overall
98
82
style
Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Imperial Stout
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 130   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (10069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2017
Draft at Churchkey from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, dark fruit, hints of caramel, some vanilla, just a touch thin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (5158) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2017
Tap at Moeder Fontainas. Very dark brown with beige head. Huge bourbon up front, flowers, vanilla, rum, marzipan, fudge. Quite sweet with flowery bitterness. Medium bodied with slick feel and soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3754) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2017
Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontanais. Black with tan head. Sweet chocolate malts, bourbon, licorice, raisans, prune, cinnamon. Over medium sweet, moderate bitter. Slightly over medium body, soft carbonation. Bit alcoholic and not very subtle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (2116) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2017
750ml bottle of 2016 Release. Pours a black color with a lot of frothy head. Heavy on the bourbon. Very dry. Nice hop balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (1000) - 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 (459) - 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 (681) - - 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 (2026) - 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 (1923) - 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 (516) - - 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.


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