KATY VS. SASHA: La Vache Folle Milk Stout from Microbrasserie Charlevoix

La Vache Folle from Microbrasserie Charlevoix

Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They
have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go
head-to-head tasting La Vache Folle Imperial Milk Stout by Microbrasserie Charlevoix.


A milk stout is a stout that has lactose, milk sugar, added to the brew kettle for sweetness and body.  If you're vegan this beer is not for you otherwise this is a must try brew for any beer fan.

La Vache Folle pours a deep black with a light mocha head and sweet aromas of dark chocolate milk, roasted malt and raisin.  The first taste is all sweet with hints of dark chocolate and coffee that progress to a slightly fruitier raisin flavour and finishes with a roasted vanilla.  As it warms it seems to get sweeter with notes of chocolate milk becoming more prominent.

This is a solid stout and although it's very sweet it's also very balanced – the sweetness won't overwhelm you.  Be careful though, at 9% ABV this brew does go down a bit too easy.  It also induces a craving for the chocolatiest of chocolate cakes.

4.5 bottle caps out of 5.


 The Charlevoix Vache Folle Imperial Milk Stout pours a rich dark chocolate brown with a thin caramel head. 

The aroma is rich with mixture of coffee and caramel with slight nuttiness.

The taste mirrors the aroma with bold coffee and subtle nut flavours and with a 9% ABV you definitely get a slight burn from the alcohol on the palate.

Overall a well balanced stout, full bodied and creamy (and delicious).

4.5 bottle caps out of 5.                         

La Vache Folle Imperial Milk Stout is available at Bières Du Monde (181 Rue Principal Aylmer, QC) -  lesbieresdumonde.com

A selection of Quebec craft beers can be found at Bières du Monde

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