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Boréale Noire - Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc. visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: the42ndtourist on 10-22-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Kloug, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of papat444
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, best before May 21, 2013.

Appearance: Thick black body, a dense brown head that pops a lot before fading completely away with no lacing. The real nice color gives it a half-point nudge.

Smell: Quite shy, can coax roasted notes, mild cocoa and light smoke.

Taste: This is all malt for sure, tail end has a bit of hickory and smoke but otherwise pretty plain.

Mouthfeel: Quite average, a bit dry, slightly watery.

Overall: Very average. Could be used as a gateway for the Guinness drinker.

papat444, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Randymoth, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Tuey13
4.33/5  rDev +20.6%

Poured into a Boréale pint glass I got while in Québec City on one of my many visits. Pours velvet black with a thick two and a half finger tan head.
Smells wonderful, roasted malts, espresso, and dark chocolate, some smoke... a bit of molasses on the nose as well.... smells delicious
The taste is amazing... bitter dark chocolate, strong coffee, some smokiness, burnt caramel, and a bit of licorice with a bitter dry finish. I thought this was a very flavorful stout.
Rich and velvety, full flavored... yet easy to drink.
Always one of my favorite beers from Boréale... i only wish I could buy it here at home :(

Tuey13, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Melomanemusher, Oct 14, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +3.9%

From the bottle into an official Boreale glass in Montreal at Governer's Restaurant.

Real pitch walnut black body, making easily about two/three fingers of nice creamy tan head, good tiny bubbles in the head but not much retention and lacing.

Nose is light roasting char, mild carbon and faint burnt grain. Hints at porter.

Taste is porter and light bodied, with a good roast character. Mild coffee and grain. Wet bodied slightly, not caring much of the flavor though in the finish.

Overall not bad, seems more like a porter, could easily have again.

smakawhat, Aug 27, 2012
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NightINgale, Apr 21, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +6.7%

Pours an inky black with a quickly dissipating mahogany-coloured head. Mouthfeel is crisp and pleasant, without the viscous oiliness I'd expected from watching the pour.

Aroma is malt-forward; with predominantly roasted dark malt, coffee and chocolate tones. Well balanced taste contains all of the flavours in the aroma and is nicely smooth, with a milky sweetness but a surprisingly bitter underlying finish.

A pleasant surprise, bought randomly in a Quebecois grocery store, and definitely a beer I would seek out again.

hopsolutely, Apr 16, 2012
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Boréale Noire from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.