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RATINGS: 170   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4538) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
22 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have Belgian yeast, some roasted malt, moderate sweetness, chocolate, dark fruit and some woody character. The body on the foreign imperial stouts always seems to be lacking for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (516) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dense black with a big bubbly tan head. Yeasty, roasted malt nose with hints of chalk and cocoa. Upfront, sweet roasted malt flavor has notes of bittersweet cocoa, tart yeast and light oak. Mid taste seems smooth and luxurious with a warming alcohol presence. Finish is bittersweet hops, more tangy yeast and vanilla bean. Very delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1859) - New York, USA - NOV 18, 2013
An dense black body with a tan head that had solid retention and good lace. Aroma was a mix of roasted malts. Dark cocoa and alcohol. Mild oak. Initial flavor was slightly roasted but mostly sweet. Mild hints of bourbon. Some oak. Alcohol was a nice warming presence. Could not distinguish any Belgian yeast. Nice body and mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bomber->snifter. Black with medium tan head. A: boozy licorice, molasses, chocolate malt. T: milk chocolate, roasted malt, mild citrus and grains. Bitter fIntly boozy aftertaste. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Almost black colored pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Smells of creamy malt and dark fruit. Taste is a fruity malt flavor with molasses. Nice sweet finish. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle @ Richard’s tasting. Black pour with a tan head. Spicy vanilla notes, some bourbon, and cocoa powder. Roasted malt, nutmeg, and black cherry. Flavor is nicely sweet. Vanilla, black cherry, and bourbon. Roasted malt, cocoa powder, and a nice spiced finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (783) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle shared with Timfooley. Smelled of dark fruit. Tasted of dark bitter chocolate. Was a little over carbonated for my taste. Still a solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle from a trade. Aroma is more Belgian, while flavor gets the IS tilt. Definitely some dark chocolate, dark/tart cherries, medium roast, etc. Lots of carbonation up front on the tongue. Still, a rather enjoyable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (562) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, raisin aroma, mild roastiness. raw sugar finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (677) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Very well done. Pours deep brown with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is is light today and Belgian yeast. Taste is light cardboard. Finishes slightly boozy with burnt coffee notes.


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