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Cazeau Tournay Noire - Brasserie De Cazeau

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Reviews: 55
Hads: 91
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 18.16%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Suds on 10-17-2008

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Reviews: 55 | Hads: 91
Photo of Zekezilla
4.85/5  rDev +31.4%
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.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.39/5  rDev +19%
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.

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Photo of woemad
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

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Photo of drpimento
4.36/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

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Photo of crhensel
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
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!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of Derek
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of rarbring
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
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

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Photo of bskrtz
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of stcules
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle received from mday in the Vets BIF. Thanks for the opportunity. Label shows a Best Before End Oct 2010.

Poured into a Harpoon tulip, formed a 1" tan head over the almost opaque dark brown brew. Pillowy head lasts and lasts, with coating chunky lacing. Aroma is chocolatey sweet, with alcohol wisps at the end.

Taste starts with creamy chocolate malt, a peek of dark fruit in the middle, and a clean, lightly bitter close. Mouthfeel is so smooth, but not as much depth of body as I hoped/expected. Drinkability is good. Nice brew, just not quite all I was hoping for.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
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

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Photo of DaveJanssen
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

.5 750 mL in westmalle goblet in tournai. Reviewed 7/7/2009.

Ar: Rich earthy and smooth, dark chocolate, roast, coffee, mild burnt bread, dark roasted nuts, light alcohol

Ap: Black with hints of dark brown at the edges, thick coarse cream tan head, whipped, great retention

F: dark caramel/toffee, alcohol, roast, burnt bread, hints of tart fruit, coffee, starts caramel sweet, then burnt bread/roasted nut with coffee smooth end, ends creamy, light lingering roast and bitterness, dark plum (mild), molasses sweet notes

M: Warming alcohol in throat and stomach, creamy, medium carbonation, smooth

O: hot for 7.6%, very smooth, good nice dark complexity, light funk, probably alc influenced, the funkiness is strange but not objectionable

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – jet black with about two fingers’ worth of khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell – hops are present, but there’s a good blend between the hops and the malts. It’s not as malt heavy as you would expect a stout to be. There’s something else there, very subtle, but I can’t identify it. Probably the candi sugar mentioned on the label.

Taste – malts are better tasted than smelled, but the hops have a poiniant introduction, but are noticed more in the feeling than in the taste. Seems like a higher abv than what it is. The candi sugar I’m sure adds the peculiar sweet taste felt toward the middle. Very subtly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – more on the watery side than I would have expected with a stout.

Overall – Very good-tasting and interesting brew! Very much worth a sampling!

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Photo of rudzud
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a nice rich dark black hue with a big, fluffy mocha head that fades very slowly and leaves nice retention.

S - Good milk chocolate, candi malts, brown sugar, faint coffee, and a rather strange peppery spice note.

T - Taste is similar. I love the chocolate and almost burnt molasses/brown sugar, but there is an almost phenolic finish that when mixed with the alcohol is somewhat unpleasant.

M - Mouthfeel is solid enough, nice and creamy.

O - Overall, glad to try it at the festival as it is something I see on the shelf quite often.

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Photo of hopdog
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle. Bottle notched, BB 1 2010.

Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of roast, licorice, chocolate, and some fruitiness. Tastes of chcoolate, licorice, the same lighter fruitiness, and some coffee.

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Photo of rhenning
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tournay "Black" label, purchased in US. 11.2 oz btl poured into a tulip. This pours completely opaque black with 2" of bone white head with staying power, but very little lacing left on the glass. Nose of raisins, malt, citrus/grapefruit hop character. Initial flavor of warm brown sugar, yeasty baked goods with citrusy hop resins mid palate. Finish of smoke, roasted malt and charred oak. The mouthfeel is medium. It feels like it could be thicker without becoming sticky. Drinkability is only average. I rated the taste highly for its multifaceted character, but the grapefruit flavor is a little off-putting.

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Photo of bonkers
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into a SA perfect pint glass. Jet black pour with a fizzy little white head. The aroma is sweet, malts and candy sugar. It starts with sweet chocolate, candi sugar, and plums. It has a lingering sweet finish. The body is medium and it is well carbonated. IMO a BSDA, decent, maybe too sweet.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this at Local Option do to a super strong recommendation from the bartender, a little suprising...A black pour, as expected, but a super nice light tan foamy head, good retention and lacing...The aroma and taste are both on the weak side, some malt on the front with a light coffee finish, but both just aren't bold enough, kind of like a typical belgian stout.

Nothing good or bad, just not worth drinking here.

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Photo of Suds
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 750 ml bottle, this brew pours a black color with dark brown-earth highlights. A three finger head is a light brownish color, roughly akin to chocolate milk. The taste is a little subtle, with chocolate, grain, smoke, and malt aromas. No real hop presence in the smell. The taste, though, has a malty sweetness in the front, balanced with a medium hop bitterness and considerable grain astringency and bitterness. It doesn't quite get husky, but the tannins, combined with the burnt/highly roasted malts, give the beer a nice backbone. This give the mouthfeel an interesting character as well. A touch of sourness is also present in the taste. Long bitter finish.

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Photo of jlindros
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I think I got this on my last trip through Belgium last spring, lot #2 best before end of 2014, so should be right in its prime hopefully. Served at cellar temp, about 50F which is about what it recommends (10C), poured into my Kate the Great tulip.

Pours a much bigger head than I anticipated, creamy slight darker colored fizzy fluffy head that looks like it will disappear quickly but then just sits there mocking me since i had to stop pouring to keep enough room to nose it. Looks like I'll have to wait a bit longer, as it leaves nice foamy lacing on the sides, a just about pitch black beer with a thin layer of light at the thin parts.

Nose has that typical export stout dark malt blend, a dark black malt, with some roasted malts, a little charred malt character but not really acrid, hint of coffee with the roast and burned espresso bean, faint touch of cocoa and caramel, as well as a sweet candi sugar and mild toffee, with hint of booze. A dry powdered black malt thing too.

Taste starts rich, it hints at getting creamy but never really does. It comes in different waves too, the creamy hint leads to a melting chocolate taste, milk chocolate with a little bitter dark chocolate too, into a little black malt and hint of roast, a little charred malt character that hints at acrid and very dark taste like pure black. Next comes a bitterness cutting through, some earthy like hops that get a ltitle spicy mix with the bitter dark chocolate roast. Then a wave of sugary flavors wash over, a little candi sugar, caramel, mild syrupy note, before back to a mild warming booze with more black malt and roast, hint of over cooked coffee, hint of a metallic roast, and touch of a fluffy nougat carafa like note. Finish is pretty bitter as the earthy spicy hops kick up a bit, mostly dry but a little sticky, hint more cocoa dust, caramel, and more earthy bitter charred roasted malts.

Mouth is fuller bod but not super heavy or rich in the end, lots of fluffy carb maybe a bit over carbonated as it seems to get in the way a little.

Overall not bad, a nice export style stout with the dark malts, roasty, black malts, hints of cocoa and caramel, a little burnt notes, candi sweetness that still stays really dry, maybe a bit too much on the burnt like notes but not too bad, a bit too much carbonation too surprising for what it's gone through.

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Cazeau Tournay Noire from Brasserie De Cazeau
83 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.