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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: 120   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5167) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Habité par une multitude de sucres, des figues aux noix de coco, du cuir au chocolat noir. Les tannins et l’alcool sont également présents. Un peu mince et volatile en bouche mais somme toute, une belle expérience.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Creamy, off-white head atop a black body. Nose is slightly sour, wooden and bourbon. Steep in flavour - very smooth, red wine, toasty malt and cocoa nibs. Thin finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
She poured me a beverage. A bottled black beverage big and foamy on top. Aroma is dusty malt absent any big alcohol note. Flavour has some depth, a dark fruit note. Light swetness. Some sourness. Some sweetness. a cold coffee stout. And then strong hints of the bourbon barrel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roast malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Full body, quite vinous, chocolate, dry, sweet end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4771) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2016
Trou du Diable L’Imperatrice Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 10% Deep cola black with a tan head and a whiskey/bourbon, chocolate, maple, coconut and vanilla. Medium bodied and dry with oak, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and maple. The cookie subdues the bourbon and accentuates the chocolate. Great stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4560) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, brett, light bourbon, bit of funk. Light sweet, light sour flavour, lots of coffee. Finish bourbon, some sweet alcohol, light tart notes. Bit funky but works really well.
(from bottle shared @ joes’ bbq tasting, Oirschot. Bottle from trade with mathieuc, thanks!!)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (4327) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
Bouteille de 750ml. Bière brune-noire avec une mousse brune. Le nez est de fruits noirs, de vanille, sucré, fûts de bourbon, j’aime ce nez, je trouve le boisé et le bourbon bien intégré dans cet amalgame. La bouche est tout aussi convaincante avec des goûts de fruits noirs, de vanille, de bourbon, de bois. La texture est ronde mais non sirupeuse, agréable, elle souffre par contre d’un excès de gaz carbonique. Franc succès.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
red brown, thin tan ring. Nose is light marshmallow, oat and cocoa. Flavor is burnt caramel, light oat and ash mid, more heat and cocoa, liquor-chocolate like in finish. Chalky, mod body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3945) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle - 750ml. Pours an opaque black body with a good beige foamy head. Strong, rich malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate, plummy, vanilla, and bourbon hints. Alcohol is subtle. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries oaky and bourbon notes. Ends with a long, warming, unusual licorice finish. Interesting.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3812) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
Brown bottle, 750 ml, savoured January 7 2012; eye: black, opaque, nice pale brown head, no lacing; nose: woody, bourbon, caramel, roasted malt, light molasses; mouth: woody, bourbon, caramel, roasted malt, molasses, ink, light soy sauce, alcohol warmth, slight vanilla, woody finale with presence of bourbon, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, silky texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, savourée le 7 janvier 2012; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse brun pâle, pas de dentelle; nez : boisé, bourbon, caramel, malt rôti, léger mélasse; bouche : boisé, bourbon, caramel, malt rôti, mélasse, encre, léger sauce soya, chaleur d’alcool, très léger vanille, finale en boisé avec présence de bourbon, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture soyeuse; en résumé : bien bon


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