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Charbon | Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jeffo on 05-01-2012

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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before January 2014

A: Pours a clear very dark brown (close to black) in color with light hints of dark amber when held up to the light. The beer has a two finger tall fluffy light tan head that slowly reduces to a thin layer over the entire surface and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of smoke with some very light hints of vanilla (that intensifies as the beer warms).

T: Light to moderate flavors of dark roasted malts with soem lighter smokey notes. Very light hints of vanilla in the finish that gets stronger as it warms. Very light amount of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery with some light amounts of dryness.

O: Enjoyable but I wish the vanilla was just a little more pronounced. This is a sipping beer that can be enjoyed slowly. I like the fact that the smoke flavors and smell are not overwhelming.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this at Geers in Gent a while back. A relatively new brewery and they've started to get more creative recently. This is labeled as a Smoked Vanilla Stout.

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Very clear brown pour yields a two finger, medium looking, fluffy, light beige head with outstanding retention. Black transparent body with higher levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a good foam cap and coats the sides of the glass. A foam cap remains the whole way and leaves lots of lacing down the glass. Too bad it’s a little thin and transparent for the style, ‘cause the head and finish look great.

SMELL: Some roasted malts and cocoa powder fill the nose off the bat, with some smoky and vanilla aromas filling in the background nicely. Light caramel notes as well, but this one is more about the smoky notes and cocoa powder.

TASTE: Quite nice actually. Roasted and smoked malts up front with cocoa powder playing a roll too. Sweet cream and vanilla through the middle into a smoky, bitter cocoa and sweet vanilla cream finish. Quite flavorful and well put together, with all the elements balanced nicely together.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Nice and creamy smooth on the palate, a little light perhaps, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Could use a little more weight, but this is solidly creamy smooth.

OVERALL: A solid brew for sure. It doesn’t wow or anything like that, but at 7%, it is very flavorful and well balanced for the style. Definitely one worth going back to, and for sure worth trying if you happen to see a bottle. Recommended.

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Charbon from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
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