Charbon - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Jeffo on 05-01-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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Photo of dcmchew
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black, with a big fluffy tan head, that visibly decreases to a thin lace and leaves some traces on the glass.
Smells mostly of smoked dark malts, burnt bread crust, dark chocolate and coffee bean. Vanilla is pretty hard to detect, a bit more obvious (still faint tho) later on.
Taste is pretty complex, starting with a bit sour red dark fruit (blackcurrants), coffee acidity and a lactic sourness. Roasted malts follow, with dark chocolate, cocoa powder, ground coffee, and a hint of smoke that anticipates the finish. This is where the smokiness shines: ash, earthiness, dry coffee sediment, smoked wood. The astringency from the start lasts, but gets way in the back and it's barely felt in the finish. Vanilla brings a bit of sweetness also, but it's hard to get it at first, revealing itself just when the beer warms, but still faint (gets more chocolatey and sweeter tho).
Smooth body, medium carbonation, dry finish and the aftertaste isn't too rough, but flavorful. Not a smoke bomb either, just a pleasant amount that enriches the malts.
A tasty smoked stout, with a minimum of the advertised vanilla, but solid enough as it is.

Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Best before June 2014

Pours an opaque dark brown almost Coca-Cola color but darker in the glass. A one finger frothy tan head tops the beer, slowly recedes leaving heavy lacing. Sweet malty smells are slightly over powered by smoke and a splash on vanilla. First sip is more smoky than vanilla but pretty darn balanced. The body like most De Dochter’s is very thin but it is perfectly carbonated and quite tasty so I can live with the thin body. A very tasty yummy beer indeed.

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4.15/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of StJamesGate
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big puffy tan head over chocolate black with ruby highlights.
Smoke, cocoa nibs, peat, cranberry and meat juice on the nose - complex.
Char, blackberry, slight peat, slight iodine, and gentle roasty bite.
Full, chewy, silky.

Smooth and round. Good body, not overly sweet, and not the usual chocolate-coffee stout dichotomy. Smoke did kinda kill the vanilla, though.

Still, best of this brewery.

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of MacQ32
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a near black dull smokey/hazy color, thick dence tofee colored head, very nice retnetion, supurb lacing

S - Roasty/smokey coffee, oak and vanilla flavors.

T - Slightly sweet vanilla & lactose up front to a roastier kick in the middle. Very smokey, minor pepper like flavors at the finish. Very good

M - Medium bodied+ little but appropriate carbonation.

O - Tasty brew, lots of smokey/roasty flavors, the vanilla makes itself well known also

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 660ml bottle into a straight pint glass and topped up.

Pours a dark brown, verging on black colour, with an off-white head.

Smells sweet, roasted and malty, with a hint of vanilla.

Tastes of roasted malts - quite sweet and dry on the finish, with a slight hint of vanilla lingering in the background.

Overall quite a nice stout, simple and easy going without being too plain and 'balanced'.

Photo of beerdrifter
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Dark, dark mahogany pour with two finger caramel colored head with great retention and incredible lacing. The nose is totally dominated by the smoke. There are subtle roasty cocoa notes, but you really get very little of the vanilla. The taste follows suit initially with the smokey roasted malt dominating. But as it warmed, it really opened up quite a bit. Hints of cocoa, bitter dark chocolate, and finally, the vanilla. This is definitely a beer that needs to be served at the proper temp. The mouthfeel is really smooth and creamy, but perhaps a tad bit thin in the body, with a nice subtle dry, bitter finish. I tasted this beer at the brewery when it was really young. In fact, the bottles weren't even labeled yet. The vanilla was crazy dominant and there was very little smoke. It's changed quite a bit from then. Once it opened up, this was a damn good beer. I wish it would have retained a bit more of the vanilla bean, but it's still very solid.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22.4 ounce bottle, best before end of January 2014. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with some ruby red tints, along with an inch and a half frothy tan head that stays around for a while. There's also a lot of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is nice, it smells like roasted and smoked malt, vanilla and some chocolate. The taste is similar to the aroma, however I think the vanilla and roasted malt flavors are dominant, and the smoked malt is light in comparison. Mouthfeel/body is on the light side of medium, it seems a bit thin, but it's also easy enough to drink. Moderate carbonation. I think this is a solid brew, at $9.99 a bottle I'll likely buy it again in the future.

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very dark brown (near black) in color. It poured with a finger high beige head that gradually died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of smoked malts in the nose. Hints of vanilla beans also become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste has light to moderately strong flavors of smoke along with some hints of vanilla beans and bitterness. As the beer warms up, the vanilla becomes a little more evident and the taste also becomes a little sweeter.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is easy to drink because it is relatively light-bodied compared to other stouts; however, a little heavier mouthfeel could make the taste more interesting.

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Charbon from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
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