Brasserie Noir | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.34/5
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76 Ratings
Brasserie NoirBrasserie Noir
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mothman on 11-24-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
76
pDev:
6.91%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of barnzy78
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle, shared with my friend, Ken; bottled on 15NOV17. Black body with a creamy light brown head that slowly fades to a foam. Dark cocoa, roasted barley, and woody oak for aroma. I can taste the familiarity of the base imperial stout: big notes of dark chocolate, roasted barley, molasses, caramel, toffee, and earthy hops with the addition of oaky cab flavors that add complexity. Full body, nice carbonation, balanced finish. This was better than expected!

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pohr10
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tourdot
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Badger2121
3.76/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smells great but the finish is very harsh.

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Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look: like an impy stout should...very dark, nearly opaque. Thick mocha head on the pour that almost entirely recedes.
smell: Much like a BCBS but with wine notes vs bourbon. Which is to stay, awesome. Dark fruits and decadent chocolate and vanilla.
taste: much like the nose. These guys know stouts.

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Photo of hopkrid
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with very little tan head and no lacing.

The smell is sweet chocolate, dark malt, char, and red wine.

The taste is red wine, bitter chocolate, char, with a long, bitter finish

The mouthfeel is very thick and low carbonation. It coats the mouth.

Overall a very nice BA stout, as expected from GI. It's very thick and strong, so it took a while to get through.

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Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

6/16/18 draft @ The Brew Kettle Hudson

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Photo of Sammy
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickG
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bbtkd
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Goose Island Brasserie Noir, 11.3% ABV. Pours black with a slight brown head. Nose is chocolate and wine. Taste follows, strong chocolate, almost like chocolate covered fruit, with a slight sweetness, and slight bitterness. Very smooth, outstanding mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

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Photo of Buck89
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the source. An opaque dark brown color with a small tan head that left persistent laces. Aroma was chocolate, red wine, Oak, and cherries. The wine was there front and center on the taste. There was also a slight tart cherry quality. The base imperial stout brought chocolate and bitter balance. Full bodied and slightly hot in the finish. Great beer.

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a dense finger of dark tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of wine barrels and red berries on the nose with some roasted malts and chocolate
T: Taste is wine barrels and red berries with some semisweet chocolate and roasted malts. Faint coffee and a lot more cabernet barrel and tannins. Swallow is chocolate and roasted malts with more red wine barrels and red berries.
M: This beer has a thick and velvety mouthfeel with carbonation that is soft but adequate for the style. The beer has a dry finish from the ABV and the wine barrels.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some great flavors from the wine barrels and some good complexity as well. Very drinkable at the ABV as well. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Brasserie Noir from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 76 ratings