La Gaspésienne
Microbrasserie Pit Caribou

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Microbrasserie Pit Caribou
Quebec, Canada
Porter - American
3.86 | pDev: 9.59%
Sep 06, 2019
Nov 25, 2010
Very Good
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Ratings by Mack:
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
by Mack from Canada (QC)

Mar 07, 2013
More User Ratings:
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Sep 06, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BucBasil from Rwanda

A: Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. The beer is a pure blackish brown color with no light coming through. Head was brownish tan, frothy, and stuck around a while.

S: The beer has a nice, chocolatey malt aroma with hints of roasted coffee and molasses. Solid smelling beer.

T: Chocolate, a hint of milky sweetness and creaminess. Nice roasted character in the finish. Not so many different tasting notes, but what is there is really good. Straightforward, but that's not a bad thing. Does one thing very well.

F: Smooth.

Overall: This was a surprise for me. I wasn't expecting this much flavor from a beer found at the grocery store, but I'm glad I picked this up. A really solid choice for my 700th beer!

Jan 15, 2019
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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

Very roasted with coffee, smoke, dark chocolate, nuts, and toffee prominent in taste. Smell is a nutty and heavily roasted espresso. Feel is decently carbonated, creamy and all around medium bodied. Solid porter

Oct 01, 2018
3.85 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB) on Sep 14, 2018
3.77 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Oct 04, 2017
4 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC) on Aug 28, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by eberesford from Canada (ON)

Pors deep dark brown witha creamy rich stable head an generous lacing Not much aroma (too cold) some bready malt and black licorive. Flavour surprisingly intense; licorice, coffee, toffee, treacle. Just enough bitterness to balance. Rich in the mouth but not overwhelming.

Aug 28, 2017
3.94 by samEBC from Belgium on Aug 27, 2017
4.03 by ConnorG from Canada (ON) on Aug 20, 2017
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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

Poured from a 500ml glass into a Speiglau stout glass.

Pour is a deep dark black with a cafe au lait head.

Aroma is astringent malt with a slight roastiness.

Taste is a lot of roast with a sweet milkiness, body is a little thin.

Very excellent stout.

Jul 24, 2017
4.34 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Jul 11, 2017
4.03 by Samallison from Canada (QC) on Nov 15, 2016
3.86 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC) on Oct 13, 2016
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Oct 12, 2016
3.75 by Jotora from Canada (ON) on Sep 22, 2016
3.75 by rugene from Canada (QC) on Jul 29, 2016
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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Havasu_Hank from Canada (QC)

Delicious and drinkable! This one is a big surprise, but the precise amount of hops to complement the thick malty flavour. Win!

Jul 28, 2016
4.27 by travelguy from Ohio on Jun 03, 2016
4.27 by Marie27 from Canada (QC) on May 31, 2016
3.75 by schopenhauerale from Arizona on Apr 03, 2016
2.97 by byronic from Canada (ON) on Mar 02, 2016
3.67 by Davey-C from New York on Feb 20, 2016
3.75 by fortyfield from Canada (ON) on Jan 28, 2016
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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CanadianBacon from Canada (QC)

Appearance - Pours black with 2 fingers of beige head, head dies down in a couple mins leaving a thin film over top

Aroma -Coffee, roasted barley, Dark chocolate, some dark fruits.

Taste - Roasted barley followed by strong coffee some light plum and dark chocolate notes.

Mouth feel - Light-medium bodied, carbonation is prickly, but not overwelmingly so. almost feels like pop rocks on the tongue.

Overall - Not a bad beer at all, My first porter so I cant really comment on the style yet. It was lighter than the stouts I tried but im guessing thats how its supposed to be, from what ive heard.

Oct 18, 2015
3.39 by Gop from Canada (QC) on Sep 20, 2015
3.65 by liamt07 from Canada (ON) on Aug 27, 2015
4.09 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS) on May 24, 2015
4 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC) on May 19, 2015
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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Microbrasserie Pit Caribou "La Gaspésienne"
500 ml brown glass bottle

Notes: Black with a deep mahogany brown edge. Roasty, black coffee aroma. Coffee and caramel in the flavor with soft, berry-like fruit. Moderate bitterness. Dry, ashy finish. No hops. Light/medium body. Overcarbonated - does not appear to have any lees, so it must have been bottled as such. Conclusion: pleasant. Not overly roasty. With the exception of the carbonation level it's quite nice.

Nov 21, 2014
4.32 by prisdefer from New York on Nov 08, 2014
4 by Urik from Canada (QC) on Sep 23, 2014
3.5 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Sep 13, 2014
4.12 by BrunoPettipas from Canada (QC) on Aug 17, 2014
4 by DaveR514 from Canada (QC) on Aug 04, 2014
4.5 by VbolieuV from Canada (QC) on Jul 19, 2014
4 by Socialiste from Canada (QC) on May 30, 2014
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3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by drinkininthewood from Canada (ON)

500ml bottle served into a Guinness pint glass.

A- Dark, dark brown almost black color with a mocha colored head of bubbly foam. Lively carbonation.

S- roasty, with aromas of coffee beans and dark chocolate, a touch of dark fruit ( plums/raisins ) also.

T- roasted malt/nuts, touch of coffee, dark chocolate notes, brown sugar, also quite fruity with flavors of dried dark fruits. Nice caramel sweetness. Finish is drying with more flavors of burnt caramel and roasted malts. Hops are have a slight presence and do add a touch of bitterness ( Fuggles maybe? ).

M- the carbonation works well in this beer. The body is a tad on the lighter side of medium.

D- drink-ability is high in this brew. I tend to not drink many porters/stouts in the warmer months but this brew goes quite well with a cool breeze and color-full sunset or even better, a campfire.

Overall the body of this beer was the only turn off. Just to far on the lighter side of things. other than that i enjoyed the flavors that this brew brought to the table.

Aug 10, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

Pours a perfect black with a nice tan heady that slowly goes from a couple inches to a quarter-inch and then a bit around the rim with a tad of lacing.

Overall not very in your face smell-wise. Some hints of unripe pear and "earthy" spices (tumeric, cumin).

Tastes nice and balanced; not sweet and doesn't taste like nothing but espresso, so that is a good sign in my book. Taste almost reminds me of jerky or smoked meat.

Nice round mouthfeel. Earthy with almost a citrus feel up front--really fresh tasting for something so black-- then creamy and sweet with a long smooth finish.

Overall this was a very enjoyable beer. It looked nice, smelled good (could have been more fragrant, though), and was really nicely balanced. I felt like the hop flavor was just there enough from making it suffocating. Pretty drinkable for a porter in that respect, actually.

I'd definitely have it again!

Apr 26, 2013
3.75 by Krakpoff from Canada (QC) on Apr 01, 2013
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