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Vapeur Cochonne | Brasserie à Vapeur

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Brasserie à Vapeur

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-27-2002

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Photo of dcmchew
3.87/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beersnake1
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from fridge temp. Color is dark brown. Nose has coriander, hickory, roasty notes. Taste is initially sweet, and then bitter on the back end. However, the bitterness wasn't overly welcoming. Overall, not one of my favorites of this style. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin.

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Photo of siebevl
3.24/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sjccmd
4.07/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Roasted chicory in the aroma with lots of baking spices. Clove is pretty strong. Cocoa, raisins, hazelnut. Fruity pear and apple notes creep up as it warms. The phenols seem to calm a bit revealing walnuts and fig.

Pours beautiful clear amber with a wispy light tan head. Ok lacing and retention.

Hearty, roasty, fruity palate. Fig and plum with chicory and light roasted coffee. A touch of acidity brings out the fruit character. Hints of berries.

Surprisingly light on the palate with light carbonation and a tickle of acidity.

I can't say it's my favorite from Vapeur, but it's fascinating. A real thinker.

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Photo of Antyk
4.07/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber colour with a beige head. Aromas of apples & caramel. Tastes of apples, caramel, dried fruit & spice. Aftertaste of malt & alcohol. Overall a decent strong Belgium ale.

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Photo of Vicdsc
4.01/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcruelty
2.37/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

i didnt like the label nor the beer. spoiled orange peel is dead on

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650th full review! 330 ml bottle served chilled into a lindemans flute. Advertised as 8.5% ABV on this particular bottle.

Appearance - dark hazy ruby coloured beer with some sediment floating around. Small collar of foam lingers around the glass.

Smell - caramel, candied sugar, dark fruit a mountain of overripe cherries. Very appealing.

Taste- caramel, candied sugar and orange peel with coriander, then some cherries to fill everything in. Doesn't quite fit all together.

Mouthfeel- smooth and creamy, but with a boozy feel that adds sharpness.

Overall - a worthy and certainly unique tale on the strong dark Belgian ale with orange peel and coriander.

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBGordon
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I drank the '96, and after having aged 19 years, it was still a nice ale. The alcohol had gone through the roof, but overall still enjoyable for an ale just shy of two decades.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 12/31/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery red color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains tart fruit, caramelized malts and touches of chocolate and spice.

T: The taste starts with a quick burst of sourness and then some flavors of tart fruit and caramel come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty with good complexity, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, good variation of style, this is solid beer to drink for while.

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Photo of barczar
3.76/5  rDev +9.9%

Minimal head. Aroma is strongly pear and bruised apple dominant, with an acetic note and buttery, toffee-like caramel malt. Flavor follows suit, with acetic and citric acid underlying toasted, slightly sweet caramel malt. Fruity esters fade in comparison to the tart acid. The buttery finish is slightly offputting. Obviously, this beer has some unexpected issues, for a dark strong. I like the sour notes, but there are other off flavors that detract.

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Schmuckles
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of define333
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Horbar
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Samp01
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark cloudy brown amber with a small beige head. Aroma is of caramel malt, Belgian yeast, some dark fruit esters, plum and raisin notes. Taste same as aroma with some mildly sour yeast flavors, tart dark fruit. Palate is a medium body with low carbonation. Finish has some caramel malt, yeast, mild tart notes with dark fruit, notes of plums and raisins. Overall not the best but a good drinking flavorful brew,

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of DNICE555
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of thegerm87
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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Vapeur Cochonne from Brasserie à Vapeur
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