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La Corriveau - Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan

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BA SCORE
83
good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: francisweizen on 03-01-2005)
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Photo of SFLpunk
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

500mL brown glass pry-top bottle purchased at Beverage Warehouse Winooski. No date.

First I'd like to say that I really love the label art for this bottling! Killer!

Pours a low viscosity black, opaque, with some very thin bubbly tan head. Nose has some dried leaves, roasted coffee and a whisper of smoke. Subtle. Palate is sharp and biting with some acidity and some hop bitterness. Fairly light body, but nice dark roasted coffee flavors and some creamy, white smoke notes too.

Would like a little more body on the mouthfeel. Good, but not epic. Maybe an Imperial version is in order???

SFLpunk, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of Snamnoum
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%

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
Photo of Torontoblue
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

Torontoblue, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of Digimaika2
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

Digimaika2, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +11%

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.

oberon, May 29, 2011
Photo of biggred1
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Dark coffee brown with ruby highlights when backlit and a dark tan head with big swiss cheese bubbles that last a while. Cocoa and coffee grounds in the aroma. Dry, slightly bitter semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa powder with a touch of anise and a faint minerality. Creamy mouthfeel from the oats. A trad, old school take on the style that delivers some nice flavors.

biggred1, May 26, 2011
Photo of Bung
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

500ml. Fairly black pour, brown around edges, finger of light tan head. Receded very quickly to basically a ring.

Aroma has some roast malt, light dark chocolate and that tarty oat twang. It's a little mellow overall.

Flavors are more pronounced. Plenty of roast malt, cocoa. Earthy peat, oat some anise. Finishes a little dry with cocoa and more coffee.

Carbonation seems a little aggressive at first, but it mellows and coats the mouth fairly well. Right on the border of light and mid, it goes down very well without being quite watery, harder to find in a brew this small for me.

Good flavor for a low abv, not as mild as most brews this small. It's hard to find a good flavorful 5.5 or less brew of any style, this fits the bill.

From what I've had, I enjoy me some French Canadian stouts.

Bung, May 11, 2011
Photo of aasher
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%

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
Photo of avalon07
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

avalon07, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of Moe55
4.93/5  rDev +35.1%

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.

Moe55, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of Glory
4.47/5  rDev +22.5%

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

Glory, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of mountdew1
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

mountdew1, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of bobsy
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

First off, this is a wonderfully illustrated bottle, and hats off to the designer for this beer that references Canada's most famous husband killer. Pours a very dark brown with a finger of tan head that quickly drops to a collar, and leaves no indication that it ever existed. Pleasing aroma of chocolate, raisin and dark roasted malts is on the button.

Large black chocolate flavours rip through the palate and combine with rich dark fruit and espresso for a sumptuous creation. In rems of its taste, comparisons to a young Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout would be well warranted. However, much of this bounty is wasted due to an overly aggressive, soda-like carbonation. Oatmeal stouts are supposed to have a certain weight and smoothness to them, but this drinks like a coke, and sorely lets down what is otherwise an excellent beer. A few swirls of the glass mitigate the problem somewhat, but we're still left with a thin and over-carbonated stout.

Shitty body, but otherwise a very pleasurable experience. Big thanks to zorprime for another great pick. Cheers, Eric!

bobsy, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of nicpetit
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%

L: Dark black, opaque beer with a tan creamy head. Good looking

S: Usual coffee/chocolate aromas of a stout

T: Roasted coffee, not as good as many stouts I tasted

M: I usually like acidic beers, but this one didn't make it for me, but it got a nice bitterness

D: Easy to drink, yet I wouldn't have more than one in a row

nicpetit, Nov 30, 2009
Photo of ZorPrime
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

ZorPrime, Oct 29, 2009
Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%

at Festival Bières et Saveurs 2009. One of the two beers making some noice in Quebec recently. Black body with off white head. Some stout aroma. Stouty, chocolate, acidic taste up front yet still drinkable. Not outstanding as an oatmeal stout but still above average beer.

Sammy, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of eat
3.03/5  rDev -17%

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
Photo of rodenbach99
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%

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
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium light brown foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of dry coffee notes with some traces of black chocolate. Taste is a nice balance mix between some espresso bitter coffee notes with some dry black chocolate. A bit too dry for my taste but still very good with good carbonation and no alcohol showing. More creamy black chocolate notes and less carbonation would have elevated this one to the next level.

Phyl21ca, Feb 06, 2009
Photo of philmath
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%

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
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La Corriveau from Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan
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