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Buffalo Belgian Stout - Brouwerij Van den Bossche

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BA SCORE
82
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172 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 13
Gots: 4 | 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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PorterLambic

Florida

4.88/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours smoothly and black as night. Smallish head, tan in color. Drops to a thin layer across with a thicker rim.
Smell is malty, dryish note, sweet and peat with a note of whiskey-like alcohol.
Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, with a solid alcohol presence, hops in back, dark fruits, a very fruitcake-like set of flavors.Well balanced on the palate as well as in the nose.
Smooth like velvet, full-bodied, chewy, warming throughout. This ain't your mama's Guinness. It has oomph and body and a real "you will notice me!" presence. A truly wonderful brew along the line of a Russian Imperial Stout while still being distinctly different. A rich, sipping, dessert of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 01:10:03 | More by PorterLambic
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 03:50:21 | More by LiquidAmber
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-10-2014 18:20:45 | More by kjkinsey
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-29-2014 18:55:41 | More by WVUbrew
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-29-2014 18:53:18 | More by williamjbauer
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-08-2014 16:44:41 | More by bcsbeer
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 21:22:27 | More by thecheapies
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-24-2014 03:23:47 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Raziel313

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-18-2014 07:08:01 | More by Raziel313
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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-12-2014 04:23:06 | More by ricecracker420
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Wedcat

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-10-2014 06:30:40 | More by Wedcat
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BartMcStout

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-09-2014 09:07:44 | More by BartMcStout
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-18-2013 13:05:23 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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Synapstic

France

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-15-2013 16:09:07 | More by Synapstic
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wakeuptothesun

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-29-2013 03:43:20 | More by wakeuptothesun
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NorthCoastPranqster

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

11-28-2013 03:43:16 | More by NorthCoastPranqster
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-06-2013 03:01:29 | More by chickenm
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-04-2013 03:24:47 | More by ste5venla
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-31-2013 19:35:55 | More by dcmchew
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-21-2013 11:48:54 | More by coldmeat23
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-20-2013 20:22:54 | More by JAHMUR
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ripperltj

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

09-17-2013 01:38:12 | More by ripperltj
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-16-2013 19:30:57 | More by bluerabbit
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-16-2013 14:49:19 | More by cjs61679
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cork and cage into a snifter, the beer is a brown to black coloring, with a tall, frothy, dense, cream colored head that sits tall and sticks around while you drink. Aromas of cream, subtle bittersweet chocolate, earth and wood, and hints of funk. Flavors of roast and old world fruit forward, with date and fig in the backbone. Booze highlights, with a chocolate character, and a dark, old-world fruit overlay. Very rich and layered, but it remains very layered. The body is mid-range, but lightens towards the end of the palate. RIch and roasty notes in the aftertaste, with the sweetness holding court. Smooth, slick, clean finish, with a slight boozy linger. Solid brew, and fairly easy to drink despite the increased ABV and robust character.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 04:03:59 | More by GarthDanielson
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Buffalo Belgian Stout from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
82 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.