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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Black Imperial IPA.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2016
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, mörk choklad, kaffe, saltlakrits, grapefrukt med toner av mint och tall. Fruktig, krämig, rund och len, fin sötma, bra balans, fin beska med smak av grapefrukt och bitter mörk choklad. Mycket gott!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenL8 (60) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Almost black with a big frothy head which remains. Looks really perfect. Black IPA aromas; very hoppy, lots of chocolate and even more cocoa, dark malts and some coffee, quite complex. Even some berries, maybe raisins. Flavour: some hoppiness at first which quickly disappears. Cocoa is very intense, one can really taste the beans. Malt is not too intense, alcohol doesn’t come through either. All in all flavour is mild. Finish is not too dry. Cocoa/chocolate lingers for a long time. Really nice beer, an IPA in the nose, not so much in the taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClaudeB04 (345) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2016 Very hoppy nose. Dark brown white head. Smoky flavours. Bottle says only belgian hops. Very nice mix of dark beer and IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
Pours deep brown with low light tan head. Aroma of sugar, caramel, spices. Taste is mild sweet with a light coffee note. Body is light to medium with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheKernOwl (188) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
Smoked porter-esque (dried) coffee & bacon nose, with (chilli) chocolate and a little vanilla poking through. More candy and caramel in the body, along with grassier hops. Medium smoky finish. Nice mix of roasty + sweet malts, with hop backbone. Call it a Black IPA, a smoked porter, imperial measures or whatever. It’s subtle, silky + nice. CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide to Belgium (2014) notes that this “muddle-hopped”; that is, with all due respect (and that is a heck of a lot of respect, in all honesty), a red herring. This beer, and Magma (by the same brewers ), show that Troubadour are way, way beyond hobbyists these days.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beertobealive (493) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - APR 5, 2016
Pours a beige Head with with first aromas of candy, hops, and secondly roasted malt. Brown colored body. Mouth is sweet, round but malts are too much roasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eljebi (68) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2016
Cerveza bien oscura, con aromas de lúpulo, malta tostada, café y toques de chocolate y vainilla. Sabor equilibrado entre las características de la malta tostada y el café y la amargura fuerte pero agradable, que se hace más pronunciada en un largo final de lúpulo. Una gozada!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton_w (249) - - MAR 13, 2016
Hoppy aroma. A small but nice milky chocolate head. Dark brown color. The head feels like a cappuccino head. A little chocolate-like sweetness cover by combined hop and roasted bitterness,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (780) - Pula, CROATIA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle 0,33l. Dark mahogany color, beige head. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Medium bitterness, long spicy finish. Some caramel and wormwood in taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2584) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Black pour, light tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, yeast, light licorice, light hops. Medium bodied, alcohol hidden well. Very different than the American examples, this one is much more subtle.


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