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

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RATINGS: 126   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4847) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2606) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (1431) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10126) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
2012-12-31. Black body with a nice foamy brown head. Odd aroma, dry lightly dusty dark malt, very light roast, light alcohol character. 7+ Flavour is interesting, light funky vaguely Belgian character to dark malt, dark fruit and mild alcohol. Less roast than in the aroma. 7+ Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate is very effervescent, softly so. Decent, bit unusual I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it. Bottle at Volo, Toronto

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3307) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
750ml shared by ygtbsm94: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and smoked malty nose with some brown sugar and vanilla notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and fine carbonation with a hint of vinous oak and sweet dark caramel maltiness with some dark chocolate and earthy smoky bitterness toward the finish. Pretty well-balanced and should age well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatIrish (183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours a dark oil like black with a espresso like tan crema head. Very smoky, roasted malts, toast, caramel, coffee all on the nose. Big and bitter on the palate, a sharpness to the smoky flavour that is coming from the barrel aging. Intense and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
A deep dark stout with a thick frothy brown head. In aroma, bitter chocolate, licorice, peaty notes and alcohol warmth. In mouth, a smooth peaty chocolate with burned coffee, vanilla, aniseed, loads of alcohol, nice. Tasted with GRM, Puskinwow, Boutip, Ian, Mike on Sept. 7 2012.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1893) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (2468) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
A really interesting imperial stout. Pours a dark muddy black with a soapish beige head and tons of huge bubbles. The nose is amazing with an overlying bourbon wood note, funky fruit and yeast notes, toffee, espresso and vanilla. Smooth and silken taste with an expressed roasted malt and coffee bean note. Rich and dessert like but a tad bit watery. Overall an exceptional brew


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