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

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   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.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2015
Deep brown tot black body. Off-white creamy head. Light caramel nose, with hops. Not what I expected judging from the looks. Moderately sweet, grapes, yet slightly bitter. Decent, but somewhat odd.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (3359) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at B Side. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of herbs, spice, light licorice. Tastes of dark fruit, light licorice, malt, light caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5256) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Florals, citrus and plum, some raisins. Pours cloudy dark. Lift sweet finish. Some tang. Well balanced. Tap at Churchkey.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2015
Tap at Gar Eden. Aroma is interesting, light spice, malty, caramel, fruit. Taste is slightly sour and funky, bit burnt, spicy again, cinnamon, dark chocolate hints, black treacle. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1366) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 3, 2015
Draught @ Ginger Man. Opaque dark brown with small beige foamy head, spicy honey aroma, low carbonation, thin body, spicy caramel taste (cinnamon, nutmeg?), long finish. Interesting spicy brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2015
(bottle) clear amber-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of roasted malts, treebark and bretty funk, with some subtle notes of cinnamon, clove and milk chocolate. flavour is mostly sugar icing, clove and lemon peel, with quite a bit of alcohol, some more treebark and a semi-dry finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (1136) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Small white head leaving. Dark brown color. Aroma is raisins, amarone, grapes, blackcurrant, leather and smoked ham. Taste is sweet and faded out og the same. Leather, berries, ham. Complex, interesting, quite challenging.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (4105) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2015
La Citadelle, Geneva bottle (8 francs): Pours dark brown with a white head. Aroma is dark fruit and much of it. Taste is fruity, sweet, and yeasty. Pretty nice with a pleasant aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radzik5555 (601) - Gdynia, POLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Butelka 0.33L.
Wygląd: Klarowne z iskrą, miedziane. Obfita kremowo-żółta piana, średnio i drobnopęcherzykowa, średniotrwała.
Aromat: Ciemne pieczywo, goździk, guma balonowa, śliwka, lekko dziwie, stajenne nuty, lekko fenolowe, suszone owoce i nuta sherry. Pachnie jak dubel.
Odczucie: Wysycenie średnie, ciało średnie-, puszysto-kremowa faktura
Smak: Kwas chlebowy, ciemne pieczywo, suszone owoce, słodki początek z lekko kwaskowym, śliwkowym rozwinięciem, na finiszu półwytrawne z lekką do średniej intensywną goryczką ziemistą, przyprawową, wzmocnioną ułożonym alkoholem.
Całość: Bardzo fajny belgian strong ale. Złożony, przyjemnie skomponowany z ułożonym alkoholem, przyprawami i owocami suszonymi.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3883) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
On tap @ Le Saint-Bock.

Appearance: Slightly hazy bright dark amber/golden-ish with a medium fully lasting tan head and good lacing.

Aroma: Christmas spices, caramel, alcohol and red fruits.

Taste: Moderate to medium sweetness. Christmas spices are dominants along with a strong caramel/malt presence, toasted notes, red fruits and very mild acidity.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy. Moderate spicy finish with a bit of alcohol warmth.

Overall: A bit unbalanced and too spicy for my liking, but it’s an interesting spiced Belgian Ale. Tasty.



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