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Brewed by La Chouape
Style: Imperial Stout
Saint-Félicien, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bière noire aux arômes intenses de grains rôtis, saveur maltée accompagnée d’une finale bien houblonnée.


punkska101's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (806) - Chambly, Quebec, - JAN 29, 2013
500 ml from les halles de st-jean thx M-H A: roasty with some bitter chocolate. App : black with lasting beige head and good lacing. T/P: med to full body finish is bitter and long. Moderate carbonation. O: Good. Nothing extreme all within style.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (2883) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Black pour, big beige head. Sweet, roasty aroma, notes of plums, and some stale hops. Wet paper and an odd soapy flavor are also quite prominent. The hops come through in the finish but are very subtle. Meh, nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (425) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Couleur noir avec un col mousseux beige qui se dissipe rapidement. Nez de grain grillé et un peu de chocolat. En bouche grain grillé avec une pointe de café et un peu de chocolat sur une moyenne amertume. Une imperial stout vraiment classique rien d’extraordinaire mais ce bois bien!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (185) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Bouteille de noire 500ml à 7.4%. Arôme de café, grains rôtis et de caramel. En bouche goût de café et notes de sucre d’orge. Bien goûteuse et assez forte.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (221) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a big foamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, alcohol and peppermint. Taste is fruity and roasty with minty notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth. Warm, bitter and roasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (2858) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle - 500ml. POurs an opaque black body with a good, lasting beige creamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with grainy and chocolate hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its robust, well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries roasted cereals, coffeeish, chocolate, and subtle plummy notes. Ends with a long, strong bitter/roasty finish. Very enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (2766) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
500 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a modest mocha head. Aroma: Bright and kinda boozy, some dark-roasted malt notes, a little grape juice, a bit of coffee and dark chocolate, all overshadowed by this bright/boozy, almost menthol-like cooling thing...strange. Palate: Medium+ body, fine, moderate, slightly prickly effervescence. Flav.: Some roasted malt notes, a bit of chocolate and coffee, more of that ethereal bright/boozy/cooling note/sensation, a bit more like an Impy in flavour; dry with decent bitterness and a slightly alcoholic, cooling, not quite right kinda finish.

Not as expected. Not entirely successful for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (3811) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
2011 bottle. pours very dark brown with a decent light beige head, retention and lacing. roasted peppermint, perfumey citrusy-lightly piney hops, light coconut and dark chocolate, spices, hint of acidity - from big roasted grains, awkward fruitiness, slightly ashy. average carbonation, light body - feels weak although it’s half-forgiveable, abv-wise, decent grassy-peppery finish. ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1038) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
L’un des Imperial Stout les plus tranquilles qu’il m’ait été donné de goûter (j’appellerais ça un stout semi-impérial), pourtant après des arômes conventionnels et des saveurs pas si puissantes, elle marque des points sur la qualité de ces saveurs. Onctueuse, copieuse, elle est bien meilleure que leur stout à l’avoine (qui devrait en fait goûter exactement comme celle-ci), et si elle manque d’agressivité, on se rend vite compte que ça ne nous manque pas tant que ça en fin de compte.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
In short: An overly carbonated roasted stout. Could have been very good, was just ok.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed when approximately 6 months of age..
The look: Black body topped by an abnormally large dark-beige head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is (once I let the head fade away) highly roasted. Taste is highly roasted cereals (burnt toasts flavor), roasted coffee beans, bitter black chocolate sticking to the back of the throat, stronger than usual yeast presence for the style. Finish is somewhat bitter but not really hoppy-bitter, after-taste was coffee-bitter and black-chocolate-bitter. I think there is a good beer in there but the carbonation (in my bottle) was excessively aggressive, not only did the beer surfed over my taste buds but the carbonation added a acidity sensation that clashed with the coffee taste and other flavor components of the beer. Decent beer, probably very good with appropriate carbonation. I will need to try another batch to see how it can taste, anyway I’m at the point when I say “I must have been sober when I did that” as an excuse for the productive things I do in my life that I cannot turn into cool stories.


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