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Portsmouth Le Chat Noir
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Le Chat Noir (Black Cat in French). This beer is the same malt and hop profile as our Black Cat stout but fermented out with a Belgian Yeast strain. This yeast gives the fruity and spicy esters off during fermentation to make this a great Belgian style stout.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3357) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours dark brown with a slight ruby tint and thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, faint coffee, earthy notes, fig, and light spice. Flavor is roast malts forward with chocolate, light earthy hops, and some dark fruit esters; watery with a dry finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (1925) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours very dark brown with a thin beige head. Tastes like dull roasted coffee, burnt bread, ashy. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells earthy and ashy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4128) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerathon (1103) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Dark brown color with tan head that quickly disappears. I’m not really tasting the Belgian yeast that advertised. In fact, I’m 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.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2380) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Pitch black coffee head Roasted espresso beans and cedar planks Tastes very bitter. Lots of roasted malts and sweet and nice cocoa finish

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Draft at the source. Almost black, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma is nicely roasted. Taste is similar.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8384) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Dark body with no head. Little bit of Belgian yeast on it. Little bit of coffee notes towards the end. Nice brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiddleBrau (916) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
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 didn’t work at all for me.


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