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RATINGS: 122   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Draft. Poured dark brown color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where exceeded.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2968) - 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 (4479) - 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 (817) - 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 (1502) - 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 (1963) - Rock Ridge, 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (801) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Boozy, sweet, chocolate, roasty, vanilla, lots of oak. Deep dark with light brown head. Boozy, roasty, semisweet, chocolate, licorice, lots of oak and vanilla.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mittenator (1354) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bomber thanks to respertftw. Dark brown with a beige head. Smells like straight bourbon. Vanilla, slight caramel, but mostly watery bourbon. Super thin and weird. Not at all like any of the styles it purports to be.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1807) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2014
Pour@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse. Upfront bourbon barrel, vanilla, dark chocolate and orange peel: perfumed bouquet. Belgian yeast quality enters in taste, along with heavier dark malts. Mouthfeel of an elegantly spiked, fluffy chocolate mousse: the champagne yeast has done its work here. Remarkably easy drinking, well designed for an upscale market.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2762) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
750ml bottle from Weilands. Blackish pour with a big frothy beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel, light tobacco, booze. Tastes are right along those lines with a sugary bourbon presence. Lots going on. Also light spice, belgian yeast, little licorice, vanilla, chocolate. Mostly covers the alcohol. Not to my tastes, but well put together. One time sipper (especially for 23 quid).

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (985) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is fruity and the taste is dark cherries and laced with bourbon.


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