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

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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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Martinus (4610) - 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
rodenbach99 (4572) - 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.

3.7
Lowenbrau (4361) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 30, 2017
75cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 16-06-2017.
BBD: not noticed.
Roasty, wood, caramel, licorice, bourbon nose. Medium to full body, overcarbonated, slick texture. Taste is a bit harsh due to overcarbonation, but when it rests you get a good bourbon and wood feel, smooth and robust. Good.

3.3
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
Eructoblaster (4268) - 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.

3.7
sjogro (4263) - 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
melush (4237) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2016
Tap @ Irreale, Madrid, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon.

4
GRM (4075) - 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

4
Iznogud (3907) - 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.

3.7
Gerbeer (3795) - 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.


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