Brewery: Brouwerij Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Stout
Date Poured: March 2009
One of the focuses of my trip to Belgium was to seek out some examples of Belgian stout. So here's a mini-series of tasting notes on a few of the bottles I brought home. First up, a version of Buffalo from Brouwerij Van Den Bossche.
It pours pitch black with a dense and creamy tan head.
Smells of fruity dark malt, sweet and with a hint of some metallic aromas.
Sweet in the mouth with just a hint of roastiness. Lovely balance that I wasn't expecting. Mocha and hint of dark chocolate. Underpinnings of ripe dark fruit. Medium-bodied with a sweet finish and a uncharacteristically clean finish.
Very flavorful but smooth and drinkable. A good start!
Brouwerij Van Den Bossche