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

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RATINGS: 126   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.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
quelquechose19 (27) - - MAR 24, 2013
De délicieuses arômes de bourbon et de vanille légèrement boisé. Des saveurs de chocolat, de café, de caramel avec un gout surette de cerises. Le goût de bourbon est présent sans être trop dominant. Une bière de dégustation de grande qualité.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (897) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
750ml bottle from Marché Omni. Pours a big thick frothy beige head and has a dark murky brown appearance. Some nice sticky lacing. Aromas are a little bit woodsy, barley malts, toasted malts, vanilla. Flavours are mostly roasted malts, hints of chocolate, vanilla, a little bit of sweetness. Alcohol is fairly noticeable, coming from some whisky/bourbon barrels and it shows. It’s still very easy to drink, has a smooth and slick mouthfeel. Slight bitterness on the palate towards the finish. Exceptional brew, well done and well balanced as well. Only complaint, a tad pricey. *note: 10%abv on this bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Serapac (421) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 29, 2017
On tap, Moeder Lambic. Black, medium tan head. Aroma predominantly liquorice, hints of eucalyptus, mix of spices. Heavy body, oily, sticky texture. Taste sweet, spices - cloves, cinnamon, cardamon. Mild coffee notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
salvaticas (623) - - JAN 15, 2017
On tap at BGH. Pours a pitch black. Good flavor but weak palate. Not too bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1917) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2016
Bue à la pression. Belle couleur noir. Mousse beige persistante. CO2 moyen+. PAalis chocolat noir, café. Pointe boisée acide et hit d’alcool type whisky. Cool

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (1866) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 29, 2016
Bue à la pression au Moeder Lambic Couleur noire, peu de mousse effervescence moyenne Nez café et vanille En bouche attaque vanillée avec une pointe café on continue sur le chocolat avec un côté très rond bien faite sur le tonneau

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (475) - - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle at beerbistro. Complex aroma of coffee, roasted malt, leather, dark chocolate, dark cherries, boozy bourbon. Pitch black with finely bubbled tan head. Roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate. This is a very complex beer. Tastiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9978) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Tap at Churchkey. Dark brown pour with a clingy dense head. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit, very mild hint of band aid. Medium palate - expected more density. Booziness emerges late.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LouisP (338) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2016
Une bière noire, opaque, avec une faible carbonatation, probablement dûe au vieillissement en barriques de bourbon. La bière offre des arômes de malt torréfié, d’alcool fort, de toffee, de mélasse et de fruits confis. En bouche, on reconnait bien l’aspect cremeux d’un stout, avec une impression liquoreuse interessante sans doute amener par le vieillissement en fût. C’est étonnamment facile à boire pour une bière à 10%, on oublie facilement la quantité d’alcool à coups de grosses gorgées. Le corps manque peut-être d’un peu de complexité pour être vraiment considéré comme une grande biere.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s during 1st 45 taps annual event with Alex and Josh. Pours a very dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, some booziness. Taste is sweet, dark fryits, bourbon barrel, oily, boozy. Same aftertaste. Very good sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6688) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with no head. Aromas of dark fruit, dark chocolate, booze, bourbon. Tastes of dark fruit, dark chocolate, light bourbon. Very light and watery body, especially for an imperial stout.


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