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

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RATINGS: 102   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (8681) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (8036) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
75 cl bottle (10%) @ ISKTR ’16
Lot 1102/16, BBE 36 months later
Foams a lot when pouring. Aroma sweet bourbon notes, vanilla and some coconut. Somewhat foamy palate. Flavour has coconut, vanilla, coffee and woody whisky notes. Warming alcohol in the dry finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jultsu (714) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
@ISKTR 2016. Lot 110216. 10% alc. Kuohui yli pulloa avattaessa, edelleen lasiin kaadettaessa iso hutera kahvimainen vaahto, tuoksussa kookosta, vaniljaa, makeutta. Suutuntuma chilimäisen / alkoholisen polttava, kuohuva, samettinen, lakritsainen, viipyy suussa. Nautittava.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lanchester (191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a lasting beige head. Prominent alcohol, wood, maple and vanilla notes in the nose; whiskey character really coming through. Picking up some brief roasted malt and earthy chocolate up front in the flavor, though it is quickly enveloped by a pleasant bourbon overtone that carries through to a very warming alcoholic finish. Palate is quite smooth and creates an easy drinking mouth-feel. I don’t foresee any issues in finishing off this bottle in one sitting; oftentimes I find that barrel aged, higher ABV brews can become overwhelming...a commendable achievement from another of Quebec’s finest microbreweries.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Thanks Slovaksniper!!! Pour black with a big tan head good lace. Aroma vanilla, oak, chocolate, roast, caramel, cocoa, hints of booze. Taste oak, vanilla, wood, smoke, tobacco, chocolate, roast, coffee, cocoa. MF medium to full body a little lacking with fizzy carb. Complex beer but needs a bit bigger body to help support felt a little light and slightly rough around the edges, still quite tasty tho.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle. Dark syrupy pour, no head. Aroma of burnt sugar, caramel, light coffee, some light bourbon notes. Taste is quite sweet, molasses with a bit of a roasted grain finale. Palate is a little syrupy, good body, not too heavy because of the slightly boozy finish but lacks carbonation. Decent IS.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Slovaksniper, pours a nice dark black, decent head, the was light tan, aroma was very sweet, lots vanilla and very bourbony, I think this beer would turn out really well with some age, it was a quite sweet at this stage, but overall a really solid offering

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
75cl bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Medium brown head atop clear dark garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, light Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some Bourbon. Soft medium-full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1244) - 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.


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