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La Corriveau - Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan

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BA SCORE
83
good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: francisweizen on 03-01-2005)
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-30-2014 19:25:18 | More by Socialiste
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SteelSaw

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-05-2014 21:22:27 | More by SteelSaw
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted malts, rich coffee and dark chocolate.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has alot of roasted malts, bitter coffee, some dark chocolate and a slight earthiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 22:17:16 | More by SebD
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MrElPechor

Quebec (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

English pint type serving, served too cold.

Appearance : Pitch black, completly opaque, thick tan head with medium retention, light lacing.

Aroma : Bitter Chocolate, nut, yeasty, light earthy hop

Taste : Bitter Chocoloate, light to medium torrefaction, lightly alchoolic , good bitterness (for the style)

Mouthfeel : too much carbonation for a britanic style beer. light to medium body, pretty long final

Overall : Good Beer easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 22:22:18 | More by MrElPechor
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

La Bilboquet Corriveau served in a small snifter.

Clear(?) reddish-brown but dark. Still, perhaps a bit light for style. Decent tan head and lacing.

Medium-light body; medium-low carbonation.

Moderately rich flavor of medium and dark roasted grains with a touch of burnt and smoky aspects.

Aftertaste is relatively bitter, burnt and not so clean compared to earlier on.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 23:50:38 | More by chinchill
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-23-2013 14:52:04 | More by sonofliberty2
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-22-2013 23:01:18 | More by WOLFGANG
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-11-2013 17:11:14 | More by ohtheguilt
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A:
Pours pitch black with a deliciously creamy brownish tan head. Excellent retention and lovely lacing.

S:
Smells like an oatmeal stout should. Creamy chocolate and coffee notes with some nutty undertones, burnt malt and booze.

T:
Unoffensive. Smooth at first and increasingly bitter. The burnt pizza crust in the "Bros'" review is spot on! Dirt, coffee grounds and chocolate.

M:
Round and full bodied. A tinge of astringency but overall really warm and creamy. Good carbonation and a nice mellow finish.

O:
Overall this is a really solid beer. I have had better oatmeal stouts, but I have had far, far worse. It would be a good session beer and would be a good one to try; it has a lot of the good things about other oatmeal stouts and very few of the bad things (it isn't overly 'oaty' and the malt isn't very sweet on the whole). Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 23:25:29 | More by TheDoctor
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like roasted/charred malt, dark fruit (blackberries, cherries, plums), coffee, and some chocolate. It tastes like dark fruit (plums, cherries), coffee, roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, oats/grain and a bit of licorice. Gets sweeter tasting as the beer warms up more. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little slick/coating with a decent amount of carbonation. I think it's a good sweet/oatmeal stout. I'd pick this one up again. $7.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 22:55:01 | More by bluejacket74
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-17-2013 14:28:10 | More by Whatup14
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SonOfOdin

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-12-2013 03:32:56 | More by SonOfOdin
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-16-2013 23:35:29 | More by 4ster
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):

LOOK: Nearly black w/ ruby highlights; solid tan lacing

SMELL: Burnt pizza crust, licorice root, dried plums, vegetal, nutty yeast, milk chocolate, breakfast blend coffee

TASTE: Charred grain, burnt cherries, faint licorice, cocoa powder, molasses, mild coffee, inner oat sweetness, modest hopping, kiss of yeast, hint of esters; semidry, roasty finish

This one snuck up on us—you really have to let it reach the proper serving temperature to appreciate the brewer’s intention. White it’s not your benchmark silky-smooth, black-colored Stout, it holds true to what it is and gives something more than the usual does. Real beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 00:42:56 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-08-2012 21:16:09 | More by Mack
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-29-2012 01:02:47 | More by KalanM
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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-29-2012 03:15:13 | More by Melomanemusher
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BeerMTL

Quebec (Canada)

1/5  rDev -72.6%

10-10-2012 21:20:28 | More by BeerMTL
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-13-2012 20:49:40 | More by Molson2000
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours deep black, nearly opaque. Very thick, creamy tan head won't budge. Rings of lacing stripe the glass on the way down.

S: Tight blackberry darkfruit, cocoa and milk chocolate, ash and charcoal, roasted coffee beans, earthy and starchy oats, faint acidity.

T: Char and roast up front. Tight berry-like darkfruit pops up from time to time. Bitter dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Faint burnt malt acidity. Roasted grain. Starchy oat tastes build toward the end. Hints of green hop tastes. Roasted grain and oats on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Sits in the mouth with a bit of weight. Silky and creamy. Lightly astringent. Low carbonation.

O: A nice oatmeal stout. Could do with a bit more carbonation to lift the body.

Notes: The going rate for a 500ml bottle of this is about $8-9, depending on where you go. A bit pricey in my opinion. It seems to sit on the shelves, and bottle shops in VT have been marking these down. They're going to need to lower prices if they want to compete. Not sure how these guys do in the Canadian beer market, but there's some stiff competition up there.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 20:47:38 | More by ryan1788a5
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-24-2012 05:09:11 | More by beerdhabelly
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-10-2012 01:47:35 | More by jak
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

11 ounce pour - $8.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Body has a black appearance underneath an inch of pillowy, beige foam.

Smell: Deadened notes of chocolate, roast clipped by a muffled floral tone, anise, grape hints, and a splash of clove tea.

Taste: Roasted grains with some rather light chocolate and caramel and just a little supporting sweetness. Mild licorice accent, some medicinal phenolic clove hints that feel out of place, and a portion of grape skins. Dusky, dry, fairly bland roasted finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body, though not quite watery. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: The most fun I had with this beer was calling out "I'll have the Le Bilbo!"

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 16:34:00 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-29-2012 04:01:38 | More by Jason
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours an inky black with a finger and a half of medium tan head. Good head retention with some lacing.

S- smells of roasted malt, cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate. A touch of brewed coffee and a bit of sweetness comes out on the finish.

T- flavors of iced coffee with a touch of cream and sugar jump out at first. Roasty malt and a ceral grain flavor flesh out in the middle with a bit of molasses as well. Finishes with a note of  herbal hop and a slight char character.

MF- slick oily mouthfeel with a decent smoothness. Light body with higher than average carbonation.

D- solid drinkability

Overall a solid oatmeal stout. It's just a bit thin and one 3.5

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 02:11:45 | More by Viciousknishs
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La Corriveau from Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan
83 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.