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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Black IPA
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2010
33cl bottle -- L’Exploratrice Hoppy Porter. Small tan head atop murky dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some grapefruit, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, bittersweet chocolate, some pine, caramel. Light-medium body, some stickiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
(11.2oz bottle, labeled “L’Exploratrice Hoppy Porter”) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, grass, roasted malt, nuts, and pine. Flavor of caramel, grass, herbs, light coffee, and roasted malt with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle as L’Exploratrice Hoppy Porter: Pours a clear deep copper mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel malty nose with some fresh citrusy hoppy notes and a touch of toffee candy. Starts with good fullness and nice dark caramel sweetness with a good piny resiny hoppy balance before a slightly drier lingering bittersweet finish. An enjoyable and well-made India brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5390) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
(11.2oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear rich orange-brown with oily bubbles. Nose of celery, brown sugar, mild smoke and cracker. Taste of mildly sweet smoke, brown sugar, and cracker with a creamy alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, dark brown pour with soapy foam, nutty cocoa aroma, dry nutty roast and caramel chocolate flavors

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours brownish black with slight tan head. Nose is licorice, hops and roasted chocolate malts. Taste is licorice, malts some chocolate and slight hop balance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is trash, earth, dirt and roasted malt. The flavor is roasted malt with some toffee. I also get a little bit of trash in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This is definitely a porter, but it is not hoppy as the label proclaims.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Smells like caramel, tastes like caramel, pretty delicious! Eat with apples!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a deep amber with ruby hints and a cream head. nose is dried fruits, light hops, and spices. nice on the palate, very carbonated, flavor is light hops, yeast, and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2010
20100730 11.2 oz bottle from State Line. Medium red-mahogany with small, quick tan head. Aroma is grapefruit, dry weeds, light caramel, light coffee, cocoa butter, lemon, celery. A little bit odd, but really quite nice and begging for contemplation. Light bodied, quite dry, with active but even carbonation and lingering pithy bitterness. Flavor is lightly sweet up front with mid palate cocoa, burnt marshmallow and grapefruit pith bitterness. Lemon dish soap notes emerge late with temp. Nice balance of hoppy and roasted malt bitter notes throughout with just enough malt backbone to keep pace. All in all a nice sessionable porter. Always amusing when I’m the first person on RB to rate a foreign beer.


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