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

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IluvatarMilan (280) - 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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (782) - BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2015
Un stout fumé de 7 % abv, présenté en jolie bouteille de 63,6 cl (format hollandais). Des malts d’orge et de froment sont employés, mais seul le malt de froment est fumé. On utilise aussi de la vanille en gousse de Madagascar. Couleur brun noir, roux très foncé en transparence en bas du verre. Clarté nette. Bulles ultra fines et très lentes. Mousse d’un beige expresso, nappant à 1 mm. Arômes de café intenso, vanille, irish coffee, whisky irlandais. Splendide nez. 1ère bouche très souple sur du bois de feu de camp, braise chaude, charbon de bois. Arrière-bouche sur le style Guinness, avec une fine pointe de malt clair. 2ème bouche de stout dense, avec du bois de vieux fût. Arrière-bouche où le fumé se détache délicatement d’un ensemble malt/houblon. 3ème sur du chocolat noir, café, tourbe, dans un ensemble très équilibré. Arrière-bouche forte, de caractère. La longueur passe par diverses nuances de bois, le fumé n’est jamais exagéré. Les jambes sont très finement marquées. La levure est forte, épicée, une vraie ligne de caractère. L’alcool est d’une force splendide pour son niveau relatif, et il soutient le tout jusqu’à la finale. Finale intense avec des fruits noirs, quelques épices, et un rien de vanille par moment. CONCLUSION : un vrai stout vigoureux, vaillant qui vous tient sur toute la longueur. Vu la composition, on attendait davantage la vanille, bien présente au nez, mais quasi absente en bouche. Mais ce que j’attends surtout, c’est une version de cette bière vieillie en fût de bourbon.... Là, on pourrait se donner rendez-vous pour une dégustation extraordinaire !!! Avis au brasseur.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3076) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2015
22.7 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 6/2016. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense light tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, toast, dark bread, vanilla, light char, plum, berry, light pepper, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of roast/smoked malt, vanilla, and light-moderate yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, toast, dark bread, vanilla, light char, plum, berry, light pepper, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, toast, dark bread, vanilla, light char, plum, berry, light pepper, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roasted/smoked malt, vanilla, and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian influenced smoked stout style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity roast/smoked malt, vanilla, and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (1338) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 20, 2015
deep dark brown colour, moderate sized, beautiful creamy beige head; aroma of vanilla, wheaty-smokey notes as well as moderate cocoa and dried fruits; taste of roasted-smokey-sourish notes with hints of vanilla; correct beer, though I feel it a bit watery

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (1035) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
66cl. Bottle.
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma vanilla, sweet, caramel, some smoke, coffee, roasted malts.
Taste vanilla sweets, roasty peppery bitter.
Mouthfeel thin.
Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WaW (11) - BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
Very smooth. Smoked flavor is pleasant yet for me overwhelming a little the vanilla. Overall, a very good smoked stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (531) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
Zwart bier met weing schuim. Smaak is licht bitter, rook achtig, chokolade, vanille. Erg goed, smaak blijft hang hangen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sureshpa (306) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2015
Aroma: Slight hint of booze, liquorice, roast, wood, end hint of vanilla Appearance: Dark brown, almost no see through, quite fizzy, off white head, light bubble foam, light lace Taste: Vanilla, liquorice, liquorice light dry finish nice balance

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Nose is root beer, smoke, vanilla, chocolate, roast. Black adn shiny with a tall, bubbly head. Smoky flavor, vanilla sweetness, Very bitter finish from roast and hop. Thin body. Ok, but the vanilla is a but of a crutch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4249) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roast malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Medium body, pretty smooth, flavour as the aroma. Would be improved with aging.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (797) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle bought at Geers. Pours dark dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma has vanilla, roast and a little smoke. Vanilla, roast and a very light smoke. Nice beer.


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