Verhaeghe Barbe Noire (Barbe Black)

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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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
psilosophy (726) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2016
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur noire, mousse moyenne de tenue moyenne. Armes de caramel, caf, rglisse, alcool trs prsent. Carbonnation moyenne. Trouve Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4023) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark chocolate, prunes, caramel, tobacco and some spices. The taste was similar to the aroma with more roasted malts, prunes, dark chocolate, spices, licorice, wood and alcohol. Pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (6078) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2016
It pours dark with a tan head. The aroma has funky weird cream, roast and berries. It has a medium body with a lot of carbonation. The taste has smooth roast, berries, sourness and light spice. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6950) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Sampled at Gregwilsonstls tasting. A big beige head leaves heavy lacing. The beer is dark brown with red highlights. Not a lot going on here. Some cherry, grain, earth, spice. Alcohol comes late and is airy. Not a great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (2255) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Dark black. Dry. Cocoa nibs. Cola. Tasted at my "Variants 2.0" bottle share.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7189) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2016 Sampled on draft at Monks Cafe this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy tan head that lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was toasty and malty with notes of chi, cherry and port wine. The flavor was tartish and a hint soir with toasty malts, soy sauce, chocolate, cola, cherry, berry and red wine. Nicely rich and complex. Long finish. Medium body. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (1239) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2016

Aroma:
Slight aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate and roasted malts.

Appearance:
Opaque dark brown/black beer with a medium brown/dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Tastes like a chocolate fruitcake, with a perfectly balanced flavour. Personally I really like the Belgian brewers that dare to brew a roasted beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (5943) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Plum and red grape skins nose, charred oak and currant underneath. Black, huge tan head, decent lacing. Molasses, candied plum, prunes, black cherry. Undercurrent of tar, pronounced on the back end. Full body, moderate carbonation. Strong showcase of various dark fruits with some surprising depth of heartiness, well balanced. I really like these sorts of Belgo-Dutch-Danish stouts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (863) - 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 (8064) - 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.


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