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

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4.11/5
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136 Ratings
Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate)Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Belgium
malheur.be

Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by aracauna on 07-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,232
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
136
pDev:
9.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Dope
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1/4/2019 date on the bottling, I assume a best-by date. Maybe bottled 1/4/2017?

A: Pours a dark brown with a hilariously large light brown head. Head fizzes out noisily and quickly however. No real sign of lacing and not a whole lot of head retention.

S: Interesting aroma. Light chocolate covered fruits. It's got some dark fruits in there like raisins and figs but I'd say it's also got some lighter fruit, like...peach? Maybe apricot? Fruity aroma despite my inability to identify all the fruits.

T: A lot more chocolate in the taste. It's a dark bittersweet cocoa-like chocolate and it's everywhere. All the fruitiness is here still but covered in tons of this dark chocolate. I definitely get raisins, figs and even cherries. Caramel sweetness helps warm it up on the back end. Light alcohol sting and tons of belly warmth follows. Lingering cherries and alcohol esters between sips.

M: Fairly heavy, sweet and plenty of warming alcohol.

O: Unique beer. Chocolate biere de champagne.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.
Also reviewed in the "1001."

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Photo of spinrsx
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice dark black chocolate pour with a toffee creamy ring.

S - Sweet chocolate cherry cream and juicy ripe plums.

T - Chocolate from start to finish, some tart juicy acidic cherries, and finishes with some boozy chocolate cherries, plums, and layers of flavor that are nicely blended.

M - Heavy medium body, soft and velvety.

O - Really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FieldingWater
4.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tillmac62
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BBE F03/11 Pours dark brown with a hint of garnet. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.

Rich nose of dark fruit (figs, plum), chocolate and cherries.

Medium body with a creamy texture. Perfect carbonation with just enough effervescence in the middle to cut the creamy texture and a finely bubbled prickly finish.

The flavor profile is outstanding. Intensity is reasonable, rather complex and perfectly balanced. The 12% alcohol is completely covered, which few beers accomplish. It begins with a slightly bitter dark chocolate note that gains sweetness. Chocolate yields to dark fruit as the middle approaches with fig and plum slowly taking on a cherry note. As the fruit fades, a very mild bitterness emerges along with a light prune coupled with a hint of oak. As it warms, a slightly tannic aspect is evident. The finish is a slow fade that begins as chocolate and ends as prune.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bikeboy1
4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RMentair
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KristofH
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFields
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waldemarsto
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.36/5  rDev -18.2%
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

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Photo of mactrail
4.15/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate) from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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