Charbon | Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

CharbonCharbon
BA SCORE
3.73/5
89 Ratings
CharbonCharbon
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jeffo on 05-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,795
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
89
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 29
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.05/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of qrazvan
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
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 Bung
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of spinrsx
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I am not a smoked beer fan.

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Photo of AreSoms
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Absumaster
3.58/5  rDev -4%
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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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew is poured from a bomber into three-quarter sized tasting snifters. It pours out a thin soy sauce color and consistency, and holds a two finger head of medium taupe colored foam. This descends at a medium pace, leaving spotty cords of lacing in its wake. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma gives fiery smokiness, soured lactic milkiness, dried tobacco leafiness, tart cherry skin, charred barley and roasted black malts, heavy lye soapiness, deeply metallic vanilla extract, biscuity butters, fermented soy, and tamari. Flavors include that same drying, fiery smoke and char, old oak and brass, raw espresso beans, plastic wrap, dense and frothy soapiness wafting curiously off of the vanilla inclusions, metallic and mineral-heavy clay, soured white vinegar acidity, lactic milkiness, chalked cherry fruitiness, candied cashews, bittering cacao powder, dingy coconut husk, heavily roasted coffee and chocolate malts, graphite, sulfur, and white sugar. The body is thinner, and carbonation nears extreme. The latter comes especially hard on the swirl around the mouth, as it foams into waves across the palate. Slurp and smack remain intact, with wet finishing pop. The mouth is left chalky and tightly astringent. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks at a reasonable pace.

Overall, we’ve finally made it back to Connecticut on a trip of leisure to visit friends and family, and decided to raid the cellar. We’ve been meaning to clean out a bunch of boxes, and this was the first one we reached for. It has been a cold, precipitation-heavy winter thus far in the northeast, so we were obviously looking for something dark and warming. To this goal we were not entirely disappointed. You get a ton of roast and smoke (appropriate for a beer named “coal”), but little in the way of vanilla, or any real balancing sweetness for that matter. The age on the beer seems to have killed the vanilla, turning it bitter, plastic, and harshly soapy. Aside from this, the carbonation is over the top, and the body is thin. Ultimately, not wonderful, but not a disaster either. Worth checking out if you’re in the mood and nothing otherwise dark would satisfy you. Just keep in mind it isn’t as sweet as many others in the style.

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Charbon from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 89 ratings
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