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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Black IPA
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
C’est ma version d’une porter avec un houblonnage renforcé: 50 IBU pour « seulement » 5,2-5,5 % d’alcool. Elle contient pratiquement la teneur en houblon d’une IPA, mais sa couleur brun-noir provient des malts rôtis. Je la brasse une ou deux fois par an.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
pours very dark brown with a creamy long lasting light beige head. caramel malts - hint of sweetness, some roastiness, dried dark fruits, light molasses and soy sauce, medium long resinous and grassy finish. lively and soft carbonation, light to medium body. nice hybrid between black ipa and iba.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
Aroma:Good caramel nose.. Appearance:hazy brown,good lacing beige head... Flavor:caramel,light hopy,oxydation...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2012

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ Trade by fiulijn ]. ABV: 6.0%. Clear dark dark brown colour with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dusty, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, citrus, orange - citrus, moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate malt, roasted, sharp grass, thin, light licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120714]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3395) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy dark brown body with a good beige foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with grainy and woody hints. Taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries malty and some roasted cereals notes. Ends with a decent bitter/grainy finish. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5198) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of deep caramelized malt with strong earthy hops that don’t really mesh with the malt notes. Taste is also a bit off balance between some strongly caramelized malt with quite a lot of residual sugars and some earthy with light pine notes that don’t really holds against the huge malt backbone. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Weird one and not something I would seek again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Chestnuts and roasted malts meet wooden, earthy hop resins in this bitter Brown IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the blackened brown.
-Body is lean and effervescence soft.
-Drinkability is rather high.
-Nose is deficient; either the hops are tired in this bottle, or it was a poor hop choice for these malts.
-Nascent fruity acidity isn’t too fitting.

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4808) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2012
11.2oz bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops, and some roasted and chocolate malts plus a little smokiness. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3965) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
Trois Dames :(33 cl) Une tête beige foncée sur une robe brune acajou. Des parfums qui s’imposent avec légèreté. Des pointes chocolatées, du caramel, des murmures de grains rôtis et quelques noix qui roulent sous les narines. Des houblons? Difficile pour mes narines de percevoir cette présence. Des saveurs maltées rapidement jointes par des cultivars qui ratissent large : je perçois des herbes avec un côté floral et une légère astringence boisée. Une bouche assez ronde pour le style. Un pétillement modéré et une texture huileuse. Une finale qui permet à l’amertume des houblons de percer les malts sucrés. Tout compte fait, j’ai apprécié cette bouteille.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2116) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
330ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Deep amber with medium foamy brown head.
Aroma : Rubber and phenolic notes. Caramel and piny citrusy hops. Lots of caramel, not much roasted malt. Why is this a Black IPA ?
Taste : Citrusy and piny with nice caramel. No phenolic notes. Finish nicely hoppy with pine and citrusy notes, nice roasted caramel too.
Overall : Either I’ve got the wrong beer or the style for this is wrong. This is not a black IPA but just an IPA with lots of caramel malt. Nose is slightly off because of the phenolic notes. Taste is pretty good, nice mouthfeel, nice hops. Nice long well balanced finish. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (4681) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2012
$4.49 for an 11.2 oz. bottle from Julio’s Liquors. Labeled as “ L’Exploratrice Hoppy Porter” Must be bottle fermented since there was a ton of floating years particles noticeable in the dark brown liquid. Almost no retention in the English pint glass. Nose is pine with light citrus notes. Touch of chocolate malt. Taste is similar to the nose however, much lighter. Also has a mild sourness that detracts from the flavors. Short finish with the exception of the strange sourness. Second brew I’m rating from this brewery. At this point not sure I will buy any others. No major problems just real average at best.


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