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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Colour: 144 EBC
Bitterness: 43 EBU

Editor’s note: currently some batches are brewed at Alvinne and others at DeGraal


Radek Kliber's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle 750? ml
Aroma Buzzy strong alcoholic nose, vanilla , hops , slight sourness with malty behind 7+
Appearance medium thick haze with brownish shade. Medium foamy top. Good lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Frontal hinted by chestnut wit sourness , brown sugar roasted barley. Late notes paired with medium bitterness and rip[e fruit feel. Dry alcohol ending. Not a great creation yet quiet interesting.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (160) - BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2014
I have met the brewer in person on several occasions and he is a nice guy, but in Alternatief’s early years they somehow failed to surprise me with a really ’good’ beer. This one, created in 2009, comes closer but still misses the point a bit. Yellowish, creamy head, colour a very dark ruby brown, almost black, clear. Strongly coffee-like toasted bitter aroma, bitter chocolate, raisins, caramel, black pepper, leafy hops, dates; taste a thick and deep chocolate maltiness and dark fruitiness, mouth-filling, but lacking the character, ’severity’ and oiliness of a true imperial stout - more of a typically Belgian ’massive ale’ (the style that is apparently called ’abt’ here) unrealisticly dreaming of becoming an imperial stout one day.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timmwillum (63) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2014
Mørk dunkel og uklar. Tyndt halvflygtigt let brunt skum. Meget svag næse med lidt krydderi og jern. Karakteristisk smag med jord, anis og en anelse kaffe. Tilpas balance mellem bitterhed og sødme. Ganske ok ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3633) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
330ml bottle. Chestnut colour with small to average, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, ochre head. Chocolately malty aroma, hints of cocoa powder, a yeasty touch, fruity hints of plum and the like, some treacle, a touch of Marmite. Taste is earthy, herbal, slightly fruity, hints of wood, mushroom, moss, a touch of cocoa, some Marmite; some warming alcohol in the finish. In this case disadvantageous Belgian, heavily alcoholic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
at my home dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt hops chocolat aroma a malt hops caramel chocolate grain bitter taste with an alcholic bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7316) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear dark mahogany red color, medium sized off-white head. Aroma reminds me of an Abbey Dubbel, at least there is no way this is an Imperial Stout. Taste reminds me a bit of an Abbey Dubbel mixed with a Quadrupel: lightly sweet, lightly alcohol, some caramel. Medium body and carbonation. Not a bad beer imo, butcertainly not an Imperial Stout by a long shot. Admins should change this style to Abt/Quadrupel imo.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Copper/ruby colour with a small off-white head. Smells alcohol, glue, malts, strong. Tastes quadrupel, alcohol, malts, sweet, some glue, alcohol. Full body, soft carbo.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EddyBeer1 (846) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2014
Brune foncée aux reflets rougeâtres, effervescence faible, col beige fin malgré une explosion lors de l’ouverture de la bouteille (gusher). Malts foncés toastés, un rien de fruits, ABV bien présent, caramel moyen, mini amertume. N’a absolument rien d’un stout...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by fiulijn ]. Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, toffee, laber larver, alcohol, light brown sugar. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, toffee, chocolate, caramel, alcohol notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130520]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2059) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2013
What an unexpected delight from this small brewery. This beer is complex, rich and sweet in a good way.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle, dark rusty brown, huge gush, sour earthy aroma, flavor of sour, metal, bitter melon rinds, mild finish


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