mike_77 (7234) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
Dark brown, almost black. Strong aroma with cola syrup, cinnamon, aniseed and cough medicine. The spiciness comes through a lot in the flavour. blutt59 (6609) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, colar hazelnut in color with tan head, aromas of raisin and plums, flavors of sweet licorice and brown rice, average finish JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 30, 2009
La Botteresse Noire. Brown color with a big quickly diminished, bubbly tan, cola like head. Dark caramel, coffee, cloves, and dark cherries in the aromas. Sweet dark malt start, lightly sour dark cherries in the middle. Quite airy, nearly making it feel thin, but enough flavor to hold it together. A bit metallic in the finish that seems to go along with the thinner feel. Bits of cinnamon and allspice. in the finish and into the linger. A dry fruit cake. notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2009
33cl bottle, marked as La Botteresse Noire, with a rather comely-looking lass on the label - pours a very dark ruby, with a lot of chunky floaties - a lot of sweet raisin in the nose, treacle, nutmeg, brown sugar, overripe dark fruits - the flavor is sweet dark fruits (loads of fig, raisin), tempered by bitter herbs and warming spices - some british barleywine-ish character comes in the form of treacly sweetness, light oxidation, earthy, prune-like flavors - finish of chocolate pudding, warming alcohol and lingering herbal bitterness - fairly well-balanced and tasty - someone ought to add an alias for the La Botteresse Noire, though. Alengrin (5893) - BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2014
The follow-up to La Botteresse Bière de Noël (from the days when this brewery was still called Brasserie de Bruyères), with thick and moussy, stable, pale beige head and very dark burgundy colour. Aroma of dates, walnuts, milk chocolate, port wine, ginger, cola, pear, bark, cinnamon; light sweetish onset, candied fruits, some candi syrup, pretty strong carbonation at first, deep chocolatey and nutty maltiness, candi touch lingers, well-balanced finish with dry coriander effect, full, mild flowery hops, toasted bitterishness and warm but never astringent alcohol. This is truly a very well-made, rich and above average Christmas ale.
BoBoChamp (5754) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2009
33cl, alias La Botteresse Bière de Noël, exclusive brewery, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, balanced, hazy, good head, very good X-Mas brew Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brune with a creamy tan head. Spicy fruity spritz pepper and apple aroma. Cinnamon and some yeasty spices. Sweet cane sugar with vinous hints and some apple like sweet and tart flavor. Some alcohol warming that is well masked by the spiciness and moderately sharp carbonation. Decent brew. mar (5457) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. dark brown pour with an amber bottom. nose is wood and nuts. very carbonated with a heavy fruit flavor that is backed by nuts. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
Shared this one w/ SkyCop32. Pours a darkish red/brown. Aromas of spice, coriander, yeast, and alcohol. Flavor has an alcohol taste to it, mixed with a nice smokey dark fruit. Also has strong hints of spice and orange.