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Van Den Bossche Buffalo Grand Cru (Barrel Aged Pauillac)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9592) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33804) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
borre_m (449) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2015
Pours deep copper, aroma has lots of cask character. Tasting is strong Woody .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1690) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, vanilla, oak, wine, sweet dried fruits, raisins. Flavour is sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Not bad, but I found the sweetness a bit much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1584) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
Donkere roodzwarte kleur met een goede lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt iets zurig, vanille, créme. Smaakt vanille, iets champagne, créme. Bijzonder, maar lekker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1621) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
Pours a dark red brown beer with a good tan head. Smells sour, green apples, malts. Tastes malts, sour, vanille. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bierridder_S (168) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
27/12/2014 @ home 75cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Dark brown with smalle head. Aroma : Malts, wood, caramel, alcohol. Taste : light sourness, red wine, caramel, malts, light bitterness in the ending. Top!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (983) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle 0.75l taste 0.25l at Bles Bier Happening 2014 Zottegem Belgium.Pour it dark colour with small white head.On the nose cherry, wooden barrel.Aroma of vanilla, plum, raspberry, red wine, barrel.Taste is perfection.Full rich balance flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Special wine-barrel aged Buffalo since 2012, on 75 cl. Not very stable, ecru-coloured, creamy head, colour a very dark bronze, almost blackish. Sweet, complex aroma of cider, port wine, coconut, oak, dates, banana, liquorice, caramel, dessert wine, chocolate milk, vanilla, pomegranate. Sweet taste of candi, liquorice, raisins and dates, lots of caramel, supple but rather thin mouthfeel, finishing with the sweetness from the onset (almost cloying), wood notes and warming alcohol but to my taste, not enough hops to balance the sweetness. Interesting because of its complexity but too sweet for me and not my taste at all.

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