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Nº2 Barrique | Brasserie Des Garrigues

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Des Garrigues

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BMoldy on 01-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.85/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nuit de Goguette (which itself is a stout and not a BSDA, as the BA entry for it states) brewed in Spring 2010, then aged in cognac barrels. 33cl wax-sealed bottle.

A: Nearly pitch-black with a thin light brown head that subsides within a minute. Light, spotty lacing round the glass.

S: Biiig whiff of boozy/fruity cognac hits first, almost suggesting that the ABV is higher than stated. Behind that lies a nearly equally robust aroma of roasted malt (namely chocolate) and a caramel-esque sweetness. The aromas don't necessarily blend, but instead stand next to each other, if that makes any sense.

T/M: The cognac is much less pronounced in the taste, though the body is still pretty round albeit disappointingly thin. I have to admit that I've only had the summer version of NdG (~4% ABV as opposed to the normal 7%), so I'm not completely sure as to how the cognac has affected it. Initial taste is fruity and sweetish, before becoming more roasted and chocolatey in the middle. Finishes with a quick flutter of hops, followed by lingering sweetness and a touch of warming alcohol. Flavors are more integrated than the aroma. Very little to no carbonation.

O: Good, but overall a disappointment. I got this from Simon at La Cave a Bulles in Paris as a trade, so while I'm still happy to have tried (merci Simon!) I'm glad I didn't spend the 8 euros on it. I think it would have benefited from more time in the barrels; and, on a more extreme level, I personally think the base beer needs to be a little bigger in feel in order to truly satisfy the palate. Maybe that's just the American in me, though...

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Nº2 Barrique from Brasserie Des Garrigues
3.85 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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