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Style: Stout
Blainville, Canada

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Nearly black with ruby glints and a creamy head, Boréale Noire is a full-bodied stout. Its rich velvety taste suggests dark chocolate and roasted coffee with hints of licorice.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2004
Roasted malts dominate the aroma with an underlying sweetness. Black body with decent sized tan head. Sweet and roasty balance nicely in this simple well-made stout. Incidentally this is one of the best stouts I’ve found for a vanilla ice cream float. Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Bottle pours pitch black, dark brown edges, medium tannish head, so-so lacing.   Fairly sweet aroma, slight bit of toffee, a touch of soy, and the usual roasted malts.   Very sweet up front, more toffee, licorice, coffee, and burnt malts.   Not very rich or velvety, but still good.   Thanks goes out to Rastacouere for the trade!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2004
Pours a robust opaque qith a big airy tan head. Lightly caramely sweet aroma has a touch of milk chocolate. Body is rich and smooth with a great sweetness and roasted malt balance leading to a fresh, semi-dry, dark chocolate and almost fruity finish. Nice complexity and extreme drinkability. Thanks Rastacouere for this great stout!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2004
Rastacouere was the rater that sent me this alien stout, Thanks Bro!

Pours with an exceptionally dark carcass, and a kaki colored head that quickly recedes to a fat ring around the glass. The nose is very chocolaty, with big notes of caramel, toffee and butterscotch. This stout has a rather distinct and lightly smoky flavor…. A little lactic, but with notes of charred oak and cheery pie. I find vanilla and serious notes of butterscotch in the finish… The palate is rather silky and lustrous…... I must contest, this is One HELL of a STOUT! Cheers again Rasta!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1968) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 25, 2004
Thanks to Rastacouere for sending me this one. Licorice is the dominant aroma with some roasted nut notes. The flavor begins with a light malt, but the aftertaste explodes with chocolate and coffee notes. A bit thin, and could use more flavor from start to finish, but this is still one worth trying if you've never had it before.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Dark brown,red. Nice creamy,khaki,head. Lots of roast,nuts,chocolate,and caramel,in the aroma. Great aroma! Lightly fizzy,oily,fairly big body. Lots of dark fruit,chocolate,coffee, and caramel. Finish is burnt caramel,and black malt and smoke..very lingering. Even at a month past expiration date,this is a great stout! Thanks Rasta!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3034) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
Opaque black beer with ruby glints and very nice brown creamy head. Grilled malt and chocolate nose. The flavor gets more intense and complex as the beer gets warmer (must be served from 6 to 8°c). Bitterness is there from the beginning to the very end. I was expecting something as good as the St-Ambroise but it is a step below, which is still more than respectable. Great stout!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lalubeer (57) - CANADA - FEB 4, 2004
Probably the best Boreale beer. Heavy malty taste. Coffee taste is present and the bitter taste is just perfect. Small but nice creamy head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5263) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Thanks to Rastacouere for sending this to me! Bottle empties into the glass as a pitch black bombshell. Medium tan head. Nose is lightened coffee and roasted malt. The taste is definitely sweet with malt, dark chocolate and maybe cocoa. Very silky smooth palate and rich finish. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Excellent Stout, thanks David. No near black about it, its black, small brown head rims the glass. Aroma was sweet with roast & chocolate. On tasting I can pick up on the licorice. Full bodied for a plain stout, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet finish. A 3.33 average rating doesn't do this beer justice, it is much better than that.


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