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Trois Dames Forêt Noire

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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Fruit Beer
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Forêt Noire is a reddish-black ale brewed with a mixture of malts (Carafa, Special B) which give it real body and depth - a color and texture reminiscent of chocolate torte. The beer is then blended with cherry wine and fermented cherries, resulting in a dark, roasty beer balanced by the fruity tartness of cherry. A perfect after dinner drink. The beer was named after the famous Black Forest cake: a combination of chocoolate cake and candied cherry. Cheers !


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6869) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 20, 2016
Where and how: bottle @ bar Volo
Aroma: strong tartness with bold exposure of cherry fruit. Some dryness on top. Side end hinted with vanilla sugars.
Appearance :
Top: created decent rings on glass, lasting mid lighter top.
Base: dark brown
Palate : fairly dry, carbonated, mid lighter in body.
Taste: frontal cherry with hinted brown sugars. End accented with drying alcohol.
other notes good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours a very dark ruby with a tall, smooth tan head. Tart, fruity nose. Tart and sour cherry and finishes with crabapple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (134) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Draft at The Avenue Pub, New Orleans. Almost black with short-lasting tan head. Aroma of tart cherries and a bit of roasted malt. Sour, tart cherry dominates the flavor, with a bit of chocolate and roasted malt in the background. Sour, acidic finish. Expected more chocolate to balance the cherry, but still quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (972) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
Aroma of black cherries and chocolate with wet wood. Taste is dark and roasted malts with a cherry attack that takes over in the finish. Slight oaky and some raisins. In the aftertaste, the cherrytaste lingers for a while. Quite high carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbeer75 (119) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Aroma: strong cherry aroma; not pleasant; Appearance: very dark with minimal head; Taste: sour and tart; very strong; Palate: medium body with tart finish; Overall: too harsh; would probably not get again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (11165) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
On tap at Engine House No 9, pours black with a large tan head. Aroma brings out balsamic vinegar and dark tart cherries. Flavour is like black forest, with tart dark cherries and cocoa. Cohesive, with the fruity and chocolatey notes well balanced. Solid, but not my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (9756) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
Draft - Dark cocoa. Jet black with a frothy light brown head. Dark chocolate and coco with some burnt notes and sweet sourness. Very odd.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (4648) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2015
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: pours near black with a small head. Aroma is sour fruit and some smell that I can only call a bit of darkness. Taste is rather sour. Somewhat sweet. Aftertaste is lingering sourness. Cherry flavoir is certainly there in good measure. Interesting and nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Draft->stem at Partisan DC. Dark brown with small offwhite head. Sour cherries, grape must, vinegared wine, dark fruit. Decent.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (304) - - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle at Bar Hop. Tart cherry aroma, undertones of chocolate and coffee. Very dark with tan head, nice lacing. Tart cherry and apple flavours, whisper of chocolate. Quite lovely. Undertones of oak.


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