Le Baron Noir | Le Trou Du Diable

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46 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Goldorak on 08-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

its crazy to me that these guys and the incredible beers they make are still flying under the radar. they are all so original and good, i wonder how that can be. i have had my bottle of this baltic porter for a long time, not sure the date, but any benefits that would accrue from time in the cellar have surely been gained by now. not as dark on the pur as expected, a reddish hued brown, raisin colored, with a bubbly soda looking head on it, pretty and uncommon color to this. the aroma is nice, dried and concentrated, like amarone wine, with a sweet plum and date character, dried fruit sweetness, vibrant yeast that is hard to place, and a heap of dark grains that add additional sweetness and depth to the nose, molasses, fig, brown sugar, soft spice. the flavor matches the nose, lots of dried fruit to this, and a very cool grain complexion thats not quite as dark as most baltic porters, it doesnt get into the heavy roast and char, stopping instead somewhere in the chocolate range, which is amazing with all the fruity notes here, almost elements of a belgian quad or something, at least from a grain standpoint. i taste cola or even dr pepper, crazy. its hard to tell if this really is a lager, which i think is what makes a baltic porter baltic, but this isnt dry and yeasty in that sense, instead it almost has a little sharpness to it, warmer fermented it seems in any event, but super flavorful and compatible with the rest of the beer, whatever it is. nice carbonation, and a long finish. i like it being lighter bodied, and i dont mind what sweetness is still left after the swallow, wet tobacco or shisha, cocoa, raisin. amazing stuff that has benefited from cellaring i would think. really high on these guys right now!

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abbott
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark cola body. Nice retention on a bone white head.

S - Killer molasses nose.

T- Chocolate, gingerbread, and molasses throughout. Buckwheat honey finish.

M - Super light.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutBoi
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of iuliusnepos
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Opaque black with tons of glass clinging activity. Slightly creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with faint legs. Flavors of walnuts, cocoa, coffee beans, dark berries, cherries, dark grains, herbal spices. Thick sugary molassy feel, with bitter earthy spices. Slick oily medium body with prickly carbonation. Strong finish, a little dry and port like, tongue coating roasted dark malts, toffee and walnuts, with a (too) faint fruity barrel aged feel. Good freshness for the style. Tasty flavors and the finish is not excessive. Overall, for a Baltic porter, good quality craft.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Weird bottle format. Says it's a pint and 12.4 ounces. Interesting.

Poured into a porter glass, this thing looks beautiful. Wonderfully chewy and frothy mocha-colored head over a deep brown pouring beer that settles ebony black. 5

Aroma is nice too. Dark fruit, brown sugar, floral yeast, raisin and grapey notes. Molasses. Well-rounded and attractive to my nostril piece. 4

Flavor doesn't initially do much for me. Feels kind of light in flavor and what I do get is cola-like. There's dark bread and dark malt and light molasses alongside a pervasive yeasty feel. I'm okay with the flavor but just don't love it. 3.25

Feel is more of a disappointment to me. So thin and light. I guess I expect a fuller, richer and creamier feel from this style of beer where as this beer is thin, light, heavy on the yeast presence and has some soda-like qualities. 3

My introduction to this brewery and it's not the standard-bearer. I'll have to see what else they do that might be more noteworthy.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - This beer pours a deep black letting absolutely no light through, It poured with a 3 finger mocha head which took a good while to fade and still leaves a thick enough layer of foam. This is a beautiful looking beer.

Aroma - Burnt malts, Roasted nuts, Coffee, Chocolate, toffee, and some sweet fruits like banana. Very nice Balitc aroma.

Taste - The flavor has a very roasty up front taste with burnt malts, roasted nuts, expresso, followed by milk chocolate and again some banana at the back of the mouth, there is also a slight amount of earthy hop perceivable throughout. Some people may find it slightly too sweet but for me it hit that "sweet spot" pun intended where the flavor profile meshes very well.

Feel - The body is pretty light, Definitely not AAL light but its close, The carbonation is silky smooth and the beer goes down really easy.

Overall - I Really am enjoying this beer, I think TDD did a great job with this recipe the nose look and taste are all killer examples of a baltic porter. the feel leaves a little to be desired but it wasn't a deal breaker that's for sure.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwjd
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevinlater
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MetalCath
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of talbotjf99
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whatup14
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Almost pitch black with one finger of dense looking head. Retention was good as was lacing.

S: A bit of roasted malt coupled with a slight booziness.

T: More roasty and less sweet than I expected. A hint of coffee-like roast along with some baker's chocolate. It's lacking the prune/dark-fruit flavours I typically expect from a baltic porter. Fairly clean, suggesting this was done with a lager and not an ale yeast. Bitterness is mild, and the beer is well balanced.

F: Silky body. Almost creamy and drinks really nicely. Carbonation is perfect.

O: Pretty good, but it lacked the sweetness and fruity malt or Munich flavours I look for in a Baltic porter.

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Photo of Jaydee01
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VbolieuV
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a big creamy head with big bubbles. Kind of a metallic smell at first, subtle chocolate and espresso aromas too, and some hops. Tastes better than what it smells. You get dark chocolate in the mouth again with espresso and it has a nice hoppy finish. Not that incredible but definitely not bad.

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Photo of Mack
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bylerteck
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of souvenirs
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Le Baron Noir from Le Trou Du Diable
3.8 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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