Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate)
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate)Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate)
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Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Ranked #5
Ranked #5,579
4.13 | pDev: 9.44%
Jan 21, 2022
Jul 13, 2004
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Ratings by Dope:
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Reviewed by Dope from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev 0%
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.
Oct 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml dark green "champagne" bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. ABV is 12%. Hazy dark brown colour, huge beige head. Fairly interesting aroma, malts, chocolate, Belgian ale yeast, stewed dark fruits, hints of farmhouse and spices. The flavour is medium sweet and malty with moderately roasty and chocolatey notes, also spices, notes of prunes and other dark fruits. Moderate hops. Some warmth, but the alcohol is otherwise well hidden. An unusual Belgian, complex and well balanced, a beer to savour - but the big bottle is for sharing!
Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4.88 by igl from Russian Federation

Feb 11, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by desint from Belgium

Dec 12, 2019
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Reviewed by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Drank this in honor of my new born child, cheers to a new future beer snob!

Medium: Cork + flute glass.
Opacity: Clear but deep veiled, good activity.
Color: Dark brown with a shiny copper hue.
Head: Foamy and light creamy beige 3 finger.
Legs: Moderate but strong lacing and good swirl reaction.
Smell: Toffee/Plums/Walnuts/Rum/Oak.
Taste: Raisins/Cherry/Chocolate/Vanilla/Belgian yeast.
Feel: Roasted/Spicy/Yeasty/Dark esters/Woody.
Body: Light to medium silky and smooth, slightly oily.
Carbonation: Slightly crispy at first, ends with a short sharp fizz.
Overall: Almost no alcohol feel, extremely treacherous, just perfect warmth and super rich. A sublime quality craft.

Visual 8/10 - Flavors 9/10 - Sensations 9.5/10 - Balance 9.5/10 -
Freshness 5/10 - Intensity 6.5/10 - Complexity 9.5/10 - Appreciation 9.5/10
Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 3.97 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jul 31, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by TeeCee from Texas

Sep 10, 2018
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Reviewed by BenHoppy from Michigan

4.82/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Best poured in champagne glass and ages well, believe this is 7+ years:

L: Cherry Coca-Cola appearance but some dark prune, chocolate body with hints of ruby red amber. When poured lots of champagne foam, looked like champagne til the bubbles dissipated. Wasn't long til there was absolutely no head looking like flat Coke.

A: figs, prunes, dates, and chocolate. Reminds me a lot of Blue Chimmay

F: thin, delicate, soft, fizzy, slight dry alcohol burn on finish

T: figs, dates, chocolate, Coca-Cola, Blue Chimmay, quad, rum

O: pretty delicious and served purpose for personal celebration tonight. Cheers!
Aug 05, 2018
Rated: 4.07 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by HopBelT from Belgium

Feb 07, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jun 29, 2016
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Rated by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
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."
Apr 26, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 2015
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
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.
Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by jrob21 from North Carolina

Oct 23, 2015
Rated: 4.63 by FieldingWater from New York

Aug 20, 2015
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Reviewed by tillmac62 from South Carolina

3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
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.
Aug 17, 2015
Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate) from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 145 ratings