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


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1318) - BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
Brune d’un niveau abv de 6,3 %, qui est une traditionnelle de haute fermentation non filtrée, et brassée avec l’eau souvent superbe des Ardennes. Etiquette de classe aussi à fond noir, fin liseré rouge, 3 oiseaux dorés sur losange rouge. Couleur noir profond : elle porte bien son nom de « black ». Mousse beige foncé très crémeuse, un peu dans le style de la mousse de Guinness, qui nappe ici sans problème à 5 mm. Arômes de malt, candi, houblon, fruits mûrs, raisins secs, bois au séchage. 1ère bouche structurée sur du café dur, chocolat noir, pointe légère de girofle. Arrière-bouche maltée avec des épices. 2ème avec du vrai arabica, aidé du houblon bien dosé. 3ème où on se dirige entre le porter et le stout. Arrière-bouche plus fondue, très belle, de caractère. La longueur apporte des fruits noirs, du café, des lentilles, cassis, myrtille. La levure est lisse, soyeuse, ok pour le niveau de la bière. L’alcool est sympa mais il a du mal à soutenir tant de saveurs... (Il lui faudrait un petit plus …) La finale souffre un peu du point précédent, mais elle est plus qu’intéressante. CONCLUSION : très belle bière sans erreur, sans fausse note, où on souhaiterait juste un petit plus à la finale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (4190) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2010
Bottle at home. Very dark pour, thick solid tan head. Aroma of autumn leaves, fireplace, tobacco and some brandy. Very unique and interesting. Flavor is tobacco, varnish, antique furniture and burnt malts. Strange and interesting brew. I like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2011
(Bottled, BBE 10/2011) Hazy, very dark brown color with a firm, lasting, tanned and lacy head. Strong aroma of licorice, anise, roasted and smoked malt - even whiskey-like notes. Flavor is roasted-malty and smoky-peaty with sweetish dried-fruitiness. Not too burned or ashy. Medium to full body with quite high CO2. Another success from this brewery. If I could change something, I’d give this a bit more body and lower the CO2 level. But at this ABV level, this is excellent work, comparable to Fuller’s London Porter and Old Engine Oil. 5246

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (5165) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2009
Black with creamy head. Roasted malt at first followed by a little salty smoke and finally bitter coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (7385) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2013
Rating from 2010.
Malzig-dunkler Antrunk, leicht säuerlich. Der Hauptteil ist angenehm dunkel-malzig, angenehm trocken-herb. Der Nachgeschmack hält sich lange auf der Zunge, dunkle Röstmalztone, sehr angenehm trocken-herb abgestimmt.
--> sehr leckres Schwarzbier!! --> 13/13/1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2748) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle @ home. Aroma is hoppy, stouty, some spices, roasted malt. Very nice and full. Flavour is roasted malt, touch of caramel sweetness, some hop bitterness, long lingering smoky roasty finish. Thinnish but fitting palate. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 20, 2011
Pitch black red body with an off white head. Roasted malts, smoke, some caramel and coffee in the aroma. Light to medium body, easy drinking. Very nice roasted flavour with coffee, licorice and some chocolate. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2011
From a bottle in Brussles, Belgium august 2011. Dark brown, hazy with a big creamy tan head. Coffee, dark chocolate, sweet licorice and malty aroma. Sweet licorice, chocolate, coffeee. Nice beer :-)

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