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Buffalo Belgian Stout - Brouwerij Van den Bossche

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BA SCORE
82
good

187 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 12
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van den Bossche visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-01-2005)
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Appearance: Totally black, but up to the light its a very beautiful ruby red. A cola head with the same retention and lacing....not much.

Nose: Plum, roasted coffee, and chestnuts.

Taste: Drak grape juice, plum, grape, licorice, cherry, candied sugar. Black strap molasses. Hides it's alcohol well. Sharp carbonation, but fades quickly.

Notes: This is really just another BSDA, nothing much about it is a stout.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.95/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03/15/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This thick, almost syrupy brew has a ton of caramel to toffee flavor, which I'm in favor of. Definite Rorschach test lacing, as a matter of fact I think I saw Jesus looking back at me. Not sure if I should drink more or less....(pregnant pause)...OK, more it is!

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.56/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.8/5  rDev +33%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.7/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Buffalo Belgian Stout from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
82 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.