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La Sang-d'encre - Le Trou Du Diable

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La Sang-d'encreLa Sang-d'encre

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Goldorak on 04-09-2006

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured the bottle into a pint glass. Wow, lots of foam. It died down, leaving some tan lace on the glass and a hint of foam on the top. Good dark color. I couldn't smell anything. The taste was good. Roast malt. Chocolate. Coffee. Maybe a little strong for an Irish stout, more like an Imperial Stout, but good.

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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600 ml bottle featuring cool artwork depicting a kraken battling a bunch of dudes with axes and such. Name refers to blood. Brew is a rich jet black with a burnt orange halo along the bottom of the glass. Ample brown head and smells great: Prominent roasted malt, spice seed like anise, along with a soft fruity top note and a whiff of leafy hops. Taste is light roast coffee, chocolate, and dark dried fruit like raisins and dates ... A touch of smoke. Some herbal hop notes which combine with other flavors to create a licorice root effect. I also detect a bright acidity reminiscent of red wine and although the finish is quite dry as per the style, with some toast and bitter husk, there is a lingering sweetness as well and this is a very well-crafted dry Irish stout that incorporates more noticeable sweet fruit and herb flavors than is generally the case. Medium body which belies the opaque demonic appearance (you'd think it would be thicker), with dryish mouth feel ... Its a little buttery and sweet yet highly carbonated. Neat take on the style. Stronger and more complex than usual ... An American stout/dry Irish hybrid?

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Draft: Poured a black color ale with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malt with nice aromatic coffee notes. Taste is also dominated by dry malt roasted notes with some aromatic coffee which is surprising considering there is no coffee in here and those roasted malt do make a wonder. Body is about average for style with OK carbonation. Very well brewed for style.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black pour, small tan head.
Rich roasted grains and dark chocolate on the nose, almost smokey. Hint of vanilla, faint licorice, walnut, herbal hop underneath.
Fruit shows up in the taste, generic raisin, but rich juicy fig, smothered in baking chocolate. Hints of red apple. Licorice, faint vanilla bean. Gets a bit bready only towards the finish, more and more roasted, finishing on an almost ashy note, with a bit coffee bean and some earthy hop.
Medium body, medium carbonation. Aftertaste has toasted dark bread, roasted grain, lacks the fruitiness, but gains a bit of bitter hop. Really nice, asking for a new sip right away.
A really tasty stout, roasty and robust when it needs to be, but refreshing too. Really nice.

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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Of all of the Québec microbrasserie stouts, this is my favorite. It has a dry punchy taste to start off with and offers cacao and coffee flavours with a hopsy spice to it. The feel is creamy and it isn't too sweet but not too bitter either. The aftertaste seems to be indecisive in the sense that it borders on bitter while leaving a little sweetness. In a nutshell, this is one of the more complex Québec micro brewery stouts and the boys in Shawinigan are on to something with this little pearl. It goes down great on its own but also accompanies strong cheeses very well.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks montrealbcr89!!

Appearance. Pours a deep dark brown with over a finger of thick, light tan head that leaves some nice lace.

Smell. Chocolate, roasted nuts, and dark malts. A little briny as well.

Taste. Cocoa powder and dry roasty malts, a little hop bitterness and a little roasted nuts.

Mouthfeel. On the low side of medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Nothing fancy here but a well made beer. Seems a little thin but that my only real complaint.

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La Sang-d'encre from Le Trou Du Diable
84 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.