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

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7460) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7444) - New York, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
750ml shared by ygtbsm94: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and smoked malty nose with some brown sugar and vanilla notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and fine carbonation with a hint of vinous oak and sweet dark caramel maltiness with some dark chocolate and earthy smoky bitterness toward the finish. Pretty well-balanced and should age well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur de chocolat noir et de café. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et café avec une pointe de caramel. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de vanille arrière goût. (Rating #4820)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle at The Only, Toronto, CA. big beer, lots of roasted maltiness, dark chocolate, hints of coffee. Healthy dose of bourbon aging. nice smooth mouthfeel. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
750ml bottle @ ISKTR. Gusher alert! Pours pitch black with a massive foamy head. Aroma of caramel, coconut, toffee, roasty malts, hints of oak, dark chocolate and buttery bourbon notes. Taste is carbonated, sweetish and roasty with some oak, chocolate, hints of buttery bourbon. Finish is carbonated, sweet, syrupy and slightly roasty with some coffee, chocolate and hints of bourbon. A bit too carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Backlog time. Rated May 25, 2013 at Volo, bottle. Opaque ruby-black with an incredibly long-lasting tight creamy/foamy tight biege head (4+). Smells a lot like their barley wine - apple must, yeast, light roast, subtle but present alcohol and bourbon/oak - quite dry. Taste - restrained roast, moderate alcohol, light oak - quite floral and airy, quite delicate - maybe a hint of astringency with a medium-quick finish; dry and quite fruity, not boozy at all. And "mabel" saying "haaaaaaaarrrrrrrryyyyyy!" repeatedly while I was dictating too, hmmph.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5898) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5676) - 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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