Brewed by Brasserie de Bellevaux
Style: Old Ale
Malmedy, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
avw1982 (99) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2012
33cl bottle @ home. Strong smell. Heavy taste. Not a average beer. Good taste. Nice long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2012
2012.11.11 - bottle 33cl - black beer, nice beige head - nose : roasted malts, some coffee - mouth : some coffee, sweet roasted malts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
10th April 2010
Hazy and very dark brown beer. Big frothy biscuit coloured head. Light spice on the nose. Light dry palate, a little soft. Dark malt is light and dry and just slightly roasted. A trace of lactose sweetness. Finishes dry. A light porter I would say!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgiskOlklub (1031) - Viby J, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2012
Dark hazy body and a small creamy off-white head. Nice aroma of chocolate, coffee, yeast and roasted malt. Medium sweet and light bitterness, mostly from the roasted malt. Creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Parket (581) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2012
33cl Bottle, from Dranken Geers, dark brown coloured with foamy, stable and lacing dark head. Smell: industrial, some metalic. Taste: roasted malts, raisins, some malty and sweet notes. Not bad and simple palate, not blowing away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 29, 2012
330ml bottle (101 Beers, Tampere)
Black as you hat, and crowned with a large spongy beige head. Glorious! Slightly coffee-ish roast aroma. Says stout to me, not old ale. Taste confirms that, a lovely rich black malt burnt roastiness. Anna gets a bit of ashiness, I would say it was quite that, but it is quite burnt. Nice dry belgian stout. Lovely smooth palate, gentle carbonation, quite succulent. Finish isn’t just the smooth dark roast, it’s packed full of fruity esters too. A complex and excellently crafted beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DutchDrebus (5474) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2012
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Pitch black colour with a firm, creamy, tanned head. Smells some roastyness, some chocolate but there?s little to no smell. Tastes slightly roasty, mostly water and boring. Thin body, okay carbo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Black Cuvee Speciale: This beer is the regular Black which is available in 33cl bottles and cask available only between October to April. They referment and re-badge the beer, unfiltered, into 75cl bottles for the following Christmas period only. Very dark brown, nearly black in colour, the tan head sitting proud on top. Hops are Fuggles and the malts a blend of many, but mostly Pale Ale ones. The nose is fairly weak, some roasted/toasted/burnt malts being the main aromas. Those malts mentioned in the smell give the flavours a burnt feel and adds to the bitterness from the Fuggles hops that the brewer wanted (in his quest to produce a Belgian ’Old Perculiar’, with consultation with Theakstons). Bottled 27th September 2010, drank and reviewed on 18th December 2010.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
Bottle. It’s a clear, dark reddish brown beer, with a finger-thick, dense, beige head on top. The aroma has some notes of coffee, but is mostly lightly roasted and with dried fruits. Caramel and a lightly roasted maltyness in the flavor. Medium body. Quite weak and short finish with roasted malts. I think they’re pushing it a bit naming the beer Black, judging from both color, aroma and flavor, but it’s a decent one anyway. 110826

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13867) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle. dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is licorice, berries, malt, yeast. Flavour is sweet, licorice, roasted malt, yeast, alcohol, berries. Medium body. OK beer.

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