Buffalo Belgian Stout - Brouwerij Van den Bossche
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3.74/5 rDev +3.9%
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass, with a one finger light brown head with good retention and lots of lacing. Light aroma of sweet toasted malt, chocolate, mild Belgian yeast. Flavor is dark fruit; plums and cherries, light orange citrus, chocolate, light toasted malt and caramel. Medium bodied with nice peppery active carbonation. An interesting hybrid ale between a dark Belgian and a stour, leaning mostly towards the BSDA. Belgian yeast and fruit flavors, but an interesting chocolate and toasted malt flavor that is unusual, but complementary to the Belgain ale base. Flavor is a bit subdued for such a strong ale, but quite pleasant and fun to drink. This could be quite amazing with some more intensity, but still enjoyable. Does not show its high ABV at all, tastes like something with half the alcohol. Interesting.
07-21-2014 03:50:21 | More by LiquidAmber
3.91/5 rDev +8.6%
Dark burgundy black color. Through the light, I see tons of yeast specks. Head is hard to pour through; mounts high quickly.
Concord grape juice, roastiness, chestnuts, sweet black plum, and phenols. Some bitterness attributed to the grain kilning. Survived some aging, gracefully.
Medicinal notes are strong, but the dark fruits are huge. Plum, grape, licorice, chicory, burgundy, and candi sugar. Some yeasty esters border on nutty. Sparing notes of black strap.
Medium-full body with a sudsy carbonation level. An airy dark ale.
Pretty good stuff, even with age. Almost positive this is past its prime, according to the bottle dating, but it's still superb.
05-08-2014 21:22:27 | More by thecheapies
Buffalo Belgian Stout from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
82 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.