La Corriveau | Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan

BA SCORE
83
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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
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.01%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Out of the bottle she pours chestnut, hitting the glass and giving off a simple dark walnut black/brown body. I think I can just barely see through this thing. Head is very capped and large, and foamy. A nice chocolate light cocoa coffee brown, if a bit soapy.

Nose is a mild coffee, rich grain, creamy and milky. Kind of simple but no major complaints, some huskiness.

On the palate not too much going on. Slight coffee and cream matching the nose, but a faint malt that disappears pretty quickly. Slightly wet, not too bad, very low carbonation on this, kind of quenching which seems odd for a stout. Mild chocolate on the finish to go with it.

This is alright, nothing to get excited about, but certainly not a complete waste. I'd have another possibly.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brown (near black) in color and poured with a half finger high dark tan head that quickly died down, but never completely faded away and left a thick ring of bubbles on the surface around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of coffee beans and chocolate in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of coffee and chocolate, although these are somewhat muted.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink compared to others in the style because it isn’t that heavy bodied and isn’t filling.

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Photo of OregonHopmonster
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of leaddog
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Dark brown almost black in colour. Thick and frothy beige head. Zero transparency. Tiny trace of bubbles near bottom of glass.

Smell- Light coffee/espresso aroma. Chocolate syrup aroma comes in as well.

Taste- Dark chocolate is immediately noticeable. It is slightly bitter perhaps from the roasted coffee flavour.

Mouthfeel- Medium to heavy bodied. It has a surprising amount of effervescence for a stout.

Overall- A good stout. I was hoping for more depth of flavours but overall it was an enjoyable stout.

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Photo of Foddz
2.99/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a nearly opaque black with roughly 1 finger of cola coloured foam. Foam is medium density but fades quickly with minimal lacing.

S: Minimal nose. Faint roasted smells and with a hint of smoke.

T: Sour and bitter dominate and balance nicely with dark roasted malt, coffee, and a little bit of smoke. A bolt flavour, but not terribly complex. Aftertaste is a lingering, mild bitterness.

M: Thin, but smooth. A pleasant tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

D: The overall simplicity of all aspects of this beer lends to a fair drinkability.

O: A straightforward stout. It would benefit from a bit more substance in all catagories, but it's worth trying.

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Photo of sholland119
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up in Halifax.

A-Pour is a deep dark brown with a foamy tan head and some spotty lacing.

S-Roasty with some underlying sweetness.

T-Good roast in the flavor but lacking the oatmeal character that I expect in this style. Good, not great.

M-Medium bodied, again lacking in the characteristic oatmeal stout mouthfeel.

O-Nice beer, I would have liked this one better if described as a straight up stout.

HV

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to SFLpunk for this awesome extra

Look: Black and totally opaque with red traces on the bottom of the glass. Great 1.5 inch tan head that takes some time to dissipate

Smell: Some faint chocolate and coffee notes. Smell could be better if there was more of it but it was lacking potency

Taste: Quite a bit of roastiness and ash in the foreground. The back end has a bery nice chocolate note. The flavor profile makes a nice transition from ok to pretty good

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with quite a bit of carbonation and just a hair dry

Overall: The beer is pretty good but not great. It has some elements I like and some I dislike but I would recommend this one

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to aapp for sending this bottle out my way. Shared at a tasting last Sunday. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours black with a thick tan head. Spotty lace and some nice retention. The nose carries some roast and faint chocolate. The taste and feel are a better combination as a result of the oats, which lend a heft to the body and a nice chewiness. Mild sweetness with chocolate and roast. Medium body and light carbonation. Pretty good.

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Photo of Long813
2.76/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark black body with a touch of dark drown along the edges. Head is fluffy dark mocha at three fingers. Retention is decent and without lacing.

S: Notes of roasted coffee beans, chocolate. Very mild and one dimensional.

T: Very weak flavours consisting of mild roasted coffee beans and some chocolate. There flavour fades just as quickly as it enters.

M: Light bodied and low carbonation. Texture is water like and leaves a very off bitter after taste.

O: I was very displeased with this beer, the taste, mouthfeel and aftertaste were very bad.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. The name refers to a Québécois folklore figure, famous en Province for her early feminist firebrand reputation, and eventual spectral evolution.

This beer pours a solid-ass black abyss, with very slight basal cola edges, and three chubby fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and chunky brown head, which leaves some very decent hanging curtain lace around the glass as it evenly settles.

