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Le Baron Noir - Le Trou Du Diable

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Le Baron Noir
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 6.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Goldorak on 08-23-2007

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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by Goldorak:
Photo of Goldorak
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark as night, it first had a perfectly pearly white head that was an amazing contrast in color. I had to ruin it all by swirling my glass around, which promptly turned the head into mocha.

Smell: Cocoa powder and freshly ground coffee, it smelled like inside those high-end coffee shops/dessert cafés.

Taste: Plenty of dark fruits (blackberries) gives it a good sweetness and licorice - not enough for me not to like it, I'm usually not a big fan but it worked. Moderate body and flavor tends to be more chocolate than coffee, which suits me just fine. Perfect amount of alcohol warms your throat without burning it. Another winner from a great brewpub.

More User Reviews:
Photo of AgentZero
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - A black beer with ruby highlights. Not opaque like a massive stout, can see through it a litle bit. This is actually a pretty good looking beer with a nice brown head that had a little bit of lace.

S - Burnt malts, coffee, toffee, chocolate. It smells sweet, like a solid Baltic.

T - A little too sweet for me, but there's some interesting berry flavors in this one that I was not expecting. Some roast notes and a bit of coffee and cocoa. Not exceptional in any area, but good.

M - Body is a little thin, moderate carbonation.

O - Good beer, not one of the best ever, but I was pleasantly surprised as I had no idea what this was.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Looks like cola when poured. Seriously, it's dark, red-tinged brown with lots of big bubbles around the side. Leaves a nice ring of cream-coloured lace which is where the resemblance falls down. Not a huge head, otherwise looks pretty...hmmm...mediocre.

Nose is pleasant and chocolatey. A lot of smooth, dark chocolate on there, slight cola (again!) character, lots of dark toffee as well, burnt sugar really. Yeah, sweet, dark, maybe some milky coffee on there as well, pretty pleasant.

Taste is a bit thin, some pleasant roastiness on there. Cocoa with hazelnuts, mild coffee bean character and a slight hint of English toffee. Starts sweet, gets nutty and a bit roasty at the end but never reached a 'lot' of flavour. Thin on the mouthfeel and palate. It's decent but I wouldn't really rate this against some other Baltic porters I've had, it just seems a bit insipid for something I expect to be richer, heartier. This is a good porter, but I expect more flavour and texture when you ramp up the ABV to 7%.

Certainly drinkable, I'm just a little disappointed in the palate.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Local Taphouse's Canadian Spectapular in Sydney.

Deep, dark red colour, almost black except for the clarity in the body which allows the passage of some light. Head is a pleasant film of dusty light brown. Decent lacing. Nice.

Very boozy on the nose - pleasant with dark rum and bourbon noticeable, all balanced with a base of dark roasted grain. Very delicious indeed; so dark and nice.

Taste is also good, with a big welling of booze and darkness, matched very pleasantly with some rugged grain notes. Even a hint of kirsch or cherry seed coming through along with the liquor characters. It's all very nicely matched together. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than I'd expect, but not bad.

Yep, this is a very nice brew all up. Tingling with flavour and very rich. I'm quite the fan.

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Le Baron Noir from Le Trou Du Diable
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.