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

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6166) - 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.

2.9
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5581) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5417) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2010
On tap at TDD. Dark brown pour with hints of red. Nice roasted aroma mixed with candied fruits and coffee. Taste is not overwhelming, just a nice balance of fruity sweetness and roasted bitterness. Palate is a bit thin, but quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Black. Still. Sharp dark malt and licorice scent. Malty. Sour tinge. Just a trace of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4789) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle (600 ml). Split 4-ways. Dark brown with a medium quickly diminishing brown bubbly head leaving little lacing. Aroma is chocolate forward with vanilla notes, roasted malts, maple and raisins. Taste is slightly sweet with chocolate, raisins, plums, maple, vanilla, roasted malt and mild bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dried fruits finish. Good Baltic Porter that isn’t too much on the sweet side. Interesting fruity features.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4770) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy nearly black withairy but stable light tan head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with fruity notes and touches of roast. Sweetish flavour of malt, caramel and fruit, with notes of yeast and roast, and bitter, hoppy touches. Roasty aftertaste with nutty notes. Medium body and medium to hogh carbonation. Not bad for a Baltic Porter made far away from the Baltic Sea!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4617) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
En fût, à Shawinigan, le 19 juin 2010. Bière brune foncée avec un petit col mousseux. Le nez est finement houblonné et présente des notes de malt chocolaté. De plus, réglisse et légère touche de fruit. La bouche est aussi envahie par des notes finement torréfiées et amères. Sur la langue et sous le palais, le liquide est plutôt mince et est soutenu par une moyenne effervescence. La finale est plutôt douce sur des notes qui rappellent la mélasse (ou le caramel brûlé).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4197) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Des notes de petits fruits sombres, mélasse, érable, vanille, coco et une certaine résine de houblons qui colle aux sucres. Superbe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3876) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2016
Big, rich, dark, and very roasty with some subtle fruit, and woody sweetness. Rich mouth feel, good carb. Medium to high bitterness, roasty, semi sweet finish, with some coffee, and soy overtones.


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