Monseigneur D'Esgly - Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans

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85
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly called "Extra Stout"

(Beer added by: rodenbach99 on 12-24-2007)
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3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick mocha head that dies down moderately and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel and a touch of vanilla.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet roasted malts, roasted coffee beans, light chocolate, caramel and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thank you Hoppypocket!

Appearance. Pours deep brown, pretty much black with a massive, 4 fingers of foamy light brown head.

Smell. Sweet dark chocolate, metalic grassy hops, some molasses and smokey dark malts.

Taste. Dark chocolate, acidic coffee with raw sugar, some citrus and light fruits, and some dark, lightly smokey malts.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. A good stout but a little short of imperial in my eyes.

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Hoppypocket for this bottle.

A - Poured black with a substantial amount of medium brown head that slowly reduced to a finger's width and a lot of visible carbonation.

S - A huge roast aroma up front accompanies lighter notes of smoke, licorice and cocoa. A fairly robust nose.

T - Roast up front with a fairly big sweet molases and brown sugar flavour. The prominent licorice and smoke aromas from the nose are preset as well, especially in the finish. Dry throughout with a noticeable bitterness and some warming alcohol.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation. A little too much carbonation for my liking.

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Photo of Jeffo
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Got this one at Peluso in Montreal.

From a 500ml bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: This one foamed out a bit upon opening. A careful pour yields a two finger, medium looking, light mocha colored head with half decent retention. Head quickly fades to a decent wisp. Black body with slightly lower levels of carbonation. A ring remains until the end but leaves no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa powder and some roasted coffee beans. Pretty bold chocolate notes on this one. Some burnt malt aroms as well. Pretty nice.

TASTE: Roasted and burnt malts with lots of coffee and dark chocolate at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish of roasted and burnt malts again, pure, bitter dark chocolate, and more burnt coffee beans. This is very robust and flavorful with lots of roasted and chocolate flavors, but it's slightly less complex than hoped. The feel also doesn't help out at all.

PALATE: Just awful, just like Turcault. Light body with very high levels of carbonation. Airy on the palate, goes down slightly harsh and finishes slightly dry. Way too light, carbonated and airy. The feel makes this difficult to drink.

OVERALL: Like their scotch ale, this one is a disappointmet. Lots of potential here, as the aromas and flavors are definitely bold and interesting, but the light, abrasive feel makes it really hard to enjoy. Let's hope this brewery gets this sorted out and their beers are able to shine like they should.

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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is black. A vigorous pour results in a small tan head that dissipates very quickly.

Vanilla sticks out in the nose, as well as cocoa. Roasted malt. Nice smell.

Surprising taste. Vanilla and chocolate, like the nose, but also a rich dark fruit flavour- plum, perhaps some citrus as well. Coffee as well. Fairly bitter, but there is a sweetness running alongside at the same time. A bit of alcohol present.

Lighter than expected, moderate carbonation.

Overall, a bit unusual and pretty good.

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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours black, maybe a deeper brown color, with 1 ½ fingers of rich chocolate colored head. This maintains a foamy ¼ finger that skims the surface and throws up a cascade of brown oils and light spotty lacing. The aroma smells of green citrus and smoky roast up front, before moving into more of a coffee and cream thing along with some notes of cocoa and caramel. As this warms, the hops and alcohol start to control this a bit more.

The taste is rich up front with chocolate, vanilla, bitter citrus and roasted coffee flavors. There is a bit of warm alcohol spiciness here that lingers in the finish, along with more of a charred feel and then a bit of coffee character that hangs on the breath after each sip. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied and quite lively feeling up front, but then smoothes out into more of a firm creaminess along the back. This actually feels a little thin in spots (particularly in the finish) but this does fill out some more as things warm up. The ABV adds a touch of beef to the proceedings here but it is overall handled pretty well.

This wasn’t the most complex Stout that I’ve had lately but it definitely had some balls on it thanks to having just the right mix of rich flavors and alcohol presence. The toned down ABV and added sweetness was welcome here and helped alleviate some of the problems that I found in the Jean Dit Laforge take on the style. This was pretty enjoyable overall.

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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Broue HAHA.

A - Pours totally black with a great brown head. Head seems to be going quick though. Good amount of carbonation coming up. Small quarter finger of head retains with no lacing.

S - Orange and licorice with coffee and chocolate playing second fiddle.

T - Coffee, orange, licorice, some booze, and a coffee note as well. You really notice the fruit. Fairly sweet.

M - Medium carbonation, full body. Sweet finish.

O/D - An interesting twist on an Impy Stout with the added fruitiness. It's got the classic components down pat too. Not too bad. Not overwhelming and tasty, yet not too special. A good beer.

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Monseigneur D'Esgly from Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans
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