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La Corriveau - Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan

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83
good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: francisweizen on 03-01-2005

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Photo of Moe55
4.92/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours dark drown, if not an almost black color. Smells of chocolate and malt are fairly strong and making me thirsty. Taste is chocolatey and coffee. Very nice stout. Smooth creamy taste. Not overly carbonated. As it warms up, I get more of the flavor and even more chocolate.

Photo of Glory
4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite local brewery stout on the market ! I'm happy with it every time.

Poured in a Leffe type of Wine glass..don't know why but I wanted to used that glass tonight. It gives out a Dark and opaque brownish color. The light hardly passes through and the beer offers a thin 3-4 mm of brownish foam.

The smell is great as well as everything else, I get dark chocolate to espresso coffee. A bit of star anis and something a bit meaty..a bit like smoked meat. And of course, dark Malt.

The texture of the beer is what makes it so great for me. Very dry, just the right amount of carbonation, a creamy feeling on the palate.
Tastes like sticky toffee, burnt caramel and chocolate truffles
gives me a clean torrified malt finish. leave the palate dry with no bad after taste.
This beer goes very well with blue cheese and braised beef cheek !!
Nice Beer, pretty much every thing at Bilboquet is worth a try.

Cheers Lads

WS

Photo of ChrisCage
4.44/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very dark brown/blackish color, very much like Coca Cola. It appears to be thick, with an oil like consistency and has a beautiful caramel colored head. This itself is dense and whipped like, with excellent retention, such as in an ice cream float! Lacing is decent, as there are several small patches clinging to the side of the glass.

S- This has a very deep aroma overall, with powerful smells of dark chocolate, fresh coffee beans, burnt malts, and a certain dryness to it....contributed by the addition of oats....no hop presence on the finish detected.

T- Very nice flavors overall! This beer follows the aromas well, with perhaps even deeper representation of the aforementioned smells. The dark chocolate becomes very cocoa like with an unsweetened bitterness that lingers, and the coffee beans convert into espresso flavors. There is an underlying dark roast malt/burnt toast quality to the overall flavor that lasts throughout the taste. The finish is slightly of hop cones but it is minor. Very decent indeed!

M/O- Full bodied and velvet like texture best describes this beer. Carbonation is creamy and dense, yet plentiful and helps to disburse the flavors fully and evenly across the palate! The alcohol is well hidden and the grainy oat dryness of the beer keep me wanting more! Definitely a well made brew and I'd most definitely get more down the road.....another winner out of La Belle Province!

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Darkness! Very active underneath the black veil and thick, smooth, creamy 2" high head that leaves at least 1" of foam throughout the duration.

Wow, creamy, thick and sweet aroma, sweet chocolate, earthy zest, cocoa, dry earthy hops and espresso..in a bold way!

A very creamy espresso malt complexity, huge malt flavor's, chocolate, cocoa, dry earth hops that delivers a decent bite. Light on sweetness, dark berries, wild flavor from earthy hops and light dark wild berries, mild sweet creamy and espresso mixed in. Dark wheat, oats, more coffee ending dry and hoppy.

The feel is really very extraordinary, extra rich, creamy smooth effect, dry bite from the hops but with a clean medium bodied quoff with a multi-layered kick.

High class Stout.

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pitch black color and a thick, impenetrable consistency. There were two inches of creamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A good, solid aroma of malt, chocolate, and some coffee.

T: Tasted of dark chocolate, espresso, malt, and a bit of oatmeal, though this element isn't overwhelming. A much more powerful flavor than you get in the style. Very flavorful.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

D: A well made, extremely drinkable stout.

Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black in color. About a finger of beige looking head. On the nose toasted/ roasted malts and a slight touch of caramel. On the palate I get a straight forward, no bullshit, well done oatmeal stout. Its got a good amount of coffee like roast and maybe a bit of chocolate too. Roasted barley is definitely there. I find far too many breweries make their stouts either far too sweet and syrupy, or acrid and overdo the roasted element; this beer is neither. Its extremely smooth easy drinking and the carbonation is okay.I wasn't expecting much as this beer was purchased from a tiny little gas station in a random little stockpile but it turned out to be awesome.

Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A Quebec brewery new to the area.Poured deep and dark but not pitch black,brown wood colored hue when held to the light,a one finger tannish color head atop.Big fruity esters in the nose that really jump out at ya,sweet chocolate in there as well,very appetizing.A little thinner and sharp in the mouth, it seems to take away alittle of the beers flavor punch.Somewhat sweet on the palate with molasses and chocolate flavors,the fruitiness is a bit more subdued on the palate but is still there,a bit of drying earthiness and roast comes in the finish.I think this a great oatmeal stout,it has alot of good flavor,the mouthfeel is its only drawback.I would buy again.

Photo of Brad007
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black color with a thin brown head into my glass. Very good for the style. Nice to see another Quebec brewery do an oatmeal stout.

Coffee bitterness greets the nose with a dollop of cream. Doesn't really "pop" with the nose.

It's not a bitter as I thought, which is a good thing. The coffee notes work well with the cream and perhaps a touch of cocoa.

Mouthfeel is slick, which allows the flavors to leave a firm imprint upon the palate. Lots of coffee and cream.

A decent example here. I would say it's on par with McAuslan's example, if not better. I like it.

Photo of mountdew1
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a very dark reddish brown with a 2 finger thick foamy medium brown head. Head clung to the sides nicely. Aroma was earthly, touches of grainy oatmeal, and a small amount of sweetness. Taste was very smooth and clean. Small bit of sweet cookie sweetness flavor, but nothing overwhelming. Flavor grew as the beer progressed. Felt decent in the mouth. A very small amount of oiliness, but otherwise coated well and felt good in the mouth. Very pleasant and easy to drink, a solid beer.

Photo of HardTarget
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep black glass holds a tight tan head forever.

Smell: Mild earthy hops, burnt grain, slight sour edge, pretty standard stout smell with an odd milky dough note.

Taste: Well balance with coffee like dark grain bitter holding off the brown sugar base. Bitterness lingers with a faintly earthy hop, Kent Golding and Northern (bittering) listed on their webpage.
No alcohol, no off or odd flavors, just a clean Stout.

Mouthfeel: Almost fizzy carbonation helps keep the beer crisp in the glass. Light medium body leaves a surprisingly thick coat, the slick oatmeal aspect is firmly noted.

Overall. Much love for Quebec, this beer represents the area well. A solid tasty stout Full flavored, modest alcohol, modest weight, high quality.

Cheers to Illudium for the sample!

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of brystmar
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Torontoblue
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep dark brown with ruby highlights around the edges. Thin cream coloured head, fading to a blanket covering.

S: Hints of roasted coffee, molasses, dark chocolate, acrid burnt malt (burning rubber), and slight sourness.

T: Roasted malt & oat flavour in the taste, along with dark chocolate & roasted coffee beans. Very dry but balanced leaving a very pleasant aftertaste.

M: Seems a little over carbonated, but leaves a nice oat/roasted malt flavour on the tongue.

D: Drinkable, but would be hard pushed to have more than 3 or 4 during the night.

Photo of beerdhabelly
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of ZorPrime
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer is dark, very dark with a nice head. The head is cloudy looking and beige. Aroma is wow... chocolate, roasted malts and some notes of fruits and vanilla. On the taste, it is more roasted malts with some coffee at the end. Not overly intense, I would say the intensity on the smell and taste is average. The carbonation is present in the mouth and the beer doesn't feel creamy enough for me. Stouts are more creamy than that. It is still a good beer that I will buy, however, it is a bit pricy.

Photo of Digimaika2
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep dark brown with a tall mocha-coloured creamy and bubbly head. Recedes slowly to a very thin blanket covered with micro-bubbles.

S: Caramel & molasses, over-ripe dark fruits such as raisins & cherries, faint hints of dark chocolate, and even fainter hints of espresso. Quite a pleasant smell with complimenting aromas.

T: Picking up the earthy oat flavour in the taste, along with syrupy caramel-like roasted malts. Dark chocolate & espresso is stronger in the taste, with some faint hints of those aged dark fruits. Quite well balanced leaving a very nice aftertaste. Rich taste makes this seem higher in ABV than stated.

M: Average viscosity, with above-average carbonation for the style.

D: Very drinkable, and will be picking up another bottle when I see it. Not exactly something I could drink a lot of throughout the night, but definitely one or two would be quite satisfying.

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