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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2009
750ml bottle from my buddy curt.....pours a dark cola brown with lighter edger and a thin to medium light beige head.....aroma of light roast, thin chocolate, and dark fruit... flavors were of roasted malt, light cocoa, and fruit that finished with a bit of sourness which i wasn’t expecting. lively carbonation, almost too much

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Draft at Mad Anthony Oktoberfest. Small tan head that quickly dissipated, minimal lacing, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a dark brown hue. Hard to find an aroma that stuck out as this was really lacking for a standout aroma. There was some subtle hops and some sweetness. Flavor was subtle hops and a slight burnt taste. Again, lacking a standout flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Not very impressed due to the lack of aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (10871) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Odd beer. Beautiful pour, but my enjoyment may have ended there. Aroma is pretty nice and malty with some funk. Flavor is funky and a tad tart/sour. I taste hints of a good beer, but I cannot get past the weird funk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours red-brown with an off-white head. Nose is sherry, tart cherry, fruitiness, molasses, and some booziness. Flavor is malt, tart dark fruit, sourness, slight vinegar, and a chalky finish. Medium-bodied and so-so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2009
25 oz bottle, via trade. Pours a flat black body with a rather large fizzy brown head that took a good long time to settle down. The nose is heavy on the roast which is nice, but there’s also this weird almost lactic like sour tinge that doesn’t work too well. Some dark fruits and molasses sugary sweetness. The flavor showcases that weird lactose like sour tinge even heavier than the nose. Nicely roasty with a lot of residual sweetness and some coffee, it’s almost like a Belgian Stout. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with way too much fizzy active carbonation. Overall, I can’t say that I was really digging this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
He pours with a huge khaki head which eventually fades into a velveteen layer of espresso mousse. A few swirls and he rises once more to the occasion before fading into a mousse-like layer of bliss. The nose is musty with old bread bursting forth in dominant form. Wheat, pumpernickel, and rye are thick, heavy, and heavily tainted with must. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or bad, but I am about to find out. One more whiff of earth damp with rain and I take the first of many interesting sips. Musty front, center, and back, he ekes of old wood, leather, and earth. Like a lump, his palate sits there listless with nary an interest in stimulating my tastebuds. Very little finish or spice profile to speak of. A few more sips reveal musty pumpernickel and rye breads with sour grapes puckering his underbelly. Odd is about the only way I can think of describing the The Black from Brugge Brewery.

He wasn’t a drainpour, and I wouldn’t classify him as a bad beer. Having tasted a good portion of his black beery depths which lacked any stimulation whatsoever, odd is the only impression I am left with before moving on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
on tap-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-anise, peat/roasty, earthy. Taste is tart dark fruit, herbal/medicinal, dark malt-anise, peat/roasty, earthy. Minimum carbonation. Once it warms to just above cellar temperature it improves but still the same off notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
pours a deep brown. sweet sugar nose. some tart and funk. Flavor is alcoholic, dark cherry, and tartness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (2207) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts and dark fruits. Flavor is much the same with an overly sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
750ml capped from scrizzle the nozzle. Blackish brown in color with a head that settles down to ring around the edge of my glass. Nose is kind of sweet. Some chocolate and dark fruit notes. Maybe raisins and it is a bit parfumey. Tart, winey, metallic...I’ve had enough.

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