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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Once a "Ghost Bottle" that we only made for ourselves, Brooklyn Cuve 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, Cuve Noire is refermented in this bottle of Champagne yeast. It is a most excellent accompaniment means to dinner.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Interesting stout. Roasted and toasted with a strong yeast background. Bourbon hints with toffee. Nice stout-typical color but the palate took some getting used to.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (13989) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is wood, roast, cocoa. Thick body, chewy, roast, dark chocolate, wood, dry finish, good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (3526) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Appearance is kind of average with an opaque brown black color small tanned head and very little lace. Aroma is lots of dark ripe fruit roast and dark malt. Flavor is mainly sweet somewhat like Nose, soft carbonation and decent but not great. Body is a touch on the thin side and okay. Warming alcohol comes through in the Finish. I wouldnt go out of my way for this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
Good not great stout. Complex and drinkable, sharable at a tasting. Black, oily mouthfeel. A bit of a foamer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stef73 (616) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
De couleur noir avec un reflets roux on un peu everfesssance et le col est brun fonc . On na des note de chocolat au lait et un lger supcon de orange . C est une Biere au gout trs chocolater et on na une pointe de torrifier et lgrement gout Orange et c est trs bon .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (7469) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting 2016-05-28.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Liquorice, chocolate, dried fruit, raisin, roasted malt, alcohol.
Body: Medium to full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, liquorice, dried fruit, roasted malt, raisin, alcohol.
Comment:
Too much alcohol in the aroma and flavour, a bit too unbalanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4802) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle shared at RBScSG in Gothenburg. Pours blackish dark brown with a frothy mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and boozy with roasted malts, vanilla fudge, coffee, chocolate, soil, minerals and boozy bourbon. Taste is sweet and malty. mouthfeel is tiny viscous, slightly sparkling, round, boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter with roasted malts, vanilla fudge, charred wood, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Over the top barrel presence. Over-carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (5514) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
(BQE Q2, 2014). Dgustation avec mon ami Frank. Cuve Noire est une bire brune qui dveloppe une mousse trs dense. Au nez, le bourbon est bien prsent. Des parfums dorange, de malts grills/rtis de bois imbib de noix de coco et dpices compltent les armes. En bouche, le bourbon est mapparat encore une fois trs prsent. Je peux cependant bien goter les oranges ainsi que les malts europens et les levures. Au palais, le liquide est mince et ptillant. Une chaleur dalcool bois ainsi quune amertume de grains rtis marquent la finale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (5884) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - SEP 18, 2015
My girlfriend bought this for me, uh...well, heres the rest. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a black color with a one finger white foamy appearance that dissipated within a good minute. Light foamy edgy lacing strings around the glass nicely. The smell starts off with a sweet sticky milk chocolate, and then a light ample amount of dark chocolate. A little bit of fudge runs in with a slight sticky sweet orange pulpiness to balance it out delicately. The taste was a nice sweet to semi-bitter and somewhat roasty flavor strolling into a sly sticky sweet chocolatey to sweet orange aftertaste. Theres a light sweet to semi-bitter finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable sort of feel to it, maybe because it was aged - unsure. If anything, holy wow, what a sessionable sweet smooth feel over my tongue. Overall, for a Double/Imperial Stout and I know its aged, maybe I just had it at the right time, oh wow, best one ever by Brooklyn. Try a 14 if you see it!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7812) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle share at Chrisos. Thanks! 2014 vintage. Black with a red hue, small foamy tan head. Aroma is booze, some mint, coriander spice, toasty. Body is medium, soft carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is light biscuity, spice, vanilla bourbon and booze. I found the flavour surprisingly thin and its very hot. Alright.


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