Noctilucus (100) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought at Drankenhandel Geers.
Very, very dark brown beer (or black if you will) with a thick layer of beige-coloured foam. Solid taste of malts, slightly roasted flavour and pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Nose of butterscotch and roasted malts. All in all it weighs a little light but that’s partly due to its low alcohol content (6.3% ABV)
Tomix (3) - Liege, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the second time I’ve tried it, and I’m glad to say my first impressions were upheld: Brasserie de Bellevaux Black is excellent. It’s super dark, burnt malty and sharply bitter yet somehow smooth at the same time. It has notes of clove, liquorice and mace. The alcohol is not overpowering at 6.3%, but it gives the beer just enough lightness for the delicate tastes to take flight over your tongue
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fløska. Thanks for sharing this one Plovmand. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, bit offee and bit alcohol. Black colour with a nice beige creamy head, good lacing. Bit thin mouthfeel. Flavour: roasted malt and caramel, bit chocolate, pleasant bitterness. Pleasant brew but bit thin.
Plovmand (6349) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Faroeviking. Pours black with a thick creamy off white head. The aroma is hard roasted malt, chocolate and tobacco. The flavour is light roasted and light coffee. Quite weak compared to the aroma.
TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml "Malmedy Black" (Beer Planet, BB 11/2011)
Almost opaque dark brown color, thick creamy beige head. Nose has some lemony hoppyness, fruits and malts, but it is quite faint aroma in this beer. Medium-bodied, palate is even watery. Light coffeish notes, berries (strawberry), malts and milk. Finish is a bit lactosy like in some milk stout. Interesting Belgian, but could be more powerful.
tderoeck (4490) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 Note: the Cuvée Spéciale is being seen as an aliassed beer, so at the bottom my rating for that one.
23/08/2010 - 33cl @ home
Pours a very darkbrown beer (I wouldn’t say black though) with fine light beige and creamy head. Aroma is coffee, burned caramel, chocolate and some smoke. Taste is sweet (sweeter than you would’ve guessed from the aroma) with caramel and dark chocolate. Aftertaste is mocha with some sour at the back of the tongue.
Bellevaux Black Cuvée Spéciale
19/12/2010 - 75cl bottle @ Essen Kerstbierenfestival
Dark brown to black beer, beige creamy head, adhesive. Aroma: mocha, cheese, dark chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium body, slightly watery texture. Taste: mocha, roasted malts, coffee. Aftertaste: coffee, sour touch.
Ar: 6, Ap: 5, T: 6, P: 4, O: 12, T: 3.3
thewolf (11150) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ EG.
Pours is very, very deep red-brown, looking pitch-black from a small distance. Lovely, staying, creamy, cappucino head. Mild malty and slight sugary sweet aroma, not much of it. Medium to high carbonation, light but very dry mouthfeel. Flavour starts a bit unimpressive, but steadily builds into a good deal of experiences. Tart, astringent malts fit the style well, roasted notes, hazelnuts, dark chocolate in the finish. Long, lingering malty bitter finish. Very interesting.
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Planet. Jet black pour with a beige head which dissipates slowly. Aromas of chocolate, licorice, coconut(?), brown sugar, some coffee notes. Sweet ’n’ spicy flavours of coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla. Sweet and hoppy finish. Very dry in the aftertaste. Nice.
markas101 (1834) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, Maastricht, The Netherlands, from Take One Bar. Cola-like appearance, sweet cherry aroma. Sweet flavor with an intense bitterness on the finish.
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@Home. Loads of laurel in the aroma. Less in the flavour luckily as I don’t like laurel much. Flavour is odd. All kinds of flavours there, sulphur, laurel, chocolate, some coffee. But it’s all mixed, shaken, no balance.