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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (817) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Pours opaque ink-black with a 1-finger tan head. Moderate amount of bubbling along the wall of the glass. Aroma of coffee, with notes of oak and citrus. Body is medium-to-full and lightly oily. Mild astringency to the finish. Flavor of vanilla oak mixed with coffee. A light citrus note from the orange peel gives it a pleasant note that lightens the overall flavor. As it warms some, a chocolate note comes through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (3249) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2015
750ml bottle pours out a cola color with a sand head. Nose is sweet toffee caramel pit fruit and some spice. Taste is more of the sweetness pit fruit and some spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, oak and licorice. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oak, bread and molasses. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3084) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy and deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, vanilla and bourbon notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry, slightly bitter with some alcohol. Medium bodied, oily texture and flat to soft carbonation. A very nice Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (787) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo. Bottle from Systembolaget. Dry fruity with bourbon. Body is medium, finish is dried fruits and bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (1566) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
Beer tasting @ Fillepolo 150329. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty and woody with bourbon and some spicy notes, dried fruits, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and roasted with bourbon notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fillepolo (19) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
Beer tasting @ Fillepolo. Dryed fruit all over the place. Bourbon flavour like a dryed fruit kompott marinated in bourbon whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2909) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (2771) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
demannu (143) - 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.

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