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:
No notes at this time.

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

Photo of Electros
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Sathanas
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 dcmchew
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black pour, small tan head.
Rich roasted grains and dark chocolate on the nose, almost smokey. Hint of vanilla, faint licorice, walnut, herbal hop underneath.
Fruit shows up in the taste, generic raisin, but rich juicy fig, smothered in baking chocolate. Hints of red apple. Licorice, faint vanilla bean. Gets a bit bready only towards the finish, more and more roasted, finishing on an almost ashy note, with a bit coffee bean and some earthy hop.
Medium body, medium carbonation. Aftertaste has toasted dark bread, roasted grain, lacks the fruitiness, but gains a bit of bitter hop. Really nice, asking for a new sip right away.
A really tasty stout, roasty and robust when it needs to be, but refreshing too. Really nice.

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Photo of northof60hops
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of smekermann
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of pierreluc
3.88/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Beervana
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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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Photo of millerbuffoon
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of sebas642
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Larz_73
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of edugasmtl
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BrunoPettipas
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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