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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Once a "Ghost Bottle" that we only made for ourselves, Brooklyn Cuvée Noire finally journeys beyond our walls. A stout-like blend of German and British pale and dark malts, this beer fermented with Belgian yeast and then spends more than six months in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Dry, brisk, and complex, showing notes of chocolate, coffee, citrus, vanilla and coconut, Cuvée Noire is refermented in this bottle of Champagne yeast. It is a most excellent accompaniment means to dinner.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at Seattle Share. Dark brown, small chrome head. Lots of vanilla, cola, chocolate. Body is cherry vanilla coke. soft chocolate, some alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (2686) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2015
750mL cork and cage shared by luttonm at a tasting. I needed to find out what the heck is happening with this beer. Brooklyn’s website says: "Additions: Sweet Orange Peel, Raw Demerara Sugar, Mauritius." So, maybe that helps explain the weird sweetness coming off this. The bigness and the bourbon don’t help. Its like a vanilla cream, not sure if sweet orange peel adds to that as well. Its not enjoyable because of the weird sweetness. Otherwise, its not the worst BA Impy Stout but definitely not for me.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
demannu (79) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 The sweet and complex aroma had my taste buds sweating waiting to see if this beer was going to follow through on its promising start. Sadly the anticipation turned to utter disappointment. The flavor totally fell flat. No sweet orange, very little bourbon flavor, and thin watery mouth feel. I was drastically let down by this. Maybe it was a bad bottle but at $23 a bomber I’m not gonna try it again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
From a shared bottle. Black. Thin palate, surprisingly thin actually. Light whiskey, some dry oak and vanilla, and the standard coffee and chocolate. Some citrus and orange also, there is a lot going on.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhsiung (947) - USA - FEB 17, 2015
750-ml bottle from wholefoodsmarket Bowery. a Belgian Strong Ale when i bought it, but now an Imperial Stout. i’d go with BSA. slow gusher. dominated by delicious smooth bourbon. quite quaffable. cork flew 583.5 in., a new record.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Tasted on 12/10/11 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle. Opaque black pour with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is banana bread with a hint of vanilla and some dark chocolate. The flavor is more dark and roasted with the same banana bread, dark chocolate and light vanilla from the nose. The body is full and somewhat oily with average carbonation and a long roasted dark chocolate and banana bread finish with light bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14014) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Black - light brown head. Bourbon, coconut, orange, roasted, sweetness, thin, estery, coffee, citrus, caramel, light wood, too sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 17, 2015
i had passed on this several times due to the high price point but finally caved. It’s unique for sure as the lighter body, belgian yeast and orange peel play quite nicely with the bourbon and heavier malt flavor. Cool beer. Not sure I’d go back at $23, but don’t regret the purchase either.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours a dark black color with a frothy head with good retention. Aromas mostly whisky barrel, slight vanilla, slight chocolate. Flavors of big ole whiskey, slight vanilla, chocolate, alcohol (mild and mostly through nose), and slight coconut (almost hidden unless you look for it). Medium sweet. Whiskey is mostly dominate all around which is not my thing. Slight wood/whiskey/coconut aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
27/XI/14 - 75cl @ Gent Horeca Expo - BB: n/a (2014-1415)

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, lots of coriander, bourbon, bit dusty, sugary, caramel, alcohol, soft roastedness. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: alcohol, more alcohol, sweet, vanilla, bit sugary, sourish touch, fruity notes, alcohol. Aftertaste: caramel, sweet, alcohol, bit sourish.


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