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Brewed by L’Alchimiste
Style: Imperial Stout
Joliette, Canada
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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fhoublon (404) - Lachine, Quebec, - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1438) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Pitch black pour. Toasty and coffee grinds aroma with a chocolate backbone. Has a really bitter coffee grind flavour with big rich dark cocoa and has a decent length. Very good beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (5833) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle from Saveur Biere cons 2016-03-18 Göteborg AR: rich fat chocolate, coffey with milk, vanilla AP: thick black fluid, stouty heavy sak brown lid F: rich carbonation, dark chocolate,truffle, black coffe, vanilla, wee tar, salt liqurice,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (874) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
Robe noire opaque avec un très mince col de mousse brunâtre qui disparaît rapidement. Arômes de malt rôti, chocolat noir, biscuit à la mélasse, pointes de café. En bouche, malt rôti et beaucoup de chocolat noir. Un peu de mélasse, biscuit sec. Longue finale à saveur de cacao en poudre et de café moulu. Texture laiteuse et corps moyennement rond. Ma première bière de l’Alchimiste depuis très longtemps et je suis surpris. Ils nous ont habitués avec des produits génériques sans intérêt depuis quelques temps et je dois avouer que cet IS est réussi.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2517) - 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 (9680) - 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 (565) - 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 (650) - 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 (4077) - 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 (5869) - 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 (1117) - 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.


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