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: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Banzale (311) - FRANCE - JUL 6, 2017
Acheter a tabac&co palais des bières dans famiflora à dottignies . bu avec Nutjes! santé! bouteille de 75cl vintage 2013. couleur black intense, pas de reflet plutot opaque. Mousse présente couleur brune (café) qui part rapidement et fini sur un petit col. Au nez : c’est des notes complexe. Note de vin rouge et de tanin , ainsi que des note boisées surement venant du fut et dut a l’affinage . en bouche : les note vineuse sont de plus en plus presente . elles sont agréable et progressive. des notes malts caramel ce révèle donnant un peu de sucrosité leger . un peu d’acidité egalement .

nutjes (939) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2017
75cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). Vintage 2013. U: Donkerbruin met een robijnrode gloed en een lichtbruine schuimkraag. G: Rode wijn, chocolade, donker en gedroogd fruit. S: Zoet met een lichte moutbitterheid en een zuurtje. Chocolade, donker fruit en rode wijn. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.

txspartan (1080) - Berchem, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2017
Nice and smooth burned malt aroma. Sweet and smooth. Head disappears quickly.

alteregoo (1441) - Kalisz, POLAND - JUN 2, 2017
Głośny wystrzał, lekki gushing, sporo strzelającej, mydlanej piany. Barwa brązowa, opalizująca. W aromacie dominują nutki czerwonego wina, porzeczek, wiśni w czekoladzie, ziół, rodzynek... W smaku półsłodkie, półkwaśne, jest czekolada, karmel, melasa, ciemne winogrono, jest wytrawne wino, stara beczka, cierpkość taniczna, jest nieduża, pestkowa goryczka, jakieś przyprawy na finiszu. Wysokie wysycenie, dość rzadkie, ale lekko wyklejające w odbiorze, z ładnie ukrytym, rozgrzewającym alko.
Zaskakująco fajne piwo, może nie jest to klasyczny RIS, prędzej BDSA skupażowane z Flanders Red Ale. Ciekawe, niewątpliwie warte zdegustowania.

ALIBALI (2090) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2017
Vintage 2014.Sauber zurechtgeklöppelt und gut durchgebarrelt. Verbourbt und zugeBSAt. Rounder as the moon. Nett. 😎 0,1 aus der Buddel beim ZYTHOS 2017.

EdKing (2586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2017
UPDATED: APR 16, 2017 Bottle from Bierhandel Willems En Zoon. Date is 2013 version. Pours opaque very dark brown with a tan foam head which dissipates to almost nothing. Some mad fucker has listed this as an ’Imperial Stout’. It’s not, it’s a Belgian Strong Ale or a Quad. No roasted malt or stout character at all. Nose is fruity, prune, raisin, plum, Christmas cake, candy sugar, caramel, floral yeast. Taste is candy sugar, caramel, prune, raisin, sultana, Christmas cake, slight hop bitterness and prickle, red wine vinous. Very nice.

SeniorZozo (1843) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 10, 2017
@ Brussels, Belgium Beer Trip.

2014 version. Aroma has some nice barrel notes, dark malts and some tart cherries. Taste is balanced, you get the wine and barrel notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall it’s a really well made and enjoyable beer.

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mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42 14/03/2017. Huge thanks to Kenny for this. A dark brown amber coloured pour with a loose dirty tan head. Aroma is sour granny Smith tangy apple, Cuvee, sour red brown, hint of vinegar. Flavour is composed of woody, stale, mouldy brown bread, apple, granny smith, mouldy. Palate is semi sweet, mouldy, Cuvee. Nice funk..

The_Osprey (7984) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2017
March 2017 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. Big thanks to Kenny. As ’Van Den Bossche Buffalo Grand Cru (Barrel Aged Pauillac)’, 9%, 2014 vintage. Dark brown, almost opaque black, bubbly beige-brown head. Aroma is not as expected – gueuzey apple cider, bretty, woody. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is smooth and rounded, green grape, biscuity malts and then woody and earthy notes, tangy minerally fruits with a gueuze-like tangy acidity. Not sure what’s going on here and if all is as intended, but I thought it was great. I generally dislike sour imperial stouts but this was impressive. Unique and complex. (4.1)

madmitch76 (24802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2017
March 1st 2017
Leighton’s 20K at his posh new gaff! Hazy amber beer, big fluffy pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry and has reasonable fine carbonation. Smooth and mellow dark malts. Lots of dark malt tang. Mild spice. Nice dessert wine fruits getting sourish. Airy finish. Two weeks later the same bottle tasted quite gueuzy!

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