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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6667) - 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 (6203) - 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 (5165) - 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 (965) - 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 (131) - 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 (177) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
2015-08-26. Black body with a small brown head. 3++ Aroma is lightly earthy, dusty roast and dark malt. Flavour is roughly bitter, herbal, light alcohol throughout. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ Kind of rough overall. The question of why it’s "smout" instead of "stout" is far more interesting than anything in the bottle unfortunately. In fairness it likely suffers partly in comparison to better beers we had tonight. Possibly just a little bit off? Bottle shared by Blankboy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (2780) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.fr. Pours deep brown with creamy beige head. Taste presents a rather weak brune, a touch over-carbonated with bitter roasted elements and a touch of tang. Not amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (248) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 6, 2015
Dark brown color with mocha head. Roasty, coffee like aroma with a hint of dark fruits. Taste is also coffee forward with just a hint of smokiness, or more exactly ashy. Aftertaste has quite bitter roasty notes. Body is quite light for an imperial stout but this makes the beer very drinkable. Alcohol is also well hidden. Overall this was a very nice surprise as I was not expecting such a well made beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2015
Bottled at Keyaki, Spring 2015. Pitch black, full lovely head like a chocolate milkshake. Creamy, roasty, full-on nose. Chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasty and sweet, a bit funky and medicinal, phenolic. Quite nice, but the nose kills the flavor.

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