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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: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (15028) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helallison (8) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (15757) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (2180) - Garching, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is boozy, cherries, fruity. Taste is cherries, booze, wood sugars. Medium carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3808) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
vincentvega72 (292) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
Mooi donkerbruin bier met romige mokkakleurige schuimkraag. Heerlijk aroma en smaken van hout, noten, chocolade, koffie. Supervol van smaak met een heerlijke lange warme afdronk. Op en top genietersbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrW (518) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2016
75cl bottle with friends. Aroma of plumes, honey, vinous, something acid. Taste is a bit the same, malty, sweet, plumes, paint. Sour, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12741) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
Draught. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Barrel very present. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Too much barrel and wine notes. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7680) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
(Draught at Kulminator, Antwerpen, 15 Oct 2015) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of chocolate, prunes and cherries. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, dried fruit, prunes, raisins, dark cherries and a gentle spicy bitterness. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Quite a fruity and vinous imperial stout, still in good balance. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBoom (213) - POLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Obviously it is not an imperial stout. Colour is dark brown. The beige head is small and unstable. In aroma mostly wine notes from the barrels. Maybe a little bit of chocolate. In taste is sweet, watery without any bitterness.

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