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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5331) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhsiung (1286) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2528) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14668) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7875) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (905) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6906) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (2128) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. I was definetly disappointed in this one. I have really enjoyed other imperial stouts form Brooklyn but this one felt unfocused and flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2819) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Sample at Horecabeurs 2014 Gent. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: caramel, bourbon like, coffee and chocolate. TASTE: rather sweet, alcoholic, coffee, chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown black color with a small tan head. Fruity malty woody bourbon caramel and chocolate aroma. Sweetish malty woody bourbon chocolate flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon and chocolate finish.

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