Le Trou du Diable Époque Opaque

Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Black IPA
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5960) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
On tap at Le Saint-Bock. Hazy copper with a small beige head, some retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, hazelnuts, liquorice, toasted malts and chocolatey notes. Taste is mildly sweet with roasted malts, hazelnuts, toasted malts, caramel, liquorice and resinous bitterness. Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Resinous and chocolatey finish. Even though it’s a secondary flavor, the liquorice is really a turn-off for me in this beer, hindering drinkability and enjoyability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swiseman (493) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
pours a dark brown with medium tan head. slight of aromas of caramel and burnt toast. medium mouthfeel with tastes of roasted toffee, hazelnuts and some molasses. finish has some strong hops that are well balanced with the malt. lasting bitterness. a pretty decent beer, overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (1538) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
946ml growler. Dark brown with a foamy beige head. Flavors are roasted cereals, toasted bread, coffee, caramel, pine resin, citrus and mint with herbal and ashy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5291) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2015
Draught @ Bateau de Nuit, Québec. Pours hazy very dark brown with airy off-white head. Clear arom of hops and fruit, with touches of malt and yeast. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of needles and touche of malt and yeast. Bitter aftertaste with acidic and fruity notes. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
Dusty scent. Velvet body. Moderate hops. Foamy lace on black beer. Like a light hoppy porter or a black IPA....haha.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sseb69 (1883) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
En fût à l’Isle de Garde. Couleur noire, mousse beige. Arôme de torréfaction un peu de noisette et herbes. En bouche, notes de grains torréfié, céréale, houblons. Assez bien équilibrée. Très bonne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
May 26, 2013 - on draught (?) at Volo. "Époque? Alpaca? It smells like a llama!!!" Anyway. Brown-black (opaque - duh) with an attractive creamy tan head, nice legs. Roasty aroma - like a solid porter with plenty of extra green herbal bitterness to it - but yeah, right, it’s that non-style "black IPA" again ... whatever. Taste follows, but has less character - the roast character is weak and flabby, and the bitterness seems wan and grassy after the herbal borderline resin freshness on the nose - meh. Airy, fairly solid body, long bitter finish but like scorched grass really, and I hate to say it, but needs more roast/malt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sammyboyy (70) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Très bonne black IPA. Assez douce, on goûte le côté torréfié que le côté IPA, mais c’est très bien balancé. Pas la meilleure black IPA au Québec à mon avis, mais certainement très bonne. Elle ne deçoit aucunement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3335) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at E+OH, deep brown-black color, with a thick foamy beige head, with a light earthy floral piney, leafy hop, mild peppery nose, with a mild toasted, black, roasted, caramel malt note, with a subtle chocolate chip cookie dough, mild black coffee accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice earthy flowery tobacco, leafy, piney hoppy, black pepper, tobacco leaf, dark bitter chococolate, black coffee character, with some mild grapefruit, lime rind, faint chocolate chip cookie dough flavours, leading towards a citrus peel, faint peppery spiciness, faint dark bitter chocolate, toasted, black, roasted maltiness, lingering leafy, grassy, piney hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperTiti33 (888) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
En fût à la micro du lièvre. Brune. Léger col blanc. Très fruité. Fraise. Abricot. Pamplemousse. Melon. Raisin. Fine amertume. Légère et rafraichissante. Très bien.

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