La Sang-d'encre - Le Trou Du Diable
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2.85/5 rDev -23.6%
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.
07-14-2007 02:14:16 | More by Viggo
3.1/5 rDev -16.9%
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.
06-03-2007 04:02:29 | More by Sammy
3.1/5 rDev -16.9%
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.
04-09-2006 15:43:30 | More by Goldorak
3.41/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
Smoked meat (salmon), coffee, malty smell overall. Really smells like smoked fish.
Smoky, acrid and surprisingly metallic/sourish. Pretty flat.
Flat, crisp and clean with no intense carbonation. Mellows and gets a little nuttier. Quick, dry finish.
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.
05-13-2013 21:27:36 | More by TheDoctor
3.58/5 rDev -4%
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.
01-12-2011 01:43:24 | More by kwjd
3.68/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
08-08-2012 17:06:46 | More by peensteen
3.73/5 rDev 0%
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.
09-09-2013 00:09:54 | More by spinrsx
3.74/5 rDev +0.3%
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!
10-04-2013 00:19:25 | More by hopsolutely
La Sang-d'encre from Le Trou Du Diable
84 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.