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


on tap

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2810) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle 0.75l at Ratebeer Belgian Summer Gathering 2016 Evergem, Belgium. 03.09.2016. Thanks Klaas for hosting and RB guys for sharing today’s beers. Pour it dark colour with small white head. Aroma quite flat with some hints of chocolate. Taste of candy sugar, caramel, roasted malt, some pinch of coffee, yeasty pretty much, medium body, slick feel, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (1410) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2016
30cl van de tap bij Zeezicht, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in Zeezicht glas Uiterlijk: zwart met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: whiskey, eiken, chocolade, koffie, vanille Conclusie: lekkere stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (12575) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2016
On tap at Avenue Pub. Pours black with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, cocoa, wood, bourbon. Medium body, dark chocolate, wood, boozy finish, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2723) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 1, 2016
Caña en la Ipa Gijón IV aniversario 01..10..2016. (r111). Color negro intenso con poca espuma beige oscuro. Aromas y sabores maltosos algo quemados con buenas dosis de envejecido en barril y de bourbon con ligeros quemados maderas y carbón y cereales junto con una sensación licorosa alta. Cuerpo medio a intenso con quemados y mas carácter de licor y de bourbon que se imperial stout. Así con todo bastante Buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8404) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2429) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3309) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2016
Tap @ Irreale, Madrid, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4810) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (1360) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2516) - 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!

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