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: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Bière brune brassée avec des malts Pale Ale, des malts caramel et chocolat. Très forte et douce à la fois (ajout de miel) très longue en bouche. Bière de dégustation pour amateurs de bières spéciales. Bonne amertume. Goût prononcé des malts, réglisse, café,... Alc: 10.5 % Vol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2009
33cl bottle, marked as La Botteresse Noire, with a rather comely-looking lass on the label - pours a very dark ruby, with a lot of chunky floaties - a lot of sweet raisin in the nose, treacle, nutmeg, brown sugar, overripe dark fruits - the flavor is sweet dark fruits (loads of fig, raisin), tempered by bitter herbs and warming spices - some british barleywine-ish character comes in the form of treacly sweetness, light oxidation, earthy, prune-like flavors - finish of chocolate pudding, warming alcohol and lingering herbal bitterness - fairly well-balanced and tasty - someone ought to add an alias for the La Botteresse Noire, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5003) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2009
33cl Bottle at home, ABV 10.5%. Deep dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet-sour dark fruits, caramel, some chocolate cake, alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, sweet, caramel, dark fruits, with a slight sour and bitter roasted finish. Warming alcohol in the finish too. A beer for the cold days. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. dark brown pour with an amber bottom. nose is wood and nuts. very carbonated with a heavy fruit flavor that is backed by nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2009
330ml Bottle: Astringent aroma of light caramel, slight wood, slight nuts, yeast, and dust. Poured brown with a hint of ruby in color and a medium-sized, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Full of particles throughout. Sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malts, candi sugar, caramel, yeast, light spices, light roasting, slight acid, and hints of tar, nuts, and wood. Medium body. Thin, lightly dry, lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Thin, sweet, sticky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2009
La Botteresse Noire. Brown color with a big quickly diminished, bubbly tan, cola like head. Dark caramel, coffee, cloves, and dark cherries in the aromas. Sweet dark malt start, lightly sour dark cherries in the middle. Quite airy, nearly making it feel thin, but enough flavor to hold it together. A bit metallic in the finish that seems to go along with the thinner feel. Bits of cinnamon and allspice. in the finish and into the linger. A dry fruit cake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4937) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
From bottle at 13e Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Dark brown with almost no head. Spiced and sugary aroma. Complex spicy flavours: cinnamon and pepper on a caramel base.Short finish. Noticeable alcohol. All in all pleasurable, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2007
(Bottled@Kerstbierfestival 2007, Essen) Dark brown with a small, mostly fading head. Grainy, dark malt and licorice in the aroma. Roasted-malty, licoricey flavor with some anise, orange-peel and other spices. Medium-bodied, smooth and medium-carbonated palate. Much like Ecaussinnes Ultrabrune, but with added spices. Very nice actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4406) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. 900 litre production. My first beer from this brewery. Dark brown with a faint red hue, little beige head. Thick liquorish & sweet malty nose, faintly herbal, dried dark fruits. Taste is similar sweet brown sugar & liquorish, sweet spices, sweet herbs touch, dried dark fruits. Touch more substantial body, pretty nice brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
Poured cloudy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sour fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is unbalanced, some citrus over the malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kraddel (3730) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
pours dark brown small white head smells like vinigar and cleaning products low carbo . perfumed, failed sweetness... sugar , spices

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