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Brooklyn Cuvee Noire - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Cuvee NoireBrooklyn Cuvee Noire

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BA SCORE
86
very good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%


Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: palma on 10-13-2010)
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danielplainview

Kentucky

4.9/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice tan head with great lacing.

I thought the smell was quite amazing. So complex with fruit aroma's but a beefy malty backbone.

Tastes like it smells. Complex with more fig coming across with all the chocolate/mocha/coffee stuff going on that you would expect.

Mouthfeel is cleaner than I expected with this style. I like it as it portends to greater drinkability for me personally.
It drinks great and I don't get any booziness from this one. I drinks almost too well. I had two over sized glasses and i was feeling it. But its truly a great beer. One of my new favorites from my favorite brewery. I hope they put this in 750 ML's and keep it around.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2010 15:13:51 | More by danielplainview
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benz08

New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Every description I read about this beer defined it as undefinable. And they were all 100% correct. This beer pours out a deep dark black with a nice creamy, foamy head. To a casual observer the first thing that comes to mind is stout. There is a nice roasted malt smell, but also a good hoppy smell that confuses you. Upon the first sip you're completely dumbfounded. It has a rich hop profile of the best imperial IPA, the roasted malty flavor of a nut brown ale, the sweetness of a belgian, and the creamy smoothness of a stout. This beer is incredibly complex and dangerously drinkable at 8.7% ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2011 06:34:58 | More by benz08
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scootny

New York

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a pleasant surprise. A rich but quaffable BSDA. Good sized light tan head with a respectable amount of lace on the sides as it slowly fades and as I drink. Smell is quite inviting with notes of banana overlaying dark fruits. Figs meld into dates and raisin. A good Belgian yeast and sweet brown bread. Taste is follows the nose with a bit of the floor malt that first showed up in the Backbreaker strong ale. Nice roasted malt chocolaty-ness There is a wonderful mocha aspect that is showing itself as well. The coffee aspect gets bigger as the beer finishes with a mild bitterness and gentle earthiness. Feel is crisp and lighter than the density of flavors would have you think. Still some weight though. Carbonation is gentle but enough to make the beer dance on your tongue. Super drinkable. There is no trace of alcohol in the taste and the feel while flexing a touch of girth is more like a nut brown. You start out wanting to session this one and then the surprise abv shows up. Sneaky stuff here. I love it!

Serving type: growler

11-25-2010 07:13:27 | More by scootny
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JoePat

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer poors a very, very dark brown verging on black with a a thick kaki head that fills the glass with lacing on its way down.

I pick up dark roasty and dark fruit notes in the aroma with a huge clove smell.

The flavor has a lot of clove to it with some nice dark malt roast and fruitiness. Supprisingly smooth for a 10% beer.

Smooth creamy mouthfeel that keeps you wanting another drink. Clean and freash with no alcohol dryness.

Serving type: growler

11-14-2010 20:27:15 | More by JoePat
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on tap at Novar'e Res in Portland.

This beer was very complex and went through quite a few phases as I worked through the glass. The tulip glass came with a finger of light tan head that had very fine bubbles and decent retention. A slight touch of lace remains. The beers was a dull dark brown color, but when held to the light there are some burgundy tones.

Aroma was pretty deep, some roasted malt, a touch of grape and a hint of chocolate. The yeast notes provide some depth to the aroma here.

As mentioned above, quite complex. At first there was a light cocoa/chocolate flavor. This gave way to some herbaceous notes and then some dark fruit. At times there was a distinct almond flavor as well. The Belgian yeast acts in the flavor much as it does in the aroma. Provides a subtle complexity and depth.

Smooth and silky with tiny pin prick carbonation. Medium bodied.

I really enjoyed drinking this and spent quite a while working through the glass and all of it's changes. As I went to post this, I was quite shocked that it was an overall B+... Wow, I think it's quite a bit better than that.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2011 11:19:42 | More by Reagan1984
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ToAzwethinkweizm

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 28 November 2010, on tap at the Tap & Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Served in a 10oz snifter upon request, appears a light chocolate brown in the light, 1-finger head literally overflowing in the glass, head is beige, head reduces to a permanent thin film with rich initial lacing that turned out to be a little runny, and then later down the glass the lacing looked like carefully woven drapes.

Taste is spectacular. I'm not typically a fan of Belgian styles, but this beer puts out on the first date and I'm quite impressed. Reminds me of a tripel, although I'm no expert yet with Belgians. I don't get any tastes of raspberry except for the aftertaste, which is sooo mysterious.

WHAT THE HELL? There is no raspberry but it's telling my brain that there is some. I don't get it....whatever.... there you go, high marks. The Belgian yeasts overwhelm the nose while lightly toasted malts and a touch of chocolate flirt with the palate. Slightly bitter coffee tones hang out with the palate between sips. This beer renewed my faith in Belgian styles. I would love to try this again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2010 02:41:44 | More by ToAzwethinkweizm
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Armsby Abbey.

