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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 Bung
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Macs Steel Creek.
Opaque black pour, minimal white head.

Aroma has malty chocolate mixed with some red fruit/banana.

Taste has much more roast. Dark chocolate and then some very faint banana. Fainter yet molasses and coffee to go along with cocoa in the finish.

Lighter mid bodied. Easy drinking, I've been enjoying the lower 7-8% stouts lately like this. Somewhere between a Belgian and Foreign stout really.

Not normally a fan of Belgian yeast strains in stouts, this is somewhat in agreement for me. The banana just doesn't work with the flavor/aroma profiles to me. Still not bad though.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Labeled BLACK not Noire-probably for the US. Nice, jet black color with a sizeable tan/cocoa like head. Nice lacing on down the glass. Somewhat metallic, earthy aroma. Yeasty and sharp flavor right upfront. Some hop bite. Faint roasted quality. Mild cocoa notes as it warms. Earthy and bready-more Belgian than stout like if anything. Too thin for my liking. An ok example of a Belgian stout but I have had better for sure.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lot #01! Best before end of 2011! Served from bottle into a Delirium Tremens snifter. Poured pitch black with a two finger beige head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cream, slight roasted malt, hints of caramel, and slight nuttiness. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, cream, and a slight roastiness. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this brew wasn't that bad, but it also wasn't that great. Neither the aroma nor flavor were very robust in this one which was quite disappointing. The elements that were there were quite nice, but it just lacked in intensity. Glad I got to try this one, but once is enough for me unless they can work on the robust aspect.

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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 clearlydiluted
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

a: pours a dark-ruby near black brown with a substantial

s: chocolate, some spicy notes

t: slightly sweet, smooth chocolate and roasty notes with a hint of phenolic notes that lets you know that it's a belgian style stout. slightly malty and ends with a smooth and dry bitter note.

m: fairly thin with a low amount of carbonation

d: desceptive in it's smoothness, nothing says that it is at 7.6% ABV. it drinks more like a 4% dry stout. it's not bad, but I don't know if I'd buy it again.

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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 farrago
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mammoth head, even a slow and steady pour fills two-thirds of the glass with tan airy microfoam, craters in the middle as it starts to slowly evaporate, the lacing is more like thin sheets and in turn stick well. Completely black liquid, thin sliver of orange at the bottom of the glass. Direct nose, almost tame, of dark chocolate, freshly ground coffee, malted milk balls, grape, cherry and plum fruit scents, has some hoppy kick but no distinguished individual scents. Medium-bodied, starts out creamy but dries up as it progresses, losing its softer texture. Carob, chocolate, coffee, butterscotch and a decent nuttiness set the table. Fresh grain brown bread, the kind of eat in chunks rather than slices. Slides you a slice or two of orange citrus. The carbonation has a tighter weave and more punch than expected given the delicacy of the head. Not much hops presence. It's credible but nothing special.

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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 avalon07
3.71/5  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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Photo of Sammy
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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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 rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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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 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 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 organicbrewer
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Huge tan head. Black. Nice

S-Chocolate and cinnamon. Some mocha. Belgian yeast. Not too much going on

T-Some roast and a little ashtray (black patent?). Belgiany esters. Not overly bitter, could use more hop bitterness.

M-medium to dry. medium carbonation. No alcohol warmth.

D-Very drinkable. Hides its 7.6%abv very well. Could use more stout like qualities. More bitterness from either the roasted grains or hops. Either way not bad.

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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 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 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 BARFLYB
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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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 MisterSH
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle. Picked this up at Bierkraft in Brooklyn. BB 2010 notched. I've got an American label here... "Tournay Black" instead of the "noir" pictured.

Pours a deep garnet brown with a sizeable mocha looking head.
Aroma is yeasty, chocolate, dark fruit, rather sweet and slightly alcoholic. Smells quite like an American imperial stout to me.

Taste is moderately malty with some spice and subtle licorice, not nearly as fruity as the aroma would have suggested, also not nearly as full bodied as I expected. Quite bready. Blossoms into a mellow, creamy coffee note and some hints of estery yeast on finish, slight lingering bitterness.

MF is fairly chewy and thick with moderate to heavy carb that dissapates pretty quickly.

Rather interesting. I've little experience with belgian stouts, but this is quite subtle and seems an easy segue into the style from the American and British stouts I'm more used to. A distinct estery belgian spice is surprisingly hidden and well integrated. Pretty subtle and easy overall, a stronger malt profile with some amped-up roasty notes would add another layer of complexity from which this beer would doubtlessly benefit. I'm certainly glad I tried it, I wouldn't go out of my way to buy another bottle but I'd drink it again without hesitation, if offered.

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Photo of Travlr
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very deep maroon color with a medium tan head with nice lacing. Aroma of cocoa and malt. Taste of dark chocolate and licorice, mostly sweet but with a very slight bitter edge and a longish finish with noted of cafe au lait. Medium body. Nice enough, drinkable but not very complex.

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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 LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light fruits, and yeast. Flavor of sweet malt initially with a roasty finish, some more bitter chocolate notes. Definite Begian yeasty notes. Nothing too special, a little on the sweet side, but a chill Belgian stout.

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