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%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - 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 (5898) - 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 (191) - 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’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4208) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
Bouteille de 500ml achetée chez Grand Duc. Bière noire opaque peu de mousse, nez agréable de chocolat noire, peu de torréfaction, bouche soyeuse, bonne amertume, tout en chocolat, très agréable, la finale est quelque peu discordante avec une pointe d’alcool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2009
Pitch black with a medium creamy head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is Chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol and a hint of fruits. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, a bit of dark fruits and a hint of citrus and banana. Bitter final. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Bottle thanks to Glouglouburp!
Murky dark brown, thin beige head. Nose of heavy licorice, alcohol, cream, and minor oat. Light roast, oat, banana, and smoke in the flavor, unique combination that surprisingly works. Heavy banana through the finish. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to glouglouburp. Lots of rich roasted flavors. Some smoke and vanilla that takes the edge off the bitterness. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4138) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
Odd aroma for the style. Lots of nuts, and some banana, reminds me of banana bread, with some roster malt and a touch of smoke. Flavor is much of the same but there is a prominent bitterness that is interesting. It’s really quite bitter and really sticks with you after the nutty breadiness. Interesting take on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2532) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2009
500 mL bottle. Pours almost opaque, with a little ruby where the light gets through. Nice little head. Looks great. Strong roast and nuts aroma, with a little sweetened chocolate in there as well. Not bad. Flavour goes through several stages, with chocolate, caramel sweetness, distinct alcohol, and a bitter (roast) finish. Body is creamy, but thin for the style. Somehow, this one is not quite the sum of its fairly impressive parts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11170) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
Imperial stout or imperial porter? Not too thick as a stout, yet clearly roasty. Pours dark, a modest white head. Roasty stouty, very consistent roastiness,and you can smell it. Overall like a 1.5 not imperial, some chocolate. Decent drinkability, there is some sourness in the finish that is strongly malted away. Significant nuttiness.

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