Brewed by De Dochter van de Korenaar
Style: Foreign Stout
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium


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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A Superb dry stout with vanilla and smoke notes. Brewed with a portion of Weyermann Oak Smoked Wheat Malt, and whole Madagascar and Réunion vanilla beans that have been added twice during the brewing and maturation process, for extra complexity.
This ensures ’Charbon’ is a very pleasantly drinkable dry stout, with an interesting aroma and flavour to treat the real beer enthusiasts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (2046) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Bottled, 660 mL. Pitch black, surprisingly small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, pretty smokey, (burned) wood, vanilla, licorice. Lots of roasted malts in flavor, vanilla, smoke, initially somewhat sweet, quite dry, later on quite bitter. Lasting dry and bitter finish. I miss the creamy texture, and did expect more complexity for a 7% beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
florent.janssens (176) - - OCT 28, 2014
Bière sans mousse. Très équilibré, et, pour un stout, son goût n’est pas trop fort. L’arrière goût se marie bien aux goût. Une très bonne bière pour découvrir le stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ulysse (239) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2014
First gaseous compound reminds me of some baker’s yeast. No foam top. Alcohol unnoticed. Well balanced stout. Light but still boasts a complex taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
660ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Liquorice, vanilla and some smoky notes in the aroma. Nicely balanced taste with notes of vanilla and smoked malt combining well with hints of cocoa, coffee and liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2279) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
Flaska från Beergium. En stor torr men inte svårt stout. Torr dofter och smaker av soja, mörkt bröd, koltabletter, aska, torv, en liten aning rök och lite söt rund vanilj. Komplex och riktigt god.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3772) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle purchased at 7-11 Kittery ME. No bottle dating. Pitch black with thin tan head. Aroma is mild vanilla, burnt coffee bean and ash.

The flavor has mild dry roast and smoke upfront that then transitions into light vanilla bean and mild chocolate. The body is medium with a dry roasted malt and ashy/ chalky texture. Overall I love vanilla beans but not a fan of smoked malts, but I thought it may balance itself out. Well, the smoke is a bit much for me. Worth a try if you enjoy smoky brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4972) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Black with a beautiful lacing beige head. Smoked malts and vanilla. Good dryness in the mouth. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (581) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2014
-backlog. Thank you daniel!- it was nice. But it lacked vanilla notes. better when warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (3207) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 2, 2014
660ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Very dark brown almost black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Roast, dusty, sweetish, faint bubblegum or even strawberries in aroma. Deep roast, mild chocolate, slight sour taste. Roast is bit rough at the start, but never disturbing. Warm feeling in throat when drinking, but no signs of alcohol. Great brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2014
660ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Just looks perfect - dark, and with a huge tight persistent tan head. Aroma is pretty spot on for a stout - a rich roast, and initially some sweet dark berry - raspberry to strawberry - esters. Not getting the vanilla,a little bit of oaky woodiness. Initially feels quite light and thin,no sign of 7% in the mouth. Otherwise with the richroast, it’s a very full palate. Such a rich roast, burnt but not ashy, with some dry hop accompaniament that stays in the mouth a nice long time. Even with the yeast in, as a final pour, this is good, not messy - if anything it’s mellower. But the finish is still rocks, roasty and with that dry bitterness too.Great stuff.

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