Noire | Le Cheval Blanc

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Brewed by:
Le Cheval Blanc
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2003

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of JLC60
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwmulcahy
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Otterburn
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(maybe they changed the recipe, but on the menu it said Oatmeal it the same?)

black beer, with a dense light brownchocolate head.
laces on the glass.

smell torrefication of the malt. some chocolate

taste is a bit special, with a evident nut flavor. You get the chocolate and torrefied taste as well but with another dimension.

mouthfeel is very smooth and quite dense texture, medium carbonation. a creamy beer.

drinkability: really good stuff.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Nice speckled lacing. Rarely seen lacing like this before. Brown and Black. Head lasts very long and when it did settle I was still left with a good centimeter.

S- Sweet roasted malt, resulting in dark chocolate and day old coffee. Hops once it gets to room temp.

T- Roasted malt and hops in their most basic but enjoyable form. Watery.

M- Quite smooth with it's low to medium carbonation. Gets pretty thin near the end of the pint, probably due to fading carbonation.

D- High.

Not delicious, but well worthy.

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Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Above-average beer (though only average stout) enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub.Cold coffee that has been roasted but is creamy, definately affected by the nitro-tap treatment. Astringent bitter yet still well malted. COffee aroma. Grainy and creamy mouthfeel. Surprising 33 IBU and under 5% abv.

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Photo of philmath
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wanted to drink an enjoyable stout (since DDC hadn't any that night) so I went to the CHEVAL BLANC after a long hiatus. At first, smell was strange. I tought it smelled butterscotch and coconut liquorice roll. It seems they wanted to play a little with their repice because the taste was also very different since last times! At first, I was shocked: It tasted like dry charcoal and very roasted hops. But it grows on you! So I took another one. A beautiful creamy body... maybe it's more a Sweet Stout than an « American Stout » ? Who knows...

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Photo of francisweizen
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another great Montreal stout! This one is a dark opaque black colour with a small but dense tan head of creamy foam. The aroma is of buttery maple syrup, roasted grain notes, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. This is very roasty and malty with some nice chocolate/coffee tones and a mean hop bite in the finish. This is like a sweeter/grainer version of Shakespeare stout. A little sweet/buttery for my tastes but still damn good!

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Photo of PatandDavid
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was hoping for a black beer, but when this turned out to be a Stout, well, I wasn't disapointed in the least. Beer when served was very black and opaque, topped with a cappacino looking head. Aroma was fruity and of good dark chocolate. Mouthfeel was interesting...comes across as very creamy, but the beer itself is a bit watery. Still good though, as it is full on with roasted coffee and mocha flavors, very good and tasty to drink.

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Noire from Le Cheval Blanc
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 8 ratings