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

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RATINGS: 96   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (3051) - ste-catherine, 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 (4153) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kcorum10 (347) - 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 (5522) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
Couleur noir avec un col beige mousseux qui s’estompe assez rapidement. Nez étrange, je ne sais pas si c’est le fut de bourbon mais j’ai jamais senti ça auparavant. Ce n’est pas désagréable mais c’est spécial. En bouche grand mélange de café, chocolat, malt grillé et fut de bourbon. Très liquoreux. Bière très complexe et très spécial unique en sont genre. C’est une réussite, pas tout a fait mon genre je m’attendais de quoi d’autant complexe mais plus standard! A essayer tout de même!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
750 mL bottle at a Trou du Diable barrel-aged tasting at Volo, served in a stem glass. Pours Black with small tan head that fades quickly and leaves a trace of lace. On the nose, there are bug notes of molasses, roasted malts and chocolate along with vanilla, anise, herbs and whiskey barrel. The flavour is subtly sweet, with notes of roasted malts and bourbon barrel. The finish is long, with lingering toasty barrel notes and a touch of anise. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice barrel aged imperial stout. Very elegant and smooth, a nice brew for the fireside. 2013-05-25

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4884) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2016
(750ml bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of charcoal, bourbon, burnt wood, chocolate, and roasted grain. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, burnt grain, wood, vanilla, coffee, and bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1103) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
750ml bottle from Marché Station 54 shared with brother and father. Aroma: great nose of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. App: dark brown, burgundy tint, huge off white head, good lacing. Taste and palate: full body, moderate to high carbonation, light sweetness, light bitter and alcohol finish. Overall: aroma is really good. The mouthfeel is ruined by the big carbonation though. Could have been way better than that but I didn’t enjoy the carbonation of this one.


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