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

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common

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5219) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Almost certain I sampled this at the last station I stopped at during THE FESTIVAL with Andrew. If there was a different stout there, please let me know, as this was 50 or so beers into the session. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin chocolate brown lacing. Aroma is chocolate, light booze, oak and bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of roasted chocolate malts, wood, chocolate syrup, bourbon, sweet vanilla, nuts and maple.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle fm brewery. Black, blue black inky deep. Meaty aroma, salty. Bite. Salted prunes. Vanilla subtle. Gentle but lively. My god this is gorgeous salty, dry, delicious, drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5029) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
66cl bottle @THT courtesy of JulianHuxley. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice subtle bourbon taste. Very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle shared at the DTE tasting thanks to Julienhuxley. Pours dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, vinous aspects, bourbon/vanilla behind with toffee, light roast and chocolate. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Light full bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large brown foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of black chocolate and light roasted malt notes with light bourbon notes though not as much vanilla as I would have expected. Taste is also mostly dominated by black chocolate notes with light green notes and light dry roasted malt. Bourbon notes are more subdued then I was expecting with almost no vanilla notes perceptible. Body isn’t as full as expected with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Overall not bad though not as complex as expected with not as much bourbon notes as expected as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4580) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2012
750ml bottle pours a watery, translucent black with some clumpy, beige head. Nose is sweet, malty, brown sugar, nutty, bread. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, cola, toast. Medium bodied, dry finish. Hardly any bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4461) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Creamy, off-white head atop a black body. Nose is slightly sour, wooden and bourbon. Steep in flavour - very smooth, red wine, toasty malt and cocoa nibs. Thin finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
pours very dark brown, almost black, with a tall medium dark beige head, some retention. vanilla, maple, roasted sweetness, spices, booze, light smoke. chocolate but roasted profile slightly lacking. decent resinous-grassy hops. lively carbonation, medium body. nicely balanced woody character.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4051) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
750ml capped bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger light beige head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass while settling. Aroma is bourbon with some raisin and chocolate. Taste is bourbon with a chocolate malty and raisin sweetness with a moderate alcohol burn in the finish. Would rate even higher with more of a roasted presence, seems just slightly imbalanced towards the sweet side, but tasty nonetheless.


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