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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Imperial Stout
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2010
Poured as black as the name suggests. Nice lacing tan head. From far already the aroma of licorice is tingling the nose. Ash, roasted malts, anise, ash again, wooden cask, and coffee aroma attack right at the first sip. Each sip starts with an inviting sweetness, which then explodes into an extreme bitter and dry aftertaste, which doesnít last very long. Licorice and a bit of alcohol lingers around. My kind of beer, excellent!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist1 (492) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 RE-rate on ZBF. From Tap at Struise/Alvinne stand. nose: wild yeast, fruity, blue berries, sour cherries. taste: slight roasted malts, wild yeast, fruity, character. very well balanced, sour, sweetish finish. GREAT beer, did recall it less fruity from bottle versus from tap. Rating on 17th of May 2013: Licht rokerige neus, bitter zoete afdronk, beetje dark chocolade, hint van koffie. Volmondig en zeer lange, aangename volle afdronk. Heel lekker!! 8/4/9/5/17

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11046) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle at Alvinne Pours incredibly black with a four finger darkish tan head. Aromas of very toasted malt and some hop that is suggestive of celery. Then a bit perfumey. Intriguing. Full bodied with soft, lush carbonation. Flavors of coffee and hop and really smooth near burnt malt. There are subtle notes of chocolate. Finishes lightly dry and extremely tastey.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lym_flyer (21) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012
33cl. bottle conditioned from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee. Flavours of chocolate, coffee, licorice, roasted malts, some bitterness. Dry, roasty, hoppy finish. Delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Precious gift from Davy and Glenn straight from the conditioning cask on day #10. Thank you gentlemen! Dark chestnut color, flat Aroma of dark chocolate and dark mixed fruits, with a hint of vanilla. Flavor starts with milk chocolate and vanilla, very smooth, and progresses to roasted coffee beans. Chewy! Wonderful stuff, canít wait to see it at maturity!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle. Wow - well balanced stout! Coffee roast is mild, with a full bodied flavor/feel. One of my more favorite solid stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3763) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2012
33 cl. draft @ the brewery: black with a creamy mocha head, smell is coffee, firm dark malts (only very slightly roasted) and plenty of chocolate, taste starts out with roasted malts, plenty of chocolate & coffee, creamy, cocoa, small hint of smoke, touch bitter & finishes with a nice touch lactic sourness, small acidity & clearly present wild yeasts, digging the sourness on this one, not just interesting but also very enjoyable, for me the combination worked, body is creamy & soft carbonation

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (317) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 25, 2014
It has very rich, deep and intense aroma. The are a notes of port wine, dark malts, a bit of brandy and a bit of cherry. Itís completely dark, non-transparent, with small head. In taste itís coffee sour but the coffee bitterness is endless in aftertaste. Itís quite strongly carbonated and drinkable for a imperial stout. Has rather small body but alcohol is covered and hidden completely.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
giorgos_gtc (90) - GREECE - AUG 30, 2014
Great body and great foam..Mango is more in the aroma than in the taste. The taste now is a classic imperial stout with its bitterness,maybe from dark chocolate, combined with the sweetness of mango.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6488) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Opaque black ale with a beautiful tan head that broke my heart with its rapid disappearance. The aroma is licorice and chocolate and raisin. The flavor reminds me of treacle heavily laced with chocolate, coffee and plum - the roasted malt dominates. This is a unique and delicious stout.


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