Monseigneur D'Esgly - Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans
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Reviews by Digimaika2:
3.83/5 rDev +2.4%
A: Pitch black with a rich creamy mocha head. Dissipates leaving bubbles on-top reminiscent of chocolate milk.
S: Black licorice, sweet caramels, spices such as anise & cinnamon, faint dark chocolate, and picking up a surprising yet subdued citrus scent. Not what I expected from this style, but quite unique and pleasing nonetheless.
T: Bitter black licorice with some sweet caramels and unique spice notes in there. Fairly smoky in the aftertaste with some dark chocolate. Overall quite tasty, with the taste leaning towards a bitter spicy feel.
M: Lighter texture and character for the style, with a slightly above average carbonation I'd say.
D: I would drink this again, but with the emphasis on spices not sure I could drink this regularly. Definitely worth a try though, and glad I did.
06-05-2011 00:48:15 | More by Digimaika2
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3.65/5 rDev -2.4%
Pours black with small and dissipitating brown head. Looks thick, full roasted barley/coffee aroma.The taste is with above average mouthfeel. Straight out roast, not bad at all. But 500 ml. was way too much. One dimensional taste and without complexity, decent malt backing
11-12-2010 04:30:10 | More by Sammy
3.93/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
12-15-2011 19:19:28 | More by Kegatron
British Columbia (Canada)
3.58/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
10-23-2012 02:34:47 | More by Rutager
3.6/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
10-15-2012 04:36:14 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.22/5 rDev +12.8%
This is my 300th beer review!
My bottle has a new sticker (priest guy) and it says 7.5% ABV.
Pours very dark black with a nice head made of big bubbles. The head is dark brown and disappear a little too quickly. If it could keep its head, it would be a very good looking beer.
The aroma is intense. Notes of dark chocolate with some coffee beans. The aroma is very inviting... can't wait to dive in! The taste is like bitting on a dark chocolate bar with some coffee beans. It coats well the mouth too and it lingers in the mouth. The bitterness is typical of dark chocolate with some espresso in the back. The taste is very good when the beer is a little warm.
The mouthfeel is good. The beer feels a little bit creamy, however the carbonation is too pronounced which adds a little crispiness which is a down point for a stout IMO. Drinkability is high too. Easy to drink.
I've tasted the draft version, and this one has an almost perfect mouthfeel and a very nice head... I would say these were the only different points. The aroma and taste are similar. Draft is a perfect beer, Bottle is an excellent beer... Cheers! :)
04-24-2010 14:30:43 | More by ZorPrime
3.83/5 rDev +2.4%
Bottle Split with my Canadian RB neighbor Joe. :)
500ml bottle into a tulip glass. $6 sticker, Colbert Report on the tube. Not paying much attention.
Pour is dark & coating, with a sticky brown head. A gusher, we barely get half a glass each.
Smell is sharp macerated fruit, sweet char, & milk solids. Pretty robust.
Taste is more sweet char, with some roasted coffee grounds & plenty of sugars. Maybe a touch of oxidation. Creamy/milky mouthfeel. Touch ashy. Roasted/charcoal & dark cocoa finish. A quite sturdy stout.
Carbonation is strong, too strong. Feel is a touch acidic from the fruit notes. Big roast. Borderline extreme, but not intense tot the point I can't continue. Lots of Starbucks-esque charred bitterness.
A pleasant, if slightly hearty beer. The body is a somewhat thin, but the roast sure works you.
07-16-2009 02:06:44 | More by PEBKAC
4.15/5 rDev +11%
Bottle courtesy of ZorPrime, 500ml into a pint glass. No BBD, listed as 7.5% ABV. Thanks Eric!
Pours pitch black, with a dark, burnt brown head of a few fingers. Leaves substantial retention. Nose is of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, some oats and a general roasty sweetness, if that makes any sense. Taste is generally similar, more of the coffee and chocolate, maybe a touch of vanilla. Roasty, yet balanced and not overpowering. Some of the chocolate/hint of vanilla keeps it at bay. Smooth and soft on the palate, without any hint of the alcohol. Medium-low carbonation, and a relatively easy drinker. Good stuff, thanks again for the opportunity Eric.
11-11-2010 00:22:22 | More by liamt07
3.76/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
12-27-2013 14:51:55 | More by SebD
3.93/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
08-01-2012 01:58:02 | More by jrenihan
3.08/5 rDev -17.6%
A bottle picked up in October.
This pours near pitch black with a slight shade of brown in the light. It has a toasted brown head that dissipates fairly quickly, but continues to lace with every sip.
It has a nose of coffee, light cream, and vanilla beans. I get hints of toasted oats with the chocolate malts, and even a little unsweetened granola.
Upfront it is rich roasted malty goodness. It's thick creamy coffee topped with chocolate and even some alteration on what I'd call "french vanilla." There is a big bitter chocolate and cold coffee taste that lingers after the sugars have settled on the palate.
It's creamy, smooth, warming, a fairly high carbonation for the style, not as silky as it appears.
The dude on the label freaks me out a little. He promotes this beer well.
11-19-2009 02:37:46 | More by bartle
3.68/5 rDev -1.6%
A: Exactly what you'd expect from a stout. Mocha brown head that doesn't last too long. Black and opaque body.
S: Coffee, dark chocolate, the usual rosted smell. Some dark fruits here and there too. Smell is a bit faint but is great.
T: Taste really like a typical stout. Very nice roasted character that brings the dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Some vanilla is also present here. The dark fruits are bit weaker than in the smell but is still there, somewhere.
M: Excellent full mouthfeel. Really a creamy ale that takes all of your mouth by assault. A bit heavy, but still, very nice.
D: The only problem with Orléans beer, they are sometimes so heavy that they lose in drinkability. Still a very drinkable stout.
12-01-2008 02:34:30 | More by flipper2gv
2.8/5 rDev -25.1%
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.
09-12-2012 14:55:06 | More by Jeffo
3.93/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
07-18-2011 01:24:15 | More by tbeckett
Monseigneur D'Esgly from Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans
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