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Brewed by Le Trèfle Noir
Style: Imperial Stout
Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1548) - Montréal, Quebec, - JAN 6, 2013
Noire opaque surmontée par une grosse mousse beige-brune, dense, persistante et laissant une bonne et belle dentelle au verre. Au nez, des arômes de torréfaction, de mélasse, de caramel avec des effluves boisées et certainement de bourbon. Pour ma part, le goût de whiskey me semble trop prononcé, effaçant pratiquement toutes les autres particularités gustatives. On réussit toutefois à goûter le café, avec ces touches amères, mais à chaque gorgées, ce bourbon maudit, rentre dedans. Étonnement, elle n’est pas des plus corpulentes en bouche. Ce n’est vraiment pas mauvais, sauf que ça fait un peu "garage", ça manque de raffinement. (Embout. 3 nov 12) (501-311212)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
500mL bottle, sent from yourilevesque (thanks a lot, Youri), pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma brings out rich roasted malt, some light bourbon notes, and dry powdery cocoa. Flavour is very highly roasted, with loads of roasted malt upfront, accentuated beautifully by the bourbon barrels, and a touch of bitter dry cocoa powder. Very nicely constructed, though perhaps rather bitter on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1509) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Licorice and dark fruit and molasses aroma. Rich intense flavour of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Nice impy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (478) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Pour is periwinkle blue with an aviator cap. Chocolate, dark cherries, toast, light oak, coffee, dark caramel. Nose is nice but timid. Taste is sweet, surprisingly spicy. Bourbon barrel comes through but in a weird, hot sort of way. Combined with the spice it makes this weirdly sharp and intense. Creamt, but it’s also a touch thin for my liking. Decent, but not worth the $9 I paid for a pint bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaseurboreal (22) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
2015-07-19 Belle couleur noire, mousse brune consistante. On sent bien le bourbon et le malt. L’alcool est assez présente bulles avec des touches boisée. Amertume longue et prononcée.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simardsam (231) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
Noir, avec un col de mousse couleur moka. Nez d’anis, boisé, d’alcool et de cacao. Goût très chocolaté, d’alcool, boisé, grillé et de café. Avec une amertume de chocolat mi-amer, elle est liquoreuse en bouche et réconfortante!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4323) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
500ml Bottle from new release, June 2015. Opaque black pour with rich creamy brown foam. Aroma is quite chocolaty, lots of cocoa, hoppy and roasty notes, light coffee, some boozy fruit notes, almost brandy like. Taste is bitter, mainly roasty, nice sweetness but with a light roasted malt acidity, not unpleasant but not as solid as the aroma. Palate is good, nice med-full body with good carbonation, good attenuation. Tasty imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (564) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
500ml bottle from Peluso. Aroma: cocoa, roasted malt, bourbon. App: pitch dark, medium brown cocoa head with little retention. Taste and palate:medium to full body, creamy, smooth, average carbonation, lots of chocolate and coffee in mouth, light sweetness, light dry bitter and alcohol finish. Overall: pretty smooth imperial stout. Quite strong but not too hard to drink. Well balanced. Not too sweet, not too bitter and not too much alcohol warming though I would have liked bit more of this alcohol warming feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (530) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Arômes de sucre à la crème, alcool, bourbon et café. En bouche, le goût de bourbon est très intense. Suivent des saveurs de café qui laissent leur place au chocolat noir et anis vers la finale qui elle est surprenamment courte. Le corps est rond et bien crémeux. Très bonne.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maximet (144) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Pitch black with a thick moka head. Dark chocolate bitter, bourbon vanilla, some roasted hint with a little sourness in the mix. Sweetness is overwhelming at first with a little sour taste in the end. Carbonation is very high, texture is creamy. Something is wrong tin the taste of this one...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
[5729-20130823] 669mL bottle. Raisin currant toasted malt aroma. Black body with a huge long-lasting foamy light brown head. Soured bitter roast grains flavour has a strong lingering aftertaste. Full body is bitter throughout. Interesting, a bit overwhelming. (7/3/8/3+/15) 3.6
(w/ blankboy, jercraigs, Radek Kliber, Colin)


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