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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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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Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Caudalie
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 MatChar
3.01/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sammy
3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
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
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
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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Photo of snowmageddon
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Opaque black with a nice head definition. The 1 finger head is light brown and creamy, lasting around 10-15 minutes, but making no legs. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, smoked salmon and bacon, faint molasses, herbal spices. Creamy light body with a strong intensity. Lacks a little freshness being dry and bitter, with a present sugary feel. Ends with an earthy smoked bacon aftertaste. A mix between a dry stout and a rauchbier. Overall decent craft: the flavors are nice but the feel is a little off, can be a little harsh, too oily and too thin.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO in the discount section.... $2.50 for a 375ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a huge head that lasted forever. Very dark brown color

S- A bit metallic. Low scent factor overall.

T- Smoke, chocolate and malt. Very light on of them though. Not the best blend out there but nice

M- Dry and carbonated.

O- Ok at best. Nothing special and not worth remembering

Food Pairing

This ok at best brew went well with...... Spicy stir fry

Enjoy

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Photo of JonnyBeers
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mtomlins
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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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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