Charbon | Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jeffo on 05-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of ppavlick
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SpongeHop
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L - black, with a compactly bubbled finger of hazel head that dissipates slowly but steadily
S - roasted malts, a hint of smokiness. Espresso, rather than the cafe latte that I expected from it being a milk stout.
T - more complicated in the mouth than it smelled at first glance. Roasted grains and espresso, joined by a fair amount of milk chocolate, beautiful, pure vanilla and some tobacco
F - not thick or syrupy at all, and doesn’t have any alcohol sting or warmth.

O - definitely not a bad beer, but as I let it sit and come up to temperature the more the aromas seemed to fade to become somewhat watery even after re-swirling the glass.
DISCLAIMER: we were enjoying some Easter chocolate at the time, which may have overpowered my palate at the end (chocolate is not a bad pairing, I might add)

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Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenlee
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of festizio
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AreSoms
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of byronic
4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours black as night with a nice dark tan head, good retention and minimal lacing. A bouquet of sweetness with chocolate and coffee really present. A really nice balance of roasted coffee, a touch of bitterness that is offset by notes of chocolate and vanilla which really comes forward as it warms. Often I find smoke is an unnecessary addition, however in this beer it shines. The mouthfeel is almost velvet, but just enough carbonation to keep it interesting.

This is a fantastic stout, one I'd love to have more of

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Photo of billab914
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MoohMooh
4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours jet black, with a three-finger tan creamy head that turns into a nice layer of foam, light lacing. It smells sweet; there's milk chocolate, some coffee and a touch of vanilla. The whole thing is a bit boozy but not overly so. Tastes very roasty and smokey, lots of coffee, some chocolate and vanilla; a bit spicy and slightly bitter. Body is light and a bit prickly.

Oh Charbon, where have you been all my life? This is absolutely terrific.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of killcore
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emincems
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackieKu
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. Best before 2017-02.

A: Opaque dark brown. Poured 3 fingers high of head and fine retention.
S: Moderate roasted aroma. Tobacco. Dried longan.
T: Medium roasted flavor. Slightly smokey. Some citrus and longan. Dry. Medium bitterness. Long and coffee like finish.
M: Medium high body. Creamy.
O: Great and flavorful stout. Enjoyed its complex and pleasant flavors.

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Photo of desint
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RMentair
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timothy_Scott_Goeft
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Has slight chocolate nose. Head lasts a brown color with a dark brown nearly black body, not opague, can taste smoked malts, subtle vanilla notes slight dry but bitte finish almost like a chocolate,. Medium body med low carbbonation.hides 7 ABV perfectly

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Photo of Antyk
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uvachief
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a red plastic solo cup. Poured a dark mahogany deep chocolate brown with lots of head that lingered. Tons of lacing in the cup. Smells of roasted malts, toasted maybe, chocolate and mild coffee. Hint of cream and vanilla. Definitely milk stout. Tastes like a milk stout. Not sweet. Little vanilla. More char an smoke than i expected. Interesting. Right fullness. Not bitter. Better warmed up. Just not a ton of flavor or spice. Good effort. Not grand.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark colour, very little acid, similar to a standard stout beer. A light smoke flavour. The vanilla taste is very subtle. Especially for stout lovers.

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Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass, with a fine two finger light brown head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, light lactose, milk chocolate, mild coffee. Flavor of milky toasted malt with a hint of char, cocoa, light coffee and vanilla. Finish is toasted malt with light smokiness and a light grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice, moderately flavored milk stout with some earthiness and smoke that doesn't develop completely until the finish. This gives it a good flavor progression from sweet lactose maltiness into a deeper, smokier, charred finish. The smoke and char are reserved, but add good character. An enjoyable milk stout.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

660ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured completely black even when held up to the light. Mocha head poured tight, thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thickish covering... some light sticky lines of lacing around the glass...

Aroma - Nice roasted malts, milk chocolate mixed with vanilla, mocha coffee, nice smokey notes, treacle / burnt sugar sweetness, leathery, toasted nuts, faint liquorice, some pepperiness...

Taste - Sweet milk chocolate maltiness, toasted bread, nice charred smokey notes, some creamy / milky traces, vanilla, woody, light treacle notes, some grassy / peppery traces, some oatiness, sweet nutty notes...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy... medium / full bodied... very drinkable even at 7% as the alcohol is very well hidden

Overall - A really really good smoked stout which has the perfect balance of chocolate malts, smoke and vanilla... not sure why this only averages around 3.6 ?! Definitely recommended...

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Charbon from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
3.82 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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