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Verhaeghe Barbe Noire (Barbe Black)

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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Foreign Stout
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (785) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Dark colored beer with a beige head. Taste is chocolade, sour berries, toffee, sweet fruity, vanilla, some coffee, alcoholic and malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7230) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Some roast and a little booze. Decent beer, a little underrated. Black pour with good mocha head and lacing. Some caramel and chocolate. Bitter finish with hint of sweetness. Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2592) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Chocolade bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vanille, moutig, créme. Beetjje herfstfruit. Smaakt zoet, kers, tikkeltje zuur. Zoetig, vanille, alcohol in de afdronk. Best aardig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
I hadn’t had a Belgian in a while it felt like - too much stuff being done here in Richmond alone that I can’t keep up with, much less getting all international. But The Wink had a box set with a fancy glass, so I just decided to go for it. Poured black, slight head, brown at edges. Aroma of chocolate, faint coffee, dark fruit, some Belgian yeast phenols. Flavor matched. Nicely stouty with a Belgian flare. Liked this, the ABV was well hidden.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (4992) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2016
330 ml bottle poured into a chalice. The beer is a thick black with a khaki head of foam. Good retention. The aroma has notes of dark chocolate, molasses, and raspberry jam. The taste is moderately sweet with just a bit of fruity character. thick mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - MAY 19, 2016
Черный, по виду средней плотнос& жженки. Чуть ягод. Вкm кисло-сл с горчинк& жженого крепеог& кофе. Кислинк& будто от какой-то ягоды, будто геза подлили в имперца. Довольн& плотно и мягко пьтеся одновре& кремова& структу& скучнов& но достойн&

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6152) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2016
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Sentrum. Drukket på Lillehøgda 15 Mai 16. Svart. Høyt mokkafarget skum som stabiliserer seg lavt. Aroma av svisker. Smaken søt frukt. Plommer. Alkoholen skinner gjennom som et lett mandelpreg. Litt bunnfall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenL8 (52) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle at trollekelder Ghent. Black colour, a load of almost mocha foam. Aroma is malty, roasty and a little sour. Chocolate. Complex with the dark malts coming through clearly. Flavour is sour, complex, even vinegar acidity coming through a bit. Malt comes through but doesn’t outweigh the other flavours. Dry finish. Very interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2016
Bottle acquired as part of a holiday care package from an aunt. Consumed in a pint glass. Aroma reminds me of alcohol-filled chocolates with sweetness definitely running the show. Black in color with a full figured beige head. Lacing sticks around to see how the sip continues. Taste is very heavy on bitter, dark chocolate initially before softening as more of a milk chocolate stout at the finish. I’m also getting some dark fruit like raisin and a little bit of peat. Hard to miss the alcohol presence too. I think if you like a chocolate-forward stout effort you’ll be satisfied but it’s not really overwhelmingly impressive for me. One bottle was definitely enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13980) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
KRS 121215. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour is sugar, roasted malt, cola, dried fruit, toffee, licorice, raisin, alcohol. Weird beer.


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