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Brewery Vivant Belgian Imperial Stout

Brewery Vivant Belgian Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3404) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Tall can. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, coffee, and fruit. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, and licorice. Nice stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Tall-Boy can into a wine glass at 60F. 2 finger coffee colored head. Pitch black pour. Nose is coffee beans and roasted espresso. hint of chocolate and roasted barley. some tobacco. Taste is chocolate for miles. It’s a lot of chocolate. Sort of smoked taste which bleeds over into licorice. It’s a decent beer but I don’t get what’s "Belgian" about this beer. I’d call this more of a smoked imperial porter than a stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (829) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
Can as an extra from Marco, thanks! Thick motor oil black low on carb but with a short tan head. Nice chocolate aroma with some anise and light smoke. Nice and bitter chocolate, maybe a little heavy on chocolate but its a very creamy beer that drinks easily. Not sure how Belgian it is but it’s good!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
A good Vivant. Pours black with a small slice of retained head. Mild roast aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Good drinking, lots of chocolate make up for an understated stout.Can from a generous friend, your name goes here.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1325) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 On tap at Michigan Brewers Guild in Ypsi. Pours black with huge chocolate notes on the nose. Flavor is extremely smooth and heavy on the chocolate. Hides the alcohol and goes down easy. Excellent stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2911) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Blackish brown appearance. Next to no head. Flavor of chocolate and coffee, licorice and dark fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Draft. Poured a black color with an average fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark chocolate malt sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. This is standout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5333) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Draft to taster at Brewery Vivant. Looks good; pitch black with nice tan lacing. Smells good too; malt and chocolate. Tastes just like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Excellent beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Sampled from the tap a the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of Belgian yeast with some dark grain, roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is smooth with creamy chocolate with some roasted malts and a bit of Belgian yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2852) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2012
near black with substantial head. extremely rich stout with lots of chocolate and alcohol bite. not for the faint of heart.


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