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

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RATINGS: 101   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3829) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Clear reddish color with some bubbly notes. Clay aroma, caramel with heavy malts. Flavor is sharp grains, tart and harshness. Some sweet notes fill it out.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10962) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 4, 2011
Malzige Kräuternoten sind zu Beginn mit einer deutlichen Hopfigkeit vorhanden. Der Hopfen wird intensiver, die Malzigkeit ebenfalls. Hintergründig ist das Bier allerdings ziemlich schwach, die Kräuternoten sind milder, unterstützen das Malz aber selbst aus dieser Position. Harmonisch, lecker, angenehm hopfig. 7/9/8/9/10/9

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2012
Aroma more like a porter, chocolate roast and stewed earthiness. Looks like a dark brown ale. Starchy malt flavor with some strange spicy after notes that linger like pepper after a meal. Not too thick either. I guess I’d call this a winter warmer, but not a stout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
Pours a dark, near-black brown with a huge loose head - waaay over-carbonated! Aroma of prunes, iron, light funk, kind of sickly sweet. Light coffee flavour, sweet malt, metallic hop finish. Thin, watery body and over-carbonated. It got better as it warmed, and might taste better a bit stronger or with more body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (2040) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Dark brown/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, dark fruit, some floral, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, hops, chocolate, and spice; Flat carbonation; Overall, kinda of interesting - but just decent for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
Deep black color with a thin beige head. Aroma of licorice and spices. Flavor of licorice and spices, some bitterness in the end. Light to medium body with a vinous texture and soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle and served in my Expedition snifter: Pours a deep russet brown with minimal head nor lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, roast, walnut, plum, anise, light smoke and oak, herbal and grassy hops, with a quick dash of mineral oil. The taste is rather mundane with slick sweet malts, touch of coffee and chocolate, char, and dark fruits before a light handed hop bitterness comes about during the finish. The mouth feel is also very underwhelming, thin and sort of flat. The only Black Wind I get from this is a gust of wasted money flowing out of my pockets. Oh, exactly why is the not listed as a Stout? If there are indeed any spice it would be Star Anise and even then not enough to list this brew as a spice brew, not even close.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark malt and spice aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium spice and dry chocolate flavor with a medium soft sweet finish of moderate duration. Very soft brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium, bubbly light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is peppery alcohol, figs, prunes, mince meat pie, toast and nutty malt, and herbal hops. Flavor is prunes, figs, raisins, toasted malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and warmth, and low carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Merrill (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle from Binny’s. Has the appearance and aroma of a stout much lighter than any "Imperial" I’ve seen. It’s a lovely medium dark brown with a fine lace. The aroma is earthy, oakey with a slight sharp alcohol tang. Perhaps some fermented berry. The mouth is milkier than the color tells. Old wood in the flavor again with alcohol bite and a little natural whiskey background. It’s ok, but I probably won’t buy it again at the price


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