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Les Brasseurs du Temps La Belle Empoisonneuse

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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Gatineau, Canada

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial stout brewed with spices.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3584) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
Bouteille. Un liquide brun foncé presque noir. Un nez de chocolat, malt rôti, de piment de cayenne. Une bouche à la texture huileuse où le chocolat se marie avec les épices dans ce cas-ci des piments chili. Une finale piquante sur la poudre de chili qui réchauffe l’oesophage. Prix exorbitant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsandBolts (193) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
750 ml bottle from the brewery.

Appearance: Pours a motor oil dark brown/blackish colour with a hint of tan head and moderate amount of lacing.

Aroma: Licorice, baking spices and dark malts.

Flavours: Licorice, baking spices, black pepper, dark roasted malt, bit of black coffee.

Mouthfeel: Thick and coating mouthfeel. There is almost spice type of heat on the finish. Carbonation seems a bit higher on this one.

Overall: Really nice and complex beer with a lot of different things going on. Only fault is the spices are a bit strong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4414) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, 8.5%, Imperial Stout. Bought at the brewpub. Pours hazy very dark coffee brown with airy but stable tan head. Clear aroma of malt and chocolate, with notes of fruit and roast. Bitter, roasty flavour with spicy notes (chilli?) and touches of coffee, chocolate and fruit. Rough, estery and spicy aftertaste with sweetish hints. Definitely not bad, the spicy notes being just of the right intensity. Decent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2608) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Pours a real dark brown colour, close to black, but with ruby highlights. Big frothy mocha-coloured head with good retention and creamy lacing. Aromas dark fruits, roasted malts and spices. This is where the ginger and cinnamon stands out. The mouthfeel is smooth. The taste starts off smoothly as well with well-blended roasted malts, dark fruit, cocoa and then it hits you. The spices seem like chipotle, so a nice burn results. After a little while good coffee notes appear in the aftertaste. Quite a nice dark brew with lots going on, but all very well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7703) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle - Ginger, orange and cardamom in chocolate. Deep bet black with a rich brown head. Dark chocolate, candied ginger and light spices. Well spiced but has a reasonable balance with a touch of heat in the finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lanchester (189) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours jet black with a quickly dissipating mocha head, spotty lacing around the glass. Aroma is deeply earthy with some chocolate and roasted notes coming through; I feel the earthy spice notes obscure the malts a bit too much. In the mouth, assertive spices up front...getting some sharp ginger and chile flavors that are muted nicely by the malt profile. Finishes abruptly with lingering heat on the throat; there’s an odd aftertaste as if the brew didn’t ferment out as cleanly as it should for this style. Low carbonation, body fells a tad thin. Can’t say it’s a bad beer but BdT has more solid offerings for sure. I would opt for a chipotle version of their Obscur Desir any day,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1235) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with Seb from local iga grocery A: chocolate, minty, cinnamon app: pitch black no head t/p: full body with moderate long finish. Hotness from the spices. O: something else. the hotness is surprising a little too much for my taste. Won’t buy again but salute the effort.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (1022) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Belle couleur noirau reflets brun avec un beau col beige. Aromes de chocolat,cafe, epices comme la cannelle. Bien balancer. Interessante!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2505) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
750ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau, Quebec. Black in colour with a thin lasting tan head, light lacing. The aroma is of chocolate, coffee and spices. The flavour lightly sweet, chocolate, light roast, spices. Finishes long with the spice building.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fatbarbu (41) - sherbrooke, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
une biere vraiment surprenante! des aromes de cacao.et canelle se bousculent, poudre de chili aussi. en bouche se place le cacao et la canelle douce, mais tout cela est tres bref et laisse un effet poivré puissant qui saccentue avec la gorgée qui descends. un beau coté sucré , vanillé est perceptible derriere cette attaqie épicée intense. une bière définitivement a essayer, mais je vous avertis cest tres piquant! pour donner un exemple.le.poivré qui descend dans la.gorge est au moins 2 fois plus intense que dans la biere de dieu du ciel! la route des epices. etonnament ici je ne vois personne qui en parle.comme dun fait marquan de cette biere


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