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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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84
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71 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Goldorak on 04-09-2006)
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Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

schnarr84, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Kmat10, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of rale
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

rale, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev +7%

smcolw, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Whatup14, May 23, 2013
Photo of TheDoctor
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
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 Rutager
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks montrealbcr89!!

Appearance. Pours a deep dark brown with over a finger of thick, light tan head that leaves some nice lace.

Smell. Chocolate, roasted nuts, and dark malts. A little briny as well.

Taste. Cocoa powder and dry roasty malts, a little hop bitterness and a little roasted nuts.

Mouthfeel. On the low side of medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Nothing fancy here but a well made beer. Seems a little thin but that my only real complaint.

Rutager, May 12, 2013
Photo of montrealbcr89
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

montrealbcr89, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Krakpoff, Apr 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

wizo, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

ujin, Oct 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

ryan1788a5, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of peensteen
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

peensteen, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer is black with hints of brown. Large off-white head. Excellent retention, good lacing. Head looks very creamy.

Smell is simply but nice. Roasted malt, cocoa. Some coffee.

Taste is similar. Roasted malt, quite creamy. No bitterness, actually somewhat sweet. Chocolate.

Medium bodied, low carbonation. Very creamy.

Overall, a straight forward but nice stout.

jrenihan, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

clesius, May 13, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft: Poured a black color ale with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malt with nice aromatic coffee notes. Taste is also dominated by dry malt roasted notes with some aromatic coffee which is surprising considering there is no coffee in here and those roasted malt do make a wonder. Body is about average for style with OK carbonation. Very well brewed for style.

Phyl21ca, Jun 24, 2011
Photo of kwjd
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
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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2.85/5  rDev -23.8%
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 Sammy
3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
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 -17.1%
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
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La Sang-d'encre from Le Trou Du Diable
84 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.