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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle from glouglouburp, thanks Dany! Black pour with thich creamy tan head. Roasted coffee, fruity esters and a lactic sweetness. Finished with a slight bitterness to balance the sweetness. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottled. Poured thick, deep brown with a creamy, robust cap of tan head. The aroma picked up milk chocolate and lactic sweetness with some warmth from the alcohol presence.. deeper notes of rich, flourless cake.. decadent and desserty. The flavor was centered around moderately-roasted, slightly sour milk chocolates.. darker chocolates and coffee (malty sweetness and light bitterness) surrounded as well as earthy bitterness.. everything worked well together. Heavier-bodied with a slow, scratchy bitterness cutting through cake-like sweetness.. rolling carbonation.. got even better as it warmed up. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Django (16) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2009
Janv 20, 2009 Bouteille brune de 500ml. Bière achetée 9 mois auparavant et conservée adéquatement. Nez doux évoquant le sucre en poudre ou le lait de poule (Eagle Brand) probablement dû à la présence de lactose dans la bière tel qu’indiqué sur l’étiquette. Col de mousse épais qui se dissipe un peu, mais qui persiste. Liquide noir opaque ne laissant pas passer la lumière. Au goût, c’est doux et sucré avec une légère amertume qui ne prend jamais le dessus. En arrière goût, c’est le sucre qui ressort. On remarque peu la présence de torréfaction dans cette bière. Selon moi, il est davantage question ici d’une sweet stout très alcoolisée que d’une impériale stout selon les caractéristiques gustatives observées. Produit très agréable et bien fait.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
Chocolat avec une touche de cafe, plutot douce. Jamais on ne detecte le haut taux d alcool. Tres fruiter, l ester de banane se discerne le plus. Complexe et delicieuse! Chocolaty with coffee notes, sweet. Never noticed the 9% abv. Lots of fruitiness, with banana ester in proeminance. Very complex and very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2008
very dark and sweet very dark head color...tons of fruity esters and actuallly interesting

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Beautiful head. Nice balance of bitter and sweet. After a long run of Imperial Stouts, this is a pleasant change of pace. The milk adds a gentle sour note that adds to the complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle from Glouglouburp - thanks, Dany! I have to say that this one was mighty impressive. Maybe I shouldn’t have shared it with those fuckers. Anyways, a huge pour with a lovely, dark head. Thick creamy body, with an invitingly fruity and (natch) heavily lactic aroma. Lots of carbonation for a milk stout, Jim! Roasted bitters in the finish complement rather than clash, and the alcohol is hidden quite well. I want more.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Flamojune (113) - Ville de Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
La meilleur stout que j’ ai bu jusqu’à présent. Chocolaté bitter a l’os. Le café se fait aussi remarquer tout comme l’alcool. Le meilleur est dans la finale: un bon petit gout crémeux qui saura plaire a tous...EXCELLENT!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle shared with JCB (thanks!) and emacgee. Black pour with tan head. Big sweet lactose nose: roasty burnt sugar and roasted marshmallow. Some bitter chocolate and coffee notes. A bit heavily carbonated. This one took a bit to grow on me, but I eventually started to like it quite a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Thanks JCB for sharing. Pours a gorgeous ink black brew with a one to two creamy tan head. The nose is very pungent, sweet, lactic, shows a lot of fruitiness as it warms, molasses, sugary. The flavor shows much more roast and bitterness than the nose lets own. Very prominent bittersweet chocolate and roasty bitter coffee flavor, lightly lactic, burnt. The palate has a strong coffee bitterness and some alcoholic warmth.


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