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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from Drinks of the World, Geneva. Pours mahogany with a fading cream head. Sweet red fruit aroma. The taste is pretty sweet and fruity too with some liquorice in the finish. Moderate spice also. Prehaps a little thin and over carbonated, but pretty good otherwise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (652) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 11, 2015
On tap @BeerCab Noire claire peu de collet Aromes tapenade cafe Ronde enveloppante cafe sur la finale

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (72) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a nice malt note. Black brown with a light brown quick dissipating head, light lacing. Complex very Belgian taste with leather, salted-licorice and nice bitter coffee. Tons of things going on and a long finish. I like it a lot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Draft at Sergio’s, Louisville KY. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (barnyard), with notes of black cherry, oak, vanilla. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. A sourish rendition, almost like a splash of wild Flemish sour was added. Fun but ultimately kind of hard to drink much of.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdhittel (72) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours completely black with a slight brown head. Nice lacing. Smoky and toasty. Creamy finish. Slightly tart on the finish. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5311) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont. Poured a dark brown color, some ruby notes on the edges. Flavor was light roasted malts, some light coffee. Flavor was light roasted notes, dry malts. Pretty tasty, easy to drink despite the ABV.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (1821) - - JAN 18, 2015
Draft. Somewhat dry chalky stout with licorice, fig and clove. Slightly odd but not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mario_giri (122) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 17, 2015
@manis Thun. Dunkelbraun, fester, langer Schaum. Malziger, leicht schoggiger Geruch, Cafènoten, schwer. Vollmundig und crèmig zu Beginn, fruchtig-süllich-malzig, Milchschoggi, Röstmalze. Leiche säure, kaum Bitter. Langer malzig-aromatische Abgang. Ein herrliches Bier! (Ich hatte gleich zwei!)

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1238) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
On draft at pizzeria paradisio it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is coffee the taste is strong coffee and spicey like old bay seasoning

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3910) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso Alexandria. Pours black with a scant tan head. Meaty nose. Flavors of licorice and roasted malt. Bitter roasty finish.


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