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Brewed by Microbrasserie de l’Île d’Orléans
Style: Imperial Stout
Sainte-Famille, Île d’Orléans, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14729) - , 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 (384) - 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 (269) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
2011-01-02. Black body with a good sized tan head that fades slowly. 4+ Aroma of roast and slightly charred sweet dark malt in the core. 6+ Flavour has a nice base of sweet dark malt, dry bitter roast overtones. Finishes with a nice balance of bitter roast and sweet malt that lingers into the aftertaste. Smooth medium bodied palate. Tastes a lot like a roastier version of my homebrew imperial stout actually! Solid but simple. Bottle from trade with Fred82

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
[3535-20110102] 500mL bottle. Roasted date malt aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Roasted molasses malt flavour has a long sweet aftertaste. Full rich body. Quite nice, rich and tasty, but after a while becomes a little tart with booze. (7/4/8/4/16+)
Commentator: "That’s good penetration all the way around from the front of the Giants..."
(w/ jerc)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Half Liter. Pours a black body with a tan head and light lacing and retention. Malty body chocolate malt sweetness, light coffee notes of espresso bitterness and vanilla sweetness. Mild sweetness with a lingering espresso bitterness to finish. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1776) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Bouteille 500 ml. 10%. Couleur très noire. Arômes de chocolat et café, quelques effluves d’alcohol. Goût de chocolat noir, café, houblon Et alcohol. Finale un peu amère et chocolatée.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14077) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2010
500mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, light cocoa, espresso and vanilla beans. Flavour is much more roasted than the nose suggests, very pronounced dark roasted flavours, with secondary tones of espresso, dark chocolate and vanilla beans. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2010
50cl bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a fizzy one finger light brown head that faded quickly to a thin covering. The nose is wonderfully chocolaty and roasty with a nice sweetness and a lighter accent of coffee and vanilla beans. The flavor is big milk chocolate and coffee with a slightly sweet vanillla and cream note on the finish. Nicely done roastiness, no burnt or charred notes. It’s sweet for sure, but not cloying or sticky. Medium to full bodied with light soft carbonation. A touch of alcohol heat on the finish, but the flavor of it is mostly obscured by the heavy chocolate flavor. Pretty nice beer, one of the more chocolate forward Imperial Stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2010 Brown bottle, 500 ml, purchased at Peluso on August 7 2010, savoured on September 20 2010; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of creamy espresso head, slight lacing; nose: roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, ink, light caramel, light alcohol; mouth: roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, ink, light caramel, light alcohol, finale in Ste-Catherine’s day taffy with presence of roasted malt, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly oily texture; overall: nice surprise FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, achetée chez Peluso le 7 août 2010, savourée le 20 septembre 2010; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse crémeuse espresso, très légère dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, chocolat noir, café, mélasse, encre, léger caramel, léger alcool; bouche : malt torréfié, chocolat noir, café, mélasse, encre, léger caramel, léger alcool, finale en tire Ste-Catherine avec présence de malt torréfié, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : belle surprise


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