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Anosteké Brune Imperial Smout

Brewed by Brasserie du Pays Flamand
Style: Imperial Stout
Blaringhem, France
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Anosteke est une bière brune de caractère. son nom lui vient di dialecte flamand.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1440) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 14, 2015
BOTTLE 33 CL. All the impy things - malt sweetness, roast, fruity notes - are hidden by the phenolic harshness of a young beer. Thinnish but easy drinking body that lacks the velvety feel of good impy. Below average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3864) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle: Almost black color, huge foamy brownish head. Aroma is roasty, malty, chocolate, hints of smoke, cacao, hints of dried dark fruits, alcohol. Flavor is malty, roasty, cacao powder, dark chocolate, some sweetness, licorice, roasted malt bitterness. Ok but not so balanced and a too sharp alcohol note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
[7590-20150827] 750mL bottle. Toasted celery grains and floral salt aroma. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Toasted veggie grains flavour has a sweet finish. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, Big Red, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "I don’t like fractals on my mouth."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zupastan (153) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Almost black beer with a big, off-white head, adhesive. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, mocha. Soft carbonation. Taste is mocha, a lot of roasted malts, dark chocolate, bitter, dried fruits. Aftertaste is quite bitter, dark chocolate, quite dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
[My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a very dark amber-brown with an average size semi-lasting frothy beige head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, eggshells and some earthiness – it smells a bit old. Flavour’s a bit better, malty with light hops, nuts and chocolate. Average to medium bodied. Just good, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6322) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, some grass, caramel and some light fruit. Similar taste, also with chocolate. Medium bitter and a quite tasty one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5332) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2015
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with huge, frothy, almost fully lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Chocolately, dark malty aroma, notes of cocoa, dark fruit, raisin, blueberry, some dusty, yeasty overtones. Taste is dry, chocolately dark malty, notes of cocoa, some roast, hints of dark fruit, raisin, blueberry; way overcarbonated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1013) - BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2015
Anosteké nous fait un impérial stout avec humour en nous parlant d’un « imperial smout » …(en flamand, un beignet, que l’on vendait par exemple sur la plage à la mer du Nord …). Abv de 8,5 %. Couleur noir intense, à l’opacité quasi totale. Mousse brun caramel foncé, bien crémeuse, stable à 3 mm. Arômes de café, pointe de bois grillé, ganache, pointe de baies noires. 1ère bouche structurée sur du café, de la tourbe, du bois grillé. Arrière-bouche où l’équilibre se fait sur du malt/café. 2ème sur café, malt torréfié, pointe de kirsch. Arrière-bouche sur un bois de fût et du café au genièvre. 3ème aux très belles saveurs, maintenant complètement fondues. Arrière-bouche tout à fait à l’équilibre. Longueur avec de la finesse, de la complexité et cette jolie touche de genièvre qui revient. Jambes fines, très serrées, bien marquées. Levure dense, profonde, classe, très grande ligne. Alcool volontaire, il lutte pour tenir toutes les saveurs bien vivantes. Finale qui permettrait de traverser la Manche à la nage. CONCLUSION : très grand beignet, cuit sur feu de bois, avec une levure superbe, une pointe de genièvre et une touche de ganache. Quelle merveille !! (qui est par ailleurs le nom d’un beignet du sud ouest de la France … on n’en sort pas !!).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (188) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 23, 2015
Au nez, pas mal d’alcool, du chocolat et un fond houblonné assez herbal. La bouche est assez puissante mais déséquilibrée : trop d’alcool et d’amertume qui masquent les autres arômes assez fins derrière : un peu de fruits rouges, de houblon assez herbal. Dommage !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (254) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 11, 2015
Short living brown head, hazy opaque beer. Aroma: burned, roasted, light dry alcohol notes, some ash. Taste: bitter and burned. Flavour: burned robusta, roasted black bread, some alcohol and wine notes. Some grassy hops, some spicy herbs. Long bitter aftertaste with light sweeteness and dusty nose. Very good, all burned with pleasant dry alcohol notes.

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