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La Sang-d'encre - Le Trou Du Diable

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82
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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.92%
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:
No notes at this time.

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

Viggo, Jul 14, 2007
Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Gonzoillini, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Caudalie
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Caudalie, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -19.6%

cfalovo97, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -19.6%

lgmol, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of groleau
3/5  rDev -19.6%

groleau, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Jun 03, 2007
Photo of Goldorak
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.

Goldorak, Apr 09, 2006
Photo of Jeffo
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
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!

Jeffo, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of LarryAppleton
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

LarryAppleton, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Mack
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Mack, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of TheDoctor
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.

TheDoctor, May 13, 2013
Photo of JonnyBeers
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

JonnyBeers, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ThinkAgain, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Anatole, Sunday at 10:10 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Whatup14, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

rale, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Petitetouale, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jzeilinger, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

wizo, Nov 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Knapp85, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Larz_73, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

valianes, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

tom10101, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of kwjd
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.

kwjd, Jan 12, 2011
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La Sang-d'encre from Le Trou Du Diable
82 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.