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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Black IPA
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Dark murky red brown; almost no head. Light herbal/earthy aroma. Strange flavor. Sort of a muddy IPA. The herbal bitterness of a mojito where the mint leaves are crushed instead of bruised. Almost interesting, not worth the price of admission.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours an amber bruin body with an off white head and light retention. Light coco and chocolate notes. A bit dry and roasty but the hop character smooths the beer our with an almost herbal character. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4364) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Pours like an India Brown into a shaker and less like the "Hoppy Porter" described on the label. Sickly off-white head recedes to pancake surface. Licorice and raisin aromas. Thin with front to back roasted nuts and dark pit fruits. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1893) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2010
From notes. L’Exploratrice Hoppy Porter tasted from bottle at Lush Roscoe. Pours muddy brown orange with a thick white head that leaves spotty lace. The nose is brown malt with some brown sugar sweetness and nice aromatic hops. The flavor displays the zesty hops a little more with the malt, brown sugar, and light yeast acting as backbone. The body is medium with light carbonation and a long hops and malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10934) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. As L’Exploratrice. Pours very dark brown/black with a sharp, foamy off-white head. Sort of a soapy aroma. Full bodied with foamy carbonation. Flavor is dark malt with some strong citrusy hop. The flavor is strong. Mouth-grabbing. Very smooth, begging the carbonation, and finishes definitely on the dry side. Well crafted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4912) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2010
A dark brown beer that has caramel colored highlights. A nice thick one finger tan head. The aroma is chocolate and nuts. Flavor is nutty, light chocolate. Hops are more noticed by a slow buildup in the aftertaste. They are grapefruit and a bit spicy. This beer entered with malty porter notes but finished with plenty of those hops. A sticky syrup feel. Multifaceted and interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11452) - 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 (11940) - 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 (7130) - 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 (5537) - 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.


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