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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2144) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
On tap at L’amère à boire
Appearance : Black with a nice head. Extensive lacing.
Aroma : Roasted malt with some resinous hops. Quite sweet.
Taste : Hops with a hint of alcohol. Some roasted malt. Finish is hoppy
Overall : Nice hoppy nose, quite drinkable. Nice balance between hops and roasted malts. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2010
On tap. Very surprising aroma with more dark fruits (dark cherries and grapes) than coffee and chocolate. Flavor is fruity as well with port notes, brandy and finishes with grape tannins. Mouthfeel could be richer for an IS, but I thought it was more of a dark belgian ale like Trois-Pistoles. Excellent with crème brulée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Last beer served as part as the ’’dégustation’’ we were offered. Big foamy head, dark brown colors. Roasted malts heavy on chocolate, alcohol not noticeable. Overall, as a stout, it didn’t really stand out in a positive way from the other Québec microbrewed stouts. Still, it was enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3767) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2010
Glass, 12 ounces, on site, savoured on July 14 2009; eye: black, creamy beige head; nose: roasted malt, chocolate, rich, candied fruits, light enjoyable burnt, light acidity, light acridness, caramel, liquorice, finale in burnt malt with good presence of chocolate, full body, below-average carbonation, lightly acidic, rich and creamy texture, mildly sweet; overall: quite likable FRANÇAIS Verre, 12 onces, bue sur place, savourée le 14 juillet 2009; oeil : noire, mousse crémeuse beige; nez : malt torréfié, chocolat, riche, fruits confits, caramel, réglisse; bouche : malt torréfié, chocolat, riche, fruits confits, léger brûlé agréable, légère acidité, légère âcreté, caramel, réglisse, finale en malt brûlé avec bonne présence de chocolat, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement acide, texture riche et crémeuse, moyennement sucrée; en résumé : bien aimé

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (9568) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 9, 2009
On tap at L’Amere a Boire. Pours a jet black with a creamy mocha head. Caramel, roast, and chocolate on the nose. Plum, chocolate, pear, and a little sweetness. Finishes with a sweet light bitterness, akin to a good chocolate milkshake, with a bit of alcohol coming through at the end as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Tap at the Brewpub: (Nitro) Pours near black with a thick/dense khaki colored head. Nice smooth roasted coffee aroma- creamy body. The flavor encompasses dark chocolate and burnt fruits underneath. There’s a touch of licorice as well. The roast in the finish is reminiscent of quality coffee. A solid Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeB (25) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2008
Noir opaque avec un beau collet mousseux. Goût de café et d’alcool avec une bonne amertume en finale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MurfDog (9) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2008 does not count
WOW! Hands-down the smoothest, creamiest, slightly sweet choco/java stout I have ever tasted. The menu did not mention cream/milk, but I suspect this brew has some in it. Initial tap has bubbles dispersed throughout, settling to a thick creamy head of about 1/2" within a minute. Settles into a constant 1/4" head that just hangs in there, even when you only have a 1/4" of beer in the botton of the glass. Beer is a nice opaque black/brown - looks almost as good as it tastes. No bottles or growlers for take-home, so I had a second pint. Will have more any (every) time I return to Montreal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1547) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 13, 2008
1/15/08 notes: kinna like a subdued version of Brooklyn’s chocolate stout, minus the grainyness. Some espresso, some chocolate, some nuts and caramel. All in all, flavor leans towards sweet, until the finish. Overall, pretty solid stuff, nothing too novel, but I would definitely drink it again. Pretty damn accessible for a Impy Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Deep almost-black with a tan head. Big, roasty aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, and charred grains. Smooth body. Flavour - wow! - sweet and roasty with notes of coffee, chocolate and burnt caramel. Hides that 7.5% so well, it’s frightening. I could drink a lot of this. And then I would fall down. But I would be happy!

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