La Sang-d'encre | Le Trou Du Diable

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La Sang-d'encreLa Sang-d'encre
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable
Quebec, Canada
troududiable.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Goldorak on 04-09-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
116
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
30
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +34%

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4.6/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Krot1974
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VbolieuV
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a big beautiful creamy head. Smell of roasted malts, hints of chocolate and also a subtle smoke odor, but overall it's not a really present smell. Taste of dark chocolate, espresso, a bit of smoke too. Really creamy in the mouth, it's definitely one of my favorite stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Rwalford74
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewC
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deg
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured the bottle into a pint glass. Wow, lots of foam. It died down, leaving some tan lace on the glass and a hint of foam on the top. Good dark color. I couldn't smell anything. The taste was good. Roast malt. Chocolate. Coffee. Maybe a little strong for an Irish stout, more like an Imperial Stout, but good.

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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600 ml bottle featuring cool artwork depicting a kraken battling a bunch of dudes with axes and such. Name refers to blood. Brew is a rich jet black with a burnt orange halo along the bottom of the glass. Ample brown head and smells great: Prominent roasted malt, spice seed like anise, along with a soft fruity top note and a whiff of leafy hops. Taste is light roast coffee, chocolate, and dark dried fruit like raisins and dates ... A touch of smoke. Some herbal hop notes which combine with other flavors to create a licorice root effect. I also detect a bright acidity reminiscent of red wine and although the finish is quite dry as per the style, with some toast and bitter husk, there is a lingering sweetness as well and this is a very well-crafted dry Irish stout that incorporates more noticeable sweet fruit and herb flavors than is generally the case. Medium body which belies the opaque demonic appearance (you'd think it would be thicker), with dryish mouth feel ... Its a little buttery and sweet yet highly carbonated. Neat take on the style. Stronger and more complex than usual ... An American stout/dry Irish hybrid?

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4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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La Sang-d'encre from Le Trou Du Diable
3.73 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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