Le Baron Noir | Le Trou Du Diable

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Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable
Quebec, Canada

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Goldorak on 08-23-2007

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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by Goldorak:
Photo of Goldorak
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
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 caf├ęs.

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of talbotjf99
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
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 brother_rebus
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Bugs318
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark brown with moderate beige head.
S: banana notes dominate roast.
T: similar to mouth, but some coffee in finish.
M: super carbonated and fairly light bodied.
O: meh

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear black color stout with a medium size brown foamy head with OK retention and light lacing notes. Aroma of black chocolates with light roasted malt notes is OK. Taste is a mix of black chocolates notes with light residuals sugar notes and dry roasted malt notes. Body is too thin for the style with good carbonation. Not bad but falls a bit short on character.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AgentZero
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of byronic
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of smcolw
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two finger beige head which leaves some streaky blankets of lace. Dark, dark brown liquid (no light passes).

Chalky, milk chocolate aroma. Quite sweet.

The taste is far more dry and closer to cocoa. There are dark chocolate elements but they are subtle, providing some bitter flavors. The swallow and aftertaste draw out some sweetness. The body is smooth and the carbonation average--an overall good combination for this beer.

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Photo of LarryAppleton
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery store, enjoyed in my hotel room in the beer wasteland of Havre St Pierre Quebec. Solid black color with a huge bubbly tan head with great retention. Rich chocolate with light fruitiness and somewhat of a dubbel profile. Tasty, but not quite what I was expecting.

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Photo of JHB-510
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jrenihan
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajzy
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of polloenfuego
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lgmol
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcp27
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of VbolieuV
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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 waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.98/5  rDev +5%
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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Le Baron Noir from Le Trou Du Diable
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 50 ratings