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RATINGS: 154   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Appearance: black with a creamy khaki head which fades into a thin film with a broken collar. Swirls with khaki creamy lace resembling whipped coffee ice cream. Beautiful.
Nose: dark fruits, dark moist raisiny breads. Meaty prunes and dried raisins. Maraschino cherries. Black licorice root. Smoky in the back with a mix of smoked barbeque and peat. Anise. Rooty.
Palate: clean with breads and meaty dark pitted fruits. Dry smoky woody finish. Fudge weaves in and out while a soft frothy mouthfeel delights. Smoky peaty wood. Black root licorice. Starts to grow a bit of tartness – black cherries and unsweetened dried cranberries.
Final Thoughts: once more another winning brew from the Brewmaster’s Reserve series from Brooklyn Brewery. Garrett is a beery wonder who maybe hopefully I’ll get to meet someday…share a brew or three, maybe a classic cocktail, maybe a cigar.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Black - light brown head. Bourbon, coconut, orange, roasted, sweetness, thin, estery, coffee, citrus, caramel, light wood, too sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 17, 2015
i had passed on this several times due to the high price point but finally caved. It’s unique for sure as the lighter body, belgian yeast and orange peel play quite nicely with the bourbon and heavier malt flavor. Cool beer. Not sure I’d go back at $23, but don’t regret the purchase either.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours a dark black color with a frothy head with good retention. Aromas mostly whisky barrel, slight vanilla, slight chocolate. Flavors of big ole whiskey, slight vanilla, chocolate, alcohol (mild and mostly through nose), and slight coconut (almost hidden unless you look for it). Medium sweet. Whiskey is mostly dominate all around which is not my thing. Slight wood/whiskey/coconut aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5303) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
27/XI/14 - 75cl @ Gent Horeca Expo - BB: n/a (2014-1415)

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, lots of coriander, bourbon, bit dusty, sugary, caramel, alcohol, soft roastedness. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: alcohol, more alcohol, sweet, vanilla, bit sugary, sourish touch, fruity notes, alcohol. Aftertaste: caramel, sweet, alcohol, bit sourish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (1917) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. I was definetly disappointed in this one. I have really enjoyed other imperial stouts form Brooklyn but this one felt unfocused and flat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Sample at Horecabeurs 2014 Gent. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: caramel, bourbon like, coffee and chocolate. TASTE: rather sweet, alcoholic, coffee, chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17939) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown black color with a small tan head. Fruity malty woody bourbon caramel and chocolate aroma. Sweetish malty woody bourbon chocolate flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon and chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anwah (4) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
Magnificent deep aroma with cocoa and well pronounced bourbon tones. The taste is bold with nice bourbon strains and a orange chocolate tone. The aftertaste is well balanced and leaves a nice elegant finish. Will probably evolve even more given some years.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3274) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
75cl bottle from the Kings Arms, London. It pours a deep brown color with ruby edges and a large off-white head. Aroma is spicy and yeasty, with notes of burnt wood, caramel, espresso, ashy smoke, dark chocolate, red wine, pepper. Taste is drier and lightly sweet with notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, bread dough, burnt wood and port wine. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, really really tasty

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pilsnerrogge (2554) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
Bottled:
Pours black with a large head.
Aroma is bourbon, wood, dark chocolate and alcohol.
Taste is lots of bourbon, chocolate and alcohol.
Too much bourbon and alcohol for me.


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