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Brewed by De Dochter van de Korenaar
Style: Foreign Stout
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Superb dry stout with vanilla and smoke notes. Brewed with a portion of Weyermann Oak Smoked Wheat Malt, and whole Madagascar and Runion vanilla beans that have been added twice during the brewing and maturation process, for extra complexity.
This ensures Charbon is a very pleasantly drinkable dry stout, with an interesting aroma and flavour to treat the real beer enthusiasts.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IluvatarMilan (282) - Greater London, - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Mediocre aroma, bit too thin but an otherwise good beer. Not one for sipping though. A firm sip reveals a nice robust smoky stout, encircled by a fine whimpse of vanilla.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (7397) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at hackobock, 2017-04-22.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Vanilla, fruit, malt, some smoke, chocolate.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Vanilla, caramel, malt, chocolate, smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (3932) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2017
April 22, 2017. Bottle at home.
Black with a medium sized tan head Aroms id roasted, malty, vanilla, roast, toffee, soft smoked notes. Sweet, malty, smooth bitter. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Finish is smooth malty, quite sweet with vanilla, some toffee, soft bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (24624) - Tyres, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2017
Bottle, at hackobock tasting. Black, huge head. Intense aroma of vanilla and coffee. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded, spritzy mouthfeel. Vanilla, chocolate and coffee, mild smoke. More vanilla. Low bitterness. Too much vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybearontap (14) - - APR 21, 2017
Appearance - very dark woody brown but-not-quite-black, can catch some light shining through at the edges, with a solid, compactly bubbled finger of hazel head that sticks around longer than I anticipated but which does dissipate completely eventually. Aroma - smells like a rather typical stout, with the roasted malts being the most prominent notes, and has a little bit of smokiness to it. Coffee notes are of black coffee or espresso, rather than the cafe latte that I expected from it being a milk stout. Not bad, but I was led to expect more by the server who recommended it to me. Luckily, I proved to have judged prematurely as, in the mouth, it proved to be more complicated than it smelled at first glance. Taste - tastes more complicated than the smell might lead you to believe. The roasted malts and espresso are still there, but are now joined by quite a bit of milk chocolate, generous amounts of beautiful, pure vanilla and some tobacco (rather than smoke-smoke). Really, really nice. Palate - not thick or syrupy at all, and doesnt have any alcohol sting or warmth. Overall - definitely not a bad beer at all, but as I let it sit and come up to temperature the more the aromas seemed to fade to become somewhat watery even after re-swirling the glass. Solid 8/10 beer at the start, but declined to a 6/10 at the end because of this. DISCLAIMER: we were enjoying some Easter chocolate at the time (chocolate is not a bad pairing, I might add), and that might have simply overpowered my palate at the time.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumore (378) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 17, 2017
From 33cl bottle. Pours black with limited brownish foam. Aroma is a very nice mix of coffee, little chocolate, red fruits, cherries under spirits, maybe the smoked character is just barely noticeable. Body is medium with higher carbonation than the average stout. Taste starts with some sweetness, but this is soon substituted by a relentless bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (714) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2017
330ml bottle BB Mar 2018. Inky black with nice big fluffy tan persistent head. Prominent smooth smoky notes in the aroma, along with vanilla, chocolate and some roasty notes. The taste reflects the big smooth smokiness, big vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, charred meat, spicy notes, herbal hop character, although just a little metallic in the finish. Smooth and chewy. Certainly a lot going on in this beer and just about all of it is really good, just the slight metallic twang that detracts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimbo2 (396) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2017
Very nice indeed! Lots of malt, some smoke, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Dry-ish. Medium carbonation. Good body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jybi (237) - FRANCE - MAR 29, 2017
Encore une trs belle bire de la brasserie de Dochter van de Korenaar. Cette Smoked Vanilla Stout, linstar de lensemble de beaucoup de bires de la brasserie porte dailleurs trs bien son nom, Charbon, tant le ct fum alli une petite astringence finale procure une sensation charbonneuse. Mais cela ne doit pas pour autant faire oublier toutes les qualits de cette bire de caractre, goutue et quilibre tourne principalement sur des armes de caf et chocolat (la vanille jouant plutt les second rles mais enrichissant de fort belle faon la ligne aromatique). En verre, le noir est profond (EBC de 120), avec de trs fines bulles permettant tout juste une mousse beige de napper la surface. Le nez est rac, avec un triptyque fve de cacao, caf et armes fums sexprimant. A la dgustation, lattaque est de faon surprenante trs souple avec une texture peu dense, sur des notes de caf et de crales fums. A noter tout de mme la prsence ds lattaque dune pointe damertume. La deuxime bouche se densifie quelque peu et senrichit de chocolat et surtout de vanille. Subtils, ces notes de vanille perdureront jusquau final et viendront enrichir et se superposer la ligne aromatique principale (du trs beau travail). Larrire bouche quant elle est davantage tourne vers lamertume, confrant de la fracheur sur de belles notes de caf expresso. Lutilisation dHerkules haute teneur en acide alpha, en complment du Styrian Goldings permet lamertume qui arrive en troisime bouche dtre franche et saillante, et ce malgr un IBU relativement peu lev (IBU de 46). Lalcool est magistral. Avec un titrage uniquement de 7 % Abv, il permet de soutenir les armes et la structure de la bire de faon incroyable. Sa progressivit est parfaite et cest sur le final quil sera le plus marqu, sur des notes fumes et tourbes. Avec des armes fums une peu moins prgnants et un sucre lgrement moins prsents, nous tions au paradis...mais finalement tre la mine, entour de charbon est galement sduisant..

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ardeo (337) - Flmalle, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Aspect : noire belle mousse beige laissant quelques dentelles. Nez : malt rti, fum, chocolat, goudron/asphalte. Bouche : crmeuse, lgrement acide, "tourbeuse", rglisse, chocolat et une moyenne+ amertume. Bonne mais pas ma prfre de chez DVK car un peu trop "charbonne" mon got.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thompson (679) - - MAR 22, 2017
Draft @ the molen... Pours a medium off white creamy head... Black colour all the way... Smell bitter some chocolate coffee burned sugar and a little smokey... Taste coffee roasted coffee sugar some caramal... A nice beer decent carbo lacking in carbo.


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