Bise Noire | Brasserie Trois Dames

Bise NoireBise Noire
44 Ratings
Bise NoireBise Noire

Brewed by:
Brasserie Trois Dames

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by drpimento on 08-05-2010

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Photo of q33jeff
2.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3


Bottle to goblet.

LOOK:Dark brown appearance...thin looking in the pour.
AROMA: Toasted barley aroma, beef stew, carrots, onions, potatoes.
TASTE: Taste is caramel, and more of the beef/barley flavors from the aroma.
FEEL: Medium body, Very light carbonation.
Label says imperial stout, and while I can feel the alcohol in the ""imperial"", its too thin to be called a stout in my book. Maybe something was lost in translation.


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Photo of k3ve
3.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmdrpi
2.45/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle

pours dark brown, zero head. the aroma and taste are what you'd expect from a dark Belgian ale, not an imperial stout. there is no roasted malt flavor whatsoever. all raisin and brown sugar flavor. not too bad, but not what this beer is supposed to be. very thin body, again not to style. So my score is based on that.

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Photo of SABERG
3.4/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.67/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I liked this one. Reminded me more of a Baltic porter than imp. Stout. Tasty, rich, but not too thick or boozy.

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Photo of Svingjo
3.17/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As you can imagine in a beer with Noire in its name this poured dark. There was actually quite a bit of sediment in the bottle and I was a little surprised at the lack of head but as the name suggests the malt definitely comes out on the nose, along with coffee, vanilla and a hint of chocolate. The nose actually reminded me of Coke Black, the coffee infused product they brought out a couple years ago. If you don't believe me Google it. On the tongue definitely get those same flavours but the actually dissipated quickly leaving a bit of a watery feel in the mouth. Overall not a bad beer but just wish there was a little more substance in the mouth to make it more balanced

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.3/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the rather tiny bottle in a snifter, this unique imperial stout pours a dark molasses color with a frothy light tan head of bubbles that dissipates to a ring of foam and decent lacing. Nose of dark molasses, cocoa, and dark cherries. Flavors are sweet molasses to the fore, cocoa bitterness to the back blending with a dark lightly tart pie cherry flavor that lingers into the aftertaste with a LOT of sweet malts. Not overly complex, but an interesting take on a Belgian imperial stout that borders more on a strong ale. Decent but not overly memorable.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of bulldogg915
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of R_Kole
1.75/5  rDev -42.6%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of davemathews68
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.67/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Another discounted bottle from my local that I couldn't turn down at its lowered cost, especially considering I've been curious about it for a long, long time. It pours a straight black-brown topped by a half-finger or so of sandstone foam. The nose comprises mild cocoa powder, light dark fruits, roasted malts, and a touch of treacle. The taste takes these ingredients and sucks most traces of flavor from them; what remains resembles wet cardboard sprinkled delicately with cocoa powder and dipped momentarily in olive oil. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this was a major letdown. There was hardly any flavor to it, and what was there wasn't all that good. I have no idea if age was a factor here (considering I found no trace of any dating system on the bottle or label), but I doubt sincerely that this stuff could fall off this badly in the likely amount of time it's been on the shelf here. Weak, man, real weak.

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Photo of hilgart1
1.5/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of Rihup
1.75/5  rDev -42.6%

Photo of sweemzander
1.8/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours near pitch black in color. Some decent tan bubbles formed. Decent retention.

(S)- A heavy raisin and prune profile overall. Slight sweet roast underneath.

(T)- Extremely mild. Slight cardboard with a prune, raisin, and vanilla body. An almost sour aftertaste to this. Its basically sour prune cardboard.

(M)- A slick oily mouthfeel with some really wrong flavors going on. Cardboard and the sour aftertaste to not mix well.

(O)- Extremely disappointing since their espresso stout was actually quite good. It has been awhile that I have had a stout this bad.

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Photo of metter98
3.32/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy very dark brown in color (black when viewed from a far distance) and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short tan head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to aromas of dark fruits and malts are present in the nose along with some hints of yeast.
T: The taste has a little more complexity than the smell, with additional flavors of roasted malts and slight hints of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: To me, this beer tastes more like a hybrid between a Belgian Strong Dark Ale and an Imperial Stout, but lacks the fuller body of both styles. It's an interesting beer to try, but nothing that would be interesting enough to slowly sip and savor. Any traces of alcohol are well hidden from the taste.

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Photo of Rojada1988
4/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of mychalg9
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of MickeyMonk
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Resuin
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of ZiggyPop
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of CADMixes
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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Bise Noire from Brasserie Trois Dames
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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