La Sang-d'encre - Le Trou Du Diable

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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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.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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.

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.

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!

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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.

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La Sang-d'encre from Le Trou Du Diable
84 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.