beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly cloudy brown color with ruby highlights and a thin offwhite head. Very good aroma of chocolate, fruits and toasted malt. Very pleasant flavor of chocolate and fruits with a rich toasted malt presence. The body is full and creamy while the carbonation is moderate.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Well-extracted maltiness produces a round mouthfeel, presenting crunchy cookies and mild caramel flavors. Supporting wooden hoppiness balances out the back end in this quirky, drinkable Altbier.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the clear copper.
-The nose is full-on grape juice, which is obviously not desired (or desirable).
-For a first batch, this is quite decent, but as with many Trou du Diable, I have a feeling it’s only going to get better in the next batch!
On tap at the brewpub.