overall
60
46
style
Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Stout
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Bise Noire est de retour, à ceci près que la bête a été adaptée pour mieux s’insèrer dans la gamme de la brasserie. Fermentation haute de couleur noire, avec un mélange de malts spéciaux calibré pour lui donner le corps, la rondeur et la présence indispensables à une bière d’hiver, sans pour autant sombrer dans le doucereux. Elle titre 7,2%, donc prudence. Cette bière est brassée de septembre à mars.

Black Bise is back, except that the animal was adapted to better IMPRINT in the range of the brewery. High fermentation black, with a mixture of special malts calibrated to give it body, roundness and needed a winter beer presence, without falling into the bland. It as 7.2%, so caution. This beer is brewed from September to March.

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3.3
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2012
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a one finger fizzy light brown head that left a bit of lacing. The nose is really quite interesting. Not sure if I like it or not. It smells a bit more like grape jelly than beer. Not sure what kind of spices are used here, but they are certainly overpowering the malt in the aroma. The harder I try, the more I get a little roast and chocolate, but it’s in the background. The flavor is a little sweet and spicy with some dark roast malt. Lighter bodied for an Imperial Stout, a touch clingy on the finish, with soft minimal carbonation. Not really my kind of Imperial Stout, much like the coffee one that I had from them. Makes me want an Expedition Stout.

3
blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, orange amber in color with aroma of sour fruit, flavors of sweet fruits, tobacco, bitter finish

2.8
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle and served in my Expedition snifter: Pours a deep russet brown with minimal head nor lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, roast, walnut, plum, anise, light smoke and oak, herbal and grassy hops, with a quick dash of mineral oil. The taste is rather mundane with slick sweet malts, touch of coffee and chocolate, char, and dark fruits before a light handed hop bitterness comes about during the finish. The mouth feel is also very underwhelming, thin and sort of flat. The only Black Wind I get from this is a gust of wasted money flowing out of my pockets. Oh, exactly why is the not listed as a Stout? If there are indeed any spice it would be Star Anise and even then not enough to list this brew as a spice brew, not even close.

3.6
vyvvy (6392) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pours very dark with a crimson hue and a tan head that looks like it has craters all over it. The aroma has cream, dark fruit, berries, roasted malt, green apples and spices. Medium body that’s quite light for an impy stout and it has mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with star anise, roasty malt, cinnamon, berries and mild alcohol. The finish adds some powdery spices and chalk. Nice beer that is somewhere between a regular stout and imperial stout with spices added. This seemed to have a bit of age on it, but aging gracefully.

3.4
reebtogi (6240) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
330ml bottle pours a dark brown color with some red highlights and a thick light brown head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate with some fruit. Taste is chocolate malty sweetness with some fruit and roasted malt bitterness and very little hop presence. An interesting imperial stout with the presence of the fruits, but still quite delicious.

2.6
thedm (6147) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very small sized head of frothy tan colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind an opaque brown colored body and no lacing. The odd aroma was mild spice and dark malt. The vinous mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a mellow malty aftertaste. The thin flavor contained notes of mild spice dark malt and breads. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.1
sonnycheeba (5970) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with average, frothy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, alcohol, vanilla, cookie malt, and light floral hops. Flavor is mostly spice and vegetable, average malt, and not much else; semi-sweet finish. Light/medium body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.

3.2
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2015
9/10/2010 5:19:17 AM On tap at Moeder Lambic. Dark brown with top tan head. Malty sugar nose. Taste of wheat, sugar, caramel, citrus. Quite watery and oily. A bit odd, really.

3.4
skortila (5798) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2010
On tap @ Moeder Lambic, Brussels. The aroma has coffee, toffee and roast. Slightly hazy, red-brown coloured beer with an off-white, creamy head. The taste is sweet with a bitter finish. It has coffee, toffee, roast and some raisin. Nice.

3.7
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Sweet chocolate molasses and dry spice aroma and taste with some heat to the finish.


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