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

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

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.44%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smcolw on 05-24-2009)
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Reviews by OWSLEY069:
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber/ brown, with a light tan head. In the aroma, roasty malt, licorice, and alcohol. In the taste, roasty malt, licorice, and alcohol burn and a small hop. An alcohol and small hop bite, with a light to medium mouthfeel. A dry alcohol and roasty malt aftertaste. Nice alcohol presence, quite interesting, kind of like Sambucca flavor. Quite complex and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2008 15:20:00 | More by OWSLEY069
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15%

04-17-2014 15:38:12 | More by KJ2013
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thierrynantes

France

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
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)

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 20:07:47 | More by thierrynantes
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-20-2013 01:25:23 | More by Boone757
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-23-2013 13:54:52 | More by tom10101
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-09-2013 16:29:03 | More by mrfrancis
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-04-2013 21:18:37 | More by WOLFGANG
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-15-2013 19:33:27 | More by Dave_Treat
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

02-03-2013 02:59:38 | More by randylangford
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-27-2013 18:37:58 | More by smithj4
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-16-2013 02:18:15 | More by uturn
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-15-2013 20:36:29 | More by Jspriest
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 15:30:44 | More by eric5bellies
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BartMcStout

Belgium

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-17-2012 20:22:55 | More by BartMcStout
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-12-2012 02:43:36 | More by t0rin0
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impending

California

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 03:24:53 | More by impending
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samEBC

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-27-2012 22:22:52 | More by samEBC
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WynnO

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.1%

09-08-2012 04:50:25 | More by WynnO
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

Served side by side with Malheur Bière Brut (Brut Reserve).

The beer is chestnut brown colored with a fizzy, beige head that leaves sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet, yeasty, fruity. The flavor is pretty tasty, with prominent yeast and spice notes. Earthy with some alcoholic warmth in the finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, I enjoyed this. Good for splitting several ways at a tasting.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 22:53:12 | More by Huhzubendah
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Romulux

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-20-2012 19:34:45 | More by Romulux
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Basically a side by side with the other one, thanks Mike. Beer is black with a tan off white head of small bublbes, lower retention, aggressive carbonation, some lacing, looks fine.

Aroma is sweet, estery, very yeasty, a little more spicy than the blonde version.

Beer is light in body and a little earthy / spicy on the palate, the yeast comes through nicely as well. Ultimately I didn't like this one as much as the blonde, if I were to have one again it would be the other Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut, a nice tasting though.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 17:42:05 | More by drabmuh
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mdfb79

New York

3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/03/12 notes. Bottle shared by Thorep420, right after the normal Brut Reserve; thanks Mike. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one finger of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Not as carbonated as the normal version.

s - Smells of very light dark fruits, spices, and light roasted malts. Not bad but a bit bland/faint. Pretty average.

t - Tastes of dark fruits, roasted malts, spices, Belgian yeast, and some earthy notes. Stronger then the nose and more going on, a definite step up.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit heavier then the normal Brut Reserve.

o - Overall a decent beer but the normal Brut Reserve was much better. This is a bit blander in the nose and a bit heavier for the same ABV. Probably wouldn't seek it out again and would choose the Brut Reserve over this one for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 21:02:12 | More by mdfb79
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Whole Foods P Street in DC. Served in a SAVOR wine glass. Compared next to the regular Brut.

Pours a fairly-dark brown color with a thin off-white/light tan head and not too much retention or lacing. The nose carries a bit of dark fruit and a touch of roasted malt. Nice, but not too much going on.

The flavor follows a similar pattern; there really isn't too much going on, but it's well made and the fruit character is nice. Light-medium body with moderate carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 01:46:55 | More by Thorpe429
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

03-05-2012 01:31:19 | More by ygtbsm94
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 750 ml bottle into Malheur chalice-like tulip. Dark tudor brown in color. Approaching black. Off-white head. Medium retention. The head had some unique champagne like activity happening I assume related to the high carbonation causing a percolation. Aroma seems sweet. Malty. Actually is smells exactly like milk duds. Taste is sweet, also milk duddy. Not as champagne like as expected. High carbonation and tongue cleaning but lower than expected for brut. Not a brut guy but this is actually pretty freaking awesome. 

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 00:53:17 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate) from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
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