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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (994) - Barrie, Ontario, - JUL 12, 2013
341ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a half finger tan head that fades to a ring fast, then eventually to nothing. Smell is roasted malts. notes of chocolate,coffee, and alcohol. Taste is balanced with a mildly roasted, slightly sweet, alcohol aftertaste. Creamy/oily texture. Medium to full body. Low to medium carbonation. A solid Imperial Stout. Nothing harsh bot also nothing that blows me out of the water. Would buy a bottle again.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle (from saveur biere). Pours pitch black with dark brown head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, fruits, black bread, dark chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, dark chocolate, dark bread, malt, fruits, apples, citrus. Finish is dark bead and somewhat acidic. Overall: very good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9502) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 341 ml bottle. Courtesy of Euphemos.
Dark reddish aroma with a small head. The aroma is dark reddish brown with sweetness. The flavor is licorice, sweetness, roasted malt and some yes...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jultsu (485) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
341ml pullo. Tummanmusta, hutera nopeasti häviävä creamamainen vaahto. Pieni stögiksen aromi, leipäisä. Hapokas, kuohuva, lievän alkoholisen poltteinen. Edelleen lievää tupakantumppia jälkimaussa.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (475) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2015
F: no real. C: very dark, non-transparent. A: roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, raisins, dates, figs, alcohol… T: very roasted malt, earthiness, coffee, dark chocolate, some woody tones, liquorice, dark caramel, vanilla, expresso, syrupy, full body, lower carbonation, worth to try.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3865) - BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2015
Canadian RIS, now with different and seemingly much more informative label than shown on the picture here. Thick and dense, regularly shaped, deep mocha beige head resting on top of an ink black beer, revealing itself to be extremely dark mahogany brown in the end. Classic stout aroma of warm chocolate sauce with cognac, black coffee, black chocolate bars, mocha, wet leather, dried prunes, bayleaf, beef stock, hints of cinnamon, vague vanilla, black pepper, cloves, roasted pine nuts and hazelnuts, as well as a faint phenolic hint of shoe polish, but I cannot be bothered by that in this particular style. Candied sweet onset, raisins, candied dates, brown sugar but not becoming overly cloying or syrupy, with a deep, dull sourish touch to it; soft carbo, very smooth and creamy, oily mouthfeel yet perhaps not as ’thick’ and viscous as many other examples of the style. Deep, rich malt texture, toffeeish at first, nutty, toasted, becoming increasingly ’dark’ in the end and finishing in roasted bitterness with a much more chocolatey than coffeeish character, retaining a slick candied sweetness. Finish is malty, very chocolatey and gently roasted, mouth filling, with spicy yeast notes (cloves), deeply peppery and fairly long lasting hop bitterness and a friendly glow of warming, ’jenever’-like alcohol. Perfectly well executed imperial stout, could have been thicker for me and perhaps a bit more complex as well - I’d say this is a good introduction ’impy’ to those not yet familiar with the style, as it has all the basic features in a fairly accessible and very enjoyable way. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5549) - 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 (1030) - 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 (4689) - 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 (63) - - 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 (669) - 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.


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