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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle. Dark syrupy pour, no head. Aroma of burnt sugar, caramel, light coffee, some light bourbon notes. Taste is quite sweet, molasses with a bit of a roasted grain finale. Palate is a little syrupy, good body, not too heavy because of the slightly boozy finish but lacks carbonation. Decent IS.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5271) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine (5221) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (5101) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5071) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2011
Le liquide a une robe presque noire. La tête brune est bien crémeuse et possède une belle tenue. Une dentelle s’étend sur le verre. Le nez est très chaleureux, l’effet du fût est bien senti. Les arômes boisés sont présents avec un touche épicée et vanillée. Le malt et les chocolats sont légèrement embourbés par la tranquille force éthylique du nectar américain et accompagnés par des fruits foncés confortables, expressifs dans leur ivre soumission. Les goûts du bourbon sont catégoriques, expansifs et kamikazes, laissant peu de chances aux malts et aux fruits, reléguant aux cachots souterrains du château de l’Impératrice les fines couches chocolatées qui montaient tantôt en belles volutes de fumée. En bouche, la superbe a un corps longiligne, amaigri par le chagrin de ses dernières exécutions. Sa texture, fouettée par des bulles vives et sans doute trop folles, finit tant bien que mal par étendre toute la splendeur de sa soie, une ode à la légèreté, un appel à la gentillesse et au geste courtois. En finale, après tous ces longs soupirs à espérer que se fige l’éternelle insatisfaction, l’Impératrice chuchote des mots doux et chauds, très peu amères, bien fidèle aux grasses rhétoriques de son lointain cousin du Tennessee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5033) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2015
Pitch black color. Thin brown head. Surprisingly sour nose with lots of roasted malts, very vinous with light bourbon notes. The mouth is superb smooth, tart, vinous, lots of dark fruit. The end falls off quickly, but alcohol is well hidden. Sour with a bit of bourbon in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4916) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roast malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Full body, quite vinous, chocolate, dry, sweet end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4589) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2016
Trou du Diable L’Imperatrice Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 10% Deep cola black with a tan head and a whiskey/bourbon, chocolate, maple, coconut and vanilla. Medium bodied and dry with oak, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and maple. The cookie subdues the bourbon and accentuates the chocolate. Great stuff!


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