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Bierwerk Aardwolf

Formerly brewed at Boston Breweries (South Africa)

Style: Imperial Stout
Western Cape, South Africa
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Five different dark grains, molasses and freshly roasted African coffee beans went into this rich and decadent sweet-stout. This beer is unfiltered and matured in the bottle and will continue to improve for the next 2-3 years. After fermentation a portion of the beer was matured on medium-toast french oak providing subtle hints of vanilla and coconut.
Pour carefully to avoid disturbing the sediment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2498) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2011
Im Duft leicht malzkaffeeartig, süßlich-hopfig. Antrunk süßlich-malzig. Mitte stark bitter und kaffeeartig, schokoladig. Kaffeebitter abebbend mit leichter Alkoholspur. Gut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Nose shows heavy roasted malt, cocoa, big coffee notes, woody characters and booze. A bit aggressively roasted. Similar flavours. Very heavy roast with some coffee in the background and some smokey notes. Nice creamy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
2012: 3.5 cm sediment in this 33 oz bottle unacceptable. Otherwise, a delicious well roasted coffee stout (could use more coffee flavor) wonderfully delicious creamy oily mouthfeel. A lot of residual sweetness and light mocha palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (2152) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - APR 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Decent lacing. Aroma is sweetis hand roasted with notes of smoked malt. Flavour is tart and roasted with slight (liquorice) bitterness and faint notes of coffee. Bitter liquorice finish. Pretty good. 31.03.11.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Great nose. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1773) - FINLAND - JUL 24, 2011
Tämä lienee ensimmäinen koskaan juomani olut Afrikan mantereelta. Väriltään olut on pikimustaa ja muodostaa mukavan, vaalean ruskean vaahdon. Tuoksussa on kahvia, vaniljaa, melassia ja paahtunutta mallasta. Maultaan olut on hieman makea, nautinnollisen kahvinen, vaniljainen ja hieman paahtunut. Paksu ja öljyinen suutuntuma. Melko herkullinen olut, vaikke ihan tyylilajin kärkikastiin kuulukaan,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
nose is stale coffee, roasted malt, cane sugar, weak hops, feel is medium, carb is low, taste is warm, little wood chip, sour fruit, medium hops finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Black with a light-brown head. Aroma: sweet cold coffee, medwurst, something vinous. Taste: espresso, coffee grounds, and a kind of coffee acidity, salty licorice, mayonnaise, some chocolate, a very familiar taste from some type of alcohol. Above medium-bodied, average+ carbonation. Jag förstår poängen med den här men den är lite för sumpig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1661) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
34 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a small mocha head that slowly fades leaving a little lacing. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, and molasses. Taste is bitter coffee, vanilla, and roasted malt with some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1595) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Pours allmost black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, toasted bready notes and vanilla. Taste of roasted coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, liquorice, caramel and some sweet milky notes.

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