Brugge Brasserie The Black
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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Winter warmer...brewed with 8 malts, molasses, poplar syrup, dark candi sugar, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some orange peels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (7579) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
22. thanks scrizzz! pours a gorgeous ebony with a thick and creamy, if short lived, tan head and plenty of lace. tangy dark fruit and roasty malt on the nose. creamy medium body, much less carb than the head would indicate. nasty aluminum tang on the mid palatr, along with dark fruits and licorice. mild finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
On tap at Brugge. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty and yeasty aroma with some green olive and clove character. Malty and roasty flavor with some bitter hops and a tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2010
(draught at brewpub) clear medium brown with a lasting creamy head. Nose of Belgian yeast, cherry syrup, cream and light stone fruits. Taste of cherries (artificial), prunes, and cream. Medium body slightly undercarbonated. Not too interesting but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2006
This draft brew from Mad Anthony Oktoberfest poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that was fully diminished and left behind a opaque no visible carbonation dark brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was sweet and dark malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild hops sweet and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2008
On tap at Three Floyds brewpub and served in a tulip. This Belgian poured a dark black/brown with a one-finger head of off white foam that slightly lasted. A small amont of lacing was left around the glass. The aroma consisted of mildly charred malts, copious earthy yeast, and some spicy yeast esthers. The flavor included mild dark fruits, roasted malt, a bit of spicy yeast, and just a hint of alcohol. A nice twist on a dark Belgian. Fun to try, but not an everyday drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Notes from Indy Winterfest. Pours dark amber read. Aroma is of sweet malts and some hops. Flavor was unlike beer - sweet, chili, coriander, pepper interesting. Mouthfeel was normal. Overall, a decent interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle… Pours dark and sits black with a large, frothy, off-white head. Great, tight retention. Herbal, rooty aroma; also sweet and spicy. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Dark fruits and mild chocolate are in abundance. Moderately sweet. Crisp, chocolaty-sweet finish. Reminiscent of a foreign stout. Bottle courtesy of smith4498!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Rating from a bottle bought at Pat’s Liquors in Porter, IN. It pours pretty much like a Pepsi but (very) briefly sports a fizzy brown head. It has an aroma of roasty malts, dark fruit, burnt molasses, and an odd sourness. The flavor seems a bit mixed up. Dark malt, burnt sugar, dark stone fruit, smoke, aniseed, and spices - mixed together in an interesting but not altogether pleasant way. Methinks they tossed too much into this with too little testing. The finish has a touch of sour milk to it, definitely not what I look forward to in a beer. Not too bad, but the recipe needs refinement.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Served from 750 mL bottle that I picked up while in Indy. The appearance is brown black with a large medium dense beige head. The aromas and flavors are candied sugars and cola. Very sweet beer with a lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2010 draft - Pours black with a thin head. It has very little aroma, just a bit of malt. The flavor is surprisingly light for being so dark and it’s also surprisingly thin bodied. It mostly just tastes of sweet roast malt with a smooth feel and short finish. Eh. Rerate from Indiana winterfest - Sweet, roasty, fruity brew with chocolate notes. Liked it a bit more this time. 6/4/7/3/13

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