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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


Fred82's rating

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2366) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Opaque black with an overzealous beige head, stripa and pieces of lace. Taste is roasted malt that shows dark chocolate before turning to aggressive bittering. The bitter remains through a lingering finish. A big beer, especially for 5.3% abv (so the bottle says).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3027) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle labeled as L’Exploratrice Hoppy Porter. From the Party Source in Cincy/Kentucky. Brown pour, beige head. Aroma of tobacco, toasty, dried fruit. Tastes roasted malt, floral, earthy, grass, little nutty, coffee, cocoa. Strong carbonation in the medium palate. Pretty interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a dark amber to brown color. Slightly cloudy. Forms a big and creamy beige head with great retention and lots of lingering and molasses lacings formed and left in the glass. A thin layer lasts forever on the top. S: Nice smell of roasted malts and citrus, and flowery hops. Biscuity. Some notes of dark chocolate and yeasts. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and roasted malts and grassy hops. Strong notes of flowery and citrus hops. Grapefruit and grapes. Again, some notes of chocolate and bready yeasts. In overall, taste is dry and bitterness strong and very persistent.M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Roasted malts and persistent grassy bitterness in the aftertaste. O: Great drinkability. Trois Dames quality. Recommended. [ BA Review @ 6/22/2011 ]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ametras (532) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
330ml bottle at Bistro L’Autre Oeil. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Flavors are bread, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, grass and pine resin with fruity and nutty notes. Heavily oxidized, not sure how old this is. Medium body, moderate to high carbonation, slick texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pindoc (120) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Eine schöne, üppige und voluminöse Schaumkrone, die ockerfarbend ist, bedeckt das dunkelbraune, etwas trübe Bier! Ein fruchtiger Duft steigt in die Nase, Der erste Schluck fängt eigentlich sanft an, bis sich sofort eine fruchtige bitterheit einstellt. Die Flüssigkeit fliesst prickelnd die Kehle hinunter, die eine bittere Spur nach sich zieht. Darum ist der Abgang recht bitter und der Nachhall klingt weiter mittelbitter nach! Ein Bier, das man bewusst trinken sollte!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma is very sweet with caramel malts and berries. Taste is also pretty sweet, medium body. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (830) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Aroma is roasty malts, caramel and some chocolate. Taste and some rich sweet malts with chocolate, nuts, and mocha. Appearance is a dark body woh a beige /pearl creamy head that retains fairly well.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Case (279) - GERMANY - JUN 8, 2014
Pours ruby red-brown with big thick head. Aroma is roasty, coffee. Taste is sharp bitterness, followed by caramel and fruit. Ends dry. A hophead’s delight.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5870) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle sampled at Festival der Bierkulturen, Koln. Pours hazy brown with a thick off white head. Aroma ofbran flakes, malt, caramel and bread. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Grassy hops coming out in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2065) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle pour@FdB Köln 2014. Pours a solid bodacious brown with dark cherry inflections. Mild impressionistic nose, dry woody malts and maybe some berries. Taste delivers: a confident piney hop bitterness accompanied with Alt-quality malt wood, roast and caramel. Lingering earthy, leafy bitterness, carried and offset by a round body. True to the substyle in asfar as expressivity here are converted into "brown" shades of caramel, earth and wood and another beautiful Trois Dame exercise in cross-pollenating styles to achieve heightened subtlety.


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