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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


4.3
jesperhammer (4913) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2017
07-OCT-2017, bottle @home, from the brewery, with Ulkløbben. Black with a lasting, tan head. Loads of Bourbon. Chocolate, Vanilla, yeast, cacao, and even more Bourbon. Nice, lively carbonation makes sure this does not turn too heavy. Not too sweet, not the biggest in body but big in taste.

3.8
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle @Christmas Tasting 30.07.2017. Pours black red tinge. Nose is wonderful, chocolate, coffee, coconut and orange its like a ’Chocolate Orange’ in a glass, wonderful. Unfortunately its a bit thin and a lot of alcohol and not much else, a real pity after the nose.

3.9
allmyvinyl (11019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2017
Bottle from the dregs run. Pours near-black with a thin tan head. Aromas of bourbon, coffee, vanilla, faint citrus peel. Quite a rich mouthfeel, chocolate and more coffee and vanilla. Orange peel reappears. A little boozy on the finish maybe, but nice overall.

3.9
Stuu666 (14838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours deep brown, nose is funky, caramel, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, taste is similar, quite boozy.

3.8
GlasgowTAD (1898) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2017
Pours near opaque black with a fast disappearing offwhite head. Aroma is raisins, dark fruits and chocolate. Taste is cocoa bitter, dark fruits, chocolate sweet, caramelised apple. Slightly watery body.

3.4
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2017
bottle at home ... dark black .. thin tan lacing ... soft dark chocolate roast malts nose ... ligth fizzzy .. herbal toffee chocolate ... soft malts ... dry chocolate mealty malts

3.5
murran (689) - - MAY 26, 2017
Pours a dark body with a beige head. Malty aroma. Very nice and mellow taste with all sort of malty flavours and a friendly mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
kevinator (2716) - 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
djd07 (15543) - 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
drpimento (3759) - 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 wouldn’t go out of my way for this beer.


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