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Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Le Purgatoire, préambule aux joies de l’au-delà, est né d’une affection commune entre Le Trou du Diable et Dieu du Ciel ! Comme son nom l’évoque, il s’agit d’un porter à l’ancienne vieilli 15 mois en barriques de vin rouge envahies de levures sauvages. Son nez révèle d’intenses notes de gousses de vanille, de toffee et de griottes. Sa bouche, surette et traditionnellement peu effervescente, s’exprime par les mêmes accents sur fond de noix de Grenoble et de liqueur de café. Le Purgatoire, véritable processus de purification de l’âme, constitue pour tout amateur de bière un passage secret vers le paradis.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Nice barrel aroma. Not even sure what this is but it’s nice. Some wine, some bread. Pours blackish brown with clear maroon. Finishes a little sour and some sweetness. Some funk, some roast malt here with light smokiness. Bottle at Volo for Zwanze Day.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3076) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle at DDC. A dark brown pour with beige off-white head. Vanilla and nuts blends nicely with sour characteristics. Strong vinous notes with evident bugs and red cherries. Flavor is mostly sour cherries and red wine. Vanilla and chocolate sweetness. This a very rare example of a succesfull dark sour ale. Dark malts aren’t too roasty or sweet and complement the sourness. It didn’t feel wierdto me as it did with other example of the style such as The Bruery Tart of Darkness or Jolly Pumpkin Madruga Obscura.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3022) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle - 750ml. Opaque black body with an average beige creamy/bubbly head. Robust hoppy aroma with malty, vineous, and citrusy hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Its complex, well balanced hoppy taste carries oaky, vineous, and plummy notes. Ends with a long, strong bitter/sour finish. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2989) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Sample, from bottle, tasted during Winter Warmer, savoured on February 22 2013; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of tan head; nose: cherry, sourness, wild yeasts, light woody; mouth: cherry, sourness, wild yeasts, light woody, sour finale in cherry with presence of wild yeasts, full body, average carbonation, mildly sour, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille, bue lors de l’Hivernale des brasseurs, savourée le 22 février 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse fauve; nez : cerise, aigre, levures sauvages, léger boisé; bouche : cerise, aigre, levures sauvages, léger boisé, finale aigre en cerise avec présence de levures sauvages, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement aigre, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
750ml bottle, consumed at DDC, dark mahohany color, with a creamy beige head, with a light red wine tannin, wet woody, wild yeast, faint musty sour cherry, raisin fruity nose, with a faint roasted, chocolate, toasted malt note, and a dark bitter chocolate baking bar accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice warmth red wine, woody tannic, earthy funky, bretty yeasty, light sweet balsamic vinegar character, with a kind of leathery, sweet and sour red cherry, raisin, faint vanilla oak, dark roasted malt flavour, leading towards a warming, earthy sour red berry, leatthery, tannic, red wine woody finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2781) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared with friends at the brewpub. Thanks to minderminder for this one! Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of red wine, red apples, cherries, raisins, brettanomyces and slight roasted and chocolate notes. Some oxidation notes(?). Taste is moderately sweet with decent sourness, red wine, slight roasted notes, brettanomyces, cherries, raisins and chocolate. Medium body. Vinous mouthfeel. Really strange beast here, it’s not your typical Porter! I’m impressed that they were able to do something that good for that kind of beer. But even with DDC’s and TDD’s magic, it’s impossible to make a great beer out of such a mix. Interesting, but not one that I’ll seek if it’s become available on shelves.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Bouteille 750ml. De couleur noire-rougeâtre et opaque. Nez de levures sauvages fruitées (cerises sûres, notes de raisins vineux), moyennement boisé (fût de chêne vineux, bois humide), léger de malt rôti avec des notes de chocolat noir. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes vineuses. Goût de levures sauvages et fruitées légèrement aigres (cerises sûres, léger de raisins vineux, petites traces de pommes vertes) avec des notes boisées (bois humide) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute lentement et progressivement un léger goût de malt rôti et des traces de pain grillé puis en finale le goût boisé et légèrement plus présent (fût vineux) et est accompagné d’un léger goût de chocolat noir et des notes de houblon herbeux. Post-goût moyen-long, composé d’un goût légèrement aigre de levures sauvages fruitées (moût de raisins et de cerises) avec un léger goût de chocolat noir ainsi que des notes rôties et boisées. (20 mars 2013)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2503) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
Beer #10 at the 2013 Winter Warmer Montreal, on February 23, 2013. Very dark brown with a little red, no head. Barley aroma with lots of fruit, slightly sour. Barley taste the sour berries, hints of pepper, bitter sour fruit. A porter for adventurers, not for purist!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2050) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
(Winter warmer mtl 2013): Petits fruits, café, une touche de verdure, le brett typique TDD au nez comme en bouche, belle balance. Rencontre trop brève.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle 750ml. At TDD. Pours dark brown with very low beige head. Aroma and taste are of fruits, roasted malt, red wine, some bretts. Palate: medium body. Overall: I did’nt take much notes, but I’d say this one was good, but not as good as expected. Weird style, high hopes, etc. Still a nice one I’d recommand trying if it was affordable.


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