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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Imperial Stout
Gatineau, Canada
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is very roasty, some milk chocolate, a hint of milk cream. Not as sweet as I would have liked, but still pretty good. Finish is very bitter, reminiscent of NO’s café au lait. Lingering sweet milk flavor, along with chocolate, roasted hazelnut, mocha-cream. Medium to strong body, unctuous mouthfeel, average carbonation. An overall excellent imperial stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
750ml bottle poured into snifter. This is 9% abv, not 8% as mentioned here. Pours a nice deep black with an abundant (for the style and abv) 2 1/2 finger thick head. A fine lacing is left on the glass as this one goes down. Aroma is a bit roasted (grains), plum can also be found, along with dark chocolate. I find that it leans quite a bit on the fruity style for an imperial stout. Taste is medium sweet with a somewhat acidic finish. Body is medium, with a creamy texture generated by a pretty lively carbonation for an imp stout with such a high abv, again. Overall, a pretty pleasing experience but far from being a favorite. I feel this is gonna be a one-timer. Mind you, it is good, but for almost 15$ a bottle; it ain’t worth its price.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HenrikO (27) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Backlog rate. Absolutely wonderful imp chocolate stout. Dark as sin, small dark milk-chocolate-colored head. In-your-face hops as well as a lingering dark chocloate/coffee bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (765) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur noire huile à moteur opaque, mousse moka riche, mais disparaîssant rapidement. Arôme de café noir, mélasse, malt torréfiés, chocolat noir. Goût de chocolat noir, de café, avec une amertume moyenne et un côté sucré, l’alcool est totalement absent. Carbonation faible, corps moyen, un peu huileuse.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
December 6, 2012 - on draught at Les Brasseurs du Temps. It’s ... black; can’t see through it, even around the edges - smallish lasting light brown creamy head. Smells very nice indeed - deep roast, coffee, treacle, nougat and herbal bitterness - alcohol. Taste follows - nice and thick, oily and maybe some blackstrap molasses ... oddly very little fruit character; just a dark, mysterious hugely bitter coffee impy. Syrupy, thick, mildly carbonated, but a long burnt-malt slightly acidic coffee finish - excellent; not boozy, maybe a little dried plum/apricot in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle thanks to Chad. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of roast coffee, roast chocolate malt, vanilla, black licorice and light smoke. Medium body. Dry roast finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Deep black color with a thin brown head. Flavor of chocolate and roasted malt. Bitter finish. Medium body with a vinous texture and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3127) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
Jet black with a huge mocha head. Dark burnt malts, licorice, smoke, and soy. Palate is a bit watery and seems thin. Great roasty finish and a medium bitterness. Good but not mindblowing. Pretty tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2407) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2012
Pours inky black with a thick brown head. Aroma is big roasted malts, some coffee and hop flavouring. Taste has a nice upfront hop bitterness with loads of roasted malts, great full mouthfeel and some coffee in the aftertaste. Another great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1286) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Liquide d’un noir opaque coiffé d’un col mousseux beige et persistant. Des odeurs fruitées; de cerises, se signalent tout d’abord, pour laisser passer ensuite des effluves de torréfaction et de pain grillé presque brûlé. Un goût semblable aux senteurs, où le coté torréfié se faufile entre des saveurs de mélasse, de chocolat noir, d’un alcool subtil ainsi que d’une pointe d’amertume qui apparaît dans le coin du tableau. Embouteillé le 15-08-11 Lot # 164. Le prix est exorbitant et l’étiquette...on aurait dit le dessin d’un ado prépubère. (180-030312)


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