czar (3239) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear very dark brown with a very small light beige head, little retention. roasted grains, oats, wheat, milk chocolate, spices, bit of soy and unfortunately a dash of nail polish, earthiness. moderate to low carbonation, medium body - oily, relatively dry bitter coffee and grassy-earthy finish. decent.
Beerathon (781) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color with tan head that quickly disappears. Iím not really tasting the Belgian yeast that advertised. In fact, Iím not tasting much of anything. Watery mouth feel and no distinct coffee or chocolate flavors that coming with stouts normally. Honestly, quite a letdown, because I expected so much better.
adamjackson (1734) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black coffee head
Roasted espresso beans and cedar planks
Tastes very bitter. Lots of roasted malts and sweet and nice cocoa finish
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Almost black, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma is nicely roasted. Taste is similar.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Chat Noir is French for Black Cat, and the style is the same. Smooth mouthfeel, owing to yeast. Very good drinkability. Dark brown coloured.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark body with no head. Little bit of Belgian yeast on it. Little bit of coffee notes towards the end. Nice brew
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a creamy, tan head. Roasty malts on the nose, some dark sugar and Belgian yeast. Mild roast and sugar in the flavor, very faint Belgian candi. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. OK finish, bit of light roast. Pleasant but could use some more balls.
BiddleBrau (827) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nearly black and a nice dense tan head. Medicinal roasty nose. Band-aid flavor with syrupy sweet roast malt. Palate was flat. I was hoping for so much more when I saw it but after what my eyes saw this just didnít work at all for me.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Body is an opaque dark brown hue. Pours with a 1 finger or so creamy dark tan head that quickly fades to a thin collar.
S- Nose is good and reminds me more of a milk stout than a dry stout. Chocolate milk all over the place-just as this should smell.
T- Taste is where this one starts to drop off a bit. The chocolate and relative milkiness is there but arenít as good as they are in thse nose-initially everything is good but the milkiness lingers and it comes off as that cheap milk chocolate that you get from your great aunt Penny for Easter. Not bad but not nearly as good as it could be.
M- Medium carbonation and a body that is slightly more than medium weight-.slightly dry
D- This is an ok brew overall. Iím sure this was great fresh and on-tap- or maybe it tasted like generic milk chocolate then too. Not bad overall-but could be much better.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-14-2010 00:26:21
eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the brewpub via goodgrief. Pour was black with some brown edges and a tan to slight choco colored head. Aroma was cocoa, tropical fruits, faint tobacco, some phenolic type spices. The flavor was light fruits and tropical notes, assertive phenolic peppery type spicing, faint bread, cocoa/chocolate, a lightly ashed finish. The mouthfeel was only moderate in body for the style, average carbonation level. Pretty nice stuff. The Belgian Yeast added a bit of a bite to the finish, not unlike the way oatmeal can do for these stouts. Thanks, Tom!