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Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Baltic Porter
Shawinigan, Canada

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle shared by tmoney99. Dark fruit, herbal character, bit of roast, ash, more spicy than I’d like. Bit of smoke? Kind of soft, moderate carbonation. Medium to bigger body, mild chewiness. Dark brown color, kind of clear. Ring of tan head. Some bits of lace. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Mildly watery feel, but overall, nice flavor, very different, interesting stuff. Good for 5oz but more may have dragged for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9528) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
2013-05-31. Black body with a modest tan head. 4+ Aroma of dry roasty malt, sweeter dark malt undertones. Flavour is relatively dry, dusty malt, light roast. Much drier than expected from a Baltic porter. Average bodied palate is a bit light , modest carbonation. Bit light for the style. Enjoyable but not a great example of a Baltic porter. Pretty decent. On tap at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2010 My Bottom Line:
Wealthy raisins and dark chocolate establish themselves atop the roasted maltiness, while molasses add a dash of sweetness to this plump and reverend Baltic Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the blackness with brown edges.
-This has world-class potential written all over it.
-The nose is a beautiful prelude to what is to come in the flavor profile.
-The finish has a touch of nascent vinosity, but it’s barely there for now.
-All malt flavors are united for the greater good, and continue into the finish. They work perfectly with the restaurant’s "côtes levées du diable".
-The lovable, round body is one of its finest features.
-Carbonation is prickly, making the round body feel lighter.
-Roasted malts and leafy hops offer plenty of bitterness in the finish. This is now balanced, like most TDDs.
-Like most of their beers, this one is of the same intensity from nose to flavor profile to finish.

On tap at the brewpub.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
4oz sample @ Churchkey, DC. dark brown, mocha head outstanding fruit aroma, lots of caramel malts, licorice-toffee? flavors, getting a load of dark fruits along with a mild presence of licorice, possible anise, whatever it is, the mouthfeel is unique and flavorful. finish is dry, hinting at some herbal elements with notes of coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8434) - Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2016
500 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malt, dark fruit, a subtle smoked character, ash, chocolate, mild bitterness, very little sweetness, more dry, decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8353) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
[5423-20130531] Sample. Roasted mild coffee grain aroma. Brown black body with a quick foamy tan head. Burnt roasted malt grain flavour. Full body. Tasty. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(Mondial 2013, Montreal, QC)
Overheard: "Please ignore the hash king of Ontario."

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
Draft. Dark brown beer with a dark cream head. malt aroma. Malt and caramel flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Malt and caramel lingers with light spice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
on tap at bateau de nuit, qc. clear very dark brown with a nice creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. dark roasted malts, burnt hazelnuts, maple, smoke, resin and umami, some sweetness. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and almost sticky, bold resinous and bitter coffee finish. much enjoyed this bold baltic porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2014
sample at Festbiere du Quebec, Quebec City. solid baltic porter, big roastiness, light dark fruits, touch of dark chocolate & coffee. good mouthfeel. nice porter

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
En fût. Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de petits fruits foncés. Apparence: La couleur est noire presque opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de café avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de toréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #1294)


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