Brewed by Gulden Spoor
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gullegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed at Gulden Spoor by Hugel/ZevenZonden

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (782) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bammers54 (76) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (852) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Amazing aroma of ripe fruits, bready, yeast, caramel. Taste of ripe fruits, plums, figs, raisins, blackberry caramel, toffee, molasses, bready, yeast. Lots going on in this one. Lower carbonation, full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. This is one delicious beer! Only thing wrong is it is slightly too sweet or it would have even scored higher in my books. Absolutely brilliant beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4251) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle at rusteel Pours very dark brown Smells spices Bit earthy Taste is cacao , sweet , chocolaty Cacao powder . Sweet cacao powder aftertaste . Nice !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap at The Olde Depot in Oakland. It pours a very dark brown/black color with a khaki head. The aroma is super fruity with plums, fig, blackberries and hard fruit candy. The flavor is divine with ultra ripe dark fruit, dates, fig, plum, blackberries, rich bread, and hard candy. Very sweet and full bodied, but with a great bready malt background that lends a lot of substance. Thick but not syrupy. Sweet yet substantial… this is the beer I imagine the monks drinking while fasting. So good! This reestablishes my faith in Belgian beers. More please.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4697) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
33 cl. bottle split by 3 @ ’t Rusteel. Ruby black with a tanned head. Nose is big on sweet spices but not as heavy as the two others I tried from the series, red grapes, sugar & thick liquorish. Taste is sweet cocoa, blue + blackberries, chocolate, slight bitter chocolate, lots of berries & liquorish with some bitter herbs in the back, thick malts & solid body. Pretty interesting & solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9433) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11314) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2187) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle from kingcecil, thanks bro! Dark brown body with a medium offwhite head. Smoke, chocolate notes, malt, tobacco. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium carbonation. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4473) - 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.

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