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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: 3.79/5   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (2082) - Chambly, Quebec, - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2017 Updated rating thx Alex for buying. A: bourbon, licorice, alcohol, chocolate, figs, dates App: pitch black thick lasting beige head t/p: full body with short bitter finish. border fizzy carbonation. O: Although I was warned that carbonation was too high I’m still surprise to see how high it is. You better use glass with a carbonation chimney to flatten your beer faster. This carbonation make the beer appear thinner when it’s not. I’m almost sure that Tdd didn’t meant it to be that way. That put aside, still a decent Ba the wood is not in your face a thing I tend to prefer better now.


3.6
Muggus69 (2531) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2017
750mL bottle from BoozeBud. Lot 160616 Get an odd pop on opening - first beer I’ve ever come across with the little plastic plug on the tirage cap - more akin to a sparkling wine. Anyway - presents very well - deep opaque black body, pours a big dark beige head with lingering lace. Sort of restrained aroma at first - actually a fair bit of hop - orange & pine - woody notes, toast, bourbon, leading onto a touch of charred character. Palate seems somewhat well attentuated - dry, a bit of acrid bite, doesn’t give away its strength yet oddly not big either. Sort of vinous more than anything else - black fruits, old barrel character, some blackened malt character, buttery bourbon notes, those citrus rind hops come through again, decent bitterness, but finish is a bit underwhelming for a big beer. Not enough body, doesn’t feel "stouty" enough overall - good, but pales in comparison to others.

3.1
Jashiu (1403) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle @Pułapka, Gdańsk

What the hell happened here. Aroma is a bit weak, with some strange scents and vanilla . Taste is caramely with something coffee and choco. Overall this beer is totally out of style. It would be a decent quad with all this caramel and dried fruit plus spiciness

3.6
nearbeer (5463) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2017
750 ml. looks to have been bottled 24.04.2016. Mahogany pour with a lasting film of meringue. Nose is vanilla, coffee, roasted peanut and whiskey with hints of chocolate and oxidized apple. Initial flavors of vanilla, chestnut and whiskey are pretty mild. Later tastes of cherry, tobacco, coffee and cocoa are equally mild. Medium-heavy body has smooth low-medium carbonation and a nice balance. The quality shows in the brew, but both the smell and the taste seem a bit washed out.

3.7
Lowenbrau (4363) - 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.

3.5
fombe89 (3532) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 30, 2017
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 15/06/2017
Color negro opaco con corona de espuma beige, aromas a madera con notas torrefactas, sabores a licor y madera, cuerpo medio.

3.8
Habanero (4725) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Pours dark deep brown close to black with an average beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and some toffee. Sweet flavor that ends up being slightly more dry with bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft to average carbonation. A very nice Impy indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.9
Eastwood (355) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 16, 2017
Cortesía de Angel77. Imperial stout con escasa espuma. Gran sabor a bourbon y madera. Potente.

2.2
Inbreak (6224) - 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...

3.7
pictoman (1149) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2017
Poured from the tap. Dark black with tan head. Soy and leather with hints of roast malt, mild alcohol. Pretty lacklustre to be honest.

3.7
alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2017
Draft at Churchkey from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, dark fruit, hints of caramel, some vanilla, just a touch thin.


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