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

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, cocoa, nice bourbon, hints of oak into a bit of earth, some coffee into some yeast. Taste is a mix of cocoa powder, toffee, some molasses, touch of dark fruit into nice oak, vanilla, hints of bourbon into a bit of slight toast, finishing slightly dry, slightly sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9148) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and a bourbon and chocolate aroma. There is a carbonated treacle flavor with a delayed bourbon trail.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9051) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (8640) - 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)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8117) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2016
Thank you for sharing! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG V. Black with a HUGE tanned mocha head. Nose is mocha, roasted qualities, lightly aggressive with some charred oak, bit fizzy. Taste is mix of fizzy roasted malts, booze, molasses, charred oak, bit harsh, roasted,… Aggressive, rather raw but in a good & pleasant way. Nice beer but I have had the base beer & I slightly preferred this one, this one is a bit fizzy & the bourbon added basically nothing here, too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
75 cl bottle (10%) @ ISKTR ’16
Lot 1102/16, BBE 36 months later
Foams a lot when pouring. Aroma sweet bourbon notes, vanilla and some coconut. Somewhat foamy palate. Flavour has coconut, vanilla, coffee and woody whisky notes. Warming alcohol in the dry finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from an old trade (Dated 4/2012). Now available locally. Pours with a very dark brown, but not quite inky pour, medium sized fluffy brown head. Medium retention, good lace. Aromas are of coffee, dark chocolate, pancakes and bourbon (typical morning). Some minerality, very mild esters, vanilla, lactone, lightly spicy spirit character. Medium caramel to butterscotch roundness. Flavors are vinous and possibly a touch tart (definitely low pH for an imperial stout). Dark fruits, currant, light barrel, dark chocolate and caramel. I’d say there is definitely an infection starting up (which is a shame). Still quite drinkable now. Barrel character is moderate to light, but there is a medium strong tannin influence on the mouthfeel. A bit thin, livelier carbonation than expected. Medium warmth. Glad I drank this on now.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7884) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2016
On tap at Cirkus, Stavanger. Pours black with a big creamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, caramel with some ash. Taste is moderate sweet, some nutty malts, boozy alcohol, treacle and roasted malts. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7723) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7690) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at the DTE tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is fruit, roasted malt, light alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter, light sweet with a rich vinous frothy alcoholic bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. An unusual bourbon barrel aged beer. A little fizzy and more vinous than expected, but a great beer nevertheless.


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