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.

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GRM (4107) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2010 Brown bottle, 500 ml, purchased at Peluso on August 7 2010, savoured on September 20 2010; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of creamy espresso head, slight lacing; nose: roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, ink, light caramel, light alcohol; mouth: roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, ink, light caramel, light alcohol, finale in Ste-Catherine’s day taffy with presence of roasted malt, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly oily texture; overall: nice surprise FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, achetée chez Peluso le 7 août 2010, savourée le 20 septembre 2010; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse crémeuse espresso, très légère dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, chocolat noir, café, mélasse, encre, léger caramel, léger alcool; bouche : malt torréfié, chocolat noir, café, mélasse, encre, léger caramel, léger alcool, finale en tire Ste-Catherine avec présence de malt torréfié, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : belle surprise

neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2010
500 mL bottle from Depanneur Peluso, served in a snifter. Pours deep black with an average tan head. The head fades to a bare cover and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are aromas of chocolate, molasses, vanilla, earth, fruit and a hint of herbal hops. The flavour begins with a moderate-intense sweetness, becoming slightly less sweet through the middle. Towards the finish, it acquires a bitter, burnt quality and the alcohol begins to peek through. The finish is moderate-long with lots of roasted malts. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a reasonable imperial stout, but the malts could be more complex. 2010-09-15

DerWeg (1694) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
Pretty dark looking, espresso crema brown head. Aroma has alcohol, herbal hops, barely some chocolate or vanilla. Taste has pretty big rich roast malts and dark fruit, some hints of cocoa, alcohol, slightly vegetal, herbal leafy hops. Ends in uncomfortable lack of harmony, a bit sour. Don’t quite get it, or else $5.95 bottle from Dep Bonisoir Peluso is old.

dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Bottle thanks for Glouglouburp. This bottle sat in my cellar for over a year and I really don’t know how old it is, but here goes. Pours a surprisingly thin dark brown with dark tan head. Aroma strong and inviting of roasted malts, milk chocolate (not dark), and a very slight burnt coffee. Flavor is all over the board and actually has a slight sourness, this beer is an absolute mess. It has a lot of character though, but I do not wish to drink it again unless it is much different.

DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Aroma has roast malt, coffee, cocoa and a trace of alcohol, darkest brown, red at the sides, small cappuccino head. Flavour begins with a huge roasted malt, cocoa and coffee, the alcohol is subtle, no easy feat at 10%. Full bodied, very well balanced, silky smooth mouthfeel, very easy drinking. Great!

SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2010
Bouteille. Liquide brun presque noir. Présence d’un collet mousseux beige foncé. Aucune dentelle. Au nez, beaucoup de douceur provenant de la vanille dans laquelle transpire une présence nette de malt chocolaté, de sucre caramélisé, d’alcool et, peut-être, de petites notes fruitées. En bouche, l’impression est celle d’un lait choco-vanille qui s’articule autour d’une présence notable d’alcool. Belle émergence de grains maltés rôtis et brûlés en fin de parcours. Aussi, sensation chauffante de l’alcool. En résumé, bière au caractère fort.

Travlr (25490) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle at DC local tasting, grâce à CaptainCougar, merci bien, monsieur! Dark maroon color, tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste has lots of alcohol, cocoa. Tasty, but strong alcohol.

nimbleprop (8591) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2010
50cl bottle pours a watery black with a creamy, beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, milk chocolate, Belgian yeast, brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, dark chocolate, brown sugar, gred grapes. Finish is chalky, lightly sweet.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2010
50cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small tan head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some alcohol warming, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some smoke, alcohol burn. Medium-full body, light acidity.

BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2010
Liquid Sunshine X – Olympia, WA
Dark malt aroma with lots of good Belgian yeast. Dark brown in color, Deep Belgian flavor with the dark malts. Roasty this was a very good Dark Belgian ale.

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