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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 Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, to be sure I had two bottles o this. I completely drank both, with some otehr beverages including lemon water inbetween. What I got was an interesting stout. Black with a white foam head leaving some lace on the aides, at tehe dnd of the drinking were lots of lace bits. The first bottle more than the second I detected some sourness, served just below room temperatre each time at Beer Bistro. Some sweetness, yes, but th sourness dominated the first bottle and was more balanced but still there in the second bottle. A creaminess in th mouthfeel, a liuttle chocolate. drying.Not a swett tout as advertsied. the astringency is in the way.

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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 Phyl21ca
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a medium black color ale with a large off-white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with Belgian malt and some light DMS. Taste is also dominated by lightly sweet Belgian malt with some lightly roasted malt and some overcooked vegetables which is not strong enough to ruin this beer but not very pleasant either. Body is somewhat full with great carbonation and no alcohol is showing. Interesting take on the style but too flawed to try on a regular basis.

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 Kegatron
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle into a goblet.

Pours a deep ruddy brown, with a finger of thick light mocha colored head. This retains with a frothy ¾ finger which leaves back swathes of lacing that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of cocoa, brown sugar, dark fruit, and a good bit of peppery spice. Underlying alcohol warmth adds a bit of fullness to the nose.

The taste is cocoa powder, caramel, mellow ripe fruit, and then some darker roasted malt character along the back. This ends dry and spicy on the finish. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a softer creaminess to the carbonation that expands out into the mouth and prickles the tongue a bit. The overall mouthfeel is pretty mellow though while the alcohol warmth that is present mostly pops the spiciness of the finish.

The was decent enough I guess and while there was an assortment of flavors here, the strength of the spice just kind of overran everything else at times, giving the profiles a bit of a flat feel. This wasn’t offensive or anything but I doubt that I’ll be trying it again either.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With this review I may now call myself "Connoisseur".

Pours very dark brown with a thick creme head. Nose is boring and almost comes off as non-existent. Flavor is hearty with a slight tang to it. Caramel tones. Brown sugars. Feel has a fairly full carbonation to it and the liquid is fairly thicker. Overall a nice one to drink. A fair example of a Belgian stout.

Photo of jlindros
3.76/5  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.

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of imperialking
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a tulip glass celebrating the end of christmas. I had Tournay's saison so I picked this up.

Onyx black creating a midnight sky appearence. Noire doesen't look quite thick or black out of the bottle but it becomes a stout looker in the glass. A huge deep beige head reaches over a inch and condenses above the top of the glass. Great retention, great notches of strong lace str8 up and down. Towards the end some dark red patches on the outskirts.

The smell is in line with the style and does not stray. Big roast bursts with some light chocolate cake. While this is roasty I don't really get coffee. Some licorice root and some dark fruits that are not to ripe. Something grainy and earthy if you put your mind to it. Some red grapes from the vine.

From the nose I felt this would be a light stout and that it is. Nothing to big going on here. Your regular chocolate and roast with a small backdrop of dark fruits. Some odd tasting coffee does come into play minimally. Faint licorice root is a good addition. On the end some sweetness with candi sugar as well as a lingering roast. Not as sweet as expected for a Belgian stout.

The feel is a bit light for a stout and from the look of the liquid out of the bottle I could see why literally. A bigger body would have improved the score and a the small bitter unpleasent aftertaste is a bit undesirable. This almost comes off like a light porter. Medium bodied with high carbonation but not over the top.

Glad I tried this from Tourney, a good shot for a stout but misses the mark a bit. This is good tasting beer that perhaps could get tweaked in the future. The 7.5% shows itself minimally in feel and just a bit in taste, but I like it, adds to what's going on, which in this case is light for the style. In the end I kind of got this BSDA kind of thing mixed with a light stout.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a snifter) best before end 2011
A- This beer has a black body with a bubbly tan head that slowly boils away over a few sips. There are a few microbubbles that glide to the surface up the sides of the glass.
S- The clean aroma has a faint roasted grain hint and some more fresh candy estery notes in the finish.
T- The soft roasted char note gives way to a soft tartness and finishes with light black coffee taste that grows as the beer opens up.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a slight watery texture and no alcohol heat noticed.
D- The very clean light flavor won't improve much with age and there was very little character to begin with.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tournay Noire

Served ontap into a small chalice. Black with ruby highlights, small head that dies quickly. Aroma is light, just a little roast and belgian yeast. The flavor is light, small roasted malt and a sour twang too. Belgian yeast plays a role , adding a subtle fruityness that works well with the mild sour note. More roasted malt on the back end but somewhat thin, as is the body. Smooth and easy drinking, an interesting brew that I am glad I got to try.

Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle dated best by May 2012 served in a snifter.
This dark mahogany beer has a durable tan head and leaves very good lacing. The near creamy texture overlays an unusual palate that seems both full and light, and has a pleasant, semi-dry finish. Although it is slightly light in color for a stout and has an unusual (yeasty, boozy and hoppy) aroma, in tasting this is indeed a Belgian stout: it has the flavor of a rather spicy and hoppy export stout with the added complexity imparted by Belgian yeast and in-bottle refermentation. The dark roasted malts do come to the fore for a moment now and again in the finish, then linger in the durable aftertaste.

Photo of ppoitras
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of beertunes
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lot #07. Best by date of "End of 12". Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a solid black color (just a very light touch of translucence at the bottom of the glass) and about 2/3 inch of light brown head that had low-moderate retention and very light lacing.

The aroma was pretty neutral, very light roast and just a light yeasty spice note. The beer was pretty similar on the tongue, although a bit better well defined. There was a fruity taste, some where in the cherry-grape range, and the roast note was there, but light.

The body was a bit thinner than I would have liked, and the brew wasn't sticky. The beer had a finish that was mostly dry, but did have a a touch of sweetness. Drinkability was very good, the beer went down quickly and easily, and I could have a couple in a sitting. Overall, a pretty nice brew, worth trying if you see it.

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 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 bark
2.63/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The colour is very deep brown-red (80 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger pale brown head is very airy and uneven. It slowly sinks, leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Lots of yeast in the bottle.

The smell is very roasted ad a bit sweet. Distinct alcohol. Coffee, roasted nuts and liquorice. Lots of pleasant notes, however a bit thin.

The taste is a bit sweet. Roasted notes of coffee, dark chocolate and sweet liquorice. Some plums and pumpernickel. The body is thin. The aftertaste got some coffee candy, alcohol and solvents. It is short and leaves just traces of colour malt in the finish.

The carbonation is light, the medium sized bubbles very smooth. The liquid is thing, especially in the view of 7,6 % alcohol.

A thin and uninteresting black beer. Not impressed.

Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was a big, off white, foamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A kind of weak aroma, but still had traces of roasted malt and coffee.

T: Like the smell, the taste was oddly thin, but there was a mild coffee element and some roasted malt. Not the most dynamic of flavors, but decent enough.

M: A generally well carbonated beer with a super dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: In spite of its flaws, this is still a drinkable beer.

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