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


on tap

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cargo150 (1238) - 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!

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
2012-12-31. Black body with a nice foamy brown head. Odd aroma, dry lightly dusty dark malt, very light roast, light alcohol character. 7+ Flavour is interesting, light funky vaguely Belgian character to dark malt, dark fruit and mild alcohol. Less roast than in the aroma. 7+ Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate is very effervescent, softly so. Decent, bit unusual I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it. Bottle at Volo, Toronto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3228) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
750ml shared by ygtbsm94: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and smoked malty nose with some brown sugar and vanilla notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and fine carbonation with a hint of vinous oak and sweet dark caramel maltiness with some dark chocolate and earthy smoky bitterness toward the finish. Pretty well-balanced and should age well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatIrish (170) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours a dark oil like black with a espresso like tan crema head. Very smoky, roasted malts, toast, caramel, coffee all on the nose. Big and bitter on the palate, a sharpness to the smoky flavour that is coming from the barrel aging. Intense and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
A deep dark stout with a thick frothy brown head. In aroma, bitter chocolate, licorice, peaty notes and alcohol warmth. In mouth, a smooth peaty chocolate with burned coffee, vanilla, aniseed, loads of alcohol, nice. Tasted with GRM, Puskinwow, Boutip, Ian, Mike on Sept. 7 2012.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (2232) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
A really interesting imperial stout. Pours a dark muddy black with a soapish beige head and tons of huge bubbles. The nose is amazing with an overlying bourbon wood note, funky fruit and yeast notes, toffee, espresso and vanilla. Smooth and silken taste with an expressed roasted malt and coffee bean note. Rich and dessert like but a tad bit watery. Overall an exceptional brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (7199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
66cl bottle @THT courtesy of JulianHuxley. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice subtle bourbon taste. Very smooth.

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