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4.6
1 hour ago

“Bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent. Dark brown, black colour, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, also fruit (plum, cherry) and vinous notes. Very well balanced. Very good stout!” -- by JefVerstraete

4.6
4 hours ago

“It’s hard to go wrong with an Imperial Stout. Extremely hard. Black Flag is done right. No complaints.” -- by bpreo

4.5
7 hours ago

“Bottle thanks to Jordan. Pours purplish with pink head. Nose/taste of gin, oak, black currant and lactose sour wheat. Medium body.” -- by jtclockwork

4.5
10 hours ago

“smell on this is amazing. Chocolate, roasty notes and some coffee. The taste is much the same. Lots of coffee and tons of chocolate without being artificial at all. One of the best porters out there.” -- by mikedevilsfan

4.5
11 hours ago

“Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: light citrus, bread and horse-blanket. Appearance: average-sized, fizzy, off-white initial head with fair lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Hazy, light-amber body. Taste: heavily sour initial flavor and heavily sour, lemony finish with average duration. Palate: light body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Overall: complex, easy to drink and refreshing.” -- by Hanuta06

4.7
12 hours ago

“Aug. 11, 2014. Bottle from LCBO. Lovely aroma as soon as I opened it: peach, apricot, tart sour grapes. Cloudy yellowy orange colour with white head. Lovely tartness, very crisp. Sour grapes, peach flavour. Quite. nice.” -- by crazy_cat_lady

4.5
12 hours ago

“Just plain righteous. Vanilla bean really compliments the deep dark flavors of the base beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone” -- by dogfishho

4.6
12 hours ago

“Sept. 10, 2014. Bottle from LCBO. Chocolate brown with tan head. Strong aroma of raisins, plums, toffee; quite lovely. Very sweet caramel, plum, and raisin flavours with hints of chocolate. Very smooth mouthfeel. Quite nice.” -- by crazy_cat_lady

4.6
14 hours ago

“Well there you go, dammit! Pure chocolate scrumptiousness! Perhaps the best Sweet Stout I have ever had, maybe even the best Stout. It’s spot on beauty kicks things off, opaque as is possible and with a generous, lasting medium-dark tan head. The smell is fiendishly wondrous; rich, dark smooth chocolate, roast malts, dark cherries, vanilla and leather speak this beer’s scent. The taste matches magnificently, the taste of all things lingers, leaving you longing for more. The texture is amazing, smooth, full bodied, lightly oily. A perfectly bittersweet taste is left behind, as well as the best tan lacing I have ever seen. A glorious gulp, wish I had more of these.” -- by BrewGoblin

4.5
14 hours ago

“Poured from a fresh bomber into a snifter. This beer has a nice citrus grassy aroma. Appearance is a clear golden yellow with a small white head that dissipates very quickly. Taste is of citrus grass and straw with a slight sweetness. Palate is just where I like it for an IPA, with just the right carbonation and viscosity. Overall an excellent IPA that I recommend you try. Cheers!” -- by cernjoh

4.8
15 hours ago

“W moim odczuciu piwo bliskie ideału. Perfekcyjna prezencja, świetny aromat. Odczucie w ustach po prostu zniewala a smak jest na zupełnie innym levelu. Ma wszystko to co dobre Black IPA mieć powinno, czyli mnóstwo czekolady i ciemnych słodów w aromacie jaki i smaku. Również potężna dawka chmielu. Wszystko w wersji o jeden, dwa poziomy wyżej niż standardowa Black IPA.” -- by adasko

4.5
15 hours ago

“Bottle from Table & Vine. Cloudy golden orange with lasting head and full lace. Fresh citrus lemon orange with fresh coriander and doughy aroma. Medium tropical and citrus fruity sweetness with assertive citrusy herbal bitterness and bright citrusy spicy fresh coriander finish. Light and lively body. Extremely refreshing. Wicked excellent but too expensive. Hope they bring this out in reasonably priced six-packs next spring/summer. High marks also reflect my love for this new hybrid style.” -- by malrubius

5.0
15 hours ago

“Bière artisanale brune de 8 % abv, classée par ratebeer en belgian strong ale…. Mais elle n’est pas que cela … Couleur noire avec un peu de roux, mais à l’opacité quasi totale. Mousse beige foncé qui fait un nappage fin. Arômes de malt noir, fruits des bois, myrtille (c’en est un…), bordeaux en cru bourgeois, pointe fine d’agrumes . 1ère bouche soyeuse à veloutée, à la superbe entame sur du malt et houblon, en un très grand équilibre. Arrière-bouche bien pleine, fantastique, sans aucune fausse note. 2ème à la texture magnifique sur des fruits noirs, bois de chêne en préparation pour des merrains, quelques touches de tabac noir. 3ème bouche très ouverte avec de nouvelles découvertes. Arrière-bouche longue, pleine, dense. La longueur va proposer un panel de saveurs exceptionnels, allant des fruits au bois, en passant par le malt, les herbes, les épices, etc. Les jambes sont complètement groupées. La levure est de grande tenue, ferme, très adéquate au genre. L’alcool est parfait voire supérieur à celui requis par le genre, il soutient massivement les saveurs. La finale est celle d’un grand ténor dans un concert en auditorium. CONCLUSION : une bière sans aucun défaut, à la grande texture, et aux accords de goût superbes sur des fruits mûrs/bois/malt/levure. Je suis heureux de lui donner son 10ème rate pour qu’elle ait une vraie cotation. Et quand je vois que 77ships d’Antwerpen lui donne un 4, cela signifie qu’elle mérite amplement son (premier) 5 … Quand je vous disais qu’elle n’est pas simplement qu’une « belgian strong ale » ...” -- by corkyrory66

