La Corriveau | Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan

La CorriveauLa Corriveau
BA SCORE
50%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 84 ratings
La CorriveauLa Corriveau
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan
Quebec, Canada
lebilboquet.qc.ca

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by francisweizen on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,954
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
84
Liked:
42
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
13.08%
Alströms:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of ohtheguilt
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A:
Pours pitch black with a deliciously creamy brownish tan head. Excellent retention and lovely lacing.

S:
Smells like an oatmeal stout should. Creamy chocolate and coffee notes with some nutty undertones, burnt malt and booze.

T:
Unoffensive. Smooth at first and increasingly bitter. The burnt pizza crust in the "Bros'" review is spot on! Dirt, coffee grounds and chocolate.

M:
Round and full bodied. A tinge of astringency but overall really warm and creamy. Good carbonation and a nice mellow finish.

O:
Overall this is a really solid beer. I have had better oatmeal stouts, but I have had far, far worse. It would be a good session beer and would be a good one to try; it has a lot of the good things about other oatmeal stouts and very few of the bad things (it isn't overly 'oaty' and the malt isn't very sweet on the whole). Would drink again.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like roasted/charred malt, dark fruit (blackberries, cherries, plums), coffee, and some chocolate. It tastes like dark fruit (plums, cherries), coffee, roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, oats/grain and a bit of licorice. Gets sweeter tasting as the beer warms up more. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little slick/coating with a decent amount of carbonation. I think it's a good sweet/oatmeal stout. I'd pick this one up again. $7.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of SonOfOdin
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of 4ster
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):

LOOK: Nearly black w/ ruby highlights; solid tan lacing

SMELL: Burnt pizza crust, licorice root, dried plums, vegetal, nutty yeast, milk chocolate, breakfast blend coffee

TASTE: Charred grain, burnt cherries, faint licorice, cocoa powder, molasses, mild coffee, inner oat sweetness, modest hopping, kiss of yeast, hint of esters; semidry, roasty finish

This one snuck up on us—you really have to let it reach the proper serving temperature to appreciate the brewer’s intention. White it’s not your benchmark silky-smooth, black-colored Stout, it holds true to what it is and gives something more than the usual does. Real beer.

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Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BeerMTL
1/5  rDev -72.8%

Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours deep black, nearly opaque. Very thick, creamy tan head won't budge. Rings of lacing stripe the glass on the way down.

S: Tight blackberry darkfruit, cocoa and milk chocolate, ash and charcoal, roasted coffee beans, earthy and starchy oats, faint acidity.

T: Char and roast up front. Tight berry-like darkfruit pops up from time to time. Bitter dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Faint burnt malt acidity. Roasted grain. Starchy oat tastes build toward the end. Hints of green hop tastes. Roasted grain and oats on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Sits in the mouth with a bit of weight. Silky and creamy. Lightly astringent. Low carbonation.

O: A nice oatmeal stout. Could do with a bit more carbonation to lift the body.

Notes: The going rate for a 500ml bottle of this is about $8-9, depending on where you go. A bit pricey in my opinion. It seems to sit on the shelves, and bottle shops in VT have been marking these down. They're going to need to lower prices if they want to compete. Not sure how these guys do in the Canadian beer market, but there's some stiff competition up there.

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Photo of beerdhabelly
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

11 ounce pour - $8.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Body has a black appearance underneath an inch of pillowy, beige foam.

Smell: Deadened notes of chocolate, roast clipped by a muffled floral tone, anise, grape hints, and a splash of clove tea.

Taste: Roasted grains with some rather light chocolate and caramel and just a little supporting sweetness. Mild licorice accent, some medicinal phenolic clove hints that feel out of place, and a portion of grape skins. Dusky, dry, fairly bland roasted finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body, though not quite watery. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: The most fun I had with this beer was calling out "I'll have the Le Bilbo!"

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Viciousknishs
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours an inky black with a finger and a half of medium tan head. Good head retention with some lacing.

S- smells of roasted malt, cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate. A touch of brewed coffee and a bit of sweetness comes out on the finish.

T- flavors of iced coffee with a touch of cream and sugar jump out at first. Roasty malt and a ceral grain flavor flesh out in the middle with a bit of molasses as well. Finishes with a note of  herbal hop and a slight char character.

MF- slick oily mouthfeel with a decent smoothness. Light body with higher than average carbonation.

D- solid drinkability

Overall a solid oatmeal stout. It's just a bit thin and one 3.5

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Photo of HardTarget
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep black glass holds a tight tan head forever.

Smell: Mild earthy hops, burnt grain, slight sour edge, pretty standard stout smell with an odd milky dough note.

Taste: Well balance with coffee like dark grain bitter holding off the brown sugar base. Bitterness lingers with a faintly earthy hop, Kent Golding and Northern (bittering) listed on their webpage.
No alcohol, no off or odd flavors, just a clean Stout.

Mouthfeel: Almost fizzy carbonation helps keep the beer crisp in the glass. Light medium body leaves a surprisingly thick coat, the slick oatmeal aspect is firmly noted.

Overall. Much love for Quebec, this beer represents the area well. A solid tasty stout Full flavored, modest alcohol, modest weight, high quality.

Cheers to Illudium for the sample!

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Photo of BDTyre
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, almost black body with ruby and chestnut traces. Really big, tan head.

Very light, slightly roast malt scent (disclaimer: I am sick while enjoying this, so my response might be slightly sewed). Oatmeal grainniness and light creaminess to this. A little buttery suggestion - reminiscent of Sam Smith, but much more subtle.

Nice roasty taste initially - oats, coffee, barely. A bit harsh on the finish - the roasty character is somewhat over done. Very little to no hops. I almost detect a trace of alcohol here and in the nose - odd considering the ABV.

Carbonation initially is a bit heavy-handed, but it settles down nicely. Good, but a bit in your face. Needs to be smoother, and more subtle with the roast character.

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Photo of MeisterSmudge
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of brystmar
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -18.3%

La Corriveau from Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan
Beer rating: 50% out of 100 with 84 ratings
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