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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (1938) - 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 (5961) - 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 (10451) - 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 (9438) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. it pours a light cola color. It took a somewhat aggressive pour to get a small, light tan head. The nose is unusual. Prune, chocolate, a slight vegetal note I can’t quite place (cooked carrots maybe?). There is a lot going on spice wise, almost reminding me of a Christmas candle. The light chocolate notes come through, but barely. Calling this an imperial stout as the label does is a misnomer. Really thin for a stout (much less for an Impy). Oily, filmy mouthfeel that I don’t really care for. This one didn’t blow me away.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours a bruin body with an off white head, with okay lacing left behind the pour. Very malty body, malt syrup, sweet, bourbon esk, old oatmeal mush. Hop character is totally oxidized, leaving a leaf y and metallic finish. Past prime i suppose.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (1808) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Clear very dark brown, head cover, and streaks of lace. Taste is sweet caramel malt, light spices and butter rum entering midway through the palate. Slight bittering at the finish, not quite enough to balance. Fair, not really good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2011
bottle... dark brown, not much of a body for a ris, big light tan tan, great retention and lace... the aroma is super roasted, a bit of char and chocolate as well, smells weirdly carbonated, reminds me of a danish stout, weird hot grassy finish... the aroma is tolerable but the taste is not, harsh char, weird grass not a good beer at all


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