4.5
16 hours ago

“"At one point was my favorite beer...it’s slipped a little, but by no fault of it’s own...just broadened my horizons. I can see why some people think this one is a little harsh, but while it’s not as smooth as a couple others, I disagree with that. Pours motor oil black, thick dark brown head, a little bitter for some (ok by me), smells and tastes of roasted chocolate malt, some hop blance, slight alcohol burn. Definitely a sippin’ beer. For one of the best brews you’ll EVER have, order a Black & Black @North Coast (half Rasputin on Nitro, half Old 38)---AWESOME! 3/09 - after having on tap a couple times, my faith in old Raspy has been renewed. More chocolate on tap than in the bottle. Great either way." ” -- by slowrunner77

4.6
16 hours ago

“Bière qui est établie sur une recette ancienne des Carmélites d’Aalst. Non filtrée, refermentée bien sûr, elle contient du malt de froment en plus du malt d’orge, avec du candi. Mon exemplaire de 75 cl a été embouteillé en octobre 2010. Il a donc 4 ans accomplis, et le brasseur en préconise 2 au minimum. Couleur brun roux foncé, roux en transparence. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes très nombreuses et très vives (énorme saturation en co2 à l’ouverture). Mousse beige brun bien crémeuse, stable à 2 mm. Arômes de malt chocolat, bois de fût, fruits mûrs, pâte de fruits, collioure très vieux. 1ère bouche soyeuse à la prise malt/houblon, vite rattrapée par les épices et du candi brun, du malt cara. Arrière-bouche pleine, charpentée. 2ème à la belle rondeur. Bel ensemble, mais les épices sont un peu inégales. Arrière-bouche jolie, mais à l’harmonie imparfaite. 3ème où la pâte de fruits est très jolie. Les épices moins. Arrière-bouche pleine. La longueur montre une meilleure intégration, mais il y manque un petit quelque chose. Pourtant elle monte avec le temps, jusqu’à arriver au seuil du très haut … Les jambes sont unies. La levure est large et d’un très beau caractère. L’alcool offre un soutien manifeste à la progression des saveurs. La finale est très de très grande texture et de très grande tenue. CONCLUSION : une bière très jolie, mais pas au top, à cause de légers manques d’harmonie sur les premières bouches. La longueur par contre est en constante progression, et la finale est très grande. Pas de chance (pour les carmélites …).” -- by corkyrory66

4.5
17 hours ago

“BBD 7/16. Clear very light amber pour (pale gold). Superb head, lacing and retention. Wonderful nose of spicy Belgian yeast, banana, sweet fruit (pear with hints of orange) and subtle biscuit. Light medium body, yet nice and slick. Heavily carbonated with rich effervescent rushes throughout the profile. The flavor profile is of normal intensity, complex and balanced. The 8.5% alcohol is perfectly hidden. It begins with the fruit flavors, then flows into a light biscuit sweetness. In the middle, an effervescent light hop bitterness emerges coupled with a light note of pepper. The finish is rather clean, somewhat dry and a light bitterness lingers a bit over a blend of the previous flavors while notes of clove come to the forefront. World Class and one of the highest scores I’ve ever given.” -- by tillmac62

4.5
17 hours ago

“Pours an Arizona sunset red with a wispy white head. The flavors in this beer are quite incredible. The bay, chamomile and prickly pear stand out. Lightly tart, earthy, fruity. As unique a drinking experience as you’ll ever try.” -- by daknole

4.5
18 hours ago

“50cl Bottle - - - Gushing Alert - - - Dark brown color with a huge brown head. Nose: wild yeast, sour, some cherries, dark malts, chocolate, raisins, dark fruit, orange, spicy feeling, cuberdons. Oh this little baby has just a great complex nose! Taste: Cherries, dark to even slightly roasted. more cherries, but still very well balanced. Fruity character, dessert oranges, alcohol pepperness. Initially sour in the taste, some nice to even great sourness. but, this is corrected quickly, gains on body and finish. Wow, jusst a great "oud bruin"... really really nice... say no more.... One question left: how would this age ?” -- by Trappist1

4.5
23 hours ago

“Tap. Deep golden with one finger head. Sweet and fruity. Medium hops with very light bitterness. Awesome. ” -- by rumproasts

4.8
2 days ago

“INCREDIBLE beer. Seriously outrageous. Pours a nice gold/yellow color with a white head. The flavor is unreal. Perfectly tart, sour, chardonnay, peaches, plums...beyond good. Just GREAT.” -- by daknole





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