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

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


fiulijn's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle from Malting Pot
Dark color, almost black; creamy beige head. Light roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor, a bit creamy; does it have some some smoke? Maybe.
Quite good.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosskie (555) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2015
Pitch black with a nice foamy white head. Nice bubble columns. Smell is milk chocolate sweetness and subtle vanilla balanced nicely against a smokey bbq bitterness. Subtle roastednuts, liquorice and spices. Taste starts with a big bitter fizz, gets overwhelmed by sweetness - milk chocolate and dark fruit, and finishes with an astringent but refreshing flavour explosion. Beautiful beer, masterfully balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (3088) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a beige head. Malty vanilla caramell chcolate and coffee aroma. Roasted chocolate, vanilla, coffee, tar, some nuts flavour. A nice wellbalanced beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (569) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Schwarz. Röstige Nase, etwas vanille, kaffee, dunkle Früchte. Am Gaumen Malz, Kaffeeherbe, rund, voll.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (788) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle at home, black beer with small head, aroma is smoke, and some vanilla, taste a dry smokey flavor with some vanilla, and a hint of liquorice, for a smoked beer its quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13718) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottled 330ml (Saveur)
Dark brown color, steady small beige head. Smoke and vanilla are not very strong in the nose, mainly some toasted, sweet licorice notes. Medium-bodied, soft palate. Flavor has interesting combination of licorice, vanilla and light smoke. Vanilla especially is working here very well. Some roast in the aftertaste. Smooth stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hamirubi (271) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
15cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival (25 V 2015). This foreign stout is depicted as a ’smoked vanilla stout’. A fair description, although the vanilla hints are very subtle - to say at least. A roasted nose comes from the bitter black stout with low beige head. Another flavour is caramel, but that’s probably the vanilla beans ’talking’. The taste - lovely bitter - hints at coockie, chocolate, fondant. Often subtle, yet nicely complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marthares (51) - - MAY 26, 2015
Another great brew by Dochter van de Korenaar. Pours black, nice white foam, aromas of coffee, licorice, wood (but not really smoked); the vanilla is in the aftertaste, to leave a long, flavorful taste in your mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (12) - - MAY 26, 2015
Pours with average sized frothy light brown mostly lasting head. Dark brown body has good lacing. Medium malty roasted aroma with coffee, nuts and caramel. Light hops with herbal and orange touch. Light yeast aroma with dough and leather. Notes of toffee, vanilla and smoke. Nice balance. Taste is not very sweet, even dryish finish. Average duration, medium bitter finish. Not very full experience, but somehow refreshing. Not too smokey, which is nice. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Vanilla and smoke work nicely together here.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3342) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light roasted malt with some coffee. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and roasted malt with some coffee. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light roasted malt and some coffee/chocolate, faint licorice and hoppyness. For those with sweet tooth and taste for coffee. Too sweet for me - could more bitterness to balance caramel sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
paulvanpelt (383) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
Donker bier, tegen zwart aan, met bescheiden beige kraag. Minder vanille in het aroma dan verwacht, maar subtiel merkbaar. Gebrande mouten, chocolade, grapefruit. Smaak is zuur, licht bitter. Zacht in de mond.


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