Brewery Vivant PlowHorse
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1317) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2014
On tap. Pours black with a light tan head. Really great aroma, soy and dark fruit, molasses, milk chocolate and malted milk ball. Flavors are similar, perhaps a bit more emphasis on the cocoa. Really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1577) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Nice trade extra from flandersned-Thanks, Steve! Opaque black brown with light ringing. Nose of dark stewed prunes, burnt malts, bit of coffee, lots of chocolate, and belgian yeast notes. Taste is savory and sweet with stewed dark fruit, and bitter, slightly tart finish. Great canned stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Black pour on tap at DryHop. Tan head. Licorice and chocolatey taste. Brown head. Delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Very dark brown pour, brown head. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, some cool flavors of Belgian yeast, hints of dark cherries. Nice brew. Thanks JP.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Draft at crunchy's. near black with a dark tan head. Malt, vanilla chocolate and slight bourbony aromas. Coffee, malty and chocolate. Super smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Can sample courtesy of JPDurden24. It pours with a nice and dark body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, earthy malts, Belgian candi sugar, chocolate and then some date smelling dark fruity esters. The taste delivers Belgian candi sugar sweetness, chocolate, malt sweetened dark roasted malts, a mild level of Belgian yeasty spiciness and then some brown sugar rounding the experience out. Solid tasting Impy where the chocolate and Belgo notes are going very well together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Can. Pours dark brown with a small, brown head that fades quickly. Aromas are chocolate fudge, clove, roast, dark fruit, and some light cherries and alcohol. Taste has a big sweet molasses taste but the dark roast and bitterness counter it well. Big cherry and dark fruit finish with some Belgian spices and yeast. Alcohol becomes noticeable when it warms. Really good flavor but I wish the alcohol was more hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taestee (52) - USA - DEC 19, 2013
Received in a trade. The mouthfeel is light, thin, and remarkably fizzy for a stout. Finish is wuick with a bit of coffee and dark chocolate. Aroma is pretty nonexistent. Itís okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierenjoyer1 (81) - Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Nice notes of malts, sweetness (candy sugar? ) but not over bearing, typical of a Belgian Stout but no big belgian yeast notes. Pours almost black with no foam. Nice and smooth with malts, coffee, some sweetness with an alcohol bite at the end. Very easy on the palate. I would definitely buy this beer again particularly if you enjoy Belgian style beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3751) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2013
16 ounce can into tulip glass; no canning date, but was released recently. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense dark brown head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, molasses, raisin, clove, pepper, light coffee, light banana, light char, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of roasted malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, molasses, toffee, dark bread, clove, raisin, pear, light banana, light char, light pepper, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, molasses, toffee, dark bread, clove, raisin, light char, and roasted/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roasted malt and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian imperial stout. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of roasted malt and moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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