A- Black in a snifter with a nice off white head of about one finger. A creamy ring leaves a nice coat of fine lace.

S- Lots of dark fruit up front, plums and raisins. Figs are there with a nice laid back Belgian yeast and spice influence.

T- Certainly dark fruit (plums, raisin, fig) infused nicely throughout. Refined yeast influence adds to the balance. Some roasty malt makes this "noir". Bread in the finish.

MF- Creamy body characteristic of the style. Smooth moderate carbonation and some warmth.

DB- A balanced and flavorful take on the style. The dark fruit is nice and the yeast works well as it does not overpower. Fairly complex.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2010 17:56:51 | More by cbutova
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PBoegel

New York

4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Brewery tap room. This beer is NOT a Belgian Strong Dark, that is an entirely incorrect label. Strong Stout or Imperial Stout brewed with Brooklyn's Belgian Yeast house strain is what describes it best.

Poured into tap room serving cups (they are plastic so it made that appearance a bit difficult to completely ascertain) very dark black with some red highlights touches of deep woody brown tones, with a mocha colored head, which looks good, hard for it to sit up in the cup. Poured relatively cold as well.

Aromas are rich dark fruit, plums, blackberry, blueberry pie. Some slight roastiness and touches of peppery yeast phenols, but the nose is dominated by fruit. No detection of alcohol in the nose, well fermented.

Tastes are complex mix of tart dark cherries, blackberries, some touches of roasted coffee and cocoa powder, yeasty phenols played low in the mix, could have been the cool temperature of the pour. Again alcohol is extremely well hidden. Nice bitterness in the finish.

Medium body led by fruitiness vs. grainy and ashen character that accompanies stouts, no dark roasted astringency, a bit less full than I might have anticipated based on the appearance. Finish is a bit sweet.

Very drinkable the yeast and malt character interplay nicely, the alcohol is deeply hidden and the flavor and particularly the aromas are very inviting. A very tasty dark ale with wonderful fruit character, would be fantastic contrast to sweet and salty dishes such as a glazed ham and certainly would pair well with fruit based desserts from Cherry Pie to tarts and blintzes.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2011 15:12:14 | More by PBoegel
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rtepiak

Poland

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks for the proper post on an elusive brew palma. wow. This is a random find. Dark wheat quality, belgian yeast voluminous on the tongue, english malt character. Mineral based export stout. Palate of predominent chocolate and wheat malt, thyme, sea salt but minimal. Great quaility. Something special.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2010 05:59:59 | More by rtepiak
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz pour, this review is generated from tasting notes from a lunchtime visit to Rattle n Hum last week.

Cuvee Noire pours black, but not stout black. The tan head is thin, but sticks around for a decent amount of time. There's also a bit of lacing. For what was probably a middling pour at the bar, overall it looks pretty decent. The nose is of highly roasted malts, very dark chocolate and a little esppresso, and some spicy yeast flavors. The beer tastes just as the aroma promises. Bitter dark chocolate and some espresso lead things off. Any hop influence disappears into the transition into the yeasty flavors. Spicy peppercorn is definitely the most prominent of those, and the result is Cuvee Noire making me think of it as a black saison (it does have a certain similarity to Goose Island Pepe Nero. The mouthfeel is also very saison-like. Body is light, but avoids being watery in nature. There's plenty of bubbly, expressive carbonation that keeps the beer exciting. I greatly enjoyed my glass of Cuvee Noire. as previously stated, the best comparison I can come up with is a black saison (and one that hides its alcohol fairly well). Another solid entry from Brooklyn's Brewmaster's Reserve line.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2010 05:43:06 | More by axeman9182
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david18

New York

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a tasting and then a twelve ounce pour of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

It was dark but not quite stout-dark. However, as a dark belgian, it had a lot of stout characteristics. It had a roasty aroma, like a stout or a porter, stays on your tongue for a while, etc. But there was definitely a belgian yeast flavor as well. The head was tan and not very big. Mouthfeel, as I said, had a good stout after tongue and the drinkability was considerably good for a beer this strong.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2010 22:21:51 | More by david18
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Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. $6.99 for 32 ounces.

Pours is darkest of browns, long lasting mocha head, goes to the anticipated tiny bubble film and leaves a modest sample of bits of lacing.

Dark malt nose, some bourbon, smoke, raisins and a hint of funk in the nose.

Complex and tasty BSDA, flavors mentioned above carry through onto the palate. Musty raisins come to mind, pumpernickel bread, ripe dark fruits, dregs of a whiskey barrel. A wee bit thin, lacking the depth of flavor of some of the heavy hitter of the genre. For me that only adds to the drinkability and the ability to have more then one ...or two..well done, nice job here..not an easy style to pull off with grace and this one hits the note...

