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Lighthouse Belgian Black

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Lighthouse Belgian Black
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Formerly brewed at Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
Pours a very dark black with a little light coming through and big initial tan head that settles into a thin covering. Aroma is roasted malts, dark dried fruits, a residual sweetness and some cocoa. Flavour is fruity, cocoa, roasted malts, residual sweetness, and a touch of alcohol. Really tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1169) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
Pours a clear black with a red tinge and a big frothy light brown head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits like cherries & figs, slight roasted malts, cocoa and a nice alcohol warming on the finish. Excellent belgian black ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
pours a black colour with a medium head. The aroma is coffee and dark fruits. the flavour is rich creamy roasted malts and a nice dark fruits and a light alcohol heat in the finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5944) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
In short: A sticky black yeasty fruity beer with generous leafy hopping. Very good
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed 5 months after the beer release, bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose has liquorice, leafy hops, yeasty dark fruit esters. An inviting aroma. Taste starts with a heavy blackened malt backbone, not too roasted, plenty of liquorice, complex fruitiness (dark fruits and also refreshing tropical fruits), tar, fresh tobacco leafs, some black coffee. There is quite of bit of sweetness of but the generous hopping makes for an overall well balanced beer. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky but the carbonation is lively enough to make up for it. Alcohol is very well hidden. Not the most complex beer but I drank my 22oz bottle in record time, there is definitely a drinkable quality to this Belgian Strong ale. Also the incrusted design on the frosty is probably one of the nicest label I have ever seen, and we all know that looks is everything, ďclothes donít make the manĒ is bullshit, naked people have almost zero influence on society.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WheatKing (1268) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
Looks... like a Belgian Black. Most important here is that itís not a Belgian Strong like Chimay or Trois Pistoles -- those dark fruit and spice flavours do exist, but they are somewhat diluted. Whatís in its place is wonderful though, the taste and viscosity of a thick porter, with some coffee and chocolate roast. Mild alcohol kicks in on the finish. Great beer, one of the best from BC.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Thx to Sean for the brew. Ys, Iím drinking a beer - getting more rare all the time as the change to a much healthier style of life increases and the empty time free for sitting fades. Poured out an ultra dark brown that only shows nonblack hues up to a light and a smaller (careful pour) dark brown head that remains tight throughout. The aroma comes across in a soft light. Porter like nose, sharp edges, interesting choco- orange features, warming malts, sweet cocnut, hops for sure. The taste is quite pleasant. A great mix of pepper bite always, healthy non citrusy over the top bitterness, roasts malts, watch temple of doom for the first time since I rented it from Canadian tire on VHS - pure entertainment! I take it back - there is citrus here. Deep malts, neither choco or coffee but somewhere in the middle. Ok, maybe there is faint Belgian something here but i would have never guessed without the description. Pretty good. Prefect carbs and perfect pepper, astringency, lingering goodness. A 650ml bottle of 9% beer is just too much for me now.... plus itís 1:22am. All bad.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (1674) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a reddish dark brown with light persistent head. Aromas of wood, roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavors of chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, and plums. Smooth and warm with a light bitter finish. A great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LarryBeast (488) - - APR 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Smells acrid and amoniac, but gets better from there. You can taste the roast up front with mild fruitiness and lingering alcohol strength. Deep and involved with lots going on. Tons of subtle flavouring and a drawn out finish that gives you layers and layers with each sip. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4100) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle... Poured almost black as night with an off-white head. Dominant Belgian esters and spices, big fruitiness too. Cocoa, licorice spice, faint hops and some malt sweetness to create a body. A little bit of alcohol on palate too to create some complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (620) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2012
Black beer with a tan head. Rich and fruity. Tastes of dates and raisins. Medium body. Some aftertaste. Tastes like more. Yum!


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