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Calvinus Noire

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Frères Papinot
Brewed at Locher Appenzeller Bier

Style: Porter
les Acacias, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
4. Post Tenebras Dignitas
A Genève, l’hiver 1556 fut si terrible que la rade gela durant trente jours. Mais malgré le froid et la bise, un marchand de passage offrait au peuple un curieux divertissement sur le marché de Rive. Il exhibait un esclave noir au torse nu et musclé, affublé de plumes rouges et jaunes. Enchainé, l’ esclave avait sur l’épaule un perroquet dont les chapelets de jurons amusaient une foule railleuse. Un jour pourtant, l’esclave parvint à s’enfuir. Echappant à ses poursuivants, il se lança sur la rade, mais la glace céda sous son poids et il se noya en un endroit depuis le "Port Noir". Apprenant la nouvelle, Calvin, ulcéré, interdit le marché de Rive aux montreurs de foire et autres bonimenteurs. Il lança également depuis la cathédrale un vibrant appel pour que Genève incarne aux yeux du monde la tolerance et le respect de la dignité humaine. En hommage à Genève, ville ouverte et terre d’accueil pour les opprimés, nous, les Frères Papinot, avons brassé une bière noire aux arômes de café, caramel et réglisse, contenant orge, houblon, eau et levure. et que vive la Liberté!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
digitalviking (93) - - APR 14, 2016
At the Geneva airport. Smell of toffee/peanutbrittle, taste of toffee and butterscotch and some tartness in the finish. I like the label design.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
itsfullofstars (1) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2016 does not count
Comes in a nice old-style bottle with a large plastic cap. Smells delicious, with coffee and oatmeal aromas. Nice rich, bitter taste with combination of oats, chocolate, and coffee. Perfect winter beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (359) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle, Geneva. Black, medium creamy beige head. Aroma roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste largely follows, long chocolatey finish. A really nice porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2334) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
330ml bottle at La Clémence on Place du Bourg-de-Four. Very dark brown pour with a bit of light to mid-brown head. Molasses, corn syrup, sarsaparilla aroma. Sweet smoky taste: more molasses and corn syrup. Tasty although it has a bit too much of a burnt malty aftertaste (reminds me a bit of Dragon Stout in this regard). Full body. A lovely beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marcius (419) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Black color and tall brown head. Very nice roasted malty aroma. Taste is bitter and a bit sweet. Palate with full body and long finish. Great Swiss Porter!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1763) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle from Bignens Vins, Balexert. Poured quite dark black, white head. Quite a European dark beer I thought, not much bitterness from the dark malts. Warming hint from alcohol, slightly sweet. Nice chocolate and spicy flavours. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1354) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml capped bottle served in an ordinary glass. A: Pours a dark brown color forming a one to two fingers bubbled tan head. Good retention and few spotty lacings left in the glass S: Rich roasted malts in the nose, giving a strong sensation of chocolate. Notes of dark fruits. A bit biscuity and earthy T: Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, chocolate biscuits and black fruits M: Light body and medium carbonation. Slightly sweet and roasted aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Easy drinking [ BA Review @ 7/22/2013 ]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2249) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Blackish brown with spongy tan head, caramel aroma, fizzy, slightly bitter coffee beans taste, long finish. Quite a nice porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle. dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, sugar, caramel, yeast, coffee, chocolate. Medium to full body. Nice/OK beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by fiulijn ]. Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, tobacco, moderate yeasty, fruity yeast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, chocolate, roasted, dark chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120622]


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