One of the beers that Marcel from Marche Omni called me back to get my hands on. Is this the beer to help my back? Is this, more to the point, marketing? It clearly is as Charlevoix has a few different brands - I recently had the imperial milk stout under their crazed cow brand. Dominus Vobiscum, means "the Lord be with you" and is from Roman Catholic Mass. Clearly a different market from the crazy cow. Clearly marketing and my sort of marketing because it is interesting and entertaining.
The beer pours a stylistically appropriate dark mahogany under rich very thick frothy tan head. There's a bright fresh aroma that is an odd mix of bakery and sea shore. Sounds weird. Ain't. In the mouth gorgeous soft water brown malt and burlap spiced New France meets old Belgium. A beefed up version of their double. A tad less heavy than you might expect. Date, fig, raising and apple butter are all in there as well as a seam of nutmeg and that real cinnamon that isn't at all as bad as the stuff they sell us as cinnamon. A bomb at 10% but a kind and gentle sort of bomb. Dangereuse.... or maybe dangereux.