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L’Alchimiste Imperial Stout

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Brewed by L’Alchimiste
Style: Imperial Stout
Joliette, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5019) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2015
341ml bottle. Jet black colour with late awakening, small to average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, dark brown head. Sweet-ish, chocolately, dark malty aroma, hints of molasses and treacle, coffee, a cautious touch of peat and leather. Taste is slightly dry, roasty dark malty, hints of dark chocolate, a bitter coffee touch, molasses; dry mocha finish. Not overly rich and complex for an Impy Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (811) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
341ml bottle. Black with a frothy brown head. Flavors are coffee, milk chocolate, roasted cereals and smoke with fruity and ashy notes. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (4454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2015
Draught @ Bateau de Nuit, Québec. Pours very dark brown with small tan head. Dark aroma of roasted malt, raisins, caramel and coffee. Seeet flavour of maæt and fruit, with roasty and coffeelike notes and touches of hops and yeast. Roasty, bitter aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. Warming alcohol presence. Good. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFF (20) - - JUN 14, 2015
Mousse dense, noire et persistente. Arômes de café présentés au nez et en bouche. La forte teneur en alcool est bien équilibré. Une bonne impérial stout, un de mes styles préférés, mais sans être extraordinaire non plus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Unde (594) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Dark brown colour with beige head on the sides. Aroma has licorice, roasted malts and coffee. Taste has roasted flavours, salty licorice and some herbs. Medium body and medium carbonation. Something was missing, I think some sweetness would’ve done good in this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Punkero (79) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Dark as Batman. Sweet and chocolate and coffee. Easy dessert beer. Sadly something is still missing, a character maybe.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3602) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. Black, tan head. Ashy roasty salty licorice on nose. Roasty malts, some pine. Full med bodied. Quite smooth. Really smooth actually, almost silky on the palate. Some woodyness, slight licorice, roasty, roasted barley. Finishes med quickly. Ok, easier RIS. Ashy roast, but somewhat sort.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2520) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
341ml bottle. Black in colour with a lingering thin tan head, good lacing. The aroma is quite malty, lots of chocolate, roast, a bit burnt. The flavour is moderately sweet, some cholocate, dark fruits, light coffee. Finishes long, sweet but a bit thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (402) - HONG KONG - APR 12, 2015
Roundhouse before Penang. Cola black, watery, thin tan fizzy head. Smells of coffee, dark malt, liquorice, squid ink, herb/grass, bit of soy sauce though more bitter than cloying. Taste is quite burnt, sour, herbal bitterness, slight lemon and toasted cereal/grain. Body is sharp, bitter, herb. Not bad but a little too heavily herbal, burnt and bitter for my liking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (469) - HONG KONG - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at Roundhouse (pre Penang trip). Dark flat black pour with very minimal head and little carbonation. Uh oh. Aroma is deep roasted chocolate malt with a tiny bit of soy. Not as raisiny as it looks. Taste is very chocolatey, roasted, some bitterness, boozy sticky finish with a lasting warm bitterness. Palate too flat for me. Wouldn't get again.


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