Serving type: growler

03-11-2011 04:22:43 | More by Billolick
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy reddish tinted mahogany colored brown with a big three finger high head of foamy and sticky off white colored lace on the top. nestled into a bed of just thin brownish lace and a nice layer of foam across the top.

. The first assault came from a deep rooted spiciness with hints of fig very predominant here. As it started to come through a little clearer lots of dark fruity like smells started to emerge and take over. A nice amount of plums, pears, raisins and even a touch of grape were easily picked up among a nice backbone of cereal grains and a touch of grassy like freshness in the back. Now this was not terribly strong, however it did have a lot of raisin like flavor in it that almost becoming a little too much as it went on. There were hints of plum and fig as well as some earthy tones in the back but the majority of this was a plum raisin spice medium bodied and somewhat of a grain like consistency to it.

Serving type: growler

06-15-2011 03:16:12 | More by mikesgroove
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palma

New York

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the 8th annual Brooklyn Beer Dinner at Austins Ale House, Kew Gardens Queens.
Presented by the man himself, Garrett Oliver.
This is the latest of the brewmasters reserve. Although I had to select a style on BA, Garrett claims there really is no specific style to label this beer. It is part belgian dark ale, part english brown/stout.

The belgian infuence comes from the yeast and is very prominent in the nose. Dominant fruity aromas, plum, citrus, and banana and clove. Also some mild nuttiness in the nose as well.

Flavor is big roasted malt. Very english dark ale, stout like but a little thinner and cleaner on the palate. Dark fruit in the finish. Particularly plum. Significant roasted malt flavor towards the middle end. Minor toffee notes. Aftertaste is roasted nuts ands toasted bread.

This is an excellent new beer. Hybrid in style and very innovative. A unique beer that I would definately recommend to try if you happen to find it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2010 01:23:05 | More by palma
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a jet black color and a thick, muddy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: Smelled of yeast, malt, dark fruits, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, raisins, plums, malt, and a hint of chocolate. An incredibly focused and robust flavor. Never overpowering, but certainly tasty.

M: A highly-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is one of the better examples of an American version of a BSDA. Very well made.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 13:54:32 | More by avalon07
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/15/2010 at Pitcher's Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a goblet glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light roasted malts, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty roasted malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of dark fruit, some chocolate and some spices. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, good kick, good representation of style, this a good darker Belgian beer with a lot of flavor and substance making it worth drinking for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2010 22:07:33 | More by TheManiacalOne
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at bodega. much nicer looking than I expected, despite the blasted shaker pint. Dense lacing on top of an oatmeal stout black beer. Big nose of belgian dark fruits with some coffee roast. The taste is very fruity with a nice roasty finish. Like an oatmeal stout done up with belgian yeast.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2011 04:26:54 | More by MbpBugeye
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vfgccp

New York

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful, glossy black-plum (the review before me nailed it with "plum", good call) with a lacy cream colored head.

S - Mild and inviting with a light hop character and almost no booze. The absence of alcohol was surprising considering the ABV.

T - Wonderfully complex with smooth transitions between flavors. The malt hangs around throughout the entire flavor profile, and it plays well with the more nuanced flavors. I caught bitter-sweet fruits like kumquat and cranberry, and a bit of almost tanniny-leather.

M - The body was incredibly light, and had a dryness that I wasn't expecting on the first sip, but quickly grew to enjoy.

D - Dangerously drinkable. I ordered a glass on tap with every intention of pairing it with one of my local gastro-pubs great burgers, but wound up finishing it before the food got to the table, and the booze definitely caught up to me.

O- I'm a fairly novice beer drinker, having tried maybe 100 different beers in my life, but I've never had a beer like this before. The appearance, taste and body (particularly the body) evoked more memories of wine's I've had than beers. Not a beer for everyone, but it's one that I really enjoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2010 16:09:25 | More by vfgccp
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deceptively mild beer for the alcohol punch lurking within. Classic Belgian yeast and candy sugar notes, with some mildly roasted malt flavors in the middle. Just a bit of light fruityness, and quite easy to drink - this one easily slips up on you.

Serving type: growler

11-14-2010 18:02:08 | More by Brent
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cosmicevan

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reluctantly picked up a 1/2 growler of this after a tiny taste. I wasn't wild about the sip or two I had but was intrigued still to give it a shot since the Brewer's Reserves seem to be one time only shots and it is a BSDA which I do love.

A - Poured into a snifter a deep dark purple almost black, but something about it tells me I'm seeing purple and not black. Not much head to speak of and what's there is gone quick, but there are trace notes of lacing on the side of the glass. Definitely looks more stout-like than BSDA. 2nd pour had way more of a head, but still looks stouty to me.

S - Dark fruit with some sort of unique nutmeg like thing going on. Definitely a malt monster with a sweet soft almost roasted like quality.

