Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Foreign Stout
Saignelégier, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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La Mandragore, 8 %vol. est notre bière noire d’hiver brassée avec de l’épeautre jurassien et un mélange de malts très complexe. Sa robe est noire brillante, sa mousse café au lait très serrée, au nez, elle révèle des notes poivrées (houblon Golding), fumées et torréfiées, en bouche elle est crémeuse, douce et corsée avec une longue finale sur une amertume moyenne

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4141) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Sving-topp flaske. Åpner uten smell men med litt røyk. Tendenser til gushing. Kullsort med et høyt mokkafarget skum som varer lenge. Aroma av jordbær & krydder. Smaken er svakt røstet malt med bær & krydder. Lett-drikkelig - og alkoholen merkes ikke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Dark brown to black. Low beige head, quickly shrinking to ring of tiny bubbles. Mild chocolate, nuts and marzipan to the nose. Hint of an orange-like fruitiness. Slick mouthfeel. Medium full. Soft malt body. Rounded roast, chocolate-accented with a certain fruitiness below. Light peppery and earthy bitternes throughout. Unusual and tasty. [From a 0,33 l swing-top bottle]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (997) - Nevada, USA - JUN 16, 2014
From the cask. Pours black with a light tan foam. Aroma of toast, coffee, and slight smoke. Decent body and mouthfeel despite the lack of carbonation. Tastes like an Irish Stout but not as dry. Some light flavors of sweetness combined with roasted malts linger on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berlinoise2go (608) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle (33cl). Black/very dark brown colour. Finger-thick beige head that reduces quite fast, but leaves a stable bubbly film. Aroma is malty/roasted, fruity and vegetal. Medium body, soft carbonation. Semi-sweet malty-tangy taste, leaning towards the acidic. Tongue-drying finish with a mild bitterness and an acidity akin to dry white wine, like it’s been aged in wine barrels. Not immediately impressive, but quite complex, and likely a grower.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long smooth roasted and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3889) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Better than the ratings say it is. Pours black with OK head and lacing. Roast and a little booze. Some caramel and dark chocolate. Spekt makes for interesting aroma but not sure it adds much here. Light bitter and sweet finish. Tap at pizzeria paradiso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAgutten79 (504) - Skui, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2014
Haandfestivalen 2014. Svart utseende. Kaffe, noe fruktig og mørk malt i smak og også lukt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (252) - NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
Pours dark bown, some light comes through. Aroma has coffee and roasted notes. Taste has coffee roasted mslts and hops. A complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1026) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Aroma: sweet coffee, dark chocolate, toasted malts. Appearance: dark brown/black, medium frothy beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets expand, coffee, toasted flavours, rather dry, sweets not overpowering. Overall: fantastic Stout, great palate and aroma, not too sweet, just very well balanced. Bottle from Drinks of the World Bern HB, Switzerland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3348) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle: Dark brown color, low brown head. Aroma is sourly, alcoholic, roasted malt, fruitiness of plums and cassis. Flavor is malty, dark chocolate, fruity, alcoholic. Quite ok but alcohol content is a bit to present.

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