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La Vache Folle - Milk Stout - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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La Vache Folle - Milk StoutLa Vache Folle - Milk Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

188 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 34
Gots: 23 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 02-14-2007)
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle acquired in trade with Sammy (thanks!).

Poured a dark, dark brown color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, chocolate, lactose, some coffee, and slightly earthy. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, licorice, and lighter roastiness. I also noted root beer candy. Thinner body with the alcohol content well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 23:53:59 | More by hopdog
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4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really nice stout. Quebec microbrasseries are becoming pros at brewing British and Irish style stouts and porters.

VFIMS has a great look in the glass. It's almost opaque in the bottle with a nice almost solid head.

It smells of burnt coffee and earthy molases. The flavor is smooth, slightly bitter and hearty. While it does not have the complexity of Sang d'Encre, it is comforting and satisfying.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When Bucky discovered that La Vache Folle by Microbrasserie Charlevoix would be making a rare appearance in the LCBO, he jumped on it like a fat kid on a box of Smarties. La Vache Folle came in a brown 500 ml bottle with a bottling date of February 4, 2013, and was 9.0% alcohol by volume. With its label showing a picture of a "mad cow", this beer is difficult to miss.

La Vache Folle poured an opaque black colour with about 1" of crema coloured head. The head lasted for several minutes before fading to a blob of foam in the centre of my glass, a thin collar of foam and a patchy thin film across the rest of the beer's surface. The remnants of the foam left considerable, attractive lacing down the far side of the glass. Its aroma was mainly of dark chocolate, with notes of coffee, caramel and a bit of alcohol as the beer warmed. I get the impression that I'm in for something special here! The flavour began with sweet chocolate milk which gave way to coffee with a hint of caramel, and finished with a mildly bitter dark chocolate flavour which lingered as an aftertaste. Its 9.0% alcohol content is very well hidden, being just detectable as the beer warms up. A perfect beer for this cold and rainy Canadian night. La Vache Folle had a soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and was rich and full bodied. I really hope that this is more than a one-time appearance by this wonderful beer. Though a bit pricey at $5.25 per 500 ml bottle, you are at least getting a superior product in return for your hard earned cash.

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A: Jet Black with frothy white foam that dissipates fairly slowly

S: A lot of sweetness from the lactose here, a good whiff of booziness from the 9%, but not a whole lot of other discernible smells here.

T: Much like the nose, the sweetness and creaminess from the lactose hits you immediately. Aftertaste ends pleasantly with bitter roasted malt notes, and the high alcohol content is somewhat noticeable.

M: Low carbonation makes this beer deliciously creamy and drinkable on the tongue. Hands down the greatest strength of this brew in my opinion.

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$5.35/ea at the LCBO. 500ml bottle.

Served at 6deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opened well with a good snap of the cap. Poured with moderate dark foam. Extremely dark

S- After opening you can definitely smell the spicy chocolate nature of this beast

T- This is where it excels. The chocolate flavor is fantastic. Super well hidden alcohol. Watch out, this one goes down like a guiness at twice the alcohol so be careful

M- Creamy. If you have ever had a milk stout you know what I mean

O- Excellent! Bought a few to cellar but will not let them go much past a year.

Very very good stout. It sneaks up on you so be careful. Mine when down in less than a half hour and it was my first of the night after work before dinner....

Food Pairing

This creamy good stout will pair very well with... Beef pie

If you have the fortitude to try a steak and kidney pie you will be very very happy with this match. I purchased a Tenderflake pie crust then had at her with the steak and kidney recipe I found on the net from a nice Scottish site.

Enjoy!

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La Vache Folle - Milk Stout from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
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