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Le Trou du Diable Nez de Poivrot

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Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Barley Wine
Shawinigan, Canada
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS ENTRY IS FOR REGULAR NEZ DE POIVROT. TAP-ONLY. IF YOU HAD THIS BEER IN A BOTTLE, IT WAS THE BARREL-AGED VERSION. Barley Wine with maple syrup. Cette onctueuse rousse charme par sa rondeur alors que des bulles s’envolent nonchalamment vers la surface pour former une mousse discrète mais persistante. Les arômes d’ananas, de vin blanc et le léger présage d’une certaine acidité qui s’échappent du verre laissent difficilement présager de la suite. En bouche, on perçoit d’abord une pointe d’amertume houblonnée rapidement repoussée par le côté caramel provenant d’une impressionnante base de malt. La finale, longue et persistante, rappelle l’eau d’érable avec une surprenante vivacité.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lesifflebiere (1188) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Bière brune opaque, au nez poivré (bien entendu), épicé même, avec des malts bien présents. En bouche, fruitée, intense, belle amertume qui soutient le tout en arrière-plan, sur un lit d’alcool qui réchauffe. Excellent vin d’orge, au croisement de plusieurs versions du style. Copieux mais pas envahissant.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cargo150 (522) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
De couleur ambrée avec un mince col résistant. Nez intense d’épices et de fruits assez complexes. En bouche c’est un même mélange persistant. Mal balancé trop sucré trop explosif mais gagne des points par sa complexité. Une expérience a goutter mais pas dans mes goûts!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarnotingPete (771) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Winter Warmer décembre 2013 - Bière cuivrée, limpide et où flotte une fine écume éphémère laissant une fine dentelle au verre. Au nez, du caramel, des fleurs, de l’herbe verte et de l’alcool. Moyennement amère et légèrement sucrée. Elle est liquoreuse, de corps baraqué, vivement effervescente et se termine sur une longue finale aromatique.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2614) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
On tap @ La Shop du Trou du Diable - Wabasso (Shawinigan). Unclear dark copper with a small quickly disappearing beige head and no lacing. Aroma is of caramel/malt, fruity notes, hops, mineral notes, spices and some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet with a good amount of caramel malt, some fruits, light resinous notes and alcohol (not boozy though). Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Warming presence. Drinkable for a 11% abv Barley Wine. Not so complex, so I now understand why the bourbon barrel version is so "simple". Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (668) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
En fût au Winter Warmer 4. Couleur acajou translucide, peu de mousse beige. Arôme de malt caramel, érable. Goût d ’érable, alcool, malt. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkska101 (847) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
draft @ winter warmer A: caramel, herbacy. App: hazy copper no head. T/p: full body with medium long bitter finish. o: ok

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1127) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
Elle me semble rousse, rougeâtre et elle est garnie d’une mousse compacte et persistante. Ça sent un peu le porto, les raisins secs, des senteurs boisées et les bonbons en forme de banane. Un goût de sucre d’orge, de fer, de rouille et de sirop d’agave, plutôt que du sirop d’érable. Bon, on pourrait facilement s’y méprendre. L’alcool est bien intégré. J’ai bien aimé ce vin d’orge. (795-29813)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
[4226-20111231] Tap. Light horseradish grains aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. More horseradish grains in the flavour has a little sweet iced tea maple hints. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
2012-12-31. Very dark amber brown body, small beige head. 4+ Sort of fruity flavour with a good amount of alcohol. Mild but rich malt character, dangerously drinkable profile for the alcohol content. 7+ Sort of fruity, vaguely vanilla like notes in the aroma over malt. 7+ Very smooth medium bodied palate. Fairly subtle, but quite nice. The alcohol grows very slowly as you move through the glass, interesting subtle fruity character throughout Find the right balance, pretty enjoyable. Bottle at Volo, Toronto

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
In short: A big amber ale with a refreshing fruitiness (apples, pineapples). Good stuff
How: Cask at Siboire, herbrooke QC + tap at Vices & Versa, Montreal
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose is fruity, some alcohol fumes, a tiny bit spicy. Taste is very fruity and the refreshing fruit flavors (apples and pineapples mainly) are rather unusual for a so-called barley wine. I even noted some bananas. There was also honey, some woody notes and some spicy notes. Supposedly uses maple syrup but I didn’t pick any, which is a good thing. Overall it reminded me of some lighter color American wheat-wines that manage to be refreshing despite their size. Dangerously drinkable for a 10%+ beer. Barley-wine? If you say so, whatever it is, I liked it. That beer event at Siboire was yet another night where I had too much to drink. I used to hate that I always made a fool out of myself when I was drunk. But things have changed. Now I also hate that I always make a fool out of myself when I’m not drunk. Basically now, I just hate myself.


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