L’Exploité | Brasseurs Du Monde

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Brasseurs Du Monde
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by spinrsx on 10-24-2011

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by ThickNStout:
Photo of ThickNStout
2.74/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle from J.A. Moisan Epicier (Quebec City). 2.79. Best by 03/13. Served in a Southern Tier snifter.

Pours black with one and a half fingers mocha head that leaves small clumps of lace.

Smells of roasty creamed coffee and chocolate syrup.

Taste follows the nose. Very sweet chocolate syrup, creamed coffee, roast malts, vague dark fruit and an ever so slight hop-like pine bitterness on the back end. Flavor never deviates far from that initial syrup and sweetened coffee.

Medium full feel that approaches creamy with decent carbonation.

This stout is what it says it is but Sourhern Tier need not fear being replaced/usurped. The flavors seem just a little too artificial. I finished that bottle and feel there's no need to ever revisit this one. Ticked.

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Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle, part of a mixed pack currently available in Alberta. Brewed with mocha coffee and cocoa beans, in homage to the beer-loving porters of the London docks back in the day.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with ever so slight basal cola highlights, and three fingers of billowy, puffy light brown head, which leaves some sudsy chain lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells quite prominently of bitter, earthy coffee - sort of espresso-like - dry, flaky chocolate, roasted malt, and some watered down Kahlua warming notes. The taste is more forward with the bittersweet cocoa powder, the milky cold coffee character staying fairly solid, some toasted caramel malt still barely playing second fiddle, with a dash of spirituous heat, and some flat earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is pretty sedate, just a dull hum if you really look for it, the body a mostly sturdy medium weight, with a straight-up smoothness - a bit of milkiness aiding the cause. It finishes on the sweet side, the chocolate overload continuing its run, the zingy cuppa-Joe essences holding fast, and everything else just kind of completing their own private fade-out.

An agreeably tasty stout, beefed-up as it is with the dug-up relics of the original recipe. The coffee and cocoa flavours are strong, yes, but spread well enough around to even be appealing to those of us who avoid coffee shops like the plague, but still share the general public's affinity for all things chocolate.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pitch black, thumb of thick dark brown had held nice, lacing was nearly a consistent ring
S - big dark chocolate notes, milder dark roast coffee, nutty and light licorice accents
T - like the nose the chocolate takes hold, then espresso and roasty falvours build, very mild dark fruits with touches of licorice
M - mediumish body that seems to thin out through the middle, has a sticky aspect to it but is bordering on a porter type feel, just a touch of heat in the chest
O - I really enjoy the big chocolate and roasty presence of this, seems like a dessert beer to me but would work as a nice cold day sipper

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Photo of eat
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black body with a thin cover of mocha-coloured head, leaving some lacing.

On the nose: roast malt, light molases, wheat, alcohol, boiled vegetable water, wet cardboard and cigarette ash tray. I think what was supposed to be coffee is made up of the cardboard and ashes. Not too pleasing to the nose.

The bottle states this is brewed with cocoa beans and the chocolate element is fairly distinct; lots of dark, earthy chocolate comes out right away in the mouth. Right alongside is decent filter coffee, creating a pretty accurate mocha flavour. Roasted malt is a little weak but adequate. Hints of vanilla, lactic sweetness and alcohol.

Medium body with moderate carbonation is alright.

The cocoa bean character is pretty interesting, not typical as part of a coffee stout. Other than that I might say this beer is one to pass on but would be worth checking out just out of interest. I feel like I enjoyed this at 3.5 but will give it a 4 to up the score a bit, it wasn't so bad.

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Photo of mademers
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Malenkimol
4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattgruv
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Rutager
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for another great Quebec beer, Papat444. I can't believe I haven't been to Quebec yet! Must go soon.

Appearance. Pours black with half a finger of brown head.

Smell. Coffee liquer and a bit of hershy's chocolate syrup. along with a little malty roastyness.

Taste. Lots of bitter dark coffee, some quality dark chocolate, just a bit of fruityness, cardboard, and smokey dark malts. Just tons of flavour.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium+ carbonation. A bit sticky.

Overall. Tastes like a bunch of coffee went in to this one. Good stuff.

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Photo of rugene
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a nice light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral coffee notes is nice and well balanced by lactose and roasted malt notes. Taste is a nice enough mix between some floral coffee notes without too much astringency and lactose notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not necessarily a style I cherish very much but still well brewed and balanced.

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Photo of ShoeIn-BrewWin
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very solid stout with heavy flavors and aromas of coffee, cream, chocolate, and hints of vanilla. Pours dark with a rich head. Very drinkable, the 6.5% ABV isn't noticeable.

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Photo of Surfscience
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ritzkiss
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a black/brown colour with an average size fizzy light brown coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some fair lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Chocolate, malts, smoke, roasted nuts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a low amount of carbonation and it feels thin and watery on the tongue. I can taste chocolate, malts, and some smoke. There is also a surprising amount of hop taste. It ends with a malty/chocolate aftertaste.

Overall – I was on the fence with one.. it seemed to get worse as it got warmer. The chocolate taste just seems off.. like they used a cheap/low quality chocolate syrup in it. Anyways, it wasn't a complete waste of money, but I wouldn't buy this one again. (maybe I had a bad bottle..)

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Photo of SebD
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick tan head that dies down moderately and leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet roasted malts, coffee/espresso, some mocha and rich dark chocolate.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet roasted malts, bitter coffee/espresso notes, a hint of mocha and milk chocolate.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/med carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Melomanemusher
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of byronic
3.09/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smcolw
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, but light does shine through the glass. Beige, thick head. Extensive spotty lace.

Dark cocoa aroma. A touch of coffee and cream. The smell is similar to unsweetened chocolate.

The flavor is drier and closer to the coffee flavors than the smell indicates. The finish and aftertaste features plenty of black patent malt bitterness. The body is greater than Irish Stouts, which is always lighter than one expects. High carbonation. Long unsweetened Baker's chocolate aftertaste.

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Photo of rale
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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