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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Imperial Stout
Gatineau, Canada
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cargo150 (420) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
Couler d’un noir profond avec un col brun. Nez intense de café et de malt grillé. En bouche c’est d’une très grande complexité et d’intensité malt grillé, pain grillé, du café très persistant, l’alcool goûte beaucoup, il y a une bonne amertume du a la torréfaction. D’une bonne complexité mais trop intense pour moi. Un peu déçu mais une bonne bière tout de meme...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (44) - CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
On tap at Les Brasseurs du Temps. A rich black colour topped by an appealing tan head. Strong roasted coffee and some booziness in the nose. This is an imperial stout of large tastes. Heavily roasted coffee, roasted malt, chocolate (not too sweet) and a touch of vanilla. The booziness in the nose carries over to the taste, adding some nice warmth. There is a moderate bitterness to the finish, working with the aforementioned roasted elements. It is full bodied with a slightly creamy texture. This might not be your beer if you like hyper blended understated Imperial Stouts. But it’s right up my alley.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Black with a decent chocolate head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses. Full bodied, roasty on the palate with a slightly dry finish. Taste is roasty coffee, anise, dark chocolate, blackcurrant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3004) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Dark chocolate and light but pervasive coffee musk dominate this beer. Pours black with little head or lacing. Doesn’t integrate super well. Thick on palate with musk. Finishes with a light touch of bitterness and lots of caramelized roast malt. Tap at brewpub.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
probstblueribbon (2746) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
750 mL bottle from Broue Ha Ha served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 22/08/15#312. Deep brown-black with a decent mocha head. Sort of tangy and vinous with lots of dark chocolate, some molasses, ashen deep-roasted masks, some alcohol, a bit of fruitiness, very deep and dark, rounded, quite good. Medium-full body, soft, refined effervescence, silky. Lots of very dark malts, molasses, slightly smoky, molasses, dank hops, a little pine and resin, black coffee, complex and big; lightly sweet with good bitterness, and a long, inky, richly dark malt finish. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiereLuc (765) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Bière noire, mousse moka avec un nez de grains cuits. En bouche, l’amertume d’un bon café corsé domine avec l’alcool. Le background offre une belle acidité. Très bonne bière.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1026) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Un Imperial Stout dans les normes, l’Obscur Désir annonce ses couleurs (très foncées) dès l’entrée en matière : crémeuse, compacte, très épaisse, il est évident que BDT n’a fait aucun compromis. Puissante autant en nez qu’en bouche, elle révèle une amertume racée en finale, après une sauce au café et au chocolat très noir, qui enrobe l’intérieur de la bouche. Copieuse, audacieuse malgré sa fidélité indéfectible au style, elle demeure plutôt coûteuse mais au final vaut son pesant d’or.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - 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 (91) - 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.


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