Simple Malt Imperial Stout Plus Noire Truculente - Brasseurs Illimités
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
4.03/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Pours really really really black. Gotta be the darkest beer I've ever seen. Incredibly dark head, full on brown color, nowhere near mocha. Retention is ok as well as lacing. Very imposing beer.
S: Very deep malty notes with tons of coffee and chocolate. Some coconut maybe in there too? There is a weird muskiness about this beer that I haven't noticed much in any other imperial stouts before. Lastly, the alcohol brings a tiny bit of strawberries that have been cooked in maple syrup.
T: Same as the nose, you get tons of semi sweet chocolate with coffee that is laced with a tiny bit of coconut. It is still a tiny bit musky which gives it a character similar to some whisky (but not to be associated with whisky barrel aging). Again, there seems to be some strawberries in this with a tiny amount of maple syrup. But, I don't know why, but the hops leave a medicinal aftertaste that reduces the score of this beer.
M: My my my, this is one thick and sticky beer. I don't remember drinking a beer this thick since BCBS. Very smooth.
O: This is a very drinkable beer even considering how heavy it is. Although it is not the most complex and awe inspiring Epic stout out there, it is still a very solid offering that I would recommend to every imperial stouts drinkers out there.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2014 02:56:06 | More by flipper2gv
3.83/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice creamy brownish head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet roasted malts, dark chocolate, some coffee and some molasses.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee, faint molasses and a touch of black licorice.
Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2013 21:49:46 | More by SebD
Simple Malt Imperial Stout Plus Noire Truculente from Brasseurs Illimités
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