Brewed by L’Amère à Boire
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Marris Otter, Chocolate and Cristal malts. Torrefied barley. Fuggles and East Kent Golding hops. English yeast. At least 60 days of cellaring.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lanchester (191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
On tap at the Brewpub. Poured a jet black with a solid beige head. Prominent notes of chocolate and roasted coffee beans in the aroma, with subtle resinous hop undertones. Very tasty brew, the malts lend a rich flavor, loads of cocoa and coffee character without being overly sweet. The hops are less present than in other imperial stouts I’ve tried, though they yield a bitterness that gives the beer a balanced profile. Finishes with a lingering molasses touch on the tongue. Quite smooth on the palate, the body is a bit thinner than expected although it makes for a very drinkable result. Nicely done.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
Black with a large creamy beige head. Aroma is torrefied malt, caramel and some herbal hops. Full body with low carbonation. Flavours is chocolate, carame, a bit bitter at finish. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2011
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan coffee head. Creamy carbonation, with a light chocolate and coco like sweetness. Nice bitter coffee like notes, and bitter earthy hop tones. Licorice hints, dark chocolate bitterenss. Nice drying finish, pretty roasty. A nice offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4415) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2011
Une pinte sur place. Cette ale est noire, très foncée, la mousse est brune elle offre une bonne rétention. Le nez est agréable avec de la torréfaction, un peu de café rôtie. La bouche est moyenne-mince, un peu sucrée, elle manque de caractère, elle est facile à boire. Je préfère les lagers de ce brasseur que leurs ale. Question de goût.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5361) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Le liquide est noir. La mousse est foncée et a une bonne rétention. Le nez est complexe avec des grains torréfiés aux accents de chocolat et de caramel. Présence d’esters fruités avec une touche herbeuse et un léger alcool parfumé. Au goût, les saveurs de torréfactions sont intenses et les houblons goûteux. Les fruits sont macérés, voire liquoreux. En bouche, le liquide est assez velouté avec la très faible effervescence qui le traverse. En finale, cette version propose des notes d’amertume qui semblent être résineuses avec de bonnes notes amères de torréfaction.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15394) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2010
Draught, 7.5% at the brewpub. Black colour, small stable creamy brown head. The flavour is sweetish with some chocolate. Alcoholic aftertaste, but rounded off by some oxidised port notes. Low carbonation. Quite good and quite well-rounded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DerWeg (1612) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
Initially sweet and cloying in this hot, hot weather, seems to lack roast and coffee character but has a dark winey and dark fruit quality and shows a little spice. Evident alcohol, assertive hop finish, slight soapy palate feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2916) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 23, 2010
L’amere a boire imperial stout  Appearance: pitch black, medium creamy brown head.  Aroma: leather, coffee, chocolate, all those wonderful imperial stout qualities.  Flavour: bitter chocolate, leather, baileys like cream, long milk & whiskey finish. Lovely. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
duffbeerfan (10) - USA - MAR 10, 2010
How can an Imperial Stout make you feel like you’re the Russian tsar? Well the Amère à Boire’s does it! First, its darkness compares itself to other Imperial Stouts. Nonetheless, you’re still impressed by how a beer can be so dark. The smell lets you think about harvest. Every ingredient is massively reprsented. You just wish to taste it and that’s what you do. Yep! as tasty as it is smelly. Less bitter than the Dieu du Ciel which is excellent (for me), puts its drink even more appreciable. The strong palate leaves you a lasting souvenir from the brewery you just left. Better drink it last if you predict drinking more than one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1207) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pitch black with a medium mocha head with good retention. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, fruits and alcohol. Flavor is fruity with roasted malt, chocolated, vanilla, moderately bitter aftertaste. Medium to full body with a creamy mouthfeel.

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