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Cazeau Tournay Noire - Brasserie De Cazeau

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BA SCORE
84
good

88 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie De Cazeau visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Suds on 10-17-2008)
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Photo of Zekezilla
4.88/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

was described as a "belgian stout"--everything I love about both styles, all in one beer. Beautiful coloring and stout-like smell but with that spicy Belgian addition going on. Smooth going down.
An exceptional beer. Can't wait to have another go at this one. Overall more stout-like than belgian like. Very little carbonation too, always a major plus in my book.

Photo of yergermeister
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of mttdls
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of drpimento
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Mmmmm, very tasty! Poured with a large, foamy, frothy, textured light tan head and lots of good lace. Aroma is malty, yeasty, and spicey with a bit of cocoa and licorice. Flavor is great with the aroma qualities and a nice play between bitter, dry, and sweet, some roastiness. Body is very smooth and rounded and appropriate carbonation. Finish is like flavor and is super easy drinking. Guy could be greedy with this stuff.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: 1" tan head over black liquid.

S: honey, yeast, figs, pears.

T: molasses, pears, figs, chocolate, caramel, coffee, and a faint metallic aftertaste.

M: medium to thin viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: smooth and understated, a nice change.

Photo of woemad
4.39/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Spokane for $6.99. According to the label, this was part of “Lot # 07,” and is best by December of 2013.

Poured a viscous looking black that changes not one iota when held up to light. Big, bubbly,two thick-finger tan head that hung around for a few minutes, then dropped to a still-substantial looking collar, leaving spotty lace on the sides of my Iron Goat snifter.

A rich smelling beer. Dark fruits, pipe tobacco, toffee and a little bit of coffee greeted the nose.

There’s more coffee in the taste than in the nose, with a coffe-like bitterness being the first element that hits the taste buds. That initiall bitterness is then wrapped in a sweet and rich cloak of chocolate and figs. There’s a moderate hop zap at the swallow.

Somewhat light in the body for such a flavorful beer, but probably about normal when you consider it’s a Belgian stout. Carbonation is about right for the style. The mouthfeel is prickly, yet creamy and coating.

A very tasty beer. I’m sad that I only have one measly Euro bottle of it. This is something to splurge on once in a while.

Photo of Fallingonwater10
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of crhensel
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Bottle into pint glass) Very surprising for a stout!! Poured like most stouts with a strong black color and finger and a half foamy light brown head. The nose was reminiscent of many other Belgians, with the sweetness prevailing. The malts were well toasted and there were hints of both molasses and chocolate present. Taking a taste had these same flavors come through along with a light hint of coffee that provided a very pleasant aftertaste. A great find!

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours a dark ruddy brown, appearing nearly black in the glass. Healthy three finger brown head with good retention and massive lacing. Looks nice. Aroma of dark fruit with a lot of plum, toasted malt, chocolate and a slight mineral element. Flavor of dark and dried fruit, chocolate, coffee and slight hops on the finish. A Belgian influence to the yeast and fruit. Complex with interesting flavor progression. Nice medium body with excellent creaminess and active carbonation. Appropriately somewhat dry and slightly sour as expected from an export stout. I lean towards the Russian and American style of stout, but I really enjoyed this, one of the nicer export stouts I've had.

Photo of Derek
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a huge tan head, good retention, leaves some lace.

S: Pepper, dark caramalized raisins, brown sugar, roasted nut, mango, papaya, coffee.

T: Roasted nut, coffee, peppery phenolic spice, licorice, mango, dark caramalized raisins, black strap molasses, solid bitterness, alcohol is subtle.

M: Well-attenuated with a crisp finish. Very digestible Belgian brew.

O: Very drinkable. Nicely done.

Photo of rarbring
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The brew is dark brown and clear, a frothy tan head leaving loads of lacing. Good curtains.

Very heavy dark dried fruits in sherry, a whiff of cold coffee, quite charming.

Tasting sweet, brown sugar, dark syrup, dried dates and figs, sherry and Madeira, dark dry chocolate.

Medium carbonation, very small foamy bubbles, a soft, oily and slightly sticky texture, yet a modest dry finish.

A really nice and smooth stout, not very dry and not very hop dominated.

Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with ruby highlights and a modest head that descends to a ringlet, leaving a few strips of lace

Smell: Fruity, with dark berries, plum and pear as well as a dusting of chocolate

Taste: Dark fruit compote up front with subtle sweet and sour fruit elements building by mid-palate; hints of chocolate appear after the swallow but the finish is vinous and fruity

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low carbonation

Drinkability: Totally unexpected taste profile but a distinctive and enjoyable beer for sure

Photo of bskrtz
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cold from 11.2 ounce bottle to glass beer challis
A) Picture perfect stout. Dark cola, root beer, Dr. Pepper. You get the message. No light penetrates this dense inky black liquid
S) Toasted caramel, baked bread, fruit and spice.
T) Sweet burnt caramel, dark chocolate, espresso, pear, sweet Belgian sugar -- its all there in proper quantity. Delicious!
M) High alcohol is masked. Smooth with ample carbonation.
O) I like Belgian stouts. I like this beer.

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Body is jet black. Poured to a half inch head, the head is foamy and tan. Eventually dissipates into a cap and ring, leaving lots of sticky lacing on the glass.

Smells of dark roasted malt and dark fruit, cherries, chocolate, ash.

Tastes of dark malt and some charred ash. Dark fruits, raisins and cherries, chocolate, and coffee. Some sweetness from candi sugar. Dry, ashy finish. Sort of sweet and sour.

Body is medium and carbonation provides a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, a dark, charred malt beer that is like a belgian quadruple, but much darker and ashen. Can make a good night-capper.

Photo of stcules
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Black. Beige foam, quite compact.
In the smell a light malt, lightly toasted, cocoa powder, a hint of chicory.
In the taste the same notes, with a good background roast.
Not boring at all, but quite drinkable, full, and long tasting.
In the aftertaste an intense coffee and chocolate. Green hop in the back.
Light body, alcohol well hidden.

Photo of rtepiak
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very drinkable export of the Belgian vein. nice look of billowing head that has a good quality of lace. mild sediment cloud with a dark brown black color. nose of roasty malt and Belgian yeast. palate has zesty citrus beginning with a bit of plum and the savory mineral oyster. the finish comes out with lemongrassy. not particularly bitter finish yet stick so smokey qualities.

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Big head, black liquid.

SMELL: Charred grain, broth, yeast, dried currants, herbal, earthy.

TASTE: Very smooth, burnt sugar, espresso, faint ripe fruit, mellow esters, yeast, dark bread.

Very drinkable for its size, the warmth from the alcohol does not really set in until half the glass is gone. Very well balanced, a treat to drink.

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

330 mL bottle reads "Tournay Black" (I guess it's the english version of label). didn't realize when I bought it this week that it reads best before end of 1/2010. hopefully since it appears to be bottle conditioned that the beer is still holding up

A - poured into goblet an opaque black color. fluffy inch tall light brown head that disapates into a tinner covering that lasts until the end.

S - suprisingly weak aroma, but hints of coffee, chocolate

T - sweetness up front, with a bitterness inthe finish. very roasty - quite tasty

M - very thin body for a stout

D - for the style, very drinkable. goes down extremely easy

Photo of bdardenne
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of anteater
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Cazeau Tournay Noire from Brasserie De Cazeau
84 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.