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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Called "Black Chocolate" in the U.S.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3886) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
75cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks a lot! Pours dark brown with a modest, tanned head. Malty aroma with chocolate, dark fruits, notes of raisins, yeast and hints of liqueur. Fairy sweet with medium flavour intensity, some chocolate and a light acidity and bitterness. Tasty and quite drinkable, but hardly exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4135) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet (on order), a while back.. BB date 01.01.2015. Clear amber color, ok foam and plenty of carbonation. Small intense bubbles & good mouthfeel. Medium aroma intensity; malt, dried fruits, raisins and chocolate. Medium/ full body & complexity. On the sweet side, but still very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of chocolate banana, some dark fruit, plum. Taste is chocolate banana as well up front, some dried fruit. Quite heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (278) - ITALY - MAY 10, 2015
Assaggio da 100ml allo Zythos Beer Festival 2015: Interessante come tutte le produzione Malheur. Il lievito bayanus si sente nonostante la presenza dei malti che rendono la birra scura e cioccolatosa. Sono nettamente presenti aromi di cuoio e vino bianco. Ottimo ed interessante bilanciamento acido, amaro, dolce lungo tutta la bevuta. Corpo medio, carbonazione forse esagerata e secchezza spiccata la rendono diversa dalle stout classiche ma non piacevolissima e avvolgente come si vorrebbe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3673) - BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2015 After the successful launch of Malheur Bière Brut, this dark version - based on Malheur 12 - was added to the range in 2003. Tasted at the Kerstbierfestival back then, one of the first batches, which was, if I remember well, notably more dry and bitterish than later editions; this rating is about the current version, but still from several older notes (meaning I should rerate it this year). Irregular, beige, fairly stable head over a deep bronze coloured, initially clear beer. Rich and seductive aroma of chocolate fondant, honey, gooseberry, elderberry, kiwi, melon, passion fruit, pear, cloves, leather, earthy hops, coffee grounds, cognac, brown bread... Deep dark malty flavour, rich and full, dryish, with a pointy candied fruit sweetness in onset; very light sourishness provides structure and complexity but the ’title role’ is for the chocolatey malts, bittering a bit in the end, with a certain degree of ’roastedness’ along with warming, brandy-like alcohol and peppery hop bitter accents. Great slow sipper in mid-winter, but I could have a glass of this any time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hamirubi (365) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2015
10cl sample at the Zythos Beer Festival (Leuven, April 25th 2015), als the 12.0% "Vintage Malheur Dark Brut". Pure black with little foam. The glass wands colour dark brown and the liquid is - at sight - high in alcohol; an oily texture sticks to the glass, the nose is very spiritful. The taste has a lovely unexpected balance: Bitter, sweet, candy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1297) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
Taste from bottle at Brugs Bierfestival. Even better than the regular Brut because there’s some roasted notes added to the nice round, yeasty, citrus feel about this beer. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddybeer (2930) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2015
From my backlog. Dark brown color with a light beige head with good duration. Aroma has notes of toasted malts, light yeast, plumbs and wooden notes. Flavor is toasty, slightly bittery with notes of chocolate, yeast and ripe dark fruits. Slightly sweet final with wooden and barrel notes; toasty and yeasty hints as well. Excellent belgian beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (671) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
15cl taster at Brugs Bierfestival. Dark brown colour, beige foamy head. Dried fruits and chocolate in the nose, and taste along with sweet red wine-like tones, vanilla, caramel, clove. Medium carbonation, good body. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2567) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with full head. Aromas of dark dry fruit, port, and toasted malts. Flavors of raisins, toasted bready malts, light spice, and light Belgian yeast. Tons of scrubbing carbonation.

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