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Brewed by Microbrasserie Charlevoix / Le Saint Pub
Style: Imperial Stout
Baie-St-Paul, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 Bouteille brune de 500ml, bière noire comme du charbon mousse brune, nez discret, bouche très sucré, ronde, agréable, l’alcool se fait sentir,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
500mL bottle purchased about 4 months ago at Jovi in Gatineau for $4. Pours black with a nice velvety creamy brown head. Nice roasted malt aroma. Flavour is initially roasty and toasty, perhaps a bit spicy (or perhaps I shouldn’t have eaten that pepperoni stick before reviewing a beer). There’s a nice tang to the flavour, but when cold, it drops out after that and the aftertaste is a bit thin. Initially, it certainly doesn’t feel like a 9% beer. As it warms, the flavour starts out richer, almost a bit syrupy, and the alcohol seems more noticeable. Definitely let this one warm up. But still, not one of my favourite big stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
500mL bottle. Pours your typical beautious Imperial Stout viscous black with a medium sized brown head. Aroma is big on the chocomalt, some sweet lactate, perhaps some piney hops, and anise. Flavour is nice and roasty, less intense than I was expecting, plenty of body what with the lactose. Quite sweet and malty, a bit of ash but without the unpleasant tar and excessive anise I get sometimes from Imperial Stout’s. Quite nice, and thankfully the weather has calmed down enough that a 9% Imperial Stout isn’t totally out of the question. Really nice sweet aftertaste from the lactose, which also gives it very good drinkability for 9% abv. Top notch stuff. Gets an extra appearance point for the syrupy look of the remaining residue at the bottom of the bottle, which is something that to me just SCREAMS true Imperial Stout!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2008
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur de chocolat au lait avec une pointe de café. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col brun et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat au lait avec une pointe de café et mélasse fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #1815)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle... Thinkin’ ‘Bout Thirteen Hours O’ Drinkin’ (tew man wrecking crew)... This beer rocks!... Pours pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, light brown head. Terrific retention. Chocolaty, coffee nose with clever vinous and dark fruit notes. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Much better balance than expected. Slightly oxidized, but lots of roastiness and dark fruit. Perfect degree of lactose sweetness. Medium bitter, coffee and chocolate finish with only a restrained touch of cardboard-like oxidation. Big-time thanks go out to glouglouburp for providing this underappreciated gem!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours black, with a foamy, pretty well retained light brown head. Alot of milk chocolate in the aroma, really nice though, not overwhelming at all. Got some good doses of dark fruit as well. The flavor was surprising because the expected sweetness was balanced out by a nice roasty character that wasnt picked up in the nose. Good dark fruit presence, along with some bananas lingered in the aftertaste. This was surprisingly very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle via Glouglouburp. Dark color. smell of chocolate, hops, minor pine and coffee and sugar. Taste of chocolate, minor coffee beans, cream, hops and malt. A little too watery too. Smelled a tad bit better than the taste. Could taste copper and metallic at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2008
500. Thanks, Glouglouburp! This one had the "5" in "5%" crossed out with a black marker and replaced with a "9." Not sure when that happened, but, judging by the bite on the mid-palate, it’s probably not a lie. Pours jet black with a thick, surging, creamy, towering, bubbly, moussy dark tan head that really hangs around and around. Gorgeous. Harmonious nose of chocolate, very slight hint of plum, and a bit of black bread. Rich, creamy, medium body with well-placed soft carb. Chocolate, a bit of sugar, and a generically fruity note comprise the mid-palate. Mild finish. Not much complexity of flavor, but still very pleasing and drinkable. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Aroma ,first of Brownie mix,then of lactic tainted alcohol, taste is bitter bakers chocolate,with what tastes like black patent bitterness accompanying,wants to be sweet,just doesn’t get there,as that bitterness keeps it down,still enjoyable,Thanks Kingpin

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2008
bottle. pours black with creamy tan head. aroma is chocolate, roast, and medicinal. super milk chocolately with astringent black patent. very metallic. watery body. i haven’t had an imperial stout this bad in a while but i think i got a bad bottle.


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