Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Dry Stout
Shawinigan, Canada


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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bière d’un noir intense, coiffée d’une mousse moka laissant de riches traces de dentelle sur le verre. Nez généreux de café chocolat et de houblons herbacés. Ronde et crémeuse en bouche, l’amertume est soulignée par un trait anisé qui s’efface sèchement dans une douceur de sucre candi.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (994) - Barrie, Ontario, - NOV 14, 2013
375ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a nearly black brown with a three finger, mocha/tan head that thins itself out moderately quickly. Aroma is faint with notes of roasted malt, burnt coffee, and very slight, bitter chocolate. Taste is bitter with a dry, roasted malt, slightly coffee aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Fairly clean in the mouth with a slightly creamy texture. Certainly drinkable. Overall good but not my thing. I thought I’d give this a try but I enjoy more of the chocolaty/sweet stouts and this just isn’t doing it for me. A bit too bitter without enough other flavours to mix it up. Probably wouldn’t buy again but a good brew if you enjoy the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2016
090116. A beer with a name that is difficult to pronounce but that is the only downside to this beer, not that this is even really a downside. I purchased this bottle from Cool Wine in Hobart a while ago and thought it was about time that I drank it. The awesome looking label on the bottle certainly catches your eye and the label is both colourful and intriguing. While the outer packaging is very good it is the beer inside the bottle that really makes you sit up and take notice. Black as coal with a smooth even thin layer of tan foam and aromas of dark chocolate. Cocoa, vanilla and toffee fill the nose. This is a beer that is visually pleasing and from the first mouthful to the last you get nothing but great flavour. Much like the aroma the flavour is all vanilla, toffee and dark chocolate. While the beer is thin in the mouth it is as smooth as velvet and fills the mouth with flavour and leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bewyder (321) - FRANCE - JAN 14, 2016
Brune noire opaque, nez café léger, bouche plus forte en notes torrefiées, première bouche assez fluide et peu lourde, arrière bouche tendant sur l’amère et pointe sèche. Pas fan du style et de l’apparence qui va avec mais celle-ci est accessible. Bouteille 60cl (format sympa) au joli packaging achetée chez Intercaves, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 13/01/2016.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2016
Had it couple months ago. I remember it had a medium beige head. I remember it tasted well but I wasn’t marked by it as I was with other beers from that brewer. Still a very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1894) - - JAN 7, 2016
Draught at Vices & Versa. Nice chocolate forward stout, round mouthfeel, herbal hops, notes of smoke and licorice, fairly dry finish. Solid stuff, could easily down a pint even without being a big stouthead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vidmidia (180) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - DEC 31, 2015
Marrom escura, opaca. Espuma âmbar abundante de média duração. Aroma de malte torrado, com notas de café e baunilha. Sabor amargo equilibrado, com notas de café, chocolate, baunilha e um leve defumado. Retrogosto amargo com final adocicado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Rating #1321. 11.11.2014. Bottle @sugarbowlcafe.Dark, black pour with a tan foam with decent retention. Aroma is very roasty, some cocoa, espresso. Taste is a hint of coffee, burnt sugar, finishes fairly dry. Quebecoisirlandais can be a word.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (901) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
Dégustée en fût au Brouhaha. Un stout bien sombre à la mousse couleur blanc cassé, collante au verre et riche. De fortes arômes de café, d’une juste torréfaction de grains entiers rôtis. C’est réconfortant, serré et corsé. Malgré le manque de complexité, ces arômes sont très réconfortantes et les bienvenues par cet après-midi gris de milieu de semaine. Malts modérés en bouche où la rondeur fait légèrement défaut à la texture. Une belle amertume de houblons légèrement résineux balance parfaitement la torréfaction qui demeure au premier plan. Texture soyeuse, lisse et souple, un autre très beau produit de notre brasserie de Shawinigan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1951) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
Black with a pale head. Aroma is anise, chocolate, fig, hint of coffee. Medium bodied, lightly oily mouthfeel, bittersweet on the palate with a lightly astringent finish. Taste is mild coffee, anise, fig, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (636) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
Very dark mahogany with a generous long lasting khaki head that laces well. Nose of coffee and grassy hops with chocolate and some light dark candied fruit. Light sweet candy underneath a moderate bitter espresso and chocolate and light licorice. Medium+ creamy mouth with a quite dry finish. Decent and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (2344) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Black with fizzy light brown head. Dark chocolate, fresh roasted coffee beans, dried plums, light peach and herbs. Quite fruity with nice chocolate notes, and very light on the roasted character. Medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with slick feel. Very nice.

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