Cazeau Tournay Noire | Brasserie De Cazeau

BA SCORE
84
good
95 Ratings
Cazeau Tournay NoireCazeau Tournay Noire
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie De Cazeau
Belgium
brasseriedecazeau.be

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Suds on 10-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of bdardenne
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: 1" tan head over black liquid.

S: honey, yeast, figs, pears.

T: molasses, pears, figs, chocolate, caramel, coffee, and a faint metallic aftertaste.

M: medium to thin viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: smooth and understated, a nice change.

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Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle dated best by May 2012 served in a snifter.
This dark mahogany beer has a durable tan head and leaves very good lacing. The near creamy texture overlays an unusual palate that seems both full and light, and has a pleasant, semi-dry finish. Although it is slightly light in color for a stout and has an unusual (yeasty, boozy and hoppy) aroma, in tasting this is indeed a Belgian stout: it has the flavor of a rather spicy and hoppy export stout with the added complexity imparted by Belgian yeast and in-bottle refermentation. The dark roasted malts do come to the fore for a moment now and again in the finish, then linger in the durable aftertaste.

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Photo of mscudder
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a narrow snifter.

A - Ruby brown hue with a large tan head. Fair retention and lacing.

S - Big milk chocolate, light bitterness, slight coffee and candi sugar.

T - Soft notes that follow the nose. Balance is good, but a lack of bold/robust flavors makes this beer forgettable.

M - Fairly creamy for the style. Medium- body with mild carbonation.

O - Not a huge fan of the style and this is no exception. Not painful to consume, although I'll look the other way next time I spot one.

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Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of girlmeetsbeer16
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of AltimusPrime
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Derek
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of anteater
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mttdls
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Psychmusic
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of raythealeman
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TonyTalon
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of yergermeister
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Fallingonwater10
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Kegatron
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of bskrtz
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Cazeau Tournay Noire from Brasserie De Cazeau
3.7 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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