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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This imperial stout, aged in bourbon barrels, gives notes of roasted malt on a coffee, dark chocolate and caramel background. The velvety palate is sustained by a sagacious amount of alcohol warmth that give this beer the taste and feel of a fine spirit.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
[4225-20111231] Tap. Roasted dark fruity raisin aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Chocolate roasted wood nut flavour has a long roasty aftertaste. Full body. Tasty, drinkable. (8/3+/8/4/17) 4.0
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
She poured me a beverage. A bottled black beverage big and foamy on top. Aroma is dusty malt absent any big alcohol note. Flavour has some depth, a dark fruit note. Light swetness. Some sourness. Some sweetness. a cold coffee stout. And then strong hints of the bourbon barrel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Slovaksniper, pours a nice dark black, decent head, the was light tan, aroma was very sweet, lots vanilla and very bourbony, I think this beer would turn out really well with some age, it was a quite sweet at this stage, but overall a really solid offering

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle at Volo
Aroma: strong Bourbon note with alcohol , hint of vanilla and darker malts.7+
Appearance: dark-brown into black. Medium beige top. Classic appearance.
Palate / Taste: Medium bodied. Tasty soft carbonated body with hints of alcohol on dark malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
2012-12-31. Black body with a nice foamy brown head. Odd aroma, dry lightly dusty dark malt, very light roast, light alcohol character. 7+ Flavour is interesting, light funky vaguely Belgian character to dark malt, dark fruit and mild alcohol. Less roast than in the aroma. 7+ Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate is very effervescent, softly so. Decent, bit unusual I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it. Bottle at Volo, Toronto

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
bottle at Volo. Fairly strong carbonation.Big roast, very lacy black bodied. Dry, a dry stout/Imperial stout. A sipper. Mouthfeel at best medium.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
Brown bottle, 750 ml, savoured January 7 2012; eye: black, opaque, nice pale brown head, no lacing; nose: woody, bourbon, caramel, roasted malt, light molasses; mouth: woody, bourbon, caramel, roasted malt, molasses, ink, light soy sauce, alcohol warmth, slight vanilla, woody finale with presence of bourbon, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, silky texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, savourée le 7 janvier 2012; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse brun pâle, pas de dentelle; nez : boisé, bourbon, caramel, malt rôti, léger mélasse; bouche : boisé, bourbon, caramel, malt rôti, mélasse, encre, léger sauce soya, chaleur d’alcool, très léger vanille, finale en boisé avec présence de bourbon, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture soyeuse; en résumé : bien bon

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2516) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle. Dark syrupy pour, no head. Aroma of burnt sugar, caramel, light coffee, some light bourbon notes. Taste is quite sweet, molasses with a bit of a roasted grain finale. Palate is a little syrupy, good body, not too heavy because of the slightly boozy finish but lacks carbonation. Decent IS.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Thanks Slovaksniper!!! Pour black with a big tan head good lace. Aroma vanilla, oak, chocolate, roast, caramel, cocoa, hints of booze. Taste oak, vanilla, wood, smoke, tobacco, chocolate, roast, coffee, cocoa. MF medium to full body a little lacking with fizzy carb. Complex beer but needs a bit bigger body to help support felt a little light and slightly rough around the edges, still quite tasty tho.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
Bouteille de 750ml. Bière brune-noire avec une mousse brune. Le nez est de fruits noirs, de vanille, sucré, fûts de bourbon, j’aime ce nez, je trouve le boisé et le bourbon bien intégré dans cet amalgame. La bouche est tout aussi convaincante avec des goûts de fruits noirs, de vanille, de bourbon, de bois. La texture est ronde mais non sirupeuse, agréable, elle souffre par contre d’un excès de gaz carbonique. Franc succès.


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