Brewed by Brasserie Artisanale La Botteresse de Sur-les-Bois
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Saint-Georges (Sur-les-Bois), Belgium


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
A heavily spiced Belgian strong ale, La Botteresse Noire pours near pitch black with a rich beige head. Tastes of licorice, black pepper, burnt sugar, roasted malt, and winter spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (3898) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a darker brown colour with a tanned head. nose of light toasted malts, burned carame, pepper, almost light a spiced pepper yeast, dried prunes, raisins and light chocolate note. taste is more pepper spice forward which infact, doesn’t made this beer any better, little aftertaste of star-anise?, not a big fan

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (992) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle @ 24 uurs van Maastricht. Very dark brown, foamy beige head. Nose coffee and chocolate tones, milky, caramel, dried fruits. Good body, high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopverdju (671) - BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2016
Zwart bier met bijna wit schuim die echter zeer vlug weg is. Geur: gebrande mout en drop. Smaak: een zuurtje. Is dit bier nu reeds wat verzuurd? Ok, nog 1 maand voor einde houdbaarheidsdatum, maar met 10,5%? Bizar. Het smaakt als een minder goede versie van een “Vlaams oud bruin” met daarbij zoethout/kalisse. Redelijk volmondig. Afdronk: droog cacao bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (238) - LATVIA - JUL 11, 2015
On tap at Namur beer fest. Dark, a bit bitter and sour. Can feel some pepper in the taste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1573) - LATVIA - JUL 11, 2015
Dark brown with no head. Bit sweetsour taste mixed with mild roasted bitterness, fruity notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
February 2011. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, pepper, spices and roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2013
From tasting notes. Bottle. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, yeast, dark fruits, spices and a touch of earthy hops. Flavors of roasted malts, dark fruits, belgian yeast, pepper, molasses and some indistinct bitter hops. Similar finish with some alcohol notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2012
It’s a ’noire’ ale and has a fine dark skinned girl picking hops on the label. Consider that against Belgium’s colonial legacy, and make of it what you will. Aroma of burnt malt, some peppery spicing, licorice, yeast and alcohol. Black in the manner of black IPAs. The flavor translates directly from the scent: darkly sweet and bitter in a blunt and alcoholic way. Rough consistency of hot maple syrup. I’ve run across a few ’Black Belgian’ ales, and feel they need more hops against so much roasted malt. Okay. so the girl’s on all the brewer’s products.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pours dark brown. Aroma of liccorice and black cherries. Taste is dark friut and cough syrup. Can drink one, but that is about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (4255) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark brown-red body, thin khaki foam, moderate lacing.. S: Strong spice notes pair well with the strong yeast presence. Pepper, caramelized sugar and roasted malts. T: More of the same from the nose. The taste is heavily spiced. Hearty malt body... booze comes through quite a bit... lingering yeast goodness M: Smooth, solid carbonation, spice and alcohol leave a slight burn O: A solid dark strong ale from a relatively unknown brewer courtesy of 12% Imports.

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