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79
style
Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Imperial Stout
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 144   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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3.6
Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle at Volo
Aroma: strong Bourbon note with alcohol , hint of vanilla and darker malts.7+
Appearance: dark-brown into black. Medium beige top. Classic appearance.
Palate / Taste: Medium bodied. Tasty soft carbonated body with hints of alcohol on dark malts.

3.8
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
750ml shared by ygtbsm94: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and smoked malty nose with some brown sugar and vanilla notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and fine carbonation with a hint of vinous oak and sweet dark caramel maltiness with some dark chocolate and earthy smoky bitterness toward the finish. Pretty well-balanced and should age well.

3.9
HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Backlog time. Rated May 25, 2013 at Volo, bottle. Opaque ruby-black with an incredibly long-lasting tight creamy/foamy tight biege head (4+). Smells a lot like their barley wine - apple must, yeast, light roast, subtle but present alcohol and bourbon/oak - quite dry. Taste - restrained roast, moderate alcohol, light oak - quite floral and airy, quite delicate - maybe a hint of astringency with a medium-quick finish; dry and quite fruity, not boozy at all. And "mabel" saying "haaaaaaaarrrrrrrryyyyyy!" repeatedly while I was dictating too, hmmph.

3.8
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle at The Only, Toronto, CA. big beer, lots of roasted maltiness, dark chocolate, hints of coffee. Healthy dose of bourbon aging. nice smooth mouthfeel. Nice

3.5
Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large brown foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of black chocolate and light roasted malt notes with light bourbon notes though not as much vanilla as I would have expected. Taste is also mostly dominated by black chocolate notes with light green notes and light dry roasted malt. Bourbon notes are more subdued then I was expecting with almost no vanilla notes perceptible. Body isn’t as full as expected with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Overall not bad though not as complex as expected with not as much bourbon notes as expected as well.

3.2
dmac (6429) - 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.

2.2
Inbreak (6402) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2017
16.06.2017, 0,75l bottle shared @ local tasting:
Gusher. Huge fizzy longlasting head. Aroma is strange sour-ish mineraly, bloodlike minerals, grass, minerals, alcohol, dark malts, mild bourbon, weeds, bark. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish mineraly, weeds, minerals, bark, oak, mild bourbon, medicine, booze, dark malts, grass. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly harsh medical mouthfeel. So disappointing...

3.9
reebtogi (6341) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
750ml capped bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger light beige head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass while settling. Aroma is bourbon with some raisin and chocolate. Taste is bourbon with a chocolate malty and raisin sweetness with a moderate alcohol burn in the finish. Would rate even higher with more of a roasted presence, seems just slightly imbalanced towards the sweet side, but tasty nonetheless.

3.6
Maakun (6287) - 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.

4.2
tom10101 (6223) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle 750 ml. Appearance: Pours black with a nice foamy brown head. Aroma: Strong bourbon notes, roasted malt, alcohol, wood. Taste: Bourbon, wood, dark fruits, roasted malt and warming alcohol. Overall: Very good imperial stout. Very complex and well balanced.


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