Charlevoix Vache Folle Imperial Milk Stout

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Brewed by Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Style: Stout - Imperial
Baie-Saint-Paul, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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superspak (8202) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2018
Got in a BIF from TheDoctor. Rated blind. 500 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/17/2018. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, whipped cream, nuttiness, dark/brown bread, toasted biscuit, and dark fruit; with lighter notes of smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. A bit too fruity/yeasty aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, lactose, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, whipped cream, nuttiness, dark/brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate Light-moderate herbal, grassy, peppery hop; and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, whipped cream, nuttiness, dark/brown bread, toasted biscuit, light smoke/char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, lactose, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium-plus carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9%. Overall this is an excellent imperial milk stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, lactose, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Nicely rich English malt complexity, lactose, balancing earthy hops against sweetness, and restrained English yeast presence. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

5
bigbird77 (12) - - AUG 4, 2018
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2018 Une des meilleures stout que j’ai trouvé au Quebec! A consommer avec modération du au taux d’alcool élevé. Mais qu’elle est bonne!!! Belle couleur et beau collet!

4.6
Sim25 (2) - - JUN 29, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2018 Wow une premiere pour moi ce sour en tant que commercant et vendeur de cette bière je suis enchanté de sa texture ses gout et sa couleur un gout robuste mais agreable nous sommes fiere d avoir cette biere au marché sud ouest

3.8
Nurmis (1361) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 22, 2018
0,5l bottle. Pours black with tanned lacing. Roasted malt, lactose, coffee. Cant sense the abv, which is always nice. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Good one.

4
azzurro (976) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2017
Solid Milk Stout, this micro doesn't deceive you. I like this region for their great food, great art, great scenery, and now great beer. Odd name, I can live with that.

3.9
rami_pl (8381) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a La Vache Folle: Imperial Milk Stout by Microbrasserie Charlevoix at Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku Pozytywne zaskoczenie. Malo milk, pijalne, kawowe, zbozowe, lekkie, do chlania, alko schowane, najsik

4.3
the sauger (237) - La Pocatiere, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2017
Bouteille de 500ml. Couleur noire avec un joli col beige. Arôme de café qui domine. Goût prononcé de café, de chocolat noir, de crème et de malt torréfié. Une de mes bières favorites à ce jour.

3.8
peacy (4) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2017 does not count
Aroma : chocolate, coffee // Appearance : black // Taste : sweet, bitter // Palate : too fizzy for a stout, thin // Overall : the aroma is there, the taste is there, lacking a whole lot of texture. Still a good beer.

3.9
jksipa (1273) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle from La Fringale du Monde. Opaque mahogany under a two finger rocky khaki coloured head that lingers and leaves tight lace. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee, lactose, light vanilla, roasted nuts and hints of plum. Flavour is light+sweet milk chocolate with a medium- coffee bitterness and a slight cherry tartness. Mouth is medium+ and creamy with soft carbonation and a medium length bitter finish. Alcohol is well integrated. Nice Milk stout. 8/4/7+/4/16

3.5
Vells (2359) - Riga, LATVIA - AUG 10, 2017
Some milky smoothness, bit unbalanced home brew, light floral, cocoa, lactose. Moderate sweetness. Light bitterness. Lovely, but nothing too fancy


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