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

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.8
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2014
sample at Festbiere du Quebec, Quebec City. solid baltic porter, big roastiness, light dark fruits, touch of dark chocolate & coffee. good mouthfeel. nice porter

3.4
Boutip (6321) - 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.

3.6
Rastacouere (6177) - 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
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.

3.8
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a white to off white foamy head dissipates appropriately. Messy run about lace. The aroma starts off with a ruddy milk and dark chocolate blending with some candied dark fruits. Seems like there’s a subtle dried hoppy grassiness underneath. Light earthiness. The flavor brings together the previously mentioned aromas sweetly layered with a delicate roast underneath. Smooth bitter yet somewhat wet sort of dark fruity aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable smooth feel to it. Low carbonation yields to the wet feel on my tongue. Overall, nicely done Baltic Porter that I would have again.

3.5
tom10101 (6032) - 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.

3.5
jaghana (6013) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle 66cl, a dark beer with medium brown head. Nose is on roasted caramel and burnt caramel, vegetable touch. Aroma is on sweet caramel, roasted caramel, light smoked notes, kind of spices, some molasses, less complex than expected. Finish on burnt caramel and ashes, bit german in the style.

3.8
JulienHuxley (5792) - 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.

4.1
Marheb (5717) - 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.

3.6
SlovakSniper (5561) - 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).


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