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Charbon - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 18
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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A vanilla smoked stout. The beer pours a black color with a settling head. The foam leaves a small layer of foam on the side of the glass.

The smell is mainly roasted with notes of black malt. The vanilla is more pronounced as the beer warms. The smoke is light and only adds a smokey smell.

The taste is quite roasted, a typical black malt taste. The bitterness is clean and adds a nice balance to the roast. The vanilla is not very apparent.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice smooth pour, less head than expected. Subtle aroma - I was expecting more of a vanilla extract strength but not the case. The taste was full of smokiness and vanilla but didnt taste like dessert. It had a great non-syrupy finish which is unique for a dessert beer. I really liked this one. I think I'll have another!

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
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 of 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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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
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'.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Smoky and sweet, both in a stout. I'm prepping my knee for a potential proposal if this first date works out as well in reality as it does in my expectations. This stuff pours a murkily deep black-brown topped by a couple fingers of sandy khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, beech smoke, dark molasses, cocoa powder, and a hint of vanilla bean in the background. The taste emphasizes the smoke, which seems to drown out the sweeter portions, but melds with the roasty ones. Some dark chocolate powder still pokes through, but the vanilla is utterly demolished. An unfortunate result of this smoke focus is a sharp phenolic bitterness that pervades the finish and lingers into the aftertaste. It's not enough to completely ruin the tasting experience, but it does sound a sour note. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, though I'm not immediately putting a ring on this beer, I will say that our relationship is generally a good one. I wish the smoke and sweetness could exist more genially, but at least, as it stands, the two aren't exactly actively battling it out on the tongue. Instead, the smoke just cuckolds the rest. Again, it's not optimally pleasant, but it really isn't all that bad, either.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

66cl Bottle: shared with the wife and Doug (an American chap from near Boston) on 20 Oct 2012 @ The Diester Bierfestival.

Dark brown body with a lightly tanned, creamy head of foam.

The nose and taste were of dark chocolate and burnt coffee beans, couldn't find any vanilla, the burnt esters overshaddowed anything that wasn't equally as powerful and nothing else was!

Rich enough but a little drier than I thought a 'Vanilla Stout' should be: enjoyed it, but moved on fairly quickly and the beer was easily forgotten, my notes being my only sour of information. I usually have some thoughts about a beer to add when I transfer from book to web-page, sadly I don't really remember much about this at all (and I wasn't bladdered either).

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3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz. Descently black pour, thin frothy layer of very light tan.

Aroma, mild roast, more milk chocolate and vanilla. Kind of subdued. Some smoked earth.

Taste, Some roast malt, dark chocolate. An herbal hop note that comes off a bit cardboardy. Fades into a fresh ground coffee, like chewing on some coffee grounds. Burnt toast?
My god that is an acrid ashy ass finish. Eases as it warns a bit, releasing more vanilla and chocolates. Still pretty roasty.

Not quite medium body, carbonation a tad on the high side. Abv is hidden, but this is pretty unbalanced to the roast and bitter side for a milk stout.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
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

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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Charbon from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
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