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Brewed by La Voie Maltée
Style: Imperial Stout
Jonquière, Canada
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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Un nez discret de réglisse noire et de violette. Saveurs de café et de chocolat noir. La préférée des amateurs de bière. OG: 23°Plato IBU:28


kubilai's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - AUG 21, 2011
Pours an ebony body topped by a light brown foamy head that last. Aroma of chocolate, coffey, roasted malt with vanilla and licorice hints. Sweet mouthfeel with sparkling waves on tastebuds. Nice taste of dry chocolate, combined with lacose notes and some licorice and vanilla elements. Nicely done.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2387) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Dark brown in colour with a long lasting large beige head, excellent lacing. 500ml bottle purchased at La Trappe a Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec. Aroma is of milk chocolate, cocoa, some light dark fruits, icing sugar. Flavour is a little on the lighter side of imperial stouts, lots of sweetness, soft, light roasted malts, some noticeable alcohol, creamy and quite smooth. Smooth, sweet mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes a little thin, roasty, long. A lighter imperial stout but still has wonderful flavour. Once you get over the fact that this isn’t an over-the-top-in-your-face imperial its quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (603) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
Emb. Avril 2011. Chocolat. Sucré. Caramel. Fruit mûre. Banane. Anis. Peu d'amertume, autant au niveau du houblon que de torréfaction. Stout dessert.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (974) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
(Bouteille 500ml, presque 4 ans d’âge - gardée selon la prescription de la bouteille qui lui donne une espérance de vie de 5 ans) - Bière noire aux reflets rubis, bien mousseuse. Le nez d’origine, plutôt café / anisé selon mes souvenirs, s’exprime désormais sous un jour un peu plus madérisé / caramélisé. En bouche, l’alcool n’a pas perdu de sa fougue, mais ce sont les saveurs chocolatées, de moka et de pain rôti qui prédominent. Une acidité modérée ainsi qu’une faible amertume sont aussi perceptibles. La bière n’a pas autant de corps qu’escompté, mais le facteur goût sauve la donne. Au bilan, voilà 500ml qui ont passé trop vite.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumax1 (263) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
stout prise au verre au resto de qc. arome intense de café et de chocolat. en bouche gout de caramel ressort et arrière gout de café et amertume bien agréable. super!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (802) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
En fût au brouepub de Québec. Couleur noire avec des reflets rougeâtres, mousse moka. Arôme de malt torréfié, vanille, boisé? Goût de malt torréfié, chocolat, alcool. Carbonation moyenne-faible, corps dense.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5894) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours brown in color with a huge beige head. The aroma has powdery chocolate, what I can only describe as dusty malts, mild sweetness, some dark fruits. The flavor is more powdery, dusty chocolate, dark fruits, mild roast, fairly thin for an imperial stout. I was surprised that this is 10%.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dandeman (555) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Taste on tap at the brewpub in Chicoutimi. Aroma: Basic chocolate and coffee with notes of dates. Appearance: Black, with small rocky head, long lasting, with good lacing. Taste: All chocolate with a bit of coffee and black licorice. Chocolate is black and bitter. Roasting notes are well established. A real stout with a good sugar base. Well balanced between sugar and roasted. Texture is between watery and oily, body medium. No great stout but a good one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pfriesen (112) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
Opaque black pour, with tan lacing. Molasses and cocoa on the nose, flavours of dried fruits, cane sugar, and dark chocolate. Well carbonated keeping mouthfeel from being cloying. Bottled on 15/12/2010

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinsenn (1142) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle shared with toffsbury. Pours opaque black with a big tan head. A little bit of roasted malt in the aroma, but much more yeast than I would ever expect to smell in an Imperial Stout. Taste is sweet, with a little chocolate, metallic, roasty, and a little creamy too. Surprisingly thin body for a 10% ABV Imperial Stout. Fine overall, but bad by Imperial Stout standards.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
toffsbury (114) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
Roasty aroma, but a lot of yeast too. Tiny bit of chocolate in there too. Not so much coffee as expected... Aroma is not that strong. Beautiful black with a surprisingly white head. Not much to say about the taste till it warms up, besides the bitterness of the roasted malt. Will wait till it’s warmer. Now that it’s warmed up: a bit metallic, not much in the way of coffee or cocoa... Just roasted barley and not much else. It’s OK, but it didn’t deserve the 2010 World Beer Awards’ "The Americas’ Best Strong Stout". I paid too much for this.


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