Brewed at Gulden Spoor

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Kortrijk, Belgium


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed at Gulden Spoor by Hugel/ZevenZonden

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1212) - BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
Pas seulement une belgian strong ale … mais un imperial stout en bonne et due forme, de 10 % abv, réalisé par Hugel au Gulden Spoor pour les Zeven Zonden. Couleur noir intense et opaque. Mousse qui forme un fin nappage beige foncé. Arômes de superbe de malt torréfié, malt à whisky, épices indiennes fines, bois de santal en arrière. 1ère bouche souple sur du café, pointe de garrigue et muscat. Arrière-bouche sur le malt torréfié, avec un peu de tourbe. 2ème au goût très plein sur du malt, houblon, fruits noirs , avec une pointe de fruits exotiques discrète. Arrière-bouche qui dégage un imperceptible quelque chose de plus … chocolaté. 3ème bouche qui est un délice pur, avec bois, fruits et arabica. Arrière-bouche longue, fine, remarquable. La longueur avance nettement sur le fût, mais léger (si l’on peut dire … vu les 10 % abv!!). Jambes purement lisses. Levure forte, terreuse, un vrai caractère. Alcool magnifique, progressif, très beau travail. Finale au superbe fondu. CONCLUSION : très grand imperial stout, bien au-delà d’une belgian strong ale … Très grand œuvre, superbe réalisation, merveilleux breuvage. Pas seulement un des sept péchés capitaux, mais un péché capiteux ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11838) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep black with a small, creamy beige film head. Aroma has sweet malts, lots of licorice, chocolate. Low carbonation, lovely creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has licorice, light salty, chocolate. Light coffee, mild esters. Soft vinious touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3145) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2014
33cl bottle at a bar. poured a dark colour with a nice stable beige head. dark malts, chocolate, "kruidnagel", tobaco, anice, figs, alcoholic aftertaste, roasted coffee nontes, def. more to a dark stout side. original brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thompson (573) - - APR 24, 2014
Small beige head... black colour... coffee roasted hops... taste liqorish smoked running amok...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5382) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Bottle @benzai. Pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells roasty, liquorice, sweet. Mostly liquorice though, which i’m not too excited about. Tastes wiebertjes, roasty, chocolate, liquorice, dark chocolate. Full body, nice carbo. Too bad i didn’t like the smell too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Brown/black color with a brown head. Smells roasty, sweet, drop. Tastes like potters/wiebertjes, drop, chocolat, original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (12159) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Bottle shared by Thonpson @ weekly tasting. Very dark brown to black color, average sized brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma and taste malts, lightly roasty, lightly alcohol, liquorice, a hint of dark chocolate and nicely bitter. Full body, medium to full carbonation. Well I must say I’m quite impressed by this beer. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2014
Dark with a small brown head. Nose: a lot of roasted malts and mocha. Once it opens, gets something teasting. Some chocolate, candi sugar, alcholic. Taste is chocolate, coffee, mocha. dry bitter, long stretch. Very alcoholic, all in all, balanced. Huge beer, complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1978) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
Very dark brown color with a very tan head like a espresso coffee that keeps a nice layer and lacing until the end. Aroma is sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits and slightly alcohol. Flavor is like aroma with more alcohol notes. Soft carbonation with a full body and sweet mellow bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bammers54 (90) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
I really liked this beer, a super coffee stout, powerful, yet easy drinking, lovely complexity on taste and smell, all-round superb beer, if you like alcoholic stouts

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