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Le Trou du Diable Impératrice

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Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Imperial Stout
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
[5390-20130525] Large bottle. Smoky chocolate soya aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown red-hued body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Smoked soya toasted grains flavour has a bit of a tang. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/3+/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
Bomber from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. A black beer with a moderate tan head. Now, you may want to take note here. This is listed as an imperial stout, all well and good. This not, however, a standard interpretation of the style. Lighter and fruitier than the traditional imperial stouts that are exemplified by Old Rasputin and a few others. Very pleasant. More later, perhaps.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
2013-05-25. Black body with a nice tan head. 3++ Modest aroma, dark malt light alcohol, mild roast. Flavour is surprisingly subtle, nice dark malt, modest alcohol, light roast, dark fruity undertones. Smooth average plus bodied palate, pleasant soft carbonation.3+ Nice! Surprisingly mild and subtle, very enjoyable imperial stout. Bottle at Volo, Toronto

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
750 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits (Halifax). Pours a deep dark brown/black with average-sized tan head. Aroma is big roasty malt with anise, coffee, leather and dark fruit. Flavour is roasty verging on smoked with dark coffee, anise, leather, wood and a little raisin/plum. Big body. Really nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Black pour with a thin tan head. Roasty chocolate and vinous sweetness give way to smokey roast and hints of booze. Full body with a sticky sweet finish. I really liked this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Served in a mini snifter. Pours very dark with a mocha head. Thin collar. The nose carries some roast and chocolate plus a bit of darker fruits. Brown sugar as well. Flavor is moderately sweet without any booze. Mild roast and backing chocolate. Medium body and good carbonation. Pretty smooth. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Chocolate and molasses nose with light plum. Flavor is dark fruit dominated with plenty of bitter chocolate. Solid.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2194) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
Deep black appearance. Thin tan lace. Fruit tannin aroma. Oily, whisky texture. Bitter astringent finish. Harsh malt, silky chocolate, whisky falvour. Not great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skvader (114) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2012
The aroma has bourbon (no surprise), chocolate and roastedness. Texture is more than medium thick, high carb, creamy, acidulous flavour, with hints of hazelnut, bourbon, maple sirup. A delight to drink

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1399) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle bought from barVolo. Big coffee with deep dark fruit and some bourbon burn in the backing. Pours black with a tan head. No lacing in the glass.


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