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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: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (900) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2016
Draught taster @ Kulminator, Antwerpen. Deep dark red, beige foamy head. Nose seems a bit off, earthy, musty, faint red wine. Taste is more pleasant with dried fruits, red vinous notes, lightly tard and quite dry. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2016
2012 vintage, series #05552. Pours semi-opaque ruby red-brown with a small, thin beige head. Sour aroma with some cherry mixed in. A woody note as well. Medium body, just a touch watery. Mildly astringent finish. Flavor of sour cherry with some chocolate underneath. Light boozy note at the back.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17295) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2016
Draught at Kulminator, Antwerp. Dark almost black beer with a nice beige head. Fruity vinous aroma, caramel, grapes, raisins, licorice, cocoa notes, some wood. Fruity licorice and vanilla aroma, grapes, caramel, licorice notes, raisins, some warming alcohol. Nice but very sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5393) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
750 ml bottle at Agnes & Oscar. Near black with tan head. Aroma is bready, dark sugar, yeast, molasses and alcohol. Taste is full, short tart bitter notes with sticky bitterness to it, slight roasted, alcohol, barrel, wood, some boozy notes and dried fruits. Ok beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (956) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 27, 2016
Brune très sombre, gros collet de grosses bulles. Superbes arômes boisés, de raisins, Tres active en bouche, un corps moyen, une finale plus sur le chocolat avec toujours cette belle présence de fruits et de bois.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (15170) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Draught, 9% at KØ16. Vinous aroma. Cloudy very dark brown colour. Very small head. The flavour has a good mild vanilla note. A little sweet, quite malty. Vinous touch. A little funk and acid in the finish. Well-rounded.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helallison (16) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle (750ml) at home bought in DeKoninck Vichte. Poured well with a small head that disappeared quickly. Very malty aroma and taste, but overall it’s like a hardcore version of the normal buffalo stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (16426) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
Deutlich holziger Antrunk. Spritzig, leicht würzig, fast schon zu intensiv, dadurch künstlich wirkend. Trauben. 12/10/11/9//9

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (2407) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is boozy, cherries, fruity. Taste is cherries, booze, wood sugars. Medium carbonation. Good.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3884) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 27, 2016
Vintage 2013. Series number 05852. To zupełnie inny imperialny stout bo więcej tu owocowości (wisnie i porzeczki) oraz kwasowości i zwłaszcza taninosci winnych niż kawy czy czekolady. Milosniocy wina powinni być zadowoleni. Bardzo sprytne polaczenie winnego smaku z slodowoscia ciemnego ale. Jest trochę słodkie ale przegryza to wrazenie kwasowość. Ogolnie wygląd tez bez zarzutu, bardzo ciemne z licznymi prześwitami krwistej czerwieni. Lubie jak alkohol nie dominuje jest ukryty w gąszczu slodowosci i wytrawności i to tu miałem. Jedyne co jest slabe w tym piwie to niewielka piana.


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