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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12870) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Peter and his mother in law Myrna, 30/12/12. Hazed dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge. Nose carries dark malts, dark fruits, wood, spice, booze. Taste comprises dark malt, bread, rye, spice, wood notes, dark fruits and sugars. Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter dry finish. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (6290) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Dark ruby red fading to black pour with a medium thick but persistent khaki colored head that leaves some lacing. Aroma has some light vanilla accents, some fresh potting soil, a bit of day old coffee. Full bodied flavor with some light licorice notes, a bit of fresh potting soil, a touch of vanilla and some back end black end coffee notes. Mouthfeel has a nice dryness to it. Superb and not overdone - nice one to bring in the New Year!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1706) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on December 29th, 2012 from Lucas.

Appearance: Pours a dark opaque with some light around the sides.
  Aroma: Aroma of mostly bourbon.
  Taste: Roasty, some chocolate, vanilla, caramel, but a ton of boron.
    Palate:Medium body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: Maybe I’m sensitive to bourbon beers but I have liked others. This was decent but too much on the bourbon side as one could guess from reading my notes.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kco (50) - USA - DEC 31, 2012
Dark brown color with creamy head that stood up, with good laceing. Flavor of fruit and caramel. A clean after taste though slightly sour. A good brew but not quite to my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Date: December 26, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque brown, scant head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of fruityness, light tartness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, drying earthyness, touch of bourbon adds sweetness, oaky, fruity
Overall: more oaky and bitter than sour
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5824) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting 30/12/12. Black coke colour with a big tan head/ Coal black bitter coffee aromas.Roasty bitter black malt, toast and a hint of smoke. Bitter coffee finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1706) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2012
22 oz. Pours dark brown, almost black, with some reddish highlights and a 1 finger creamy mocha head. Head recedes to a ring leaving random sticky lace. Nice funky aroma with wood, some sour notes, dark fruits and candy. Flavor has a funky sourness as well as lots of roastiness. Some candied sugar sweetness, tempered by the Belgian yeast. Full palate with an odd tartness. There’s a lot going on here and it works very well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3797) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown -- near black-- with a coffee and cream colored head. Aroma of belgian yeast, cocoa, mild oak and bourbon. Flavor of rich fruity notes, chocolate, touches of bourbon and oak. Slick bodied. Finishes with touches of maple syrup and molasses.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle at Chriso tasting new year 2012/13. Black beer with lasting beige head. Choc aroma. Smooth. now this is balanced and pretty good. yes pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14379) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting in London, 121230. Chocolate aroma, caramel, licorice, roasted, violet, anise, spicy, bready, biscuits, yeasty, woody, whiskey notes, woody. Chocolate flavor, licorice, caramel, figs, raisins, yeasty, oak, caramel. Really nice.


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