sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2012
33cl bottle, BB 10/2013.
Brune foncée, col beige avec une fine pellicule dorée sur le verre.
Arôme de fruits noirs; cerise et datte, malt léger et une note de chocolat.
En bouche, malt grillé, caramel et léger chocolat en poudre. Palais réchauffant avec ses 10.5%, pointe épicée rappelant la réglisse et laissant un fini liquoreux. Une pointe d’amertume houblonnée sur la fin. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2007
[email protected]goozen (4071) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2008
, Essen. Pitch black colour, small beige head. Aroma is licorice and caramel malts along with some spices. Flavour is slightly roasted malts, licorice and quite wellspiced. Aftertaste has a little bit alcohol in it, otherwise wellbalanced.
Bottle at Kerstbierfestival, Essen: Red brown coloured ale with an fruity taste, and there is also some honey added. BoBoChamp (5755) - 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 notalush (5878) - Denver, 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.
JPDIPSO (6223) - 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. oldrtybastrd (5002) - 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. tderoeck (9724) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2012
6/VII/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: X/11 (2012-691) jmgreenuk (9455) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 18, 2013
Clear dark brown beer, huge fizzy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of spices, reminds me of Southern Tier Pumking. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, black cherries, dried fruits, some caramel, cough syrup, elder berries. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: dried fruits, sugar, alcohol, ripe plums, little sourish, red currants, cranberries. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, mocha, sour berries, some lemon juice, alcohol, noticeable, little bitter, more spices, cloves, coffee.
Bottle at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a cloudy dark brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma is big toffee fudge caramel. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a citrus fruit caramel palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Jerre (3391) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle, 33 cl. Tasted with Leen on 20.07.09.
Dark brown color, with little beige head.
Aroma raisin, sweet, dark fruits.
Taste sweet, dark fruits, spice, bit herbs, chocolate touch and some bitterness. Warm alcohol feeling at the end.