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Imperial Stout - Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste

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BA SCORE
85
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZorPrime on 04-10-2010)
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-20-2013 01:17:30 | More by cfalovo97
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-11-2013 04:43:05 | More by Krakpoff
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PF15

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-19-2013 14:48:19 | More by PF15
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2013 01:11:00 | More by Beer21
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-17-2012 00:37:34 | More by wizo
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-29-2012 01:28:19 | More by KalanM
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one at Depanneur Peluso in Montreal.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours out thick black and produces a one finger, medium-thick looking, mocha colored head with good retention. Head slowly fades to a splotchy wisp and a bubbly ring. Pitch black body with zero carbonation evident. A wisp and ring remain until the end but leave no lacing down the glass. This is a thick, black, good looking stout. A bit of lacing would make this a perfect score.

SMELL: Roasted malts, leather, dark chocoalte and touches of smoked meat. A light note of vanilla is in there as well. Pretty bold stuff.

TASTE: Roasted malts, leather and licorice flavors up front, then some sweet caramel, cream and vanilla at the swallow. A big, bold and persistent aftertaste of roasted malts, sweet cream and dark chocolate bitterness is quite complex and flavorful. This is quality, quality stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, oily as well, goes down smooth and finishes slightly sticky on the palate. Nice feel.

OVERALL: This was an absolute treat. Great look, very complex and flavorful, with a solid feel to boot. A great imperial stout; a much better brew than their IPA. If you happen to find this one, stock up on it, as it's one of the best in Quebec. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 21:39:44 | More by Jeffo
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the last remaining bottles from my big Quebec haul.

A- Poured into a snifter with a pitch black body. Dark mocha head forms with a silky texture and has decent retention. Creamy ring remains leaving a few spots of lace.

S- Huge chocolate note up front with a big roasty malt profile. Some dark fruit behind it.

T- Heavy dark roast malt forward with a nice cocoa powder note. Hints of dark fruit, coffee, caramel and cereal grain round it all out quite nicely.

MF- Foamy body with a thick feel. Roasty bitterness on the palate in the finish.

Overall this is just straight up chocolate and roast malt goodness. Not the biggest Imperial Stout but nice and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 03:06:26 | More by cbutova
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 341mL bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a pitch black color with a very creamy, brownish head which disappears after about one minute, leaving a nice lacing on the glass.

S - A lot of chocolate up front! I pick out some roasted malt, herbal and strawberry notes besides. The general blend is actually quite close to soy sauce, in a good way!

T - Very gently malt sweetness! Nice herbal and coffee notes. Hops at the end add a good balance to this beer.

M - Perfect carbonation and a very generous body.

O - A perfectly balanced beer which, without showing an terrific complexity, is really tasty! It is a solid brew I would definately recommend!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 00:48:19 | More by duracell
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours inky black with a minimal milk chocolate colored head.

The aroma is roast, raisins and dark chocolate.

The taste follows with a roasty, slightly charcoal dryness pitted against a very round, fruity dried dark fruit sweetness. Coffee grinds lurk about in the background like wallflowers who never fully join the party until the end as the linger in the finish in a slightly astringent fashion. The alcohol is well masked.

Mouthfeel is medium, a bit light for an imperial stout. Carbonation seems low.

A decent enough Imperial stout but not an overly inspiring one.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 01:50:05 | More by MeisterBurger
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a medium dirty brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry coffee and black chocolate is dominating though nothing particularly exciting to notice. Taste is also a nice enough mix between some black chocolate notes with a dry coffee finish. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Middle of the road imperial stout with no major flaws.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 19:33:48 | More by Phyl21ca
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341 mL bottle into a Duvel glass.

A - Half finger of dark brown head that got outta here fast. Pitch black with medium carbonation. If the head had stuck around this would have been alot better to look at.

S - Tons of roasted malts and chocolate. First time I've been able to pick out chocolate in a beer this strong. Smells slightly sweet and there's a little bit of coffee in there. Really, really nice aroma.

T - Lot's of malty sweetness but not too much. Taste lingers for a long time on the tongue with some bitterness. Chocolately. Quite delicious.

M - Medium body. Slightly thin but just enough body to not be watery. Sort of velvetty. Coats the tongue really nice. Small amount of carbonation keeps it interesting.

D - This would keep me coming back for more. Reasonably low abv for an impy stout and no single aspect overpowering another. Balance lends itself to repetition.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 01:55:00 | More by tbeckett
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A new bottle offering from L'Alchimiste. An imperial stout also, which is a surprise for me since usually they are doing more straight beers.

Beer pours very dark black color with a nice brown head, not very thick however. The aroma is coffee, chocolate and some licorice in the back. A very good aroma but however it is of medium intensity. On the taste, I get some coffee beans. The bitterness is typical of espresso coffee. Nice thing is that in lingers in the mouth for a good amount of time. A very nice mouthfeel, almost perfect for an imperial stout in bottle. On tap, this one should be pretty awesome.

The alcohol level is hidden here, and could make this beer very dangerous.

This is a good imperial stout, it is robust and tasty. Something I'm not use to with this brewery but it is a welcome... more tasty, is better in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 23:15:18 | More by ZorPrime
Imperial Stout from Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste
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