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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
red brown, thin tan ring. Nose is light marshmallow, oat and cocoa. Flavor is burnt caramel, light oat and ash mid, more heat and cocoa, liquor-chocolate like in finish. Chalky, mod body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3489) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, brett, light bourbon, bit of funk. Light sweet, light sour flavour, lots of coffee. Finish bourbon, some sweet alcohol, light tart notes. Bit funky but works really well.
(from bottle shared @ joes’ bbq tasting, Oirschot. Bottle from trade with mathieuc, thanks!!)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3461) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3253) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle - 750ml. Pours an opaque black body with a good beige foamy head. Strong, rich malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate, plummy, vanilla, and bourbon hints. Alcohol is subtle. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries oaky and bourbon notes. Ends with a long, warming, unusual licorice finish. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3204) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
750ml bottle, dark brown color, with a big bubbly tan head, nice sweet cocoa powder, yeasty, fruity, light vanilla, subtle grated coconut, chocolatey, coffee nose, with a mild grainy roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malt, chocolate icecream accent, and strong liquorish bourbon aged barrel aroma when the beer warm, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty, fruity, smooth bourbonish woodiness, vanilla, grated coconut, chocolate cake, fruitcake, brownie, brown chocolate, dried fig, raisin, date character, with some brown sugar, cookie dough, light plum juice, light roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malt, and a kind of cola flavours, leading towards a warming fruity, yeastiness, liquorish bourbon barrel, vanilla, coconut, chocolatey finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
Aroma:wood vanilla,chocolate... Apperance:dark good beige head... Flavor:wood vanilla,chocolate rosted malt,alcohol....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Habité par une multitude de sucres, des figues aux noix de coco, du cuir au chocolat noir. Les tannins et l’alcool sont également présents. Un peu mince et volatile en bouche mais somme toute, une belle expérience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Pours dark, unclear coffee in color with an easily dissipating grayish cocoa head, from the barrel aging. The aroma gives a bit of infection - wild yeast, and some roasted malts. The body is also thin, from the barrel aging I assume, and some flavors of for me, again, lightly infected yeast notes with carmel and roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - 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


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