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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A Black Imperial IPA.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3987) - Longueuil, Quebec, - JAN 31, 2013
Bouteille de 750ml meilleure avant le 06 sep 2015. Même présentation que la To Ol sans frontière avec le «foil» blanc sur la capsule métallique. Merci Patrick. Bière noire avec une mousse beige. Au nez le brasseur a bien orchestré le tout, du chocolat léger avec une touche houblonnée florale. En bouche l’effervescence est quelque peu marquée par un excès de gaz carbonique mais ce n’est pas désastreux. Aucune trace d’alcool, cette bière se boit à grandes lampées.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (274) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 20, 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 (3423) - 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 (109) - 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 (413) - Stavanger, NORWAY - 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 (52) - 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 (136) - - 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 (678) - 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 (2470) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1063) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2016
Masser af humle og en del sødme, en smule karamel også, fin øl! Gode mørke noter

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2245) - SPAIN - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Seny, Madrid, España. A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffe, spicy, alcohol / Malta tostada, chocolate, cafe, especiado, alcohol.


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