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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Foreign Stout
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Bise Noire est de retour, à ceci près que la bête a été adaptée pour mieux s’insèrer dans la gamme de la brasserie. Fermentation haute de couleur noire, avec un mélange de malts spéciaux calibré pour lui donner le corps, la rondeur et la présence indispensables à une bière d’hiver, sans pour autant sombrer dans le doucereux. Elle titre 7,2%, donc prudence. Cette bière est brassée de septembre à mars.

Black Bise is back, except that the animal was adapted to better IMPRINT in the range of the brewery. High fermentation black, with a mixture of special malts calibrated to give it body, roundness and needed a winter beer presence, without falling into the bland. It as 7.2%, so caution. This beer is brewed from September to March.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Seems more like an imperial stout and labeled as such. Pours black with slight tan head. Nose is licorice, grape and roasted malts. Taste of licorice, roasted malts and chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2010
Draught Deep-brown beer with orangeish reflections and a small, dense, beige, Guinness-like head, with classic lace. Very roasted, molasses-like nose, burnt toffee, and a mossy aroma. Quite sweet, sweetish chocolate, with cigarette ash retronasal. Dries up in the palate, leaving some grainy impression with roasted notes. Drier chocolate in the aftertaste, very slick, medium bodied or better. Nice, if rather sweet heavy stout. Drinks better than the marks might suggest.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Coffee, licorice and orangey spiciness collide in a nearly flat mouthfeel, while blackberry notes attempt to create complexity around a disproportionate roasted malt bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-There is barely a ring of foam atop the cloudy dark brown.
-This is either an unsuccessfully travelled bottle or a poorly bottled batch.
-Mild tartness also clashes with the roasty bitterness.
-Toastiness is tasted too; lots of flavors are present, but few are harmonious.
-Oh well, a rare miss from Trois Dames. I’ll keep getting their Pasionaria, Oud Bruin or Saison Houblon when possible.

Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7387) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. It pours a dark brownish black with an off-white head. I always enjoy stouts that look this way with the black and white combo. I like the smell of this one, it does indeed have some spices which add to the goodness, but it is primarily a sweet and cocoa-y brew with a nice bit of caramel and roasted malts. There is also a hint of hops. The flavor is fruitier with a nice bit of roasted malt. To be honest the hops in this are a bit overt, but then again they work well. IT is reminiscent of their hoppy porter. I would say if you like something like nightstalker, this is a bit weaker, but very tasty and similair. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-15-2011 03:10:18

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottled. Poured medium-brown with a short-lived, yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted chocolate and black malts with plenty of cardamom, vanilla, and some herbs around.. fresh, greener hoppy accents.. welcoming. The flavor found well-toasted chocolate, vanilla, and molasses notes at the core.. cardamom, cinnamon, and lightly sour malty notes around.. finished with warm spices over molasses and a touch of maple. Medium-bodied with a spotty flow through the palate.. more tart/sour toward the back-end.. OK feel and flow.. decent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet dark caramel and raisin nose with some plum notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and a light carbonation with a soft lightly sweet milk chocolate flavor and roasty bitterness. Finishes drier and bittersweet with some dark chocolate notes and coffee. An enjoyable and drinkable imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle at the courtesy of Nick. High fluffy long lasting light brown head leaving nice long lacings. Hazy very dark red brown body. Mild dusty choccolate roasted malt aroma with a hint of liquorice. Liquorice choccolate citrus caramel roasted malt flavor with a spicy dry note. Long carbonation. Long aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle. brown beer with a dark cream colored head. Roast and burnt toast aroma. Caramel and light burnt toast flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and burnt toast lingers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6738) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle, Dec 2 Beer Advent Calendar. Dark brown pour, with a light brown head that initially soars, but fades rather quickly to a thin ring without any lacing. Aroma is more sour than anything, but not harshly so, with some burnt malt hanging around the edge of awareness. Light dusty cocoa in here too. Some spice on the deep inhale. Didn’t know what to expect, but it wasn’t this-- more interesting than I anticipated. Palate maintains the sourish identity, with light flavours of raisins and leather, roast takes a back seat. Light is the operative adjective here-- for a beer that boasts an ABV exceeding 7%, the body is woefully thin, edging on watery. Lightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2011
bouteille 33cl Couleur brune, col épais ocre. Arôme, malt, froment, nez fruité avec comme indiqué de l’orange amer avec une touche d’épice. Je note aussi un mixe entre la réglisse et caramel le tout couvrant une amertume fruitée. En bouche, une bière intéressante qui marrie le malt caramel allant sur une note sucrée avec l’amertume orangée. Tout comme l’arôme une touche de réglisse se démarque et est complémentée par un fini fruité. Encore une bonne surprise venant de br. Trois Dames.


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