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La Sang-d'encre - Le Trou Du Diable

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Goldorak on 04-09-2006)
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Larz_73, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

edugasmtl, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

BrunoPettipas, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

muskiesman, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

lgmol, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

ktat, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

VelvetExtract, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

VbolieuV, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

valianes, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

EpicHobo1, Jul 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Socialiste, May 13, 2014
Photo of Humphreyproject
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Humphreyproject, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Gonzoillini, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

joemcgrath27, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of LampertLand
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Le Trou Du Diable 'Le Sang-d'encre' @ 5.5% , served from a 600 ml bottle purchased for $10

A-pour is cola brown from the bottle to a near black in the glass with a hint of ruby red peeking thru a big frothey tan head leaving a spotty lace along the pint

S-hints of roasted barley

T-ok tasting Irish dry stout

MF-ok/good carbonation , medium body

Ov-ok beer , glad I started Trou Du Diable with a somewhat inexpensive beer first , hmm

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Mar 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Mack, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Molson2000, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

LarryAppleton, Jan 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Caudalie, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
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?

CalgaryFMC, Dec 14, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle into a tulip produced a voluminous head, really great retention and lacing, a light tan colour over a black-brown beer. 4
S- Definitely a noticeable herbal quality, licorice, bridge mix, along with lightly roasted coffee, roasty and vegetal notes with caramel, an interesting mix. Quite nuanced and good. 4.25
T- grassy and herbal start, lots of mellow hops without a lot of bitterness, grapefruit, peppermint, licorice, cinnamon? then lots of roast coffee and smooth mild chocolate, smooth transition to a lightly bitter chocolaty/coffee finish which dries out well. 3.75
M – smooth body, a bit thin, light on carbonation, easy drinking but a semi-substantial stout mouthfeel to it, some of the herbal quality gives it a bit of a funky tartness on the palate, dry finish. 3.5
Overall this strangely works, the strong coffee bitterness you’d expect is reserved for the finish, while the rest of the flavor plays with citrus grapefruit and herbal hops settling into a chocolatey roasty (tho not over the top) tasty drink. Short of amazing but I would have it again without hesitation as a flavourful session stout on a cool night. 4

mick303, Dec 07, 2013
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CurtisD, Nov 05, 2013
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AussieAbroad, Oct 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

cfalovo97, Oct 22, 2013
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La Sang-d'encre from Le Trou Du Diable
84 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.