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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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RATINGS: 124   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minderbinder (3422) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 Bottle 750ml. Pours black, with low beige head, featuring good lacing. Aroma is of malt, coffee, bourbon. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, bourbon, wood. Nice balance: Overall: quality stuff, pretty good. [Note: The last bottle I had had clear bretts notes, and was a tad funky. Very good too.]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (3332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours black with a big tan head. Aromas of green oak, light bourbon, light smoke, and alcohol. Flavors of licorice, bourbon, and dark caramel. Quite hot with alcohol front and center.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3309) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2016
Tap @ Irreale, Madrid, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3293) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
750ml bottle, dark brown color, with a big bubbly tan head, nice sweet cocoa powder, yeasty, fruity, light vanilla, subtle grated coconut, chocolatey, coffee nose, with a mild grainy roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malt, chocolate icecream accent, and strong liquorish bourbon aged barrel aroma when the beer warm, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty, fruity, smooth bourbonish woodiness, vanilla, grated coconut, chocolate cake, fruitcake, brownie, brown chocolate, dried fig, raisin, date character, with some brown sugar, cookie dough, light plum juice, light roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malt, and a kind of cola flavours, leading towards a warming fruity, yeastiness, liquorish bourbon barrel, vanilla, coconut, chocolatey finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3145) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Pours dark, unclear coffee in color with an easily dissipating grayish cocoa head, from the barrel aging. The aroma gives a bit of infection - wild yeast, and some roasted malts. The body is also thin, from the barrel aging I assume, and some flavors of for me, again, lightly infected yeast notes with carmel and roasted malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
Aroma:wood vanilla,chocolate... Apperance:dark good beige head... Flavor:wood vanilla,chocolate rosted malt,alcohol....

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3045) - CROATIA - NOV 10, 2016
On tap at Open Baladin, Rome. Pours black with medium tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, dried fruit, licorice, lots of bourbon, wood, warming. Sweet with some bitterness in finish. More smoothness would be nice. Medium to full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2810) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle 0.75l at Ratebeer Belgian Summer Gathering 2016 Evergem, Belgium. 03.09.2016. Thanks Klaas for hosting and RB guys for sharing today’s beers. Pour it dark colour with small white head. Aroma quite flat with some hints of chocolate. Taste of candy sugar, caramel, roasted malt, some pinch of coffee, yeasty pretty much, medium body, slick feel, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2722) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 1, 2016
Caña en la Ipa Gijón IV aniversario 01..10..2016. (r111). Color negro intenso con poca espuma beige oscuro. Aromas y sabores maltosos algo quemados con buenas dosis de envejecido en barril y de bourbon con ligeros quemados maderas y carbón y cereales junto con una sensación licorosa alta. Cuerpo medio a intenso con quemados y mas carácter de licor y de bourbon que se imperial stout. Así con todo bastante Buena.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cards04 (2718) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
This is maybe the best stout I?ve ever had. Good Lord. Thanks Dominic the alehunter for this liquid gold. Pours a somewhat thin black with lots of mocha head. Aromas are creamy and milky with red berry notes. Then vanilla, and milk chocolate come through. Flavors are so damn smooth. Milk chocolate and sweet vanilla. Like drinking a candy bar. A nice boozy finish. Finishes a touch thin and effervescent for a Stout.. But the flavor and aroma profile more than make up for it.


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