Le Naufrageur Raccoon | Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur

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Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Phyl21ca on 04-02-2012

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Krakpoff:
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Photo of Sammy
3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveBar
4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Dapanneur AS in Montreal for $5.99 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a huge head so be careful or it's on the table. Super dark brown head and nearly black colour.

S- Nice malt and smokiness.

T- Light comparatively speaking. Was expecting a bigger body but this is a nice brew. Mellow blend of malt, chocolate and hops. Nice balance and nothing sticks out at you.

M- Creamy at the beginning and dry at the end.

O- Very nice brew. Blended well without anything obtrusive or destructive

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went well with....... BBQ ribs! They just compliment each other


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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a dark brown foamy with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with light resin notes and light hoppy pine notes. Taste is also a mix between some huge roasted malt with light residual sugar notes with a medium to light resin hoppy finish. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Not bad but seriously lacking in level of hops considering the style.

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Photo of Supergenou
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZorPrime
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Is this a new style? An IMPERIAL black ale...

The color is black, very dark black. The head is brown in color, dense and tenacious. For a high ABV beer, the head is amazing!!! The aroma is intense. Caramel notes, some sirup, hops and roasted malts. Quite a mix!! Maybe too much, it doesn't make the beer interesting. Strange. Also, it feels retry sirupy... Too much IMO. Taste is roasted malts dominated. Some piny hops. The finish is quite bitter... The bitterness is lite at the beginning but it's get to you slowly. Full bodied. Sweet. It doesn't appear well balanced to me and it would be tremendous if it was. Not bad, but not great too.

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Photo of duracell
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle. 10.5% ABV. Bottled on 19 April 2012. Described as an Imperial Black IPA.

A - Pours a pitch black color with a light brown head, very large and with an excellent retention for a 10.5% ABV! Very nice looking beer!

S - Lots of roasted malt, some notes of chocolate. The hop shows up later with a fresh character, piny and herbal, but quite moderate for the style.

T - Huge amount of malt, a bit of residual sugar. I pick out milk chocolate, some coffee. Aromatic hops join the other flavors pretty late to give a really enjoyable and balanced finish which lingers.

M - Very smooth, full body. Pretty sweet throughout the experience with just a moderate hop bitterness at the end. Although alcohol is discrete (particularly for this ABV!), it might cause the relatively dry finish.

O - Not really to style (I find it closer to a 'American' Imperial Stout) but overall an excellent beer with a good character! Besides, it was crazy how easily it was to drink this 500mL bottle at 10.5% ABV. A real success, in my opinion!

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Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of HopHead84
2.01/5  rDev -44%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5



A: Ebony body with half an inch of brown foam that slowly recedes leaving scattered lacing.

S: Soy sauce, chocolate, alcohol, and roasted grains. Some piney hop aromatics with accompanying earth.

T: A very strange flavor. There's a lot of soy sauce with some brown sugar and big molasses notes. Dark chocolate is pervasive. There's a moderate bitterness with notes of pine. Coffee is light but evident throughout. The soy sauce is very strong and the most apparent attribute. There's some metallic character and a good amount of booze in the oxidized finish. This combination is strange and horrific enough to be interesting at first, but one quickly loses interest and it simply becomes horrific.

M: Upper medium body with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is creamy and sticky.

Overall: The label describes this as an Imperial Black IPA but it tastes like a poorly aged Imperial Stout. Not recommended. Actually, try it if you can try it for free. I'd like to cook with this.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbmaur
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Pitch black. A dense mocha colored head caps the beer. Lacing is pretty good.

S: Pretty decent aroma. Some roasted malt. I don't get that much of a hop profile however.

T: Restrained roastiness. Some slight hops (perhaps a bit tropical?). Alcohol is well hidden. It's not like a stout, as some BIPAs can be, but a bit restrained in terms of hoppiness to be a BIPA, IMO.

F: Creamy, yet somewhat dry and not overly thick bodied for the style. It's fairly easy drinking despite its high ABV.

O: It's pretty nice drinking. No where near the amount of hops I like in a BIPA. Perhaps it wasn't fresh when I got it. Either way pretty good beer and would drink again. I like this brewery!

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Photo of groleau
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Special barrel aged version from a bottle at the bar : Black opaque color. Slightly creamy brown 1 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with moderate legs. Flavors of cheese, coffee, oysters, cherries, smoked salmon, chocolate, dark berries, plums, yeasty, oak, herbal spices. Pleasant leathery and earthy feel, sugary but lots of bitter spices. Smooth creamy medium body with moderate carbonation. Strong and long finish with lingering burnt barley and dark malts, thick dark fruity feel, and a nice woody barrel aged sensation. It's a black IPA, and a very good one! Delicious, balanced, while bold. Although well intensified, and quite fresh for the high alcohol. Overall excellent quality craft.

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