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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours pitch black with a mostly receding tan head. Notes of spice, pepper, toffee and tobacco. Medium bodied with lush carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Dark brown pour with thin head. A quite unique taste. Light spice, cocoa, coffee and citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rustyham (1732) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Big White head, like an Irish dry stout, a little milky, roasty, and creamy. No Belgian qualities that I can taste. On tap at the 12 South Winter Warmer beer festival in Nashville, TN.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle at The Diamond during the Brooklyn Ghost Bottles event. This beer was aged in Elijah Craig barrels - should this be a different beer than the regular Cuvee Noire? Anyway. Pours brown with a thick, beige head. Cocoa and burnt toast in the nose. Very sweet flavor, plenty of alcohol, a bit of wood and liquor. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Big warming finish, woody with hard alcohol, mild roast, slight earth. Heavy on the Elijah character, so if you like that, you’re on.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cwalexander1 (14) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2011
750ml. No label , bottle conditioned aged in Elijah Craig Barrels Whaaaat. Pulled out at a beer dinner on the Biltmore Estate Thanks Garret Oliver aroma of coconut, basement , leather, alcohol, banana, woody, coffee, toast. A nice ivory head poured in a wine glass.Lingering mouth coating the palate with dried fruit and warming effect of bourbon!!!! over all well balanced good beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Draft. Pours dark brown, almost black with a small beige head. The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, belgian yeast, and plums. The flavor has roasted malts, sweet Belgian sugars, yeast, chocolate, and dark fruit favoring plums. On the dry side with a mild bitterness at the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2011
This poured a dark brown color with a moderate white head. The aroma contains some caramel, spice, and chocolate. The flavor is rather malty with some alcohol presence. I taste some caramel, dark fruit, molasses and spices. Overall this was a nice beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6326) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2011
Draft. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Light roasty and sweet malty aroma, with a hint of coffee and spicy yeasty notes. The flavor has roasted malt, light sweet caramel, dark fruits, and spicy yeasty notes. Good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3248) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2011
On tap at the blind tiger. Didnt fancy this one. Very zesty and orange like aroma. Seems to be closer to a dark saison. Slight sourness

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2123) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2011
Draft. Dark black. No head. Smells orange, yeast and grains. Taste is more like a dark saison to me. Really easy drinking. I like it a lot


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