: Wow, that is a big, malty, boozy bourbon barrel beer. Lots of really big, in your face flavors; aggressive almost. Incredibly delicious but maybe lacking a bit of subtly.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dleiner
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of WanderingFool
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peensteen
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown near black, soapy tan head with light lace. Smell is rich with bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, herbal notes as well, some chared notes came and went as well. Taste is roasty, oak comes out with bourbon notes, lightly herbal almost anise like flavours, chocolate, some vanilla, mild bitterness with a chocolatey finish. Lightish feel, light carbonation, medium body. I really liked this, I opened a bottle of the 2011 base beer of this last week and prefered this to the bottle, though I did like this much more than Liam did.

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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage.
Thanks to Hoppypocket for this bottle.
Poured in to brandy snifter.

A - Poured a very dark brown and settled black with a very thin film of medium brown head.

S - Massive barrel aromas up front - bourbon, oak and vanilla. A brandy-like aroma is also present along with some chocolate and roast. The barrel notes dominate the nose.

T - Barrel flavours up front - bourbon, vanilla and oak. Some brandy flavours come through as well. Chocolate, cherries, molasses and charred oak are also present. The barrel qualities are not as dominant as the nose suggested but they do stand out.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation.

O - Tasted side-by-side with the regular 2010 version. The barrel aging covered up a huge roast profile that was present in the regular version. Almost two completely different beers.

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Photo of Rutager
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 bottle. Big thank you to papat444 and unibroue4ever for sending me this one!!

Appearance. Pours a deep dark brown, black in the glass with just a skim of tan head that slowly rose from the depths.

Smell. Vanilla and sweet smooth woody bourbon with a little dark chocolate and molasses.

Taste. Big dark chocolate with vanilla and some oaky bourbon. Slight briny taste with a bit of plum. Almost no heat or alcohol!

Mouthfeel. On the low side of full bodied, low carbonation.

Overall. Very nicely done. The bourbon is complementary and not overwhelming.

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