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Brewed by Maltus Faber
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Genova, Italy

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tha aroma is rich, complex, appealing and not aggressive, with roasted notes and hints of dried fruit and spirit-soaked fruit. Winey, a touch of alcohol, with some notes of Imperial Stout. In the mouth it keeps what it promised in the nose: rich of every nuance of "dark", from caramel to chocolate and coffee, it has a smooth, silky and full palate with the sweet notes perfectly balanced by the right bitterness. A sipping, yet quite drinkable beer. Though it is perfectly ready to drink when it is released, the beer can benefit from some aging in the bottle.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at GBBF.
Very dark brown with a decent light beige head. Excellent chocolate notes, great malty base and some good ballsy boozy notes. Drinks just like a Belgian dubbel but with some English strong stouty character. Fruity chocolate finish with some late but excellent malt. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16701) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2009
At GBBF 2009. Lovely choc aroma. Really impressive. Hot choc aroma. Good in mouth, touch of sourness, Good Belgian strong/Imp stout at the same time. Good though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Light unclear medium to dark amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, dark berry, raisin, moderate to light heavy alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090806]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle. Roasted malt, ripe fruits, dates and raisins in aroma. Unclear dark brown colour with light brown head. Sweet, spicy and fruity flavour with plenty of ripe fruits.. Well balanced with hops wich adds a nice bitter aaftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexgurac (21) - lugano, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2009
Birra scura con profumi di frutta secca ,in bocca si perde un pò,poco beverina

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21880) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle @ Vilvordia Bierproef Festival, Jette, Brussels. Pours a dark brown color it small beige head. Has a malty slightly vinous aroma with hints of dark fruit and toffee. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor with some vinous hints. Has a warming malty vinous caramel and chocolate finish with some hints of dark fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (15600) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Bottled (at ChrisO). Dark brown color, small beige hand. Prunes, wineous aroma of sherry, some dark malts. Wineous palate. Some alcohol. Raisins, prunes and chocolate. Delightful dessert beer. Probably very good beer to age.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Bottled. Deep ambery colour with small beige head. Aroma is alcohol, some toffee, alcohol, some nuts and mild liquorice. Flavour is the same in a really complex way. Chocolate as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15323) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
33cl bottle @ Brewery. Pours a dark brown with a small creamy head and lacings. Toffee, chocolate, caramel, light roast, liquorice. Sweet, vinous, complex, smooth and warm. Very tasty and overall a great beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Hazy and opaque orangey brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit and alcohol. Full-bodied, fruit - also overripe fruit - and a little chocolate. Lightly bitter finish. 260309


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