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RATINGS: 187   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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3.8
   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky sweet malt, yeast, vanilla, coconut, some chocolate, and licorice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, oak, caramel, molasses, chocolate, and vinious notes; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & fairly complex; Pretty decent.

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 (1085) - 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


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