L’Amère à Boire Imperial Stout
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Brewed by L’Amère à Boire
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Marris Otter, Chocolate and Cristal malts. Torrefied barley. Fuggles and East Kent Golding hops. English yeast. At least 60 days of cellaring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2005 Original Rating 5/10/2004 - 6-5-8-5-17=4.1): Subdued aromas of coffee and chocolate - as advertised but quite enticing. Opaque brown, almost black with dense brown head that lasts forever and you just know that’s going to coat the glass. Coffee, chocolate, a hint of alcohol, mild fruitiness with enough roasty bitterness to keep it interesting. Full-bodied, creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Liquid velvet. On tap at the brewpub.
Re-sampled (16-Mar-05 - 7-4-7-4-15=3.7): Flavours and aromas much as above though I found the aroma to be a touch more distinctive and the flavour and mouthfeel to be a bit more sweet and cloying than I remember from last year’s sampling. On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
Very creamy and soft body and head. Color is deep black. There is coffee and a bit of sweet in there. There is almost vanilla. Very complex and pleasurable to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (3844) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2004
Perfect creamy brownish head on a dense black body. Roasted aroma. Taste (roasted coffee) is rich and very balanced. Creamy texture. Long bitter final. A true dessert. Wonderful!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2004
Deep dark beer with moka creamy head. Bitter chocolate aroma. Nice bitter choclate taste, with alcool warmth and creamy mouthfeel. Biody is superb! Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
Black, medium beige head. The aroma is sweet, strawberries, some alcohol. Flavour is nicely balanced, sweet, not overly bitter, some smokey flavours. Sticky palate, rather full-bodied. Nice. Draught.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermoose (25) - Blainville, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
Pitch Black beer with great chocolate taste. You cannot feel or smell the alcohol. Very Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2003
Very dark body with a tan 1-inch foam->beautiful. Aroma is not too intense, but milk coffeeish, chocolatey -> this is gonna be malty! The mouthfeel is as creamy as it gets, medium to full bodied. The taste is a fine mixture of malt and light drying hops: Brown chocolate, creamy coffee, licorice, a oatmeal character closing to St-Ambroise stout, with salty hints. Very good and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 Re-rate RBSG 2005. Black moderate khaki head. Mild roast and muted milk chocolate in the aroma. Flavour is sweet malt with a dry mild roasty undercurrent. Creamy medium bodied palate. Less complex than my memory of it, but quite nice. Their best beer in my humble opinion. 7/4/4/6/15<P> Original Rating October 2003. Black with a respectable tan head. Roasty coffee like aroma. Flavour is roasty, good body. 7/4/7/4/15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2003
(Draught) Almond head and an opaque body. Coffee nose. Cocoa, whiskey and vanilla cross the palate. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Black body with tan head. Aroma is sweet, coffee, light chocolate. Taste is strong coffee, sweet, roasty/smoky. Full body -- impressive for such a "low alcohol" imperial stout.

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