It smells of acrid milky coffee, lightly roasted caramel malt, vanilla beans, and somewhat less astringent generic green hops, over a mild chocoholic fix. The taste is definitely big cocoa and bitter coffee (that damned java shop cabal!), all the way, dissociated somewhat from the underlying workaday grainy pale malt, and earthy, leafy, and somewhat musty hops.

The carbonation is below average, but evident enough in its joyful frothiness, the body a more or less defensible medium weight, and generally smooth amongst a pesky hop edginess. It finishes more zingy than silkily smooth, as one might generally expect. After further inspection, that implied oatmeal goodness was found, intact, but under serious duress.

Overall, this is an enjoyable enough stout, even though the 'hoppening' seems somewhat extraneous. When the underlying pros have to fight against introduced cons, one wonders at the sanity behind it all. Drink up, but be ready for some quizzical internal perceptions, as such.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Darkness! Very active underneath the black veil and thick, smooth, creamy 2" high head that leaves at least 1" of foam throughout the duration.

Wow, creamy, thick and sweet aroma, sweet chocolate, earthy zest, cocoa, dry earthy hops and espresso..in a bold way!

A very creamy espresso malt complexity, huge malt flavor's, chocolate, cocoa, dry earth hops that delivers a decent bite. Light on sweetness, dark berries, wild flavor from earthy hops and light dark wild berries, mild sweet creamy and espresso mixed in. Dark wheat, oats, more coffee ending dry and hoppy.

The feel is really very extraordinary, extra rich, creamy smooth effect, dry bite from the hops but with a clean medium bodied quoff with a multi-layered kick.

High class Stout.

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Photo of Brad007
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black color with a thin brown head into my glass. Very good for the style. Nice to see another Quebec brewery do an oatmeal stout.

Coffee bitterness greets the nose with a dollop of cream. Doesn't really "pop" with the nose.

It's not a bitter as I thought, which is a good thing. The coffee notes work well with the cream and perhaps a touch of cocoa.

Mouthfeel is slick, which allows the flavors to leave a firm imprint upon the palate. Lots of coffee and cream.

A decent example here. I would say it's on par with McAuslan's example, if not better. I like it.

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Photo of SFLpunk
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500mL brown glass pry-top bottle purchased at Beverage Warehouse Winooski. No date.

First I'd like to say that I really love the label art for this bottling! Killer!

Pours a low viscosity black, opaque, with some very thin bubbly tan head. Nose has some dried leaves, roasted coffee and a whisper of smoke. Subtle. Palate is sharp and biting with some acidity and some hop bitterness. Fairly light body, but nice dark roasted coffee flavors and some creamy, white smoke notes too.

Would like a little more body on the mouthfeel. Good, but not epic. Maybe an Imperial version is in order???

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Photo of Snamnoum
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - deep black with three fingers of frothy tan head like the cream on top of a cafe latte. Head retention is average and lace is abundant.

Smell - roasted malt and toasted grains, bittersweet cocoa, coffee, a hint of oatiness and some tart yeasty notes

Taste - Definitely let this one warm a little before drinking. Taste of chocolate, molasses, some coffee, and some fruitiness. Hops add a touch of bitterness and a dry finish. Beginning and middle are good but the finish is thin and metallic tasting.

Mouthfeel - the brew is heavy bodied and begins with a creamy feel which ends rather thin and tinny. I think this beer is a little over carbonated.

Overall - A good stout but not remarkable and certainly not worth the absurd price for a 500ml bottle. There are better stouts to be had at more reasonable prices.

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

A: Deep dark brown with ruby highlights around the edges. Thin cream coloured head, fading to a blanket covering.

S: Hints of roasted coffee, molasses, dark chocolate, acrid burnt malt (burning rubber), and slight sourness.

T: Roasted malt & oat flavour in the taste, along with dark chocolate & roasted coffee beans. Very dry but balanced leaving a very pleasant aftertaste.

M: Seems a little over carbonated, but leaves a nice oat/roasted malt flavour on the tongue.

D: Drinkable, but would be hard pushed to have more than 3 or 4 during the night.

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Photo of Digimaika2
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep dark brown with a tall mocha-coloured creamy and bubbly head. Recedes slowly to a very thin blanket covered with micro-bubbles.

S: Caramel & molasses, over-ripe dark fruits such as raisins & cherries, faint hints of dark chocolate, and even fainter hints of espresso. Quite a pleasant smell with complimenting aromas.

