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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dandeman (793) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Accents de vanille, chocolat noir et café en olfactif. Touche de cassis de caramel et de mélasse. La torréfaction est discrète mais présente. De couleur noire, à la mousse généreuse, onctueuse et au long maintient. En attaque le Bourbon est très actif; nous donnant des accents de boisé intenses et des notes céréalières, agrémentées d’un caramel enveloppant. L’amertume de torréfaction se combine aux houblons terreux aux tons de vieille branche morte. Un stout classique, beaucoup plus dans l’amertume et l’alcool que dans les sucres. Plaisant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1415) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2016
On tap at barVolo, Toronto. Pours black with little head. Aroma has bourbon and sweet chocolate. Bourbon flavor with cocoa and raisin. Has a spirit-like crispness to it. Fairly tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9537) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3251) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatIrish (182) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12575) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (2392) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (8293) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle at The Only, Toronto, CA. big beer, lots of roasted maltiness, dark chocolate, hints of coffee. Healthy dose of bourbon aging. nice smooth mouthfeel. Nice


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