Cazeau Tournay Noire - Brasserie De Cazeau
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.08/5 rDev +10.6%
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.
10-27-2012 02:24:39 | More by Derek
4.13/5 rDev +11.9%
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.
08-09-2012 03:45:46 | More by LiquidAmber
3.18/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
03-07-2012 15:30:58 | More by Kegatron
4.03/5 rDev +9.2%
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.
03-04-2012 02:15:55 | More by bskrtz
3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
A-pitch black, no light is escaping this one.
S-light nose of roasted malt, hints of bitter chocolate.
T/M- Rich dark chocolate stout deliciousness, followed by some lighter coffee flavors, not much in the way of hops, just enough to keep the finish only slightly sweet and not cloying.
O-we don't see many stouts out of Belgium so its always interesting to try one when it appears. This one was a quality rich foreign stout but nothing to set it apart from other foreign stouts besides its country of origin.
I'll confess this one was late in a tasting night so perhaps I'll need to revisit it at some point to refine the review.
01-27-2012 19:59:44 | More by jono311
3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
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!
01-14-2012 17:17:45 | More by Nerudamann
3.18/5 rDev -13.8%
A: Pours dark brown with a massive tan head, that starts off creamy but turns soapy and uneven. Dissipation takes a while and leaves nice lacings.
S: Roasted malts, semi-sweet. Some coffee, some chocolate, but to put it in a nice way; it's not the strongest smelling Stouts I've had...
T: Sweet roasted malts, vanilla and smoke as well. Strong black coffee and some faint notes of dark bitter chocolate. Some dark dried fruits in the back.
M: Body is thin and carbonation is mild. Aftertaste lingers wiht a balanced bitterness.
O: Overall, I'm quite dissapointed; way too thin for may taste. It feels like it lacks large quantities of malt...
01-03-2012 17:32:22 | More by Evil_Pidde
2.63/5 rDev -28.7%
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.
10-14-2011 19:11:27 | More by bark
4.05/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
10-04-2011 19:07:23 | More by rarbring
4/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
09-19-2011 03:18:46 | More by Jason
Cazeau Tournay Noire from Brasserie De Cazeau
83 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.