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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Courtesy of Mr and Mrs Pourhouse, thanks! Pours deep mahogany with thin off white head. The aroma is pretty rich and sweet with black licorice, yeasty spices, black strap molasses and some dark roasted malts. The taste is a bit spicy with black licorice and spicy yeastiness moving then toward dark roasted malts, prunes and drippy messy ripe plums. It ends a bit spicy with sweet malt as well as with roast and dark fruity esters. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
philvil (173) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2010
dark brown with nice estery Belgian flavors, balanced nicely by a touch of roasty bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(Draught) Pours a dark brown with burgundy edges and a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, roasted malt, chocolate, and dates. Flavor of roasted grain, nuts, clove, chocolate, and anise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Tap at Beer Table and a very good price of $7 for a monstrous tulip- maybe a full pint worth! Pours a very deep woody ruby brown with a massive tight off white head. Aroma is spicy, phenolic, yeasty, burnt toast, light smoke, hints of chocolate malts, spice, pepper, almost a saison-like yeast hints of roast and salt water-sea foam. Flavor is light roast, some toast, ok chocolate, bready, burnt notes light ash, spice, caramel, moderate sweetness, peppery spice, cardamon dark spices, grass, herbs, leather and earth. Silky, yet earthy and dry with a spicy finish. Easy drinking. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
on tap @PourHouseTampa-pours a light brown head and dark brown color. Aroma is licorice/molasses-dark malt, dark fruit-cherry. Taste is earthy, licorice/roasty-dark malt, dark fruit-cherry, 2nd wood, earthy hops bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours an extremely deep mahogany color, very close to black in fact. It pretty much borders on Belgian stout in terms of appearance. A small, creamy, dark khaki tinted head settles to a thin outer ring, leaving tattered, fine sheets of lace behind. The nose tows the line between dark and roasty British porter and a mild Belgian strong ale. Notes of dry, slightly lactic chocolate are met with scorched candy and caramel in the malt base, hinting at lightly sweet dark fruit, namely raisin and plum. Hints of clove and estery, fruity Belgian yeast are accentuated with soft wisps of candied orange peel. Flavors too are very well balanced, suggesting that mildly lactic British chocolate malt and burnt caramel in the foreground, countered by soft, dark spicing, earthen hops, and bittersweet orange peel. The orange and some hints of orchard fruit serve to brighten things up. It’s quite yeasty overall, hinting at fruit bread and drying dough. The palate is lighter than expected, showing lively yet soft/pillowy carbonation. It finishes on the dry side for the style, which is nice. Good stuff. Better than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2240) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Tap. Moderate aromas of chocolate and molasses for the malt, light cooked orange and dough for the hops and yeast with background notes of licorice and over ripe banana. Head is thin, wispy off-white with fair lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bittersweet. Palate is medium, a little slick and has a lively carbonation and a dry finish. the very unique aromas, though not very beer-like, are very intriguing and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2010
draft @ redlight redlight. Mild roasted malts on the nose with chocolatey bananas in the background. Pours black with a thin off white head. Chocolate malts up front with some roasty notes with sweet banana and tropical fruits coming through with a milk chocolate finish with some caramelized sugars. Pretty good, slightly thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2010
Au fût @ RedLight RedLight, Orlando. Brune foncée, mousse est épaisse et beige/moka. Arôme, malt, levure belge, note de fruits noirs; date, figue, raisins. Palais, je pense à une bière belge mais avec un caractère plus malt. Note de sucre brun, malt grillé, levure typique belge, des fruits noirs ajoutant ce filament d’aigreur en bouche qui disparaît assez vite grâce au malt. En se réchauffant, cette dernière gagne en intensité et en saveur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Draft. Pours a dark bruin amber bruin body with a tan head, and decent retention. Fruity etoh aroma. Notes of banana’s, apples, light caramel tones. Sweet with hints of chocolate, nuts, and fruit furthering the sweetness. A light bittering hop character. Decent Ale.

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