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

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.


Beershine's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle fm brewery. Black, blue black inky deep. Meaty aroma, salty. Bite. Salted prunes. Vanilla subtle. Gentle but lively. My god this is gorgeous salty, dry, delicious, drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7884) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2016
On tap at Cirkus, Stavanger. Pours black with a big creamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, caramel with some ash. Taste is moderate sweet, some nutty malts, boozy alcohol, treacle and roasted malts. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1939) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a L’Impératrice - Brassin Spécial (Bourbon Barrel) by Le Trou du Diable at Mikkeller Bar Duzo wanilii i kokosa (pol na pol). Wisnie, sliwki suszone. Malo RISa. Malo ciala. Za dlugo w beczce? Ale smaczne bardzo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2838) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2016
Tap @ Irreale, Madrid, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4598) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2016
Trou du Diable L’Imperatrice Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 10% Deep cola black with a tan head and a whiskey/bourbon, chocolate, maple, coconut and vanilla. Medium bodied and dry with oak, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and maple. The cookie subdues the bourbon and accentuates the chocolate. Great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (1033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2016
F: big, brownish, good retention. C: dark, opaque. A: malt, roasted tones, cherries, woody. T: malty, fruity, dusty, dark fruits, roasted malt, caramel, very good, medium full body, more than normal carbonation, 75cl bottle shared at RBBSG V (2016), many thanks.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2199) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
Sampled from 0.75 l bottle at RBBSG 2016 in Evergem. Hazy, very dark red to black with a light brown head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty aroma of dark chocolate, some coffee, vanilla and some oak. Sweetish-malty, quite roasty taste of caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some oak, followed by a medium long, moderately roasty-bitter, slightly warming-alcoholic finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8120) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2016
Thank you for sharing! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG V. Black with a HUGE tanned mocha head. Nose is mocha, roasted qualities, lightly aggressive with some charred oak, bit fizzy. Taste is mix of fizzy roasted malts, booze, molasses, charred oak, bit harsh, roasted,… Aggressive, rather raw but in a good & pleasant way. Nice beer but I have had the base beer & I slightly preferred this one, this one is a bit fizzy & the bourbon added basically nothing here, too bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17043) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
75cl bottle @RBBSG2016. Fast schwarze Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch holzig, dunkles malz, reife dunkle Früchte, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack nach reifen dunklen Früchten, holzig, gering schokoladig, alkoholisch, hohe Karbonisation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10409) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2016
750 ml bottle at the ISKTR 2016, Hervanta, Finland.
10%. Bottled on 11/02/16. Thanks Hannu N & Timo A!

A gusher. Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head. Sweetness, whiskey, coconut and roasted malt in the aroma. Whiskey, roasted malt, alcohol, coconut and mild bitterness in the flavor. Warms!

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jultsu (745) - 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.


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