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Brewed by Brasserie Artisanale La Botteresse de Sur-les-Bois
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Saint-Georges (Sur-les-Bois), Belgium

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A heavily spiced Belgian strong ale, La Botteresse Noire pours near pitch black with a rich beige head. Tastes of licorice, black pepper, burnt sugar, roasted malt, and winter spices.

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3.4
obguthr (6831) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Sweet raisin aroma. Black pour, medium fizzy beige head. Candied plum flavor, finishing in prunes. Thin to medium body. Enjoyable, not terribly complex, well made.

3.9
crossovert (14135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Good drinkablity for the abv, dark but lively and fruity, very drinkable. A solid so called black ale.

3.2
TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown to near black opaque pour. Its beige head is short, thick and foamy. Aroma is roasted malt, soft spice, big yeast notes, dark fruit and soft hops. Taste is burnt caramel, roasted malt, bitter hops, dark fruit notes, peppery spice and molasses. Body is light-medium and surprisingly softer than expected. Carbonation is dense and lively. Ends with more burnt caramel, roasted malt, powdery yeast, dark fruit and spice.

3.7
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very, very dark brown color with a medium sized brown head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramelly malts, nutty notes, anise and other spices, banana and faint roastiness. The taste is surprisingly tart, with tart stone fruit and cherry notes. A bit of roastiness and chocolate. Faint spices in the finish. Medium bodied. Interesting.

3.5
mansquito (7136) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2010
New Beer Distributors 11.2oz ($3.50): Pours dark brown with a quickly dissipating light brown head, some yeast flows around. Aroma is fairly standard with the dark fruit and spices... ye know... Spicy and sweet in the taste. Rather malty. Not heavy bodied at all. Some yeast in there. A wee bit of roasted malts. Alcohol very well covered up. Pretty good methinks.

4
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
The aroma is complex with notes of rich roasty malts, caramel,sweett rsin malts, soy, and the pepper and licorice as described. The ale pours rich dark black with a nice biege head. The body is thick with flavors of soy sauce, sweet barleywine malty flavors that linger with the finish.

3.7
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Swuat bottles from Smith’s and Capone’s. Pours turbid mucky dark brown with 3-finger off-white frothy head. Nose is charred dark corn flakey malt, black pepper, anise, corn flakes, funky winterbush taint. Tastes sweet, of licorice, maple syrupy dark malts, red wine vinous figgy notes, some anise, spice. Not too shabby.

3.5
Rando7 (787) - Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle pours very dark with thin tan head. Aroma raisin, dark fruits, yeast. Taste rich, slightly sweet with dark fruits, spices, earth, malts, yeast. Not your typical Belgian yeasts. Palate thick and smooth. Finish a bit dull. Alcohol well disguised. Seems like kind of a hybrid of a quad and a stout. Flavors do come out more as it warms. Interesting beer but would not seek out again.

3.4
hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
11.2oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of spices, yeasty, a little roasty, and bready. Tastes of spices, chocolate, spices, bready, and a little earhty. Had a light sour finish.

3.8
bhensonb (15973) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with a beige head. Smells of smooth dark malt. Lightly sweet, mildly sour, spicy; definitely smooth burnt malt. A very good milk stout that happens to be a bit sour? Dang good beer.


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