T - Slightly different from that initial taste I had when I picked up the growler the other day. Seems more blended and balanced now and whatever was so odd about it at the taste seems to have chilled out on my pallete. It really is all malt flavored. The suggestion of dark fruits is there, but in reality all I taste is malts. For a BSDA it is not my fav, that being said it is a really good brew and has something very unique about it. I really dig the flavor of the roasted malt and the sweetness isn't overwhelming by any means.

M - Medium bodied and pretty cooling in my mouth. Nothing too wild...leaves a unique aftertaste.

D - Glad I went in for the 32oz. I've missed several of the brewmaster reserves and was bummed about it so I'm glad to give this one a go. It's no Local 2, but seems like a different animal altogether, it's uniqueness would make me revisit it if given the opportunity.

Serving type: growler

11-14-2010 22:07:35 | More by cosmicevan
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plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Waterfront, Brooklyn.

Poured a deep black hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light esters and pronounced roasted barley.

The taste consisted of upfront hits of roasted malt and yeast esters. A slowly developing sweetness appeared toward the finish along with some traces of alcohol.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty and complex ale.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2010 16:44:40 | More by plaid75
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Taco Mac Metropolis in Atlanta.

Pours a dark purplish-brown color with a half-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of neutral dark malts with large amounts of spices - clove with good amounts of brown sugar. Also present are solid amounts of dark fruits - plums and raisins being the standouts.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Slightly sweet dark malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by large amounts of ripe and mildly syrupy dark fruit flavors - plums and raisins as with the aroma but now with hints of tangy figs. Midway through the sip good amounts of spices work their way into things, clove mostly with mild amounts of brown sugar and even milder amounts of cardamom. The spices and malt flavors carry through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this beer didn't wow me in any way but instead it's another well-balanced beer from Brooklyn. Worth a shot if you see it around.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2010 15:55:39 | More by glid02
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drewd0g

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from DeCicco's in Ardsley on 11/24/10
Poured into chimay chalice.
I tried finding some info on this beer but couldn't find much
Nice beer from the people at Brooklyn. The color is pretty dark, just about black. Poured with a decent head, most of it dissipated pretty quickly. the smell is awesome, smells like berries and subtle maltiness. Tastes good too, almost like elderberries or something cant quite put my finger on it. It almost tastes like something that would come from St. Bernardus (for some reason that's who i thought of when i tasted it). The mouthfeel is thinner than i expected, not to filling, Pretty drinkable too, and at only $12 a growler definitely a good purchase. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: growler

11-26-2010 04:29:42 | More by drewd0g
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LordAdmNelson

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Fat Head's in Pittsburgh. Pours almost black with a wispy ring of tan head. Smell is light, but fruity--reminiscent of some good BSDAs. Clove, dark fruit, some maltiness to it too. Flavor profile is nice... all the flavors are well-balanced. Nothing takes over. Dark fruits intermingle with some more roasty flavors with all overlay some subtle yeast notes of clove and banana. Body is slightly light, good drink. A nice one here from Brooklyn.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2010 03:54:14 | More by LordAdmNelson
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Blue Monk, in Buffalo.

Cuvee Noire looks like one big chocolate-covered raisin. Head on, it's indeed black. But with the encouragement of a little light it discloses traces of prune-like purple and even a little dark scarlet. I'm inclined to think it's transparent even though I can't actually see through it. Flotsam of foam, the wreckage of a once solid head, leave lacing that looks like veins.

The brewery doesn't specify what exact style they were going for - and it's not for certain, doubtful even, that they were going for any particular set style at all - but going on aroma I'd say this is something reminiscent of a Belgian stout. Belgian because it uses Belgian yeast, and stout because it uses a good amount of dark malts. How intuitive, I know.

That fragmentary ingredients list - no specifics were ever disclosed - amounts to smells of dark cocoa, bitter chocolate, pipe tobacco, tart cherries and whole cast of other esters and phenolics. In the taste, however, dark fruits (raisin, plum) dominate and leave a distinctly red wine-like grapiness that happens to be accentuated by a good dose of anise.

A note of pine serum, not the hoppy kind but the cleaning product kind, gives the beer a sharp and alcoholic punch. It fails to pillage anything, however, because there's enough coffee-like roast, brown sugar sweetness, anise-y spice and distinctly Belgian esters to hold down the fort. It is a bit thin, but then again it's a bit of everything.

Brooklyn Cuvee Noire is every bit as intriguing as it sounds. Whatever it is exactly doesn't matter - it's good. And it's only served to make me more jealous that I don't live in an area that sees this brewery's limited releases on a consistent basis (or any basis for that matter). With any luck we'll see this again some day in one of those sleek, corked bottles.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2011 22:58:33 | More by biegaman
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Brooklyn Cuvee Noire from Brooklyn Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.