Les Portes De L'Enfer
Stack Brewing

Les Portes De L'EnferLes Portes De L'Enfer
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Bière de Garde
Ranked #52
ABV:
8%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,850
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 13.07%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
14
From:
Stack Brewing
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
86
Very Good
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TheHammer from Canada

3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured with a finger of head that did produce some lace but sadly didn't stick around. The body is a deep orange that at times reveals a browness to it and boasts a solid amount slow and steady carbonation.

Smell: There is a mild bicuit malt present with a hint and an almost dry salty beach sand smell, which I found a bit peculiar. Warming didn't really help its case out and bring out much of the smell either. Nothing bad, just kinda akwardly lacklustre.

Taste: An almost prune like begining backed by toffee malt that then turns to a more lighter biscuit, almost shortbread note with a hint of whisky which rounds out with a more caramel note backed by some earthy and grass hops.

Mouthfeel: The earthier aspect of the hops lingers a bit too long and tends to build on itself as your drink it, and it leaves an almost wet dust aftertaste. It's kind of a shame because the transition and carbonation are done exceptionally well. Only thing though, you can sorta sense a bit of the higher alchohol during that whisky note, but I think that's what they were going for, so no harm no foul there.

Drinkability: Apart from the aftertaste reigning this one in a bit too much, I'd say it's pretty easy to drink. Light bodied and easy on the system with enough flavour to be interesting and enough of a punch to get you into the danger zone quick.

Final thoughts: For the most part, I'd say a positive experience, but this would be an "On the way" drinker meaning if I was on my way to Sudbury or nearby I'd pick it up, but I really wouldn't go out of my way for it. It's a perfectly serviceable beer which is worth a thumbs up.

Jan 15, 2016
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SebD from Canada

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes

Appearance: It has a nice copper/amber color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark fruit, buiscuity/bready malts, sweet caramel and some toffee.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some dark fruit upfront, buiscuity malts, some breadiness, sweet caramel, toffee and a very faint nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

Jul 01, 2015
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FyreStorm from Canada

5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Barely open over a year, Sudbury's Stack Brewing has a winner here...this rich red fires on all cylinders and scored big at the Canadian Craft Brewing awards...I brought a few cans to friends in the UK and they were rightfully impressed. Available in multiple formats, this is clearly their best beer.

Oct 28, 2014
Les Portes De L'Enfer from Stack Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 14 ratings