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

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
2010-02-13. Black body with a modest tan head that fades quickly. 3+ Alcoholic roasty dark malt aroma is pleasant. 7+ Flavour is also pleasant, dry roast highlights, rich dark malt core, good amount of bitterness throughout. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate. 3+ A pretty solid stout. Simple yet effective, it has stood up well to a few months in the cellar. Bottle from Marches de Saveurs, Montreal

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle. Black liquid with a nice chocolate cream head. Dark chocolate and cocoa aroma. Creamy with a tinny edge. Lots of chocolate and bitter coffee. Finish has lots of cocoa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2116) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2009
500ml bottle. Pours black with a medium brown head. Nice looking brew ! Nose is a bit roasty and hoppy. Some sweetness also. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt and a bit hoppy. Finish is roasted malt and chocolate. Carbonation is really soft. Taste gets less hoppy and more roasty with time (which is better in this case). Gets a bit buttery at the end. Maybe it was a bit old.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3323) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
500 ml bottle via Lubiere, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a fair mocha head. Aroma: Tons of deep-roasted coffee, some dark chocolate, so much dark malt!, a touch of fruitiness and soy sauce/brine, a wee hint of tang, a very big nose for a standard stout... Palate: Medium+ body, moderate effervescence. Flav.: Lots of good black coffee and dark chocolate, cocoa, some light brightness, a touch of fruitiness, slight brine/soy sauce, a little hops and a wee bit of alcohol; almost dry with mild bitterness.

Wow, this is nice stuff. Looking forward to trying their other products.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bedainedebiere (506) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
7,5% ABV brew with the new label. Good stout, quite an imperial stout to me, but the simple "stout", or "extra-stout" (who really decides and who really cares?) could be right if it means a less thick and less foamy texture, a less complex taste, as in this one. Medium-intensity hop bitterness. Good, not great...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (1250) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
500 ml bottle shared with my dad 09.09.20 : Pour dense black small beige head with fair lacing. I get coffee, mocha and some roast notes. It’s a bit to fruity for my taste the finish is bitter and medium long. Body is medium to full. I would have like more sweetness (caramel).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3568) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2009
Great aroma of roasted malt, cocoa powder, and some hops. Flavor is full of coffee, cocoa, and roasted malt. The bitter toasty finish really reminds me of st ambroise. This a great stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4317) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2009 Pitch black pour with a brown head and fair retention. Aroma is dark wild meat, smoke and tobacco. Taste is roasted malts, liquory sweet at first with a lingering finale and well hidden alcohol. A very good stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5195) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large light brown foamy head with good foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of light bitter roasted malt with some clear notes of liquorice. Taste is also dominated by black liquorice notes with mix very well with the roasted malt and light lactose-like notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I must admit to having been very surprised by the liquorice notes but thought it provided an interesting take on the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Roast, cigar aroma and chocolate. Dark brown creamy golden brown head. Roasted and chocolate, tobacco. Medium body, wellagered sparklyness. Licorice smoky aftertaste.


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