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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Named in honor of the doggy denizens of Brussels, this hybrid beer is a mix of what we love best in a big, roasty stout, but fermented with a Belgian yeast, which brings out a beautiful fruity nose. We set aside a portion of the batch to age in bourbon barrels to allow the stouts chocolate and caramel flavors to marry with the woods natural vanilla and toastiness. The final blend pairs well with both savory dishes and your favorite desserts.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (456) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Dark brown to black with a thick tan head. Sweet coco aroma medium bodied and smooth. Vanilla and a bit boozy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2001) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
Bourbon subtil, levure subtile, fini sec...Je promet pas de m’en souvenir.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Tap at Churchkey in DC. Pours opaque black with creamy tan head. Nose is burnt sugar, vanilla, light wood, plum, yeast. Flavor is sweet, vanilla, caramel, toast, burnt candy sugar. Sweet and mildly bourbon-y. I like the combo of the Belgian style with some of it aged in barrels. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
Smells like bourbon, taste like chocolate plum, some alcohol taste. Still it’s weird, good but weird. I’m not good with words, I need another sip.....

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft. Solid brown color, bright beige head. Aroma of Hershey bar. Taste is dark chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, coffee, vanilla, light spice. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Pours a pretty nearly black with smallish beige head. Nose and flavor marked by definite vanilla bourbon sweetness, plum and caramel, touches of sticky molasses, and toasted malt. Fairly smooth, if a touch thin, on the palate; smooth and drinkable for sure. Pretty tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (851) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Black pour, foamy brown head. Roasty aroma and flavor. Medium sweet. Nothing crazy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4759) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Rating number 2600! 10oz pour at Churchkey DC is an oily, opaque black with one ring of creamy, off white head. Nose is malty, caramel, burnt sugar, vanilla, light wood. Flavor is sweet, vanilla, caramel, toast, burnt candy sugar. Full, sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Aroma- some roasted notes, funk, citrus, slight espresso Appearance- black with a creamy white head Taste- astringency, roasted notes, slight funk, some breadiness, slight chocolate Palate- medium-thin, higher carbonation Overall- Just not good. Not a Smuttynose fan as a brewery as a whole and it looks like I just won’t be.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4548) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a dark, black color with a light brown color. Aroma is some sweet roasted notes, with some chocolate, cocoa, touch of some earthy spice notes. Flavor is come chocolate, caramel, some light vanilla, roast, some cherry character. Pretty enjoyable.


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