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

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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very dark pour, super-lively tan head. Aroma is full of hard roast, bitter chocolate, some licorice, with a touch of funk. On the palate, the funk becomes more evident, not dominating, but certainly assertive. Nowhere near the proportion in Bellwood’s Donkey Venom for example, but it is definitely here, and whether it is an infection or not, it made the drinking experience highly pleasurable. Panning through other top-raters, there are a couple of ratings that describe a light sourness, so I’m not the only one. Interesting and cool. A lightly soured BA impy!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4779) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8473) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3568) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3492) - 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.

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 (2899) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours a black color with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, and toffee. Flavors of a typically delicious stout with a bourbon alcoholic backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4614) - 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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