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

bottled
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RATINGS: 117   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1806) - Chambly, Quebec, - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2016 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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6253) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with no head. Aromas of dark fruit, dark chocolate, booze, bourbon. Tastes of dark fruit, dark chocolate, light bourbon. Very light and watery body, especially for an imperial stout.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9553) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2016
Bouteille 75cl, merci Pierre T. Brune foncée, col blanc-cassé. Arôme au nez finement boisé de Bourbon, le tout est fin mais suffisant pour offrir une belle complexité au niveau des effluves. Chocolaté, fève de Tonka, petite amertume houblons en rétro. Palais est boisé - chêne, impression de chataignes grillées, amertume fine, caramel avec un fini léger de Bourbon qui offer une petite composante douce vanilla en fin de bouche.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (2806) - 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 (2702) - Belgrade, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (1359) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2016
30cl van de tap bij Zeezicht, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in Zeezicht glas Uiterlijk: zwart met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: whiskey, eiken, chocolade, koffie, vanille Conclusie: lekkere stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (11310) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2016
On tap at Avenue Pub. Pours black with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, cocoa, wood, bourbon. Medium body, dark chocolate, wood, boozy finish, good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2595) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8214) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2016
On tap at Cirkus, Stavanger. Pours black with a big creamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, caramel with some ash. Taste is moderate sweet, some nutty malts, boozy alcohol, treacle and roasted malts. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2221) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a L’Impératrice - Brassin Spécial (Bourbon Barrel) by Le Trou du Diable at Mikkeller Bar Duzo wanilii i kokosa (pol na pol). Wisnie, sliwki suszone. Malo RISa. Malo ciala. Za dlugo w beczce? Ale smaczne bardzo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3042) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2016
Tap @ Irreale, Madrid, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon.


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