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St-Barnabé - Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur

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very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: papat444 on 10-30-2010

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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 15
Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Traditional DIS appearance. Black in color with some ruby red/ brown highlights coming through. One finger of tan colored head with mild retention.

S: Roasted malts, maybe a bit of tobacco.

T: Roasty and toasty. I get some roasted barley and touch of coffee. Initially I found it a touch acrid but maybe I just haven't had a good stout in a while. A little bit biscuity. Bitterness is firm, but well played up. A bit of dark caramel but it's extremely slight- as I like it.

F: Creamy, full-bodied, but easy drinking. Smooth.

O: This is a pretty good offering. A good introductory to stouts yet still complex enough that it could keep dragging back an experienced drinker. I'd happily drink another. I'm just happy to drink a stout that isn't the 19%, syrupy, barrel aged, mess that seems to be so increasingly popular. This beer is proof great stouts can be elegantly simple.

Photo of Malenkimol
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bonne biere noir cafe. Peut etre un peu trop cafe

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Countless servings in a pint glass from tap :

Opaque black color. Pale brown persistent head with tons of carbonating activity.
Pleasant sweet aroma and flavor of chocolate with some toasty nutty bitter coffee. Well balanced aromas of floral and herbal spices.

Earthy spicy sensation with a hint of fruits. Creamy and warming full body, but missing a little zesty feeling from all that carbon activity. Well balanced in the mouth with a short finish.

A fresh, well crafted and balanced stout that is not too sweet nor bitter.

Photo of SputnikMonroe
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrunoPettipas
4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Mi_and_Mart
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Belles arômes de café et de chocolat, bonne amertume en bouche, assez désaltérante malgré un goût général plutôt sucré.
Mousse d'un brun pâle, garde son collet assez longtemps.
Une des meilleures stout faite au Québec, dans le style de la Guinness mais avec un goût plus prononcé.
À goûter absolument.

Photo of saeh
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Rutager
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks papat444!

Appearance. Pours a deep dark brown, pretty much black with half a finger of khaki head.

Smell. Dark roast coffee and a bit of chocolate syrup. Getting some creamy sweetness like in a milk stout and maybe just a bit of earthy hops.

Taste. Bitter dark coffee and dry roasty malts. Theres a little bit of really dark (like that lindt 99% stuff) chocolate, and a small amout of sweetness.

Mouthfeel. Medium body and medium-low carboantion.

Overall. Nice stout with lots of flavour. Enjoyed it! Thanks again, papat444!

Photo of KalanM
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jrenihan
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled September 22, 2012.

Thanks to Papat444 for this one.

Beer is black with a good-sized tan head. Great retention.

Nice strong smell. Primarily of coffee, roasted malt as well. Bitter chocolate.

Taste is similar to the nose. Coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt. A fairly bitter stout, with a creamy flavour from the oatmeal. Straightforward and nice.

Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy. Low to moderate carbonation- activity without any irritation.

Overall, a pretty enjoyable stout.

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of spinrsx
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 5$

Appearance - Black/brown colour with with an average size fizzy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, smokiness

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and some roasted/toasted notes. There is also a bit of a smokiness and some coffee and a hint of dark fruit. It ends with a chocolatey slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - From the first scent is was very promising. It's quite good but it seems to be missing a little something. Lots of great chocolate comes through in the smell though. Definitely a beer worth trying.

Photo of CliffBrake
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mmurphy525
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of clesius
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Ruds
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Papat444 for the trade

Poured into a Meantime goblet at room temperature to a rich black colour (dark chestnut brown when held to the light) and a good fingers worth of creamy tan head which soon reduces to a small pond atop the glass.

Smells of sweet chocolate, roasted malts and a pinch of aniseed in the background.

Tastes of milk chocolate, roasted malts, a slight coffee flavour but all about the chocolate for me.

Great mouthfeel to this beer. Medium bodied verging on fuller bodied, surprisingly so for a 5.2% beer with a great creamy feel that really massages the throat as it goes down. Little carbonation - spot on.

An excellent stout full of flavour showcasing that beers don't need to be 8% plus to be good! Also excellent at room temperature and no need to cool this one!

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Digimaika2
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at Marche Atwater for a sale price of $3.99 (reg. $5.99 which seems a little steep). Based on these reviews its looking like a very good pick-up. This label gets a 5.0 in my books!

A: Pitch black colour with a creamy hazelnut blanket that recedes to a ring. Thin foam head receded quite quickly to a thin blanket.

S: Roasted malts, fair bit of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and a lingering syrupy caramel sweetness. Nice smell, especially with the dark chocolate focus.

T: Roasted malts are present but well balanced with the hops so as to not give this too much of a caramel or molasses-like focus. Wonderful bitter dark chocolate is present in the taste, along with more subtle vanilla and espresso notes. All-in-all nicely balanced out.

M: Nice creamy and dry mouthfeel with avg carbonation.

D: A very pleasant find, and will be picking this up again (especially at that price). Eager to try Le Naufrageur's other offerings.

Photo of Beersignal
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So far have been pleased with their beers... see if the streak stays alive.

First, this should be placed in the oatmeal stout category as it is clearly stated in the description on the bottle that this is a ''bière à l'avoine'' or oatmeal beer.

Pours just as dark as one would expect with very little light traversing the liquid except for a few glimmers of opal near the stem of my glass. Head and retention are notable and lacing is present. After a few minutes only a film of the dark tan foam remains, but it contributes to the lace as I sip.

This beer smells very nice. A lot going on but all is easily distinguishable between the roasted notes that dominate the malt and a gentle layer of freshly ground coffee and cocoa. Well balanced nose.

Flavours mirror the aromas but the malty softness shares the stage with the roasted notes on an equal pedestal. Mouthfeel is creamy and comforting with very minimal carbonation, giving this a cask-like character without the nitrogen widget. I find anyways.

This is a pleasing beer that is very true to the oatmeal stout style. The streak is alive.



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St-Barnabé from Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur
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