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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VT (2527) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tricker (389) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bedainedebiere (516) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
No light goes through it. Delicate and sweet caramel aroma. Pretty fizzy and quite bitter with coffee and a persistent bitter chocolate aftertaste. Very warming, ideal for Quebec (OK, and Vermont) winters. Excellent strong porter. I you like these kind of beers, this one is a must.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2008
Shared with Pyrozoid. Purchased a La Barik in Trois-Rivieres. Pitch black poor with a thin brown head. Aromas of ash, dark chocolate, smoked cedar, cental wood, burnt toast. Extreme mouthfeel with an intense balanced bitterness that’s far from unattractive. Great balance as well. Full bodied and medium carbonation. Flavors are of Roasted malts, smoke, ash and molasses. Amazing brew, best from this brewery bar none.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 4, 2010
Bottle 500 ml
Appearance : dark brew , almost opaque black , light finely beaded , tanned beige top. Low carbonation.
Nose: mild yet rich , slightly creamy , off hint of vanilla , bit fruity , sweet brown sugar , raison and sweet berry. Light dryness finishing. Alcohol superbly covered and blended in.
Flavor/Palate : full bodied , soft rich , creamy follow up . Smooth chocolate , hint of licorice with honey fruity top. Slight hint of green hop at end. Balanced , rich , rewarding and very satisfying. Great ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10883) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5021) - San Diego, California, USA - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (2021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours thick and black, with a quarter-inch brown head. Roasty, chocolate, and vanilla aroma. Taste is on the sweet side; coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, and slight leather and soy sauce notes. Chewy and full-bodied, with mild carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
500ml bottle the first rating of my stash brought back from Mondial. Pours a clouded pitch black with a decent cola colored cap. Modest carbonation. The aroma on this is mink deluxe – rich cocoa, coffee roastiness, burnt treacle sweetness, leafy hops. Sturdy body silken mouth feel. Chewy thick malting in front gives cereal roastiness balanced by resinous hopping but the middle gets rich luxurious with lots of complexity – fruits, cherry skins, walnuts, pipe tobacco, burnt treacle – goes to a long wet finish with increasing bittering matching roasty astringence. A world class stout from a world class crafter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (303) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Bouteille de 500ml de noire. Arome de café et de vanille mais léger. En bouche elle est très onctueuse et vraiment agréable. Note de chocolat un peu de café sucré et petit amertume parfaite pour accompagner un dessert style des bleuets trempé dans le chocolat

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