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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - JUL 15, 2011
A great light beige very foamy head tops a black opaque body. Head lasts. Smell dark roasted coffee with cream...almost like a café au lait but made with an expresso. Light hints of caramel. Taste floral hops, mocha and coffee. Creamy finish with some acidity. Nicely done.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shdougan (33) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
This is one heavy hitting brew. Pours jet black with a large creamy tan head. Aromas of sweetened dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, and a wee bit of booze. Theres a medium-full body with average carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Tastes pleasantly sweet, but not overly so. There is a slight booze flavor, just enough to know its there. Really solid beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1848) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
A fantastic stout. Aromas of dark fruit and coffee. Flavors are sweet Dark fruit and cream. Very smooth. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BreWedge (335) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a near opaque brown with a large mocha coloured head. Aromas are chocolate, coffee (subtle), a little bit of black liquorice. Tastes are definite black liquorice, bitter coffee, a little bit of alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation, long bitter coffee finish. Interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
remice2 (137) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Très blle imperial stout,nez de café,malt grillés,amandes,noix,quelques traces de fruits mûres.En bouche c’est rond,onctueux,velouté même,bonne présence du café, bonne amertume avec une final légèrement fumé , très bien.À chaque fois c ’est délicieux!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (416) - CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Pours nearly complete black with just a hint of ruby around the margins, two fingers of fine beige head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, excellent lacing (5/5). Nose is dark roasty malt, coffee, dark fruit (8/10). Taste is moderate to strong sweet malt, moderate bitter, vinous tang (8/10). Medium body, slightly oily yet sticky texture, soft carbonation, with a lingering bitter finish and gentle alcohol warming (4/5). Not quite what I was expecting and certainly slightly different from other milk stouts I’ve had. That being said, it grows on you after the initial shock. I think it’s the bitterness - despite the lactose sweetness and smoothness, there’s still very strong bitterness present here, manifesting as a coffee astringency, but also a vinous tartness. Tastes much more bitter than the 30IBU rate beer claims, making me wonder if it might benefit from some cellaring time - I’m putting one away for a year or two to see whether that’s the case. Not my favourite example of the style, but certainly not without its charms. (15/20)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
2_shaynez (6) - St. Laurent, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014 does not count
Pours black with no light getting through, but a ruby brown shine at the base when tilting glass into light. 1.5 finger mocha head. Unproportional retention, but really beautiful lacing! Like picture worthy lacing! Nose: Fresh Skim Milk, Coffee, Chocolate. Taste: Something I cant put my finger on!!!! Its probably the first taste of the lactose, which I get right after..coffee & chocolate of course, at 9% ABV im getting a bit of alcohol which is expected, but tolerable. Say in comparison to St. Ambroise who do an imperial stout at 9.2% ABV and its a little hard to drink, but this is perfect. Mouth: Some good body from the lactose, which they do specify on the bottle. Low to low-medium carbonation. A tad of stickiness around the lips. Overall: "SOMETHING DIFFERENT", a good stout with a twist, i think brewing with lactose really sets it apart. Very very good honestly, and at 9% ABV these 500ml bottles will give you a buzz which makes this a nice after-dinner couch beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

[ As Charlevoix Vache Folle Imperial Milk Stout ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, roasted, chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, light brown sugar. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, malt . chocolate sweet, roasted bitter, mild - white chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140720]

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speedy_Charly (74) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Bouteille 500 ml au Marché des Brasseurs - Chénéville, Qc. Noire opaque avec grosse mousse brune et jolie dentelle. L’arôme rappele le chocolat/caramel (Tootsie Roll, comme disait l’autre) avec une pointe de malt torréfié. Un peu trop sucrée en bouche pour une stout, mais le goût chocolaté cache bien l’alcool. Très peu d’amertume en arrière-bouche la finition est toute sucre brun et chocolat doux.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (647) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Sweet stout with surprising roasted aroma’s, which are very obvious and good. However, some metal in the taste... medium bodied. Quite good, too bad of the metal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (994) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is chocolate milk and cocoa. Flavor is milk chocolate, alcohol, cocoa, honey syrup. A little over sweet.


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