Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Saignelégier, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
La Torpille, bière brune 7.5% vol. est une bière au bouquet subtil partagé entre des notes épicées, caramel et fruitées rappelant les arômes de vieux vins des Côtes-Rôties. En bouche, l’impression est partagée entre la douceur de l’alcool , la finale est moyennement amère et la rétronasale épicée

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
domtom (65) - Bienne, - MAR 9, 2003
Colour of dark tea, cloudy, with a beautiful foam. Aroma of herbs, flowers, tobacco and spices. Few flavour, light bitternesss, quite long herbal aftertaste. It has an interesting aroma but an unpleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nonshaugen (264) - Fetsund, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
33 cl flip-top, bottle conditioned. Very dark ruby brown-red, loads of floating sediments, thin tan head. Aroma is very spicy and sweet. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation, bitter aftertaste. Flavour is very spicy, lots of clove, chilli heatness, peppers, dark fruits and alcohol. All in all this beer features a lot of impressions. It’s complex and impossible to ignore. Well put together, but I don’t think I will buy another one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2459) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with a medium sized beige head. Spicy nose with some wood and brown sugar also. Spices also come through in the flavour along with wood, coffee, brown sugar, dark bread, nuts, cloves, mild chili like heat. Medium body, soft and filling with soft carbonation. Some sweetness, mild bitterness. Soft and pleasant, a bit too muche cloves for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
caribou43 (237) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2016
I drank this beer yesterday in the Simplon coffee in Lausanne. Overall it is a good product. This beer is brown troubled with a thin foam and medium-low carbonation. The first sensation is in the mouth nice and not simple and well balanced. We could smell a side of caramel, some spices, malt and few hop and there is a small side of coffee. If I compare this with the brunette of boxer, I can say that it is a real dark with character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vignale (2851) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle from Etre Gourmete. Brown liquid with a firm offwhite head. Probably an infected bottle (again). Sour, bretty with herbal and grassy bouquet, some spices, cloves, odd bananas and cellar. Mildly sour, cloves and fermented bananas. Drinkable but not nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (1063) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 18, 2015
@home, advent calendar Clear dark brown with ruby highlights, cappuccino head Winey, black cherry, maraschino, spicy, sirup Finish amaretto biscuit, some toffee, bitter black cherry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (1066) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Slow gushing. Pours a brown body with a creamy tan head. Malty sweet aroma with hints of ripe bananas and a touch of cherries. Taste is malt driven, with light toasty, toffee notes. Hints of wood and alcohol in the aftertaste. Medium-light body and avg to soft co2.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (6512) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
Sampled 330 ml. swing-top bottle @ “Vini Birre Ribelli 2015”. Dark brown amber, small mocha head. Nose is weird fish guts, pecan & sugar. Massive DE-style fish guts, kitchen spices, herbal, bay leaf, some oxidation,… Thinned out, bit oxidized fish guts body. Tastes like an old bock with kitchen spices,… Way off from what it was meant to be, weird,… BFM has the BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien series which is simply brilliant but otherwise?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AaronTDubs (144) - - OCT 28, 2015
Dirty brown. Light carbonation. Has a lively, complex nose, every whiff brings a new deScriptor: cola-flavored candies, spicy phenols, dark fruits, clove, apples fallen from the tree, apple pie. Very sweet, but just enough hops to balance. Very yeast driven flavor. Toffee, caramel, spices, phenols. Simply delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13209) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
33 cl fliptop bottle. Pours dark, even opaque, brown. Aroma of sour old wine barrels. Very BFM. Med body. Flavor is red berry and medium dark fruits, with "musty" oak. Sour treacle, if such could actually be. I think it can. Sour treacle with oak, red berries and more. Amazing stuff, and IMHO incredibly under rated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (6480) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. Dark brown with a medium head. Aroma and taste of light roasted malt, chocolate, light spices and caramel. The body was almost full and the finish quite long. A descent one.

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