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Black - Brugge Brasserie

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brugge Brasserie visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 12-21-2005)
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GreenWBush

Oregon

4.53/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer comes to the table mahogany, towards black. 2" head and amazing lace.

Nose is filled with candied fruits, toffee, figs, and bing cherries. Intense to insane sweetness detected, candi sugared malts. Vaguest roastiness.

This beer is not the Belgian Stout I was hoping for, but is delicious nonetheless. Toffee, roasted candi sugar, blackstrap molasses, strong yeast phenols, and rye bread.

Finishes strongly on licorice characteristics and a smooth sensuous candied darkness. Damned good.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2006 21:15:40 | More by GreenWBush
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Hodgin

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-20-2014 02:34:25 | More by Hodgin
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cmrillo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-18-2014 13:44:28 | More by cmrillo
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Beric

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: On tap, tulip
Served: 10 May 2014

Appearance: Pitch black with an off-white, tannish head that leaves a ring of foam clinging around the sides of the glass. No lacing, likely due to the ABV.

Smell: Assertions of overripe banana and roasted coffee.

Taste: Much like the nose. The taste was very smooth for a style that is easy to modify and mess up. I liked the softness from the overripe banana flavors combined with the confident assertion of some roasted malt flavors. In all through, the flavor profile in my opinion, was dominated by the overripe banana qualities.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and silky. Very big bodied.

Overall: I might actually prefer this to the much higher acclaimed Tripel. This beer was very much to-style and was fantastically brewed. This one tastes a lot like Trois Pistoles.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2014 12:54:21 | More by Beric
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-04-2014 03:06:55 | More by psmith161
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-01-2013 18:07:45 | More by NooseJustice
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-06-2013 00:23:38 | More by ADTaber
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NateMac13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-30-2013 23:17:06 | More by NateMac13
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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-21-2013 14:14:27 | More by beerme626
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runrmd08

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-06-2013 14:50:56 | More by runrmd08
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-26-2013 23:00:04 | More by Boilerfood
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-08-2013 15:28:39 | More by MSandahl23
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-26-2012 01:26:24 | More by freewill35
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Chisfinest84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-01-2012 18:56:07 | More by Chisfinest84
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poogas

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +20%

06-11-2012 22:31:13 | More by poogas
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20%

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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-19-2012 18:26:27 | More by stampfler07
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Brugge.

A - Pours black, cream-colored head, thin collar.

S - Malty and yeasty, pretty sweet with light roast.

T - Roasted malts, light sugary sweetness, some chalky notes.

M - Light, good carbonation, roasty clean finish.

O - An average Dark Ale, at best. I'd probably give this another try, but if there's a sour on-tap, I'm going for that.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 18:32:57 | More by Sean9689
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – A nearly black body with no lacing and only a slight, off-white head. Does not appear too thin, which is a nice plus.

S – Chocolate malt, caramelized sugar, and maybe a bit of spiced plum?

T – Sweet… Molasses and slightly charred fruit.

M – Medium body. Very smooth with little to no alcohol detection.

0 – Another nice brew from Brugge. Not my personal favorite from them, but I liked it for a style that I am always hit or miss on.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2012 00:17:04 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Lukafer

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-15-2011 03:47:59 | More by Lukafer
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brugge Brasserie last weekend. Served in a tulip.

Poured near black with a good off-white/light tan head and some good lacing. The nice brought a bit of yeast plus a large amount of roasted malt. The flavor was mostly all roast with some light dark-fruit character. Interesting, but not all that enjoyable. There was some creaminess to the feel, though mostly dry roast. Overall, this was far too dominated by bitter roasted malt.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2011 23:58:17 | More by Thorpe429
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep black in appearance, with heavy carbonation. No lace.

Nose is chocolatey malts, some burnt tones. Appealing and different.

Taste is very sweet, and almost fruity. I get a distinct alcohol burn, as well. Some burnt maltiness. Nice mix.

Not bad at all, and definitely a Belgian-style brew with character.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 13:30:18 | More by secondtooth
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glid02

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by Joe - much obliged!

Pours one shade from black with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of roasted malts with mild amounts of char and dark molasses. Also present are a good deal of indistinct tart fruits that have a minor salty quality.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Lightly roasted malt flavors kick things off with hints of deeper char and are quickly overtaken by tart dark fruits and green apples with a somewhat salty quality, similar to the aroma. These flavors carry through to a mildly tart and bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is OK. It's got a decent thickness with overactive carbonation.

Drinkability is not that great. I didn't have the easiest time finishing my glass and would not have another.

Overall this seemed to be infected but even through the off-flavors it seemed to be a one-dimensional beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 00:29:36 | More by glid02
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

2.68/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle brought back from Indy -- thanks Jason.

A: jet black
S: too cloying, a bit of diacetyl, no real Belgium character at all
T: sweet, thin, a hint of Belgian candy sugar possibly but not much better than an average homebrew, almost like a weak stout
M: too gassy, sweet
D: what do you do when you have a 750ml and a mediocre beer? Pour it...

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 02:02:14 | More by wisrarebeer
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