Brasserie Noir | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.34/5
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84 Ratings
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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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mothman on 11-24-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
84
pDev:
6.91%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of jzeilinger
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown / black with caramel colored with lots of legs and sticky on the sides of the glass.

S - Chocolate and cocoa aroma with red cabernet grapes in the background, some dark licorice.

T - Oak, cabernat red grapes, chocolate, toasted cocoa, some light acidity, oak tannin, and finishes with a nice chocolate cabernat blend.

M - Lip smacking sticky and full viscous body.

S - Perfectly blended, absolutely outstanding, every bit as good as Bourbon County IMO.

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

Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.77/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Basically take bsbc and put into wine barrels instead of bourbon. So Wine County Brand Stout? Smooth, viscous, sweet, malty, as expected, with red wine, grape, and red currant flavors added in. Little cumulative astringency, but really nice work. The wife loved it.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Imperial stout aged in wine barrels. Poured from a growler into a Stone IRS snifter. The pour is opaque brownish-black, viscous, and sports a thin layer of brown foam. On the nose I get lots of roasted barley, toasted oak, dark fruit, and bittersweet chocolate.

Full body with a rich flavor and a super-creamy feel. Up front I get molasses, dark chocolate, and tart cherries. As the beer moves across the palate, the molasses subsides and the tart fruity notes intensify, until they are met by developing flavors of toasted oak and vanilla which keep them in check. The beer finishes with flavors of tart fruit and bittersweet chocolate sauce, both of which linger well due to the fact that this beer coats your mouth like oil.

I tried this at a Goose Island tasting last night after drinking an 8oz pour of BCBS, so I didn't get the full impact of its flavor. I visited my bottle shop again the next day and saw it on the growler station so I decided to revisit it. I wouldn't have thought this beer would appeal to me. Imperial stouts aged in wine barrels never appeal to me, but this one was quite tasty. Very much like BCBS, only without the vanilla and coconut tones and with more tart fruit. Nice beer, but don't get carried away. It can't hold a candle to BCBS.

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

Photo of Fubudu187
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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 StraightNoChaser
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

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Brasserie Noir from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 84 ratings