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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Called "Black Chocolate" in the U.S.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (659) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2015
BBE F03/11 Pours dark brown with a hint of garnet. Normal head volume, lacing and retention. Rich nose of dark fruit (figs, plum), chocolate and cherries. Medium body with a creamy texture. Perfect carbonation with just enough effervescence in the middle to cut the creamy texture and a finely bubbled prickly finish. The flavor profile is outstanding. Intensity is reasonable, rather complex and perfectly balanced. The 12% alcohol is completely covered, which few beers accomplish. It begins with a slightly bitter dark chocolate note that gains sweetness. Chocolate yields to dark fruit as the middle approaches with fig and plum slowly taking on a cherry note. As the fruit fades, a very mild bitterness emerges along with a light prune coupled with a hint of oak. As it warms, a slightly tannic aspect is evident. The finish is a slow fade that begins as chocolate and ends as prune.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (2438) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
75cl bottle shared at our holiday home in France. Dark brown with a medium off-white head. Full body with moderate carbonation. Medium sweetness with nice bitter tones. Dark chocolate, malts, caramel, brown sugar, coffee and spices. An amazing tasteful brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2535) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
Donkere chocolade bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt chocolade, vanille, overrijp fruit. Smaakt zoetig, vanille, chocolade, alcohol. Vanille zoete alcohol afdronk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4059) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
750ml bottle, 2012. Deep dark garnet brown color with a very long lasting beige head. Overripe fruits, prune, sherry, chocolate, and Belgium. The flavor makes it clear that this is a Belgium. Sweet dark malts, chocolatey and fruity, lots of raisin and prune. Some warmth on the palate with full body and lively carbonation. Overall an enjoyable Belgium!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2613) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle poured at Seattle IBF. 5 oz pour, which was plenty. Pours a dark reddish brown color with with a short bubble head. Dark fruit, raisin aroma. Thick body, dark fruit, raisin and leather flavor. A little strange on the flavor, but it’s not bad by any means. Drinks as heavy as advertised. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4578) - 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 (4636) - 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 (3438) - 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 (357) - 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 (4247) - BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2015 After the successful launch of Malheur Bičre 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.

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