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


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2324) - 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.

Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Aromes de houblons, de grains grillés. Ensemble bien equilibré. Finale avec pointe de cacao amer.

freretoc (1935) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie, Couleur noire, petite mousse petite effervescence Nez houblon et cacao Attaque en bouche sur le houblon frais et le cacao fin de bouche grillé et sucré.

sulawang (1161) - - SEP 4, 2016
Visual: (cellared for 3 years). Pours dark root beer brown with a ridiculously large lasting foamy head, clusters of very active streams, barely visible sediment.

Nose: sweet toffee brown sugar barley malts (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: crisp-barely slick, fizzy-tingly lively CO2

Mid-palate: toffee-caramel barley malt, (lvl-5-sweetness), chocolate milk,

Finish: distinctly aromatic roasted barley, mocha, very subtly smooth bitter hops, lingering roasted finish - clean.

Summary: Not quite as dark as a black IPA and has more the characteristic nutty brown ale notes, this one is masterly balanced. The roasted barley and coffee notes are integrated seamlessly, transitioning super smoothly in bitter hops which accentuate the bitter mocha experience. Numerous layers of flavour plus an engaging mouthfeel make this one of the standout beers I’ve had to date.

alexsdad06 (10434) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle from notes. Pours a basic brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, chocolate, earthy bitterness, a splash of resin, caramel, hops seem faded, ok.

gim (98) - POLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle. Fortunately no gushing, but took me a while to pour it, heavily carbonated. Aroma was nice when I was pouring it, but after head dropped those are mostly malty and roasted notes, with some delicate resin in background, aroma more like strong stout than black IPA. Nice dark red / brown color. Some citrus notes when tasting, lively carbonation, quickly goes into bitter but unpleasantly astringent finish. Out of style for me, probably one of the worst Black IPAs I’ve had.

King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Dark Brown with light beige foam head and particles in the ale. The smell is fresh hoppy. The taste is a little too heavy and roasted. The carbonation and bitter notes come a little delayed and a bit too strong against a roasty malt body, that can’t quite match the rest. The aftertaste is a little dry and roasty. A bit overdone in my opinion, but this might be perfect for people who like more aggressive and stronger beers.

weark (795) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Bouteille achetée "Au Grain D’Orge" - Belle couleur rousse rugby avec une magnifique mouse beige et crémeuse, longue tenue et belle marque sur le verre - Arôme d’agrume, de citron, et de grapefruit développée par les houblons, puis des notes de caramel et de malt roti font leurs aparitions, très plaisant et très équilibré - En bouche les houblons sont toujours bien présent, agrumeux sur le grapefruit, mais le corps malté et bien plus présent qu’ au nez, malt caramel et roti - Corp léger à moyen, amertume moyenne à forte, bonne carbonation, amère et un peu sucrée, final agrumeuse avec une bonne amertume qui tient longtemps - une de mes brasserie suisse préférée, très bien réalisée

rondphoto (4448) - 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).

DialSquare (5032) - 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.

eduardovl (1449) - 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 ]

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