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style
Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Foreign Stout
Saignelégier, Switzerland

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Mandragore, 8 %vol. est notre bière noire d’hiver brassée avec de l’épeautre jurassien et un mélange de malts très complexe. Sa robe est noire brillante, sa mousse café au lait très serrée, au nez, elle révèle des notes poivrées (houblon Golding), fumées et torréfiées, en bouche elle est crémeuse, douce et corsée avec une longue finale sur une amertume moyenne

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3.2
AnG_BrgNor (767) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle. Browwn wuth small head. Aroma and taste is roasted, coffe, licorice and fruits. Tart and bitter taste and dry ending.

3.4
ironcontra (336) - POLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Tar black with no ha. Surprisingly light bod for this style. Vanilla, chocolate, shortbread, wood, some sort of nondescript herbs. A lot of the additive aromatics are totally over the top so I see why the brewery seems to be polarizing on this site.

3.7
erikaraeb (256) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Some smoke, licorice, toast, and nuts. Medium body - lighter in consistency than most dark ales. Smells of coffee. I enjoy it.

3.1
vbaudry (153) - - APR 26, 2017
Nice attack. Body too light and watery. Aromas of coffee, vanilla and herbs/licorice. Nice and long finish.

4.1
Evilkniamhel (965) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2017
From bottle. Pours opaque brown with hints of red. Aromas of blackcurrant, molasses, burnt toffee. Taste is slightly Smokey, dark chocolate, coffee grind on the finish.

4
AshtonMcCobb (6694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - opaque brown to black with a thin crema head. Nose - molasses, black jack sweets and candied sugar. Taste - blackcurrant and more molasses. Blackcurrant menthol om the end. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish. Overall - a lovely complex beer.

4.1
johndoughty (5472) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Swing top bottle. Very dark brown with a large head on opening which was slow to dissipate. Quite creamy with an unusual fruity flavour. My second from this brewery an well worth trying.

3.2
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2016
0.33l swingtop bottle. A really deep and dark brown - near black one in the glass with a good looking really huge almost creamy-fluffy dark ashy brown colored head. The nose is not directly what I would call extreme, but it’s still present with a little chocolate, a sour thing in the background and dark malts. It really doesn’t smell like it looks. It has a really nice oily mouthfeel with a comfortable above average carbonation level. That sourness in the aroma is also present in the taste. It’s woody-chocolate and a little bit sweet also. The slightly sourness actually works very well here. Making it a bit more interesting. Sour licorice? Is that a thing? Slightly peppery in the aftertaste. Interesting. 05.10.2013

2.9
Holmen2 (3750) - NORWAY - JUN 27, 2016
From bottle at Moskus in Trondheim with UKM people 28.06.16. Ebony. Small brown head. Not mush lacing. Aroma and taste of dark malt, liquorice and some vanilla and coffee.

3.7
allmyvinyl (10723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle from Salt Horse. Pours black with a thick beige head. Aromas of liquorice, faint honey, light roast and dark fruit. Taste has a stronger coffee hit, more dark fruit. Clean finish. Bit of a sipper.


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