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Brewed by L’Alchimiste
Style: Imperial Stout
Joliette, Canada
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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 (742) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4221) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle 341ml kindly shared by Dominique. A dark be er with copper head. Nose is low on dark chocolate, bit of coffee astringency. Aroma is on dark chocolate with intense coffee notes, body seems low for the alcohol level, finish is dry with coffee astringency.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippyHop (300) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Pour is jet black with a fizzy dark brown head with reddish hints. Very mild retention and no lacing. Aroma is lots of chocolate, coffee and roasty-toasty goodness. Taste-wise it’s....weird. There’s this weird earthy/leathery element that seems out of place, and kind of kills the chocolate/roasted malt. It’s also kind of watery. As is often the case with these guys, I’m a little underwhelmed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardbeerman (138) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours a motor oil opaque black robe forming half a finger of moka head showing nice microcarbonation underneath. Retention is not so impressive but you get a decent amount of fine lacing when you tilt the glass. The nose is mostly dominated by dark chocolate with toasted nuts and banana in the back. The taste is sweet, liquorish and well-supplied dark chocolate paired with a nice nutiness. The brew feels ample and finishes dry with floral hops . This is a robust stout with a satisfying feel. Pair this with your favorite decadent chocolate dessert or enjoy it on its own. Due to the lower ABV, I wouldn’t let this one on the shelf more than a year before cracking it opened. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stef73 (270) - - JAN 4, 2015
de couleur fonce cette biere avec quand meme beaucoup de caractere on le gout de cafe avec du caco mais tres peu mais le gout est la bonne biere

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
poech73 (231) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2014
@Plaisirsdhiver 2014 (Village du Québec). Magnifique dégustation dans le style. Bière brune au corps épais, dense, au beau col moka épais mais evanescent. Son nez reste classique pour le genre : forte senteurs de café fraîchement moulu, de malts très torréfiés, de cacao, du sirop d’’érable (sous la forme de caramel épicé), et d’un houblon fleuri. La gorgée, assez dense en bouche avec ses saveurs sirupeuses de sirop d’érable, de malt très torréfié, s’estompe assez vite. Ce n’est qu’en arrière que je reçois des arômes de café, de pain ou levain - ou mieux de pudding anglais-, et qui se finissent avec une petite âcreté sympa mais sur une longueur moyenne. C’est doux, plutôt milieux et légèrement suret avec beaucoup de mâche. Manque un peu de robustesse, de caractère.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1028) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
341 ml bottle gift from gf and daughters A: chocolate, roastiness, caramel app: pitch black beige head good lacing t/p: med to full body with long bitter finish. O: good. Pretty classy imp stout. I usually prefer them heavier and stickier but still a fine sip.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taboada (409) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 3, 2014
341 mml bottle tasted on 02/06/2014. Opaque black colour with a medium beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Intense dry and bitter aftertaste with predominance of the coffee. The problem for me is the low carbonation of the beer. Next one please!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Dégustée (en fût) le 1er mars 2014 lors de la Cuvée d’Hiver 2014 à Montréal. Bière noire servie trop froide. Col mince et éphémère. Odeur de café (fond de cafetière filtre). Saveurs de café et de chocolat noir présentes mais l’ensemble goûte un peu l’eau. Assez douce, assez sucrée, assez amère. Alcool bien caché , se boit bien, mais un peu léger/mince pour le style. Bonne mais manque de style, de caractère.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Had this for breakfast on memorial weekend. Crazy thick and milky beer. Chocolate and creamy taste. Can taste the alchohol. Very good stout

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (578) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
341ml bottle. A very dark brown, almost black body, small chocolate head with phenomenal retention. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, condensed milk, toffee, a bit woodsy and leathery. Taste of wood charcoal, dark chocolate, old coffee, caramel, woodsy and a touch of herbal hops towards the end. A very fine and classy stout.


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