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


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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

IluvatarMilan's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IluvatarMilan (281) - Greater London, - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Mediocre aroma, bit too thin but an otherwise good beer. Not one for sipping though. A firm sip reveals a nice robust smoky stout, encircled by a fine whimpse of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2364) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Dark brown pour with a slight white head. Oaky smokey nose. Mild. Nice malty character with a nice dose of vanilla. Dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matbli (143) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 18, 2015
bottle 660 ml, pours dark brown with some ruby reflexes. Head is creamy colored and reduces fast to a lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla pudding, caramel and a light smokiness that is on the edge of legibility. Taste is mainly sweet comparable to a milk stout and medium bitterness that remains until the finish. Thin texture and light body makes it feel a bit watery at least for 7% ABV. Drinkable and correct but nothing outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (3619) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2015
12-SEP-2015, bottle @Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, with Ulkløbben. We asked the staff for a Belgian craft brew, and they brought us this. OK choise. Dark Brown with lasting off-white head. Just a touch of smoke - subdued - on a nice Little stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2037) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 15, 2015
66cl bottle from cerveteca lisboa, portugal. Dark brown color. Thin to medium beige head. Medium bitterness, low sweetness. Flavour is roasted, light chocolate, light smoke, liquorice, light alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (1050) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
33cl bottle @ home from Bert’s Bierhuis Biltstraat, Utrecht. Body is nearly black, head is medium, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is smoked wood, flavor is old wood, leather, barnyard, smoke, herbs, light chocolate. Light sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting smoky roasty medium bitter, also bit hoppy later. Full body, dry creamy texture, soft carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, complex unique aroma, interesting, great one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (98) - - SEP 4, 2015
Zeer intens donker rokerig aroma. Gitzwart van kleur met mokka kleurige schuimkraag. Diepe volle smaak met lange bittere afdronk. Smaken van (gebrande) koffie, vanille, mout, rook. Absolute topkwaliteit !!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
linusb (154) - SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2015
A: Dark Brown with a light 3finger head N: Smoke, light coffee, blueberry, hint of chocolate. Reminds of a Farmhouse Ale T: Smoke, vanilla, blueberry, chocolate O: Average, not that exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1173) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 24, 2015
660 ml bottle shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Dark brown-copper body, with a big frothy, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of smoked wood, caramel, dark fruits, some chocolate, subtle vanilla.
Tastes of smoke, wood, cocoa, caramel, some coffee, dark fruits.
Medium, a bit creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes smokey, roasty, also sweet, quite dry, wooden, a bit fruity.

Very nice. Quite complex and well balanced, with interesting smoke and sweet notes. Overall a pretty unique Foreign Stout, with a lot of character, but not among my favourite beers of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (3337) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle. Aroma smoked ham, caramel, chocolate. Very dark colour. Taste pretty well balanced, toffeeish caramel, chocolate, smoked ham. Rather sweet beer, but background bitterness present. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiosna (472) - - AUG 24, 2015
0,66 l pullo @ kotimaistelu Wien. Samea tummanruskea. Tuoksussa paahteista mallasta, riistaisuutta, aavistus vaniljaa. Vähän turhan mieto tuoksu. Maussa paahteista mallasta, humalaa, jotenkin paksua, vaniljaa.

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