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

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.


4.3
azzurro (330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2017
A serious beer that you can go for when you need something good. A very tasteful experiment, a strong beer with the bourbon touch. Amazing.

3.2
dmac (6387) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle via fb trade. Poured a thinner looking deep black with a larger foamy light beige head. Aroma of booze, wood, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate malts, dark toast, bitter, cocoa, earth, popcorn. Flavor of earth, chocolate, dark fruits, skins, malts, well done toast, hint of coffee and barrel. Body is medium and stronger fizzy carbonation.

4
nutjes (1134) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2017
Proefglas op BXLBeerFest. U: Zwart met een lichtbruine schuimkraag. G: Geroosterd, gedroogd fruit, koffie en alcohol. S: Zoet met een lichte moutbitterheid. Geroosterd, koffie, beetje gedroogd fruit. Alcoholwarmte. M: Volmondig, licht sticky en medium carbonatie.

3.7
mariuspoenari (2843) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2017
Sampled at BXL. Dark pour with a tan head. Notes of roasted malts, oxidized fruit, dark chocolate, cocoa, bourbon, dried fruit. Full body, medium to full body, fruity bitter-sweet finish.

3.6
Muggus69 (2586) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2017
750mL bottle from BoozeBud. Lot 160616 Get an odd pop on opening - first beer I’ve ever come across with the little plastic plug on the tirage cap - more akin to a sparkling wine. Anyway - presents very well - deep opaque black body, pours a big dark beige head with lingering lace. Sort of restrained aroma at first - actually a fair bit of hop - orange & pine - woody notes, toast, bourbon, leading onto a touch of charred character. Palate seems somewhat well attentuated - dry, a bit of acrid bite, doesn’t give away its strength yet oddly not big either. Sort of vinous more than anything else - black fruits, old barrel character, some blackened malt character, buttery bourbon notes, those citrus rind hops come through again, decent bitterness, but finish is a bit underwhelming for a big beer. Not enough body, doesn’t feel "stouty" enough overall - good, but pales in comparison to others.

3.1
Jashiu (1403) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle @Pułapka, Gdańsk

What the hell happened here. Aroma is a bit weak, with some strange scents and vanilla . Taste is caramely with something coffee and choco. Overall this beer is totally out of style. It would be a decent quad with all this caramel and dried fruit plus spiciness

3.6
nearbeer (5514) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2017
750 ml. looks to have been bottled 24.04.2016. Mahogany pour with a lasting film of meringue. Nose is vanilla, coffee, roasted peanut and whiskey with hints of chocolate and oxidized apple. Initial flavors of vanilla, chestnut and whiskey are pretty mild. Later tastes of cherry, tobacco, coffee and cocoa are equally mild. Medium-heavy body has smooth low-medium carbonation and a nice balance. The quality shows in the brew, but both the smell and the taste seem a bit washed out.

3.7
Lowenbrau (4459) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 30, 2017
75cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 16-06-2017.
BBD: not noticed.
Roasty, wood, caramel, licorice, bourbon nose. Medium to full body, overcarbonated, slick texture. Taste is a bit harsh due to overcarbonation, but when it rests you get a good bourbon and wood feel, smooth and robust. Good.

3.5
fombe89 (3701) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 30, 2017
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 15/06/2017
Color negro opaco con corona de espuma beige, aromas a madera con notas torrefactas, sabores a licor y madera, cuerpo medio.

3.8
Habanero (4766) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Pours dark deep brown close to black with an average beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and some toffee. Sweet flavor that ends up being slightly more dry with bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft to average carbonation. A very nice Impy indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟


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