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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: 36   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4974) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1588) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1526) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1581) - ’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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bierridder_S (140) - 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!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (905) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2813) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
giorgos_gtc (97) - GREECE - AUG 4, 2014
Bourbon aroma and taste with a bit idea of cola on the taste. Thin foam, rich shape. Cool beer for a night dessert. Worth tasting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (827) - ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle sample at Grand Cru tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Dark brown with a small head. Starts with very pleasant aroma of wood, wine, caramel, raisins, light roastiness. Taste is a bit disappointing, sweet, some malts, dried fruits, vanilla, nice, but a bit weak. Rather thin body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (3866) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Draught at DBF2014. Dark brown. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, chocolate) and barrel (wood, vanilla, redwine). Flavor medium sweet, bitter and spiced, very complex. Medium to full body.


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