This brew is a trans-continental mash-up with delicious results.
Food Loves Beer Editors
BROOKLYN CUVÉE NOIRE
The rich, fruity stouts of Belgium were born in the tumultuous period of global upheaval between the First and Second World Wars. Created for the British palate but brewed with their native yeasts, Belgian brewers fermented a hybrid of two classic traditions that continues to evolve to this day. Add to the recipe a touch of American creativity with several months of aging in bourbon barrels, and a brew worthy of the highest praise is born.
Cuvée Noire pours a rich shimmering black, with a thick beige head with veiled lacing on the glass. Vanilla, coconut, and rum dominate the nose, followed by the unmistakable nuances of chocolate and cappuccino. Flavors are true to the aroma, with coconut being a bit toasted, and the chocolate more on the bittersweet side. Layers of stone fruit slip between oak and bourbon, creating a magical elixir for those special occasions that defy convention.
Serve in a tulip or cervoise glass at 45-50 F.
Suggested Food Pairings: Brooklyn Cuvée Noire is perfect for anytime sipping, but it's also the ideal companion to Roquefort, a juicy Tomahawk ribeye chop, and German chocolate cake.
Food Loves Beer taste tested and recommended!