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Brewed by Microbrasserie de l’Île d’Orléans
Style: Imperial Stout
Sainte-Famille, Île d’Orléans, Canada
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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La bière d’hiver c’est la Jean dit Laforge. Fort et robuste, il fabriquait de ses mains les outils des cultivateurs de l’île d’Orléans. Il était quelqu’un et sa bière... est quelque chose. Ses effluves de malt, de chocolat et de vanille vous le confirmeront.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a sweet milk chocolate with Bailey’s qualities, milky and nice. In mouth, a smooth milky chocolate, B52, very nice, lightly roasted notes in finale, nice. Bottle at Hivernale, Gatineau, Jan. 20 2012.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3054) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle - 500ml. Opaque black body with an average brown foamy/creamy head. Wonderful, rich, complex malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate, vanilla, and roasted cereals hints. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Its robust taste carries roasted coffee, woody, and subtle cocoa and vanilla notes. Ends with a warming bitter/roasty finish. Very enjoyable winter warmer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
500 ml bottle. Pours almost pitch black with a dark beige head. Smells of strong chocolate and roasted grains. Tastes of vanilla, roasted malt, sweet chocolate with a slight roasted grain finish and a lingering cocoa flavor. Body is very thick, creamy, alcohol is practically imperceptible. I was blasted away by this one, was not expecting it to be that good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2011
#1028 Bottle; Nose Is sweet liqorice, mediumheavily roasted bittersweet malt, soap, feel Is watery, carb is medium, taste is sour malt, cough syrup, leaves, later citrus

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate and vanilla aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate and vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and vanilla finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2088) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Thx to SlovakSniper for the brews! Black brew with a huge foamy medium brown cap that fizzles down to a skim. Light alcohol, fruit, phenols, biscuit, chocolate, vanilla, almonds, big roast, not quite right. It’s average on deep sniffs but not good on normal drinking. Fairly big taste but more than a welcome dose of alcohol hits quick and hard. Lots of deep roast and bakers chocolate, notable bitterness without a big fruity hop character, vanilla extract, the roast gets bigger and bigger. The more I drink the heavier this gets. I am liking this more due to the very tasty roast but the alcohol is a bit annoying. Coffee lingerings appear. Dark fruits and more vanilla and chocolate - this brew is starting to win me over considering how low I had this rated 15 minutes ago. Malty and alcohol with a thick mouth feel and a so-so coating. Too bad for this annoying alcohol. I have a feeling that this would be very very good on tap.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2130) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Belle trouvaille!...Énorme tête mocha texture milkshake. Au nez le chocolat au lait et légères notes de vanille. En bouche c’est très onctueux, massivement chocolaté avec une amertume très discrète.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle thanks to Arch. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of black licorice, roast chocolate and black malt, vanilla and coffee. Some spiciness in taste. Overly carbonated.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tricker (283) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
Bière forte de 10 % d’alcool. Bière noire au chocolat et à la vanille. Très beau col au versement. Liquide épais, onctueux. Goûte beaucoup la vanille et un petit peu l’amertume du chocolat noir à plus de 70 %. Très bonne bière.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zenwolf (268) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle. Very decent brew. Wanted somethign that would stand up to a sampled DFH Fort with strong flavors and rich body. We went to this slightly sweet, mostly toasty chocolate malty brew. It poured like motor oil thick dark and shiny. Minimal tan head with notes of lactose and vanilla. We really enjoyed this one. Wish it was in Ontario, though its a another great reason to visit Montreal.


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