gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small head mahogany pour weak carbonation aromas alcohol spice dried fruit doughy note vinous notes the flavours port sultanas plum cinnamon cherry doughy yeast bread white wine sour note finish enjoyable christmas ale smooth with aftertastes of alcohol spice fruit yeasty dough well done
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a deep, dark brown, red hues, beige head. Aroma of some dark fruit, some farmhouse. Flavor of some dark fruit, malt, some funk. Mouthfeel is medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, it’s pretty good.....
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark red/brown colored beer, with a thick dark beige head. The aroma of caramel with fruits and touches of spices. The taste is sparkling with sweet fruits and caramel. The spices like gloves in the back and notes of alcohol. The aftertaste is bittersweet.
goozen (2556) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Kerstbierfestival, Essen: Red brown coloured ale with an fruity taste, and there is also some honey added.
Wim (2463) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a malty roasted grainy aroma a malty roasted grainy coffee taste with a dry bitter finish
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Tasted with Leen on 20.07.09.
Dark brown color, with little beige head.
Aroma raisin, sweet, dark fruits.
Taste sweet, dark fruits, spice, bit herbs, chocolate touch and some bitterness. Warm alcohol feeling at the end.
ads135 (2340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very little head. Reddish orange coloration. Sourness displaces the malty body toward the end of the drink. A persistent skunkiness in an unfortunate aspect.
beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I got the bottom end of this bottle. So the appearance had more yeast poop, which actually came out more brown while the clearer pour was more of a black color. That comes with a khaki medium sized head. Aroma is a very airy Belgian yeast with some chocolate and as it warms up a roast character. But it is a light sour tinge to it that makes this special. In the flavor the sour tinge grows stronger as it warms and eventually overwhelms the highly carbonated and tingly feeling, dark Belgian yeasty (cocoa, earth) flavor. The flavor has a bit of a sour cherry finish there as well. Good stuff, very easy drinking for such a strength. Just ease up on the sour aspect a bit and lower the carbonation.
330mL stubby bottle, labeled La Botteresse Noire, BB 10/2010, Duvel tasting glass.
Yves (1988) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown coloured beer with small off-white head. Malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is bitter and roasted.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Botteresse Noire. Aroma of anise, other spicy notes, candy malt, roasted malts and nuts, light chocolate. Flavor highlights the candy aspects of the malt, rock candy meets sweet pastry, and is balanced more than firmly by an array of spices, seemingly mostly from the spices themselves, not yeasty notes. On the one hand quite sweet, on the other hand, admirably balanced. A tasty and unique treat.