Grande Cuvée Déjeuner Impérial
Les Trois Mousquetaires

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #772
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #9,044
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 6.35%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
12
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Les Trois Mousquetaires
 
Quebec, Canada
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SCORE
93
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Notes: Aged 9 months in 12-year bourbon barrels with the addition of maple staves and maple syrup cold-steeped with premium coffee.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 12 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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TheBierdimpfe from Canada

4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium: Aged 6 months, cork + tulip glass.
Opacity: Almost opaque.
Color: Black with a light copper hue.
Head: Slightly creamy brown 1 finger.
Legs: Poor but very strong lacing with mild swirl reaction.
Smell: Cocoa/Maple/Vanilla/Walnuts.
Taste: Cappuccino/Prunes/Liquorice/Bourbon/Herbal.
Feel: Roasted/Earthy/Dark esters/Barrel aged.
Body: Medium creamy and silky.
Carbonation: Soft crisp.
Overall: Quite warming, close to an appetizer but still easily drinkable being not overly sugary. Superb quality craft.

Visual 6/10 - Flavors 9/10 - Sensations 9/10 - Balance 9/10 -
Freshness 3/10 - Intensity 9/10 - Complexity 9/10 - Appreciation 9/10

Apr 23, 2020
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Drinker-Diary from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

★★★★½
Voici à quoi ressemble la satisfaction!
C'est difficile à croire, mais c'est mon premier produit de cette microbrasserie et ce n'est pas n'importe lequel. Une puissance incontrôlable se déchaîne dès qu'on retire le bouchon. Au premier abord on a l'impression d'une douceur calme et apaisante, mais les saveurs se transforment rapidement en une intensité majestueuse. Une véritable main de fer dans un gant de velours! Wow!

Dec 24, 2019
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TheDoctor from Canada

4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Oct-22-2019 (Consumed Nov-17)


It pours thick and pitch black with a finger plus of brown head that settles at a patchy film and a ring. Dotted-line lacing. Smells like what you'd expect. Roast coffee notes with some roasted nuts, candied cashews, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramely maple. Really nice and it melds together well with time in the glass. The flavor is more of the same with mocha and coffee grounds up front followed by a woody, Bourbon-barrel-tinged finish with some maple sweetness. Pretty fizzy carbonation for the style, full bodied and kind of a sticky sweet finish. Like most of their beers this is a very well-made beer that nails the style. While oftentimes a beer that does this lacks a little oomph to push it over the top to being excellent, this one doesn't in that the aroma and flavor pop a little more than they could and the layering of the different flavors and aromas comes across in a way that is noticeable but not overly big or anything. It is definitely a little sweeter than I'd like in an ideal world and is a little overly fizzy, but it is very nice overall. I'd gladly have this one again and would be curious to try it again in a few months.

As a note for others, I only drank one glass out of the bottle, put a wine saver in and left it in the fridge for two more days. It picked up a little touch of oxidation over these two days and I think it definitely improved it overall. That is obviously far from definitive, but I'd say is a good sign that you can safely sit on this one for a few months at least, depending on your tastes. I could see it mellowing a little and bumping my overall to 4.5. It is a very good beer. I will perhaps try that in the future, and if so I will update my review. For now, though, I'll leave my numbers for a fairly fresh bottle.

4...4.5...4.25...4.25...4.25

Nov 21, 2019
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flipper2gv from Canada

4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2019 release, 12 month in bourbon with maple wood chips and maple syrup and coffee cold infused.

A: Looks par for the course: pours pitch black with a mocha colored head with pretty good retention. and lacing.

S: Strong smell intensity. Smells of sweet maple coffee with chocolate undertones. The bourbon comes in very strong with vanilla, pepper, leather and maybe even a little bit of smoke. The imperial stout base gives solid aromas of dark red fruits with dried cranberries, cherries and raspberries. Light minerality. Pleasant, complex and coherent.

T: My god, this is truly amazing. First, the cold infused coffee notes indicate a high quality coffee used. It brings chocolate and dark acidic fruits. Then, there is a strong marshmallow note front and center (from the vanilla of the bourbon and the high amount of residual sugars). Maple comes in at the end with actual maple syrup notes. There is even some light amount of tannins from the wood. Pepper, leather and smoke comes at the very end in the after taste. The imperial stout base brings in another facet of chocolate, coffee and ripe cherries. Every single notes in the taste of this beer compliments it well without anything overpowering the other. Flavors come and go in the mouth.

M: Full, silky and lucious. It coats the mouth completely and doesn't feel sticky even though there is a large amount of residual sugars.

O: This 2019 edition is easily the best beer produced in Quebec that I had the chance to drink. It's very complex but highly coherent. This is a beer that is produced by very mature brewer who understands how to correctly balance flavors of such intensity. IMO, it is more mature and more coherent than CBS (with better quality coffee notes), therefore better.

Nov 12, 2019
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Sammy from Canada

4.06/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very tasty IS, with cold brewed coffee. Maple syrup adds sweetness, bourbon not overwhelming. ANother great porter or stout from 3M, Thanks Ryan for the share.

Mar 01, 2017
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Phyl21ca from Canada

4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a nice large brown foamy head with great retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some sweet black chocolate notes with some bourbon notes and nice floral coffee notes. Taste is a good mix of roasted malt with some sweet black chocolate notes, residual sugar notes, some bourbon and vanilla notes with some floral coffee notes with no bitterness or astringency. Light maple notes are also noticeable. Body is full with nice creamy texture and great carbonation with no real apparent alcohol notes. A masterpiece and something I wish would be more widely available.

Feb 08, 2017
Grande Cuvée Déjeuner Impérial from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 12 ratings