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RATINGS: 186   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11911) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2015
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, orange zest, yeast, bourbon and oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, orange zest, yeast, light oak and a hint of bourbon with a smooth finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Dark browny, well foamy. Dark malty, slight sweet bready, raisiny, bit chocolately salry licorice, dried plummy, figsy sweet malty nose. MEd full bodied, round, slight oily texture. Light drinkable though, easy, abv doesn’t bother. Med long finish, with a figsy slight sweet bready flavour. Pretty nice. Good flavours, smooth easy.Feels a bit too smooth easily forgotten too.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (334) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Pours black with an off white soapy foam head. Aroma of chocolate, bbq smoke and some floral notes. Very smokey flavours and a hint of the bourbon and some vanilla.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG ’15. Blackish pour with some tiny tan lacings. Nose is tart with vanilla. Taste is sweet, bourbon, vanilla, some soy sauce and a lingering tartness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1256) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
Sample at RBScSG. Black with tanned head. Dark fruit, alcohol, coffee, liquorice, chocolate and malt. Semi sweet low carbonation low bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6129) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Sampled at RBScSG -15 Dark brown with a small, tan head. Sweet, vinous and slightly sourish aroma. Sweet, dried fruits in the flavour; fists, raisins.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Black beer with a small beige head. Sourish woody aroma, licorice, dark chocolate, yeasty, cocoa, licorice, raisins, figs. Sweetish woody flavor, bourbon, fruity, warming alcohol. A bit unbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (5100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle cons 2015-07-11 Göteborg AR: Bourbon vanilla, vinos, roasted malt, chocolate AP: dark mahoghny, stouty cream brown F: sweet caramel, vanilla, wee grainy, thick fluid, wee liqurice

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1084) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Dark brown , almost black in color; nice ,beige head . Bourbon and vanilla dominate in aroma ; slight notes of alcohol , coffee and dark fruits are also presented. Dry taste with a lot of bourbon , light bitterness and warming alcohol. Interesting

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21282) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Black, small head. Bourbon, aniseed and orange up front. Mid dry with full body and rounded, spritzy mouthfeel. Some caramel, plenty of bourbon, some orange. Mildly warming finish with slight bitterness.


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