Le Chat Noir - New Old Lompoc Brewery
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.18/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On-Tap @ Bailey's Taproom poured into Snifter glass.
Pours a deep murky reddish-brown that has some light edging with a light cream colored head that remains a nice creamy ring around the glass all the way through. The nose is sweet with a distinct chocolate aroma, a little licorice and some tobacco with a light yeast ester. The flavor has more sweet cherry flavor, some chocolate and a nice lingering bitterness that is quite light. Its medium bodied with the perfect amount of carbonation. This beer kind of caught me off guard, it was certainly not what I thought it was going to to taste like from what the nose gave me. Very delicious and almost seemed like a light sour with some added chocolate notes.
Serving type: on-tap
06-17-2009 06:09:54 | More by DiabolikDUB
4.45/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Glass at the New Old Lompoc Brewery on 5/28/09, also brewed for the "Portland Cheers for Belgian Beers," reviewed from notes
A better description of the beer: "The name of this beer translates to Black Cat and it is a sweet-finished dark mahogany ale that similar to a porter or a stout. It uses a blend of dark Belgian specialty malts and locally-produced raw dark honey, with Hallertau, Mount Hood and Golding hops."
A-Dark brown with some purple and red blended in the mix, 1/2 slightly frothy light beige head that lasts around five minutes, some lacing for a few minutes
S-Dark fruits, belgian yeast, variety of berries, toffe, bubble gum, mild hoppiness, caramel, red delicious apples, and sugar
T-Lots of prunes and berries at first, yeast and sugar in the middle, more dark fruits mixed caramel later on, even more berries in the finish, aftertaste is sweet but there is a nice hop profile to really balance things out, like how they work together
M-Slightly dry, sweet, fruity, and sugary mouthfeel, medium to bodied, medium carbonation, taste lingers a long time with sweet Belgian yeasty fruits
D-At first I thought it was a bit heavy and filling but the more I drank it, the more it opened up and began going down easier, alcohol is completely hidden and there is not too much to begin with, complex beer but smooth at the same time
This was another fantastic beer from Lompoc, such complexity and flavor profile for a beer under seven percent, have not really had anything like it before, great Belgian influence on an American craft beer, I want more as I am writing this review, recommended
Serving type: on-tap
06-09-2009 04:02:40 | More by Floydster
Le Chat Noir from New Old Lompoc Brewery
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.