T: Picking up the earthy oat flavour in the taste, along with syrupy caramel-like roasted malts. Dark chocolate & espresso is stronger in the taste, with some faint hints of those aged dark fruits. Quite well balanced leaving a very nice aftertaste. Rich taste makes this seem higher in ABV than stated.

M: Average viscosity, with above-average carbonation for the style.

D: Very drinkable, and will be picking up another bottle when I see it. Not exactly something I could drink a lot of throughout the night, but definitely one or two would be quite satisfying.

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Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A Quebec brewery new to the area.Poured deep and dark but not pitch black,brown wood colored hue when held to the light,a one finger tannish color head atop.Big fruity esters in the nose that really jump out at ya,sweet chocolate in there as well,very appetizing.A little thinner and sharp in the mouth, it seems to take away alittle of the beers flavor punch.Somewhat sweet on the palate with molasses and chocolate flavors,the fruitiness is a bit more subdued on the palate but is still there,a bit of drying earthiness and roast comes in the finish.I think this a great oatmeal stout,it has alot of good flavor,the mouthfeel is its only drawback.I would buy again.

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Photo of biggred1
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark coffee brown with ruby highlights when backlit and a dark tan head with big swiss cheese bubbles that last a while. Cocoa and coffee grounds in the aroma. Dry, slightly bitter semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa powder with a touch of anise and a faint minerality. Creamy mouthfeel from the oats. A trad, old school take on the style that delivers some nice flavors.

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Photo of Bung
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml. Fairly black pour, brown around edges, finger of light tan head. Receded very quickly to basically a ring.

Aroma has some roast malt, light dark chocolate and that tarty oat twang. It's a little mellow overall.

Flavors are more pronounced. Plenty of roast malt, cocoa. Earthy peat, oat some anise. Finishes a little dry with cocoa and more coffee.

Carbonation seems a little aggressive at first, but it mellows and coats the mouth fairly well. Right on the border of light and mid, it goes down very well without being quite watery, harder to find in a brew this small for me.

Good flavor for a low abv, not as mild as most brews this small. It's hard to find a good flavorful 5.5 or less brew of any style, this fits the bill.

From what I've had, I enjoy me some French Canadian stouts.

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Photo of aasher
2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This bottle pours a medium bodied black with a slight khaki colored head which laces the glass. It pours a little lighter than most. The nose probably wasn't as strong as it should of and could have been. It didn't feature much chocolate or bitterness and the coffee was just so so. It didn't necessarily draw you in. The flavors too were pretty bland. The coffee flavor was kind of half assed as well as the chocolate. It didn't feature much of anything to keep you interested. It screams "I am an average beer" through and through. It definitely wasn't helped by the mouthfeel. Stouts shouldn't be light, that's why they're named stouts. This one was a disappointment, especially for the price.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pitch black color and a thick, impenetrable consistency. There were two inches of creamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A good, solid aroma of malt, chocolate, and some coffee.

T: Tasted of dark chocolate, espresso, malt, and a bit of oatmeal, though this element isn't overwhelming. A much more powerful flavor than you get in the style. Very flavorful.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

D: A well made, extremely drinkable stout.

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Photo of Moe55
4.92/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours dark drown, if not an almost black color. Smells of chocolate and malt are fairly strong and making me thirsty. Taste is chocolatey and coffee. Very nice stout. Smooth creamy taste. Not overly carbonated. As it warms up, I get more of the flavor and even more chocolate.

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Photo of Glory
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite local brewery stout on the market ! I'm happy with it every time.

Poured in a Leffe type of Wine glass..don't know why but I wanted to used that glass tonight. It gives out a Dark and opaque brownish color. The light hardly passes through and the beer offers a thin 3-4 mm of brownish foam.

The smell is great as well as everything else, I get dark chocolate to espresso coffee. A bit of star anis and something a bit meaty..a bit like smoked meat. And of course, dark Malt.

The texture of the beer is what makes it so great for me. Very dry, just the right amount of carbonation, a creamy feeling on the palate.
Tastes like sticky toffee, burnt caramel and chocolate truffles
gives me a clean torrified malt finish. leave the palate dry with no bad after taste.
This beer goes very well with blue cheese and braised beef cheek !!
Nice Beer, pretty much every thing at Bilboquet is worth a try.

Cheers Lads

WS

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La Corriveau from Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan
3.69 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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