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

bottled
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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle, 04/01/2013. Pours black, huge foamy tan head dies down to an inviting fluffy pillow on the surface, large bubbled lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, sweet chestnut, vanilla cake frosting with caramel and bourbon in the end. Taste is chocolate and cocoa powder, dark roast porter notes with slight coffee bitterness, bourbon prominent in the finish, a little hot but not too abrasive. Medium full palate, becomes more round with time as it was perhaps overly carbonated at first. Enjoyable, though not top notch, imperial stout for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours black with a big tan head. Aromas of green oak, light bourbon, light smoke, and alcohol. Flavors of licorice, bourbon, and dark caramel. Quite hot with alcohol front and center.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4482) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimspady (175) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours black, very bubbly. Head and lacing disappears quickly. Lots of coffee and alcohol. Caramel. Slightly oily in the palate. Another hit from a great brewer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3082) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle - Oak and whisky notes, roast malts. berry and vanilla notes. Jet black and frothy brown head. Big whiskey notes, surprisingly milder and well rounded than the nose. You would have to be a huge whisky fan to truly enjoy this as that is the dominant flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (605) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Aroma is a sour and acidic one with a slight roastiness. Taste is a sweet rich maltiness with some roastiness at finish. Body is dark with a beige head that retains well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4819) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle shared at the DTE tasting thanks to Julienhuxley. Pours dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, vinous aspects, bourbon/vanilla behind with toffee, light roast and chocolate. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Light full bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4112) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at the DTE tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is fruit, roasted malt, light alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter, light sweet with a rich vinous frothy alcoholic bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. An unusual bourbon barrel aged beer. A little fizzy and more vinous than expected, but a great beer nevertheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle at Volo
Aroma: strong Bourbon note with alcohol , hint of vanilla and darker malts.7+
Appearance: dark-brown into black. Medium beige top. Classic appearance.
Palate / Taste: Medium bodied. Tasty soft carbonated body with hints of alcohol on dark malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4596) - 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.


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