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


on tap

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8736) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8124) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7754) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7712) - 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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7013) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6217) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2009
I’ve tried this twice. Once at the pub where it could easily claim a spot in the province’s top 100 beers and another time at Brouhaha where I found it more restrained, less fruity and rich. At the pub though, this was a very dark brown pour covered by a lasting off-white head. Elegant malt aroma comprising well-roasted graininess, toasty nuances and coffee touches, all very well integrated and tasty. The fruitiness cannot be called broad, but its dark grapeyness is addictive. Active, but moderate effervescence. A bit powdery, but engaging mouthfeel. Lasting roasty finish is enhanced further by fair leafy hops. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
In short: A strong and slightly chocolaty porter. No character. Slightly problematic chalky/vegetables malt tones. Bad batch?
How: Tap at Brouhaha
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head leaving good lacings
In long: A light nose of black chocolate. The carbonation is very smooth and the body is round and cushiony but a bit thin for a 9% porter. In mouth it was like the beer had two distinct malts that didn’t blend together. I was getting nice round chocolaty malts but also some burnt malts with a light vegetables character. Weird, I don’t know how else to describe it. Some molasses and dark fruits try to pierce through. The ashy/floury roastiness hides the sweetness. A sensation of a floury chocolate cake with a little burnt rubber here and there. I didn’t care much for this beer but I feel like there was something was off with my glass. Need to resample. I usually really like this brewpub so I was as disappointed as a Bangkok hooker after the navy has left town.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5362) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
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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