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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1211) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
750ml bottle. Pitch black with a medium head. Roasted malt, coffee and orange peel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10432) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, orange peel, heavy bourbon spiked latte, milk chocolate, coconut and vanilla. Medium body. A bit too bourbon forward for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3934) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Strong smell of caramelized sugar, nuts, chocolate, dark malts and a hint of coffee. Similar taste. There is an aroma in this that I can’t quite put in place. Could be viol or liqourice, something along those lines.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2014
The aroma is Very strong burnt malt and chocolate. The appearance is typical for the style. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1932) - - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Black with a thin mocha head. Reminds me a lot of Black Ops in the sense that I get almost nothing but bourbon barrel to start. Some orange peel starts to shine through as the beer warms. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3048) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2014
It's a ideal beer for the serious beer drinker. The combination of a bourbon barrel storage and nice malt that is very well put together. Drink slowly and enjoy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
GABF 2014. Dark brown color with a large head. Light bourbony aroma with some toasted bread. Light roasty flavor and light barrel character. Kind of an odd tang on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (899) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
(bottle) Sampled at the Swiss Re beer tasting event at Steamers Landing in NYC. A bit over hyped for the taste. Noticeable alcohol flavor and not as smooth or complex as purported. Perhaps needs more aging.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1763) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
SWBF 2014. Pours black with almost no head. Aromas of chocolate, burnt sugar, leather, tobacco, oak and some hints of smoked bacon. Taste has that roasted oak and bacon flavor with some burnt sugar as well and lurking in there some hints of vanilla and caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit thin with no carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2550) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Nose is straight booze with some chocolate. Light citrus. Taste is all booze. Soft soft citrus character. Significant alcohol warming. Decent


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