Brewed by Boquébière
Style: Imperial Stout
Sherbrooke, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A black majesty offering a rich coffee and roasted malt character with a bittersweet chocolate and dark fruit accents. Malts from Quebec and England. Columbus and Bravo hops. Bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
8.5% d’alcool? On l’oublie rapidement lorsqu’on se laisse prendre à analyser la force des autres saveurs. On se laisse envelopper par du chocolat noir avec punch d’espresso corsé et une bonne pointe d’amertume. La torréfaction du grain trouve son importance en finale alors qu’une impression de pain brûlé – probablement oublié au toaster trop longtemps – s’invite à table. Les bières trop «café», ce n’est pas ma tasse de thé... mais je la conseille sans hésiter aux amateurs du genre. (version 2012)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
500 ml bottle that said Hopkins Imperial Stout. Pours an opaque black with a resilient beige head. Smell is very much roasty/burnt. Taste is roasty, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, mocha. Finish is a solid ashy-coffeeish bitterness. Lingering coffee taste. Extremely thick body, creamy mouthfeel. Weak to medium carbonation. It is everything that it should be, that is, a solid, robust imperial stout, and I feel like everytime I open up a new bottle from those guys, the brews are more solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Dark color with copper highlights, light brown frothy head. Great body, nicely balanced. Coffee notes, dark chocolate ... Typical imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7361) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
pours pitch black with a long lasting dark beige head, excellent retention and lacing. roastiness, coffee, woodiness, layered in vanilla, raisins. average carbonation, full body, nice bitter coffee and grapefruit finish, medium long finish. nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1601) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
bottle from le grand-duc A : Coffee / roastiness, chocolate, grappes, caramel App: pitch black lasting beige head T/P : full body long bitter finish. Average carbonation. O : Good lack some roastiness and it’s a bit too bitter for the style imho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlainG (1825) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
Beau liquide noir opaque chapeauté par une belle mousse couleur mocha. Des arômes de mélasse, de pain pumpernickel, de pain grillé, de houblon, accompagnés d’effluves d’alcool en émanent. En bouche, des saveurs de chocolat noir, de café noir se présentent avec des soupçons fruités; de bleuets sauvages, de chicouté, laissant un arrière-goût légèrement amer. Produit identifié par: 43 / Hopkins, Lot 1108-6768. (108-121111)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2284) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottled sample via lubiere, shared with oakbluff. Black in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Muted sweet chocolate aromas with a hint of charred grains. Chocolate and chalk dominate on the palate, backed by some notes of coffee, pale malt, and a hint of red grapes. Medium bodied. Not offensive in any way, but very mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
Pours plain black. Seems a little ... thick. Good beige head, disappearing fast, but pretty large lace remaining for quite a while. My nose is basically blown up, so I can’t have much of a clue about that aroma (sorry!), except for those boozy and ethyllic notes. Taste is surprisingly citrusy for a beer which isn’t a BIPA and still possess some good notes of dark fruits as well. Strong coffee taste. Finish is bitter and quite long. Sticky. Good stuff, really. Price -- 5,79 for a 500ml from Peluso is surprisingly good as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rôti, de mélasse sucrée, moyen de fruits (mûres, traces de cerises noires), léger de chocolat noir avec des notes de café, d’alcool, de réglisse noire, de chocolat au lait (traces lactiques) et de houblon herbeux aux petites notes résineuses. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture riche, légèrement crémeuse et aux faibles notes résineuses. Léger goût fruité (léger de cerises noires et de mûres, traces de raisins vineux) avec de faibles traces de chocolat au lait (faibles notes lactiques) et de réglisse noire lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de malt rôti avec un goût de mélasse sucrée, un léger goût de chocolat noir et de faibles traces de toffee puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère-moyenne amertume asséchante de houblon herbeux et faiblement résineux avec un léger goût de café noir et des notes d’alcool. Post-goût moyen-long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de rôti et de houblon herbeux, léger de chocolat noir avec des notes d’alcool et de fruits (moût de raisins).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bedainedebiere (510) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
500ml bottle. First thoughts: "Wow, I’ve never seen or heard about this beer and it’s my favorite style: let’s buy two". "1 Percentile on ratebeer? WTF?!" First impression: "this is meanly rated; this is quite balanced and pleasant". Second impression (second bottle in fact): "some notes in the taste are displeasing: strong fruit notes, black licorice and even rubber." "The IBU might be high, the hoppiness is not so clever as it lacks deepness in mouth". Second thoughts: "Not as bad as 1 pctl might suggest." But "I’ll avoid that one in the future". As you might have guessed, I was talking out loud to my self earlier today and I kind of find that disturbing... In fact it was right after I had this beer. When black witchcraft is done wrong...

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