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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: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sudz4Dayz (28) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours black, Watery looking. Big, big almost white head with big carbonated bubbles. Smells of a regular pilsner with a slight roastiness and bourbon background. Watery, carbonated mouthfeel. Roasty, cocoa bourbon flavor with an alcohol aftertaste. Meh

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40482) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2016
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with huge tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, slight breadish. Toasted dark malty. Lingering chocolate malty and slight bitter. Roasted dark malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6191) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2016
Pours dark Brown to black, small grey head’ smell is vanilla, oaky, raminding of bourbon ( is this oak aged ? ) Taste is Sharp, intense roastyness, bit bitter, creamy dark maltyness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8120) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2016
THANK YOU! Draft glass @ Original Moeder. Black with a BIG mocha head. Nose is big umami & chocolate soaked in spirit, boozy mocha, mocha coated in spirit. Body is fizzy, interesting taste of huge coffee beans, mocha, chocolate coated in spirit, grains, vanilla,… low roast. Interesting beer, fizzy, coffee beans taste is huge, as well as sweet mocha chocolate soaked in strong spirit let us say rum. Rich, intriguing, a bit weird & maybe a touch too fizzy. At the end of the day, interesting & quickly enough to please.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18250) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
Draught at Moeder Lambic Fontainas Attention Passage De Brasseurs 160623. Opaque black beer with a rich and lasting beige head. Chocolate and licorice aroma, caramel, coffee notes, raisins, some cocoa powder. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, cocoa powder, raisins, some warming alcohol, some ash. Good impy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3844) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
En fût au Festibière de Gatineau. Robe noire, opaque et coiffée d’un mince col beige. Arôme de malt agrémenté de notes de café, de dattes et de bois. L’alcool est bien masqué. En bouche, la base maltée est accompagnée de nuances de houblon et de cacao. Ici encore, l’alcool se fait discret. Longue finale boisée.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (384) - - APR 15, 2016
On tap at WVRST. Leather, chocolate, coffee aromas. Similar flavours, with some lingering chocolate. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Spicy bourbon stout. On tap at Volo. Some cola character. Grows on me. Good oak. Sweet finish and aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle..Pour is black with a tan head..Nose is roast, spice, bourbon, chocolate...Taste is chocolate, spice, roast, french yeast, oak, chocolate..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5291) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
On tap at Trou du Diable Shop. Black with a medium creamy beige head, good retention, leaving good lacing. Aroma is well balanced with roasted malts, vanilla, cocoa powder and mild fruitiness. Taste is slightly sweet with mild acidity, roasted malts, vanilla, mild fruitiness, bitterness chocolate and hints of anise. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Creamy-ish mouthfeel. Roasty finish. Balanced and flavorul Imperial Stout. Not over the top in any way. Quite easy drinking. Not boozy at all. Much better than expected.


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