Brew Review-Brooklyn Cuvée Noire
A few of us J Streeters were out and about in Dupont Circle and decided to stop in at Afterwords Cafe in Kramerbooks for a few beers. As Shintern mentioned at the end of his Brooklyn Buzz Bomb review, the Afterwords Cafe has a great beer selection.
While there I decided to try the Brooklyn Cuvée Noire which is part of their Brewmaster series. I had high expectations being from Brooklyn Brewery and being a special series. It poured very dark with a slight red tint around the edges of the goblet I was given.
The aroma started with a very mild hint of coffee and maybe a very tiny amount of malt, but overall there was a very underwhelming aroma. This had me worrying that this beer would let me down a bit since I believe that a great beer almost always has to have a great aroma to give a complete experience.
The taste was a bit better than the aroma, but still had a little bit to be desired. It was quite malty with a very slight coffee taste. It had nothing to stand out from any other dark ale. The one surprise was how light it was, but that couldn’t help it out.
I had high expectations from this beer and was let down by the average beer.