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La Sang-d'encre - Le Trou Du Diable

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Goldorak on 04-09-2006

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of northof60hops
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of smekermann
4/5  rDev +7%

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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Beervana
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jeffo
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this one from Hopsolutely in the ultimate beer care package. Thanks for keeping me alive!

From a bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour yields a three finger, medium looking, creamy, light tan head with great retention. Clear bistre brown in color with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a foamy cap and coats the sides of the glass with foamy lacing. A slight wisp remains leaving more lacing. A bit foamy and very brown.

SMELL: Spicy notes with spicy yeast, dark fruits, hints of roast and chocolate. Bold. Not quite your average Irish dry, and the Belgian character is quite forthcoming.

TASTE: Roasted notes with some caramel up front, then more flavor after the swallow with roasted barley, dark chocolate, some dried dark fruits, bitter coffee and spicy yeast and hop notes. Not sure if the spicy flavors come from the hops or the yeast, but in any case, it give this stout a very Belgian character. Not sure it fits the Irish dry stout style.

PALATE: Thinner body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy but a touch watery as well, goes down fine and finishes somewhat dry on the palate.

OVERALL: This is okay, but a bit of a confusing creation. It’s categorized as an Irish Dry Stout, but there is a definite spicy character to it that just doesn’t fit. If they have indeed used Irish yeast, then I can only imagine the spicy flavors come from the hop additions. Regardless, this factor makes the brew more Belgian in style, which is interesting, but not necessarily to style. A decent effort and an enjoyable beer, but a bit of an oddity. Thanks again guys!

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at VT Brewfest; I think it was on tap but I am unsure.

A-First, I must say that this is one of the coolest forms of bottle art I have seen. I could get a tattoo of this artwork.the beer poured black as far as I can remember.

S-Dry, dry, dry! Dry Stout for sure. Powdery cocoa. Some chalk. Some char. Black roast coffee.

T-Powdered baker's chocolate and dark chocolate chunks. Bitter, dark coffee. Slightly burnt roast. Maybe a hint of dark fruit.

M-Creamy. Medium bodied. Bitter. No alcohol. I took my time with the sample.

O-A rather assertive Dry Stout. I enjoyed it but fear I will remember the artwork far longer than the actual beer.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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