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Van Den Bossche Buffalo Grand Cru (Barrel Aged Pauillac)

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Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Imperial Stout
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1366) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
Mörkbrun öl med beige skum. Doft av alkohol, russin, trä och lättare vaniljtoner. Samma återkommer i smaken. Balanserad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4273) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2015
Draught @ C4, Odense. Pours slightly hazy very dark brown with airy beige head. Dusty aroma with notes of roast, barrel and pronounced vinous touches. Sweetish flavour of vanilla, with notes of barrel, malt and vine. Estery hints. Mildly vinous and roasty and estery aftertaste. Very pleasant, although rather far from typical examples of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7634) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2015
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a beoge head. Aroma and flavour pf roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, oak, coffee, vanilla and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23370) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2015
Draught at Taphouse. Clear dark brown colored with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel and oak. Light roasted flavor of oak and vanilla with notes of alcohol. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30256) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has has very strong notes of wine, fruits, and alcohol, as well as medium notes of roasted malt - crazy, but maybe over the top? The flavor is very sweet with notes of prunes, alcohol, oranges, wine, wood, dark chocolate, and roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish. Crazy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2015
(draught) deep ruby-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of brown sugar, avocado and bread dough, with a light hint of banana skins, sugar icing and fudge. flavor is mostly brown sugar, caramel and overripe mango, slightly sweet, with some rather prominent notes of alcohol, dark bread and earth. heavy-bodied with lively carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10340) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Sampled @ Zythos Bierfestival 2015
Klare dunkel orangebraune Farbe, ordentliche leicht beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Karamell, Schokolade und Vanille. Geschmack nach viel Karamell, schokoladig, Vanille, holzig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 25, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is overripe fruity. Dark malty, fruity, toasted and caramelish. Dry and roasted. Bitter and toasted malty. Bitter and toasted finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
borre_m (631) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2015
Pours deep copper, aroma has lots of cask character. Tasting is strong Woody .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5263) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle (75cl): Vintage 2013: Bottle No. 05133: Served in a shaker at 13 degrees Celsius: Medium sized creamy head. Body is dark ruby copper brown. Aromas of butter scotch, light whiskey, some roast, vanilla, butter, light wood, herbs and liquor. Flavours is a quite thin mix of bourbon/whiskey, vanilla, roast, bitters, sweet wood, some chocolate, some mocha and some herbal roast. Aftertaste is bitter, roast, herbs, vanilla, sweetwood and some mocha. Low carbo, tingly light creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.


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