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La Corriveau - Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan

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71 Ratings

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.7%

BeerMTL, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Long813
2.73/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark black body with a touch of dark drown along the edges. Head is fluffy dark mocha at three fingers. Retention is decent and without lacing.

S: Notes of roasted coffee beans, chocolate. Very mild and one dimensional.

T: Very weak flavours consisting of mild roasted coffee beans and some chocolate. There flavour fades just as quickly as it enters.

M: Light bodied and low carbonation. Texture is water like and leaves a very off bitter after taste.

O: I was very displeased with this beer, the taste, mouthfeel and aftertaste were very bad.

Long813, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of philmath
2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Took it au Mondial 2006. Dark-Brown body (I can see through the glass) with a thin brown head. A fairly roasted chocolate taste with some vanilla. Not very strong and flavor was mostly weak, watery just a bit. They had some problem with their tap too if I well saw. However it was drinkable and I might try it again in the future.

philmath, Jun 04, 2006
Photo of aasher
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This bottle pours a medium bodied black with a slight khaki colored head which laces the glass. It pours a little lighter than most. The nose probably wasn't as strong as it should of and could have been. It didn't feature much chocolate or bitterness and the coffee was just so so. It didn't necessarily draw you in. The flavors too were pretty bland. The coffee flavor was kind of half assed as well as the chocolate. It didn't feature much of anything to keep you interested. It screams "I am an average beer" through and through. It definitely wasn't helped by the mouthfeel. Stouts shouldn't be light, that's why they're named stouts. This one was a disappointment, especially for the price.

aasher, May 08, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18%

oldp0rt, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18%

whartontallboy, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of eat
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The head isn't as creamy as you would find on some stouts, and it disappears completely by about half way through. No lacing.

There's really not much smell coming off this. It smells mildly stout-like: roasted malt, molasses.

Meh. Not bad, not great. Pretty light on flavour. It tastes like all the flavours are far away; hints of chocolate and espresso. Tastes like a decent stout with water poured in it. Kind of boring.

Way too watery for a stout. I've had pale ales creamier than this. It's neither rich nor unctuous as the label describes. Mild carbonation.

This beer is named after a legendary Quebecois serial killer. It isn't evil or bound to be legendary; everything about this stout is mild. Just an average stout. I would not buy this again, there are way too many great stouts to sample out there. The label looks like there would be a seriously flavourful stout inside but I'm left pretty disappointed.

eat, Jun 06, 2009
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3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a nearly opaque black with roughly 1 finger of cola coloured foam. Foam is medium density but fades quickly with minimal lacing.

S: Minimal nose. Faint roasted smells and with a hint of smoke.

T: Sour and bitter dominate and balance nicely with dark roasted malt, coffee, and a little bit of smoke. A bolt flavour, but not terribly complex. Aftertaste is a lingering, mild bitterness.

M: Thin, but smooth. A pleasant tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

D: The overall simplicity of all aspects of this beer lends to a fair drinkability.

O: A straightforward stout. It would benefit from a bit more substance in all catagories, but it's worth trying.

Foddz, Nov 10, 2011
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3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
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!"

ChainGangGuy, Mar 07, 2012
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3.24/5  rDev -11.5%

Thefrap, Sep 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

SonOfOdin, Apr 12, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml brown bottle, with a very nice label. this is an oatmeal stout.

A: black very opaque beer, brown head.
S: somewhat medicinal, coffee.
T: little torrefaction, iodin, nice bitterness finale.
M: medium to full bodied beer.
D: easy dinking oatmeal stout.

rodenbach99, Feb 18, 2009
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3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
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

MrElPechor, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Tmappin, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

sonofliberty2, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of SebD
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

SebD, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

MeisterSmudge, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

davejavou, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

SteelSaw, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Molson2000, Sep 13, 2012
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

KAF, Jul 17, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - deep black with three fingers of frothy tan head like the cream on top of a cafe latte. Head retention is average and lace is abundant.

Smell - roasted malt and toasted grains, bittersweet cocoa, coffee, a hint of oatiness and some tart yeasty notes

Taste - Definitely let this one warm a little before drinking. Taste of chocolate, molasses, some coffee, and some fruitiness. Hops add a touch of bitterness and a dry finish. Beginning and middle are good but the finish is thin and metallic tasting.

Mouthfeel - the brew is heavy bodied and begins with a creamy feel which ends rather thin and tinny. I think this beer is a little over carbonated.

Overall - A good stout but not remarkable and certainly not worth the absurd price for a 500ml bottle. There are better stouts to be had at more reasonable prices.

Snamnoum, Jul 20, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
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

Viciousknishs, Feb 25, 2012
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