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Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Irish Ale
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bière au reflet roux foncé à rouge rubis marquée de profonds arômes de caramel et de café soutenus d’un côté végétal houblonné. En bouche, ses saveurs confirment son parfum et s’accompagnent d’une amertume fraîche et souple.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10766) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
A dark clear brown ale with a thick light moka head. Aroma of caramel, strwberries and butterscotch. In mouth, a true Irish Red, rather dry with lots of burned caramel and nuts, but short in mouth. On tap at Vices et Versa, Oct. 7, 2007.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9255) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2011
On cask at Bar Volo Le Trou Du Diable event. Spot on the style, a good drinkable cask. Fragrant malt and hops, with three-eights of an inch of cask head. Good malting. Above average mouthfeel for a cask. A little sourness in finish, some lace, a smooth mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Tap at Wvrst. Deep amber pour. Soapy flavor with a bit of malt. Earthy and a little bit bland. Not really my style. Has a bit of earthiness. Meh

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a dark red with a small beige head. Nose brings out dry bready malt - not much else. Flavour is along the same lines, with a bone dry bready malt character dominating. Very well-brewed for a typically boring style. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A veil of head hangs on to the clear mahogany.
-Wooden, smoky subtleties rise from an otherwise quiet aroma.
-Earth-covered berries are surrounded by morning-after campfires.
-The active carbonation is fitting, although just a little less would have allowed more drinkability, methinks.

What if you dig deeper?
-The light bitterness of coffee beans appears serene.
-Caramel comes up again in the nose and flavor, a redundant feature in their lineup.
-A touch of rauch malt was used (confirmed by one of the owners) in an intelligent manner.
-A well-brewed Irish Ale, but how exciting can this style be anyway?

On tap at the brewpub.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2011
2011-02-19. Very dark red brown body is lightly hazy, modest creamy tan head leaves a nice lace on the glass. Flavour is relatively mild, lingering hoppy bitterness in the finish. Mild sweet malt middle, light citrus notes. 6+ Aroma is mild, light alcohol, light dusty malt character. 6+ Average palate is very smooth but under carbonated. Okay, it was an enjoyable drink but lacked the oomph to make more of an impression. Cask at Volo, Toronto

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
[3602-20110219] Cask. Grassy hops aroma. Hazy, red amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head and lacy lacing. Bitter pencil lead and grassy hops flavour. Medium body. Great balance, not sure why but probably my favourite of the night. (8/4-/9/4/17-) 4.2
(Le Trou du Diable Night @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6782) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Draft - Grains and caramel. Clear dark copper with a decent white head. Caramel, tea leaves and light hops. Decent, but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Draught at TdD Tap Takeover, Wvrst, May 26. Pours a very deep ruby-amber with a small long-lasting frohty off-white head. Aroma of fruit and caramel malt along with some sugary sweetness. Fruity and malty flavour. Average bodied. I didn’t love it, just O.K.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6290) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel légèrement fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-rouge Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité avec une très légère pointe fumée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût fruité. (Rating #2618)


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