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Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate) - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate)Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate)

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 33
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: smcolw on 05-24-2009)
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Photo of SomethingClever
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Corked and Caged 750ml into my pint glass my bottle says Dark Reserve underneath Dark Brut
A: looks to be a dark red color lots of head

S: smells a little like a Flanders red without the bite maybe the yeast strain I'm getting hints of spice underneath but I can't pick them out

T: over the top carbonation is what you notice most prominently I know that's not a flavor but wow. Sweetness hints of spices I want to say some banana Mae I can't identify them

M: super carbonated other than that thin

O: I like it and I'm confused as to why maybe it's the pleasantly bubbly mouthfeel it's sweet and just pleasant really I bit absolutely no chocolate out of this but I'm not sure I had the same beer

SomethingClever, Saturday at 12:14 AM
Photo of mactrail
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is sweet as sin, but in the Belgian way, with the bitter yeast lurking in the bushes while you frolic with the nymphs in the pond.

This is one of the creamiest beers in the mouth that I've ever had. The bubbles burst somehow as you sip, releasing that sweet liquor with a cloud of glory. Deeply fruity with some dry sherry and raisins, plus apple butter and fig jam. The chocolate business is a marketing misnomer, near as I can tell. It's aged in oak, so there is some vanilla along with a dark, deep roasted malt.

I think is what people have in mind when they exalt Belgian beers. The only explanation is that brewers from another planet paid a visit to an abbey in Belgium sometime in the Middle Ages.

From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego. This should be my 100th beer style, according to BA.

mactrail, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

mattfancett, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

OriolesFan1008, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

shelby415, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

KAF, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

GClarkage, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

akang, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of KJ2013
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

KJ2013, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of thierrynantes
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer bottle (75 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : dark brown color with tan foamy head.
Smell : roasted malt, wood and dark chocolate aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : spicy, dark chocolate and wood flavors, with alcohol presence in the finish.
Drinkability : a very nice beer in the style Strong Ale (bière de Champagne)

thierrynantes, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Boone757, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

tom10101, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

mrfrancis, Jul 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Dave_Treat, Jun 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

randylangford, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

smithj4, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

uturn, Jan 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Jspriest, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of eric5bellies
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from my St Bernardus Chalice

A - Pours a deep Mahogany colour with a two fingered off white head that reatins well and laces the glass.

S - Plenty of fig, burnt sugar, dark fruit malts. Big aromas

T - Up front some nice chocolatey malts, unlike the aroma. Bits of aniseed, caramel and stewed cherries complement the exquisite flavour. The finish is long and a tiny bit warming.

M - Medium to full body with full carbonation.

O - This beer is exquisite full stop, and is the only dark version of this style that I know of. The benchmark it sets and difficult to beat.

eric5bellies, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

BartMcStout, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

t0rin0, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of impending
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A

750ml rested a year into a tulip. Pours a deep walnut cola, dark garnet when back lit, dense tan head, nice lacing.

The aroma is delicious. Heavy with dark fruits that have softened, a crate would have an ooze escaping the bottom. Significant grape bubblegum, chocolate and vanilla. A classic dense heavy bsda. wonderful

Flavor is strong, intense, exactly what the nose promised. Dark fruits now with a bitter sweet. Long lasting dark chocolate minor bitter aftertaste, lingers leisurely. A phenolic overtone stays in the background. Vanilla dark cherries. The alcohol, while obvious, compliments as a flavor ingredient. While the mouthfeel is lively it doesn't seem to be atypically carbonated.
warms wonderfully
quadish
delicious
Malheur is in command of their art
cheers
jd

impending, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

samEBC, Oct 27, 2012
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Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate) from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.