India Noire Harvest - Le Cheval Blanc
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4/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pint at the brewpub. Black body with root beer highlights and a good cover of dense, beige head with bits of lacing.
On the nose: herbal hops, caramel and roast. I'd say it's not big enough for a harvest ale, good though.
Lots of chocolate malt, roast and molasses. Comes off as a hoppy, molasses-heavy porter. Hops show as pine and grapefruit pith. The fresh harvest aspect isn't really too obvious, with malt character overpowering the hops. I wouldn't complain usually as it tastes pretty alright but I'm of the opinion that a fresh hop ale should showcase those fresh hops. Why brew one otherwise? Grapefruit pith on the finish, resiny pine lingers. Fairly well-balanced with just enough sweetness.
Decent medium light body. Quite low carbonation, almost seems like cask (which would be a fitting way to serve this one).
ISUs are on the high side (listed at 100+ on their website) to want much more than two. Good though, very flavourful with no real flaws. I'd order this again.
Serving type: on-tap
10-31-2011 02:57:47 | More by eat
India Noire Harvest from Le Cheval Blanc
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.