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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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65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Goldorak on 04-09-2006)
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

At Mondial de la Biere 2007!

Pours a nice dark brown/black, red edges, thick tan head, nice lacing, good retention. Smell is very alcoholic, fruity, some dark roast, grassy, kind of weird, not very stout like. Taste is better, caramel malt, light roast, chocolate, but pretty weak and watery. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation. Not horrific but not very pleasant, pretty weak attempt at a stout.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2007 02:14:16 | More by Viggo
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-31-2014 21:51:25 | More by Gonzoillini
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-19-2013 15:20:24 | More by Caudalie
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-22-2013 00:16:10 | More by cfalovo97
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-11-2013 22:56:06 | More by groleau
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another dry stout, black with big head. Roast malt, chocolate malt. Lighter mouthfeel, light alcohol, with C hop in there. A tad of coffee, it all is OK but mediocre rep of the style.Nitro may have added creaminess but which may have impaired flavour.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2007 04:02:29 | More by Sammy
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Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearence: Perfect darkness, the thick compact head looked like insulating foam.

Smell: Subtle notes of coffe that mellows out into milk chocolate with a hazelnut finish. Not bad.

Taste: Mocha flavors with little cocoa sprinkles, body is quite light and the bitter finish is coffee-like and mild. A sessionable if not spectacular stout that Guinness lovers will dig, I tend to like mine with a little more substance.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-09-2006 15:43:30 | More by Goldorak
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LarryAppleton

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-12-2014 16:08:54 | More by LarryAppleton
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-02-2014 19:29:12 | More by Mack
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A:
Pours black with tinges of red. Has an okay head that quickly reduces down to a fair covering but nothing spectacular. So-so retention, great lacing.

S:
Smoked meat (salmon), coffee, malty smell overall. Really smells like smoked fish.

T:
Smoky, acrid and surprisingly metallic/sourish. Pretty flat.

M:
Flat, crisp and clean with no intense carbonation. Mellows and gets a little nuttier. Quick, dry finish.

O:
Not bad. It didn't produce "oos" or "ahhs" but for the style it seemed about par. I think it would be good out of a nitro tap since the head was the main issue for me. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 21:27:36 | More by TheDoctor
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-30-2013 08:04:02 | More by JonnyBeers
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-18-2013 14:26:23 | More by ThinkAgain
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-23-2013 12:31:46 | More by Whatup14
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-09-2013 05:17:48 | More by rale
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Petitetouale

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-12-2013 02:57:47 | More by Petitetouale
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-30-2012 18:45:53 | More by wizo
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-19-2014 05:44:26 | More by valianes
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-24-2013 19:06:44 | More by tom10101
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap last night at Volo. Pours a pitch black colour with thin off-white head. Some lacing around the glass. Ok head retention. Smells of coffee and roasted malt. Very sweet flavour, only a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Very smooth mouthfeel. This seems to be a better version of and Irish Dry Stout than Guinness, but nothing too exciting. Was a bit expensive for the half pint, so likely wouldn't order again at the price point.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2011 01:43:24 | More by kwjd
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown colour, over a finger of thick off white head, some lace as well. Smell is roasted and chocolatey, some coffee, clean in the nose. Taste roasted and dry, coffee and a little astringent as well, bit of hop and a nice mixture of coffee and hop bitterness, a bit of chocolate as well. Lightly carbonated and creamy, bit of a light feel but quite smooth. Nothing groundbreaking but a simple and effective dry stout.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2012 17:06:46 | More by peensteen
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

600ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for $6

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size fizzy/frothy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and coffee. There is also some burnt/smokey notes and a bit of a dry/spiciness.

Overall - Pretty solid stuff, as are most of the beers from this brewer. Price point might keep me away when 6 packs of St Ambroise Stouts are $7.99 at the same store.. but it was worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 00:09:54 | More by spinrsx
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A very drinkable stout that I'm glad to try before the southwestern LCBO stock is depleted. First time it's been seen out here...

Pours a very dark, near-black with auburn highlights at the edges of the glass and a nice coffee-coloured head. Aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate with a smoky, bitter background. Surprisingly robust taste for the 5.1% ABV listed on the label. An initial mild sweetness of roasted dark malts before the coffee bitterness engages and a nicely bitter finish.

Hope it ages well, as I believe I'm about to buy many!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 00:19:25 | More by hopsolutely
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-01-2013 03:58:54 | More by montrealbcr89
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-05-2013 20:40:59 | More by CurtisD
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-13-2013 18:34:14 | More by ritzkiss
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La Sang-d'encre from Le Trou Du Diable
84 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.