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

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kask (25) - Møgeltoender, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 The color is black. The foam is medium high. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and some coffee and licorice. Same notes are repeated in the taste. Body is light, mouthfeel is smooth. There is certainly not added much sugar in this brew. Its a light stout, but sometimes its nice with a non imperial beer. Light and subtle in some situations, can be quite wonderful. The balance is perfect, and i find it very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Noctilucus (100) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2010
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)

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tomix (3) - Liege, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2010 does not count
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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 28, 2010
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plovmand (6501) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2010
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4735) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2010
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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2010
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2112) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1846) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
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.


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