Black - Brugge Brasserie
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4.24/5 rDev +13.1%
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.
05-13-2014 12:54:21 | More by Beric
3.3/5 rDev -12%
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.
02-20-2012 18:32:57 | More by Sean9689
4.25/5 rDev +13.3%
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.
02-04-2012 00:17:04 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
3.25/5 rDev -13.3%
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.
09-27-2011 23:58:17 | More by Thorpe429
3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
08-12-2011 13:30:18 | More by secondtooth
3.3/5 rDev -12%
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.
08-01-2010 00:29:36 | More by glid02
Black from Brugge Brasserie
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.