St-Barnabé | Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur

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Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur
Quebec, Canada

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by papat444 on 10-30-2010

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Photo of Ruds
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Papat444 for the trade

Poured into a Meantime goblet at room temperature to a rich black colour (dark chestnut brown when held to the light) and a good fingers worth of creamy tan head which soon reduces to a small pond atop the glass.

Smells of sweet chocolate, roasted malts and a pinch of aniseed in the background.

Tastes of milk chocolate, roasted malts, a slight coffee flavour but all about the chocolate for me.

Great mouthfeel to this beer. Medium bodied verging on fuller bodied, surprisingly so for a 5.2% beer with a great creamy feel that really massages the throat as it goes down. Little carbonation - spot on.

An excellent stout full of flavour showcasing that beers don't need to be 8% plus to be good! Also excellent at room temperature and no need to cool this one!

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Photo of Malenkimol
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bonne biere noir cafe. Peut etre un peu trop cafe

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Photo of Rutager
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks papat444!

Appearance. Pours a deep dark brown, pretty much black with half a finger of khaki head.

Smell. Dark roast coffee and a bit of chocolate syrup. Getting some creamy sweetness like in a milk stout and maybe just a bit of earthy hops.

Taste. Bitter dark coffee and dry roasty malts. Theres a little bit of really dark (like that lindt 99% stuff) chocolate, and a small amout of sweetness.

Mouthfeel. Medium body and medium-low carboantion.

Overall. Nice stout with lots of flavour. Enjoyed it! Thanks again, papat444!

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle was bottled on Oct 5th, 2010. Lot 197.

Beer color is black. Not deep black but black as a stout. Head is brown and thick initially. It disappear quickly to leave only a thin film of bubbles at the top. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Medium intensity. The taste is very good. I get the chocolate and the coffee bitterness that I love so much in Dry Stout. Very refreshing. It feels creamy in the mouth. Very nice mouthfeel. Dry finish. High drinkability. A very good Dry Stout. I good discovery from this brewery. One of my current Stout favourite.

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Photo of mmurphy525
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of papat444
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with my wife over our supper, orange chicken and rice.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle which was bottled on Aug. 30, 2110 (LOL, actually says that. Oops!)

Appearance: Pours a dense black body that is almost as black when poured and a 2-3 finger head that has average retention.

Smell: Coffee, a roasted feel and a bit of unsweetened chocolate.

Taste: Coffee, a bit malt-like with some sweetness in the middle and a nice long restrained bitterness in the finish. Liking the simple flavors. Some chocolate becomes more prominent as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, average carbonation. Balance is great, nothing is overdone though a bit watery maybe.

Drinkability: No qualms here. Though not an everyday purchase due to the price tag (5$/bottle though it does come from far), i would try this again for sure.

Overall: An uncomplicated Irish stout that delivers with flavorful and creamy characteristics.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 5$

Appearance - Black/brown colour with with an average size fizzy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, smokiness

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and some roasted/toasted notes. There is also a bit of a smokiness and some coffee and a hint of dark fruit. It ends with a chocolatey slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - From the first scent is was very promising. It's quite good but it seems to be missing a little something. Lots of great chocolate comes through in the smell though. Definitely a beer worth trying.

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Photo of BrunoPettipas
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of liamt07
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of ZorPrime, bottled on October 5, 2010. Thanks Eric, poured into a pint glass.

Pours black in the glass, minimal light comes through the edges here. Dense, creamy brown head forms with a couple fingers of head, minimal retention. Nose is mostly coffee beans, medium roast and some mild chocolate. Taste isn't as bitter as the nose would suggest. Roastiness is milder, but the coffee and dark chocolate are dominant. Dryness from the oats is sensed here as well. Smooth and slick going down, nice stout overall.

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Photo of Poljazz22
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Opaque, dark with a middle brown evanescent head.
S: Expresso and chocolate.
T:Coffee, chocolate a bit of toffee. Toasted grains.
F: Very easy to drink, typical stout flavors, nice carbonation. Aftertaste is refreshingly bitter.
O: Better than a Guiness!

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
3.36/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: Appears black with some red, ruby colors appearing when put to the light.
S: Sweet aroma of roasted malt and chocolate.
T: Roasted malt with some notes of roasted coffee and chocolate. Lasting bitterness on the tongue and back of the mouth

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Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mi_and_Mart
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Belles arômes de café et de chocolat, bonne amertume en bouche, assez désaltérante malgré un goût général plutôt sucré.
Mousse d'un brun pâle, garde son collet assez longtemps.
Une des meilleures stout faite au Québec, dans le style de la Guinness mais avec un goût plus prononcé.
À goûter absolument.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Juneau
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Subtle coffee, very bitter oat.

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Photo of Krakpoff
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jrenihan
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled September 22, 2012.

Thanks to Papat444 for this one.

Beer is black with a good-sized tan head. Great retention.

Nice strong smell. Primarily of coffee, roasted malt as well. Bitter chocolate.

Taste is similar to the nose. Coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt. A fairly bitter stout, with a creamy flavour from the oatmeal. Straightforward and nice.

Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy. Low to moderate carbonation- activity without any irritation.

Overall, a pretty enjoyable stout.

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Photo of eberesford
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good appearence and flavour but the body is way too light for an oatmeal stout

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Photo of clesius
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Socialiste
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Matt1516
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Bottled in the future as another review states, typo shows 30 August 2110.

Pours nearly black with little head. Smells of unsweetened chocolate and molasses.

Silky mouthfeel-almost creamy--with just the right touch of bitterness in the taste.

Tastes like a classic Irish dry stout and makes me wish I'd picked up more than one.

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Photo of Digimaika2
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at Marche Atwater for a sale price of $3.99 (reg. $5.99 which seems a little steep). Based on these reviews its looking like a very good pick-up. This label gets a 5.0 in my books!

A: Pitch black colour with a creamy hazelnut blanket that recedes to a ring. Thin foam head receded quite quickly to a thin blanket.

S: Roasted malts, fair bit of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and a lingering syrupy caramel sweetness. Nice smell, especially with the dark chocolate focus.

T: Roasted malts are present but well balanced with the hops so as to not give this too much of a caramel or molasses-like focus. Wonderful bitter dark chocolate is present in the taste, along with more subtle vanilla and espresso notes. All-in-all nicely balanced out.

M: Nice creamy and dry mouthfeel with avg carbonation.

D: A very pleasant find, and will be picking this up again (especially at that price). Eager to try Le Naufrageur's other offerings.

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Photo of SputnikMonroe
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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