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: 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle at LS X. Black pour with a nice beige head on it. Has a licorice and dark dried fruit aroma. Has a nice, complex, roasted flavor of coffee, smoke and a touch of ash, raisin, licorice, and vanilla. Rich, full mouthfeel to it. A darn tasty stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4756) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Very dark with minimal head. Big boozy nose with raisin and prune notes. Flavour is brown sugar, alcohol, and dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Very sweet milk chocolate, slight roasty undertone and some fruit in the nose. Opaque dark brown body is topped by an espresso-like cover of head that lasts well and leaves spotty suds on the glass. Very sweet up front with an ashy undercurrent. Some banana in the aftertaste also. Roast appears late and lingers. Medium full body is silky smooth and with pleasant soft bubbled carbonation. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle. Olympic 2010 tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2010
Pours a pitch black color with a thick brown head. Solid aroma of roasted malt, coacoa and vanilla. Very good flavor of roasted malt, coacoa and vanilla, there’s some bitterness in the end. The body is light to medium with a vinous texture and gentle carbonation. I like this quite a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3179) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
500 ml bottle from Marche Jovi (Omni), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 05FE10.

App.: Deep brown-black with a nice mocha head. Aroma: Massive amounts of milk and dark chocolate, molasses, slightly ashen, some nice fruitiness, some dark dried fruits, grapes, wood, alcohol, big and beautiful. Palate: Medium+ body, moderate effervescence, slick. Flav.: Lots of nice chocolate, molasses, licorice, inky, grapes, fruity, a touch ashen, a little vanilla and coconut, pretty big stuff; off-dry with some alcohol, wood and dark chocolate that lingers.

Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
500 ml. Looks like this botlle might have been overcarbonated. Pour a large beige/brown head. Color is black / red. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cherry. Taste is Bitter and a bit sweet at the beggining. Chocolate, coffee. Very good beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
Not much head. Dark colour. Flavour is pretty stout-like, without much cofee or chocolate - but rather malty. There is a prolonged vanilla fizz at the end. Terrific beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3805) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottle. Roasted malt aromas, lots of chocolate and vanilla as per the description. Also, quite spicy (cinnamon). Pretty harsh chocolate taste, very roasted but with a good bitter alcoholic finale and well dosed sweetness. Decent, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle: Poured a dark black color stout with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate with some light roasted malt notes also discernible. Taste is a very nice mix between some sweet black chocolate with light dry coffee notes from the roasted malt and a lightly sweet vanilla finish. Body is slightly thin for style but carbonation is perfect and alcohol is very well hidden. Very well made and good balance between flavor thought additional body would have benefited this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lanchester (187) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
Pours a jet black with appealing beige head. Aroma is a pleasant blend of earthy chocolates, roasted malt and a touch of vanilla. Taste is robust with nice bitter accents of chocolates and coffees, finishes a little dry and tart with a very slight heat on the tongue. Nice syrupy texture in the body, well carbonated and adeptly concealed alcohol content. A very nice example, and I would say it is comparable in many ways to Dieu Du Ciel’s highly acclaimed ’Aphrodisiaque’.

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