La Vache Folle - Milk Stout | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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257 Ratings
La Vache Folle - Milk StoutLa Vache Folle - Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada
microbrasserie.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phyl21ca on 02-14-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
257
Reviews:
116
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
53
For Trade:
4
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Photo of OneTuffPony
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a 500mL bottle into a Spiegelau stout glass
L- Extremely thick, nearly pitch black, thin off white head
S- Huge aroma on the nose. Espresso, caramel, chocolate, cream, vanilla, dark fruits, a bit of citrus
T- Same as the nose with more emphasis on the fruit and chocolate plus the edition of fragrant herbs.
F- Amazingly creamy with a nice balance between sweetness and dryness
O- Quality milk stout that does everything it should.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a very dark brown-red with almost no head, just a thin scrim of tan bubbles that leave sparse blotches of lace as it recedes.

Smells of fresh coffee grounds, dark chocolate coated berries, molasses, roasted walnut and faint herbal hops.

Tastes of rich dark chocolate, creamed coffee, mixed berry fruitiness, more roasted walnut, burnt brown sugar, sweet black licorice and more gentle herbal hops.

Feels surprisingly light. Medium bodied with zippy carbonation. Finishes dry with mildly warming alcohol.

Verdict: Highly recommended. A great beer after coming in from the cold.

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Photo of GlendonTT
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Allegue04
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsander
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dabeerbuddha
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmithyAlan
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ikidunot
4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of virushuo
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of -chii-
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mikebu
4.87/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MetalCath
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of talbotjf99
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mademers
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Davey-C
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Supergenou
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Asianadian
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with mocha head. Smells like chocolate milk all the way. Taste is sweet and chocolatey, milky, a bit roasty and bitter on the finish. Body is quite heavy and smooth. I also get a bit of warming alcohol. Really nice overall, sweet, milky and chocolatey.

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Photo of fortyfield
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whatup14
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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La Vache Folle - Milk Stout from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
4.14 out of 5 based on 257 ratings.
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