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


on tap

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RATINGS: 93   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7481) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
500ml. Thanks, BitBucket! Pours black with a nice creamy light tan mousse. Nice big toasty, smoky nose. Creamy medium body with nice propulsive carb that brings the smoke to life on the mid-palate. Rich, dark, smoky roasty flavors swirling through to a long, smoky, and slightly salty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2890) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2009
Shared by Blankboy with HogTownHarry and I. Appearance: Ruby brown/red with a small off white head. Aroma: Chocolate, roasty, peat, yeast and spices - lovely. Flavour: Spicy and malty, alcohol, peat with quite a dry finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle (500ml). Shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Deep, deep ruby pour with a huge fluffy beige head (bit of a gusher). Roasty and fruity, moderate alcohol (9%? no!) - nutty and some coffee, cocoa and licorice. Taste follows - almost too mellow, not boozy at all, soft and fruity, almost like a candy bar. Creamy, lightly carbonated mouthfeel, mellow finish, a little over-roasty in the linger. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle from Bonisoire that I brought to a tasting at Andy’s. Pours a solid black with a medium beige head. Wood, hops, molasses, chocolate, plums on the nose. Thick, partially from the carbonation. Sweet, and touches of chocolate. Ends with a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle: Deep brown, near opaque with a thick khaki head. Tarry black patent aroma with notes of licorice & dark chocolate. Slick body- light tartish notes in the fore flavor- elderberry notes and fudgey chocolate yet it remains fairly dry. Some black malt roast and more residual chocolate. Rich & tasty, yet gentle & rounded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle from j12601. Sweet, pruney, mineral and caramel aroma, Light bitter chimney notes. Sweetish, very malty flavor, with mild smoky ashy notes. Light prune flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to Daknole. Thick black totally opaque with tan-brown head. Aroma is carob with dusting of cocoa powder. Bright rich and fruity aroms are like a dense flourless chocolate cake with some natural vanilla. Mouthfeel is a tad chalky. Finish is correspondingly tannic. Has excellent dark, as in 99% cocoa dark, chocolate mouthfeel and flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
Dark brown. Slight head. The aroma is minerally earthiness with some fun dark fruitiness. Somewhat chocolatey character, especially in the finish. A bit of raisin in there, with without the richness. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
This hard to find gem was provided by Glouglouburp. This is the first rating of this beer outside Quebec!!! Black pour with a light brown head. Aroma is pure chocolate decadence. Some fruitiness is detected as well. Flavor is full of really nice chocolate, dried pears and some roast. damn this was fun to sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2009
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur brune très foncée et opaque. Nez de malt rôti et légèrement brûlé, de chocolat noir, de pain grillé, moyen de café, léger d’alcool, de bois brûlé et avec des notes de houblon herbeux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture riche et moyennement crémeuse. Léger goût de fumée de bois accompagné de traces de chocolat au lait (faibles notes lactiques) et de vanille lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût amer de malt assez rôti et aux notes brûlées, de chocolat noir avec un léger goût de pain grillé avec des notes de céréales puis en finale l’on retrouve un moyen goût d’alcool (notes réchauffantes) et de café ainsi qu’un léger goût de houblon herbeux. Post-goût plutôt long, amer de rôti-brûlé, d’alcool, moyen de café, moyen-léger de houblon herbeux et avec un moyen goût de fumée de bois.

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