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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: 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2915) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
Aroma:wood vanilla,chocolate... Apperance:dark good beige head... Flavor:wood vanilla,chocolate rosted malt,alcohol....

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2904) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2699) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle 750 ml. Appearance: Pours black with a nice foamy brown head. Aroma: Strong bourbon notes, roasted malt, alcohol, wood. Taste: Bourbon, wood, dark fruits, roasted malt and warming alcohol. Overall: Very good imperial stout. Very complex and well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2553) - 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 (2323) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Super dark brown with a small beige head. Hot booze, chocolate, caramel, and awesome coffee roast. Medium to full body with very law carbonation. Roasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1998) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1990) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
750ml bottle, thanks to tom10101, brewed March 2012. Dark brown with a blended mocha head that gradually settles to leave a nice layer across the glass. Semi-sweet and roasted malts, oddly enough a bit of salt, smoked trout, espresso, some light bourbon and oak, things are a bit muted overall. Moderate carbonation, slightly strange body which is both light and medium in nature (might be the affect of the bourbon aging), mild sweetness that disappears quickly to leave more of a bitter taste that becomes dry, leaving some cocoa, malts, peat and espresso.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minderbinder (1740) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 Bottle 750ml. Pours black, with low beige head, featuring good lacing. Aroma is of malt, coffee, bourbon. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, bourbon, wood. Nice balance: Overall: quality stuff, pretty good. [Note: The last bottle I had had clear bretts notes, and was a tad funky. Very good too.]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1722) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours black with a big tan head. Aromas of green oak, light bourbon, light smoke, and alcohol. Flavors of licorice, bourbon, and dark caramel. Quite hot with alcohol front and center.


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