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


on tap

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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle shared with Rudolf & Frylock. Dark pour, roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate fill both the flavor & aroma card, Medium booziness so 10% is in play. Pretty good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnesci (8) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010 does not count
Good beer all around, but i distinctly remember not liking the aftertaste. Had a black olive (i.e. kalamata) aftertaste to it as it got warmer. Had a bit of trouble finishing it all (in it’s 500ml format) because of it. Supposed chocolate and vanilla flavours; all I can say about that is that the chocolate is plausible (but that’s easy for stouts generally) but the vanilla was nonexistent for me (i forgot about its mention while drinking and saw it again post-drinking, and could not imagine where the vanilla was in there). Good initial taste, but afterwards I felt let-down. Would prefer a Dieu du Ciel stout to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 9, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2010 Neat extra from glouglouburp- Dany is a little too nice. Pours a deep brown with a huge frothy tan head. leaves some awesome lacework upon the mf glass. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, caramel. FLavor has a peculiar moldy dough cocoa like note to it. a little odd. Some milk chocolate and herseys syrup thrown in for good measure along with vanilla. Neat beer. pretty good. Like a chocolate milk, coffee, cocoa concoction. That weird doughy basement note actually went away as the beer warmed. pretty good. THANSNK DANY

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle at LS X. Black pour with a nice beige head on it. Has a licorice and dark dried fruit aroma. Has a nice, complex, roasted flavor of coffee, smoke and a touch of ash, raisin, licorice, and vanilla. Rich, full mouthfeel to it. A darn tasty stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Very dark with minimal head. Big boozy nose with raisin and prune notes. Flavour is brown sugar, alcohol, and dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Very sweet milk chocolate, slight roasty undertone and some fruit in the nose. Opaque dark brown body is topped by an espresso-like cover of head that lasts well and leaves spotty suds on the glass. Very sweet up front with an ashy undercurrent. Some banana in the aftertaste also. Roast appears late and lingers. Medium full body is silky smooth and with pleasant soft bubbled carbonation. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle. Olympic 2010 tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2010
Pours a pitch black color with a thick brown head. Solid aroma of roasted malt, coacoa and vanilla. Very good flavor of roasted malt, coacoa and vanilla, there’s some bitterness in the end. The body is light to medium with a vinous texture and gentle carbonation. I like this quite a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3749) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
500 ml bottle from Marche Jovi (Omni), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 05FE10.

App.: Deep brown-black with a nice mocha head. Aroma: Massive amounts of milk and dark chocolate, molasses, slightly ashen, some nice fruitiness, some dark dried fruits, grapes, wood, alcohol, big and beautiful. Palate: Medium+ body, moderate effervescence, slick. Flav.: Lots of nice chocolate, molasses, licorice, inky, grapes, fruity, a touch ashen, a little vanilla and coconut, pretty big stuff; off-dry with some alcohol, wood and dark chocolate that lingers.

Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
500 ml. Looks like this botlle might have been overcarbonated. Pour a large beige/brown head. Color is black / red. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cherry. Taste is Bitter and a bit sweet at the beggining. Chocolate, coffee. Very good beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
Not much head. Dark colour. Flavour is pretty stout-like, without much cofee or chocolate - but rather malty. There is a prolonged vanilla fizz at the end. Terrific beer.

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