overall
98
83
style
Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Imperial Stout
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9823) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUN 20, 2014
66cl bottle @THT courtesy of JulianHuxley. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice subtle bourbon taste. Very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9774) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
75 cl bottle (10% abv) @ ISKTR 2016. Bottled on 11.02.2016. BBE 02/2019.
Pours clear dark brown color with a large head, a bit of a gusher. Chocolaty aroma, caramel, roasted malts, coffee and some alcohol. Flavor is spicy and malty, coffee bitterness, dark chocolate,subtle coconut, caramel and some faint licorice. Very strong carbonation, ruins a bit otherwise good package, alcohol comes through a bit also.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9694) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and a bourbon and chocolate aroma. There is a carbonated treacle flavor with a delayed bourbon trail.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9645) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2016
Bouteille 75cl, merci Pierre T. Brune foncée, col blanc-cassé. Arôme au nez finement boisé de Bourbon, le tout est fin mais suffisant pour offrir une belle complexité au niveau des effluves. Chocolaté, fève de Tonka, petite amertume houblons en rétro. Palais est boisé - chêne, impression de chataignes grillées, amertume fine, caramel avec un fini léger de Bourbon qui offer une petite composante douce vanilla en fin de bouche.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
My Bottom Line :
American oak greenness mounts this Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout’s roasted malt flavors, while banana candy, vanilla and flowers build depth.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam garnishes the blackness.
-The mouthfeel is soft and plush. Not too heavy, and not lean either.
-Roasted malts create bitterness alongside resinous hops and lingering oak flavors.
-Alcohol is a discreet presence in the flavor profile.

Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9478) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, cocoa, nice bourbon, hints of oak into a bit of earth, some coffee into some yeast. Taste is a mix of cocoa powder, toffee, some molasses, touch of dark fruit into nice oak, vanilla, hints of bourbon into a bit of slight toast, finishing slightly dry, slightly sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8729) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
[4225-20111231] Tap. Roasted dark fruity raisin aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Chocolate roasted wood nut flavour has a long roasty aftertaste. Full body. Tasty, drinkable. (8/3+/8/4/17) 4.0
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8579) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (8547) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
pours very dark brown, almost black, with a tall medium dark beige head, some retention. vanilla, maple, roasted sweetness, spices, booze, light smoke. chocolate but roasted profile slightly lacking. decent resinous-grassy hops. lively carbonation, medium body. nicely balanced woody character.


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