Foret Noir - Brasserie Trois Dames

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89
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Switzerland

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jtladner on 03-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 4
Photo of Chico1985
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Foret Noire*. Label describes it as a "Swiss Kirsch Imperial Stout" - I don't think this is brewed with the Kirsch liquor, but like it, this does use sour cherries. Definitely not retired....

A - 330ml doesn't gush/explode/take anyone's eye out, always a good thing. Very dark red color when held to the light, looks black otherwise. A healthy ~2 fingers of tan head form, a solid half-finger remains for the duration and leaves some nice lace.

S - All about those tart dark cherries, reminiscent of a Flanders. Earthy tones, vanilla, kinda vinegary. Hard to tell it's a stout base at first, but there is some light roasted+cocoa tones coming out with warmth.

T - Taste delivers solid sourness and decently deep cherry flavors. Here the stout base is even more obscured, this could easily pass as a Flanders red to me (if not for the color). Vinegary vinous tones.

M - Very smooth, solid body, good sourness, medium carbonation, maybe a touch of alcohol, easy drinking, tasty lingering finish.

O - Doesn't really accomplish the 'cherry chocolate cake' thing they were going for - not much of a stout to be found here, and even the straight 'fruit beer' here is kinda misleading - but as a dark cherry sour this is quite nice. Good all-around and holds it own against more complex+truer fruit sours.

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

dark cherry color. Aroma almost non-existent. Sweet sour gorgeous.

Photo of KriekKrazzed
4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Didn't seem to be especially heavy like an Imperial, much lighter and very tasty stout to drink with a super sour cherry kick in the roof of your mouth. Nice combination of many things going on to delight. Expensive, exquisite and hard to just sip.
One of my favorite all time cherry beers!

Photo of dar482
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%

The beer comes in a dark brown color with some red.

The aroma has dark cherries, rich sweetness, a hint of tart.

The flavor follows with a tart dark cherry in the front. A medium plus sweetness comes through in the middle as medium roasted malt cleans up the beer. A lighter malt character and towards a soured porter. A good amount of fruit flavor throughout.

Foret Noir from Brasserie Trois Dames
89 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.