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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours a black brown color with a puffy off white head. Notes of bubblegum, milk chocolate, toffee, and fresh air. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
22oz bottle - pours a dark brown thin off white head . Faint dark fruit , bready sweet aroma . Medium thin bottle , sweet finish . Not bad for the price . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
damzz (391) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours absolute Black with a roasted malt/coffe nose and a thin little brown head that very quickly dissipates leaving a thin ring around the edge of the glass with extremely little carbonation. Taste is dominated by coffee and dark chocolate with the bourbon and vanilla balancing them and toning down the toasty malt. Body is full. The Belgian yeast has "married" the flavors well. 22 oz bottle with a bottle conditioned date of 11/14. There was a day but it was obliterated by handling. As an Imperial Stout, I find it far more interesting than the usual. Its lack of significant carbonation makes it a great drink with chocolate or fruit. It is an aperitif/liqueur without the carbonation and high alc and sweetness. Enjoy it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4132) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Liquide presque noir qui ne forme qu’une éphémère mousse. Dans mon nez, il y a des traces de tabac, du chocolat, des épices (anis?) et beaucoup de fruits foncés. Sur mes papilles, le cacao, le caramel, les fruits comme les prunes, les raisins et ou les figues s’imprègnent de saveurs qui rappellent le bourbon. En bouche, un corps en pleine possession de ses moyens avec sa texture huileuse et ses bulles belges. En finale, une impression d’abt orientée vers le rôti. Pas si mal comme bière même si elle me semble un peu trop sucrée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
malrubius (2239) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from Brewtopia. Black with no head or lace. Some banana fruitiness with chocolate and wet wood aroma. Very sweet lightly roasted chocolate with some raisin fruit and roasted herbal and woody bitterness. Very low carbo, not even sure if the bottle was sealed well. Slick oily and unblended due to lack of carbo. Overly sweet. Mouth coating bitter fruity sweetness. All wrong beginning with the texture, probably due to the aging and blending. You do not have to "set aside" and blend this beer IMHO. Puhhhlease. Just brew it and give it to us fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2906) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours fine black not much head. Nose of roasted malt and licorice. Tastes of chocolate,licorice, roasted malt, dark bread, plum, tobacco, hint of bourbon. Dry palate not overall sweet. Some yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1000) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours black with a thick, foamy, tan head. Nice lacing. Good retention. Nose is roasted grain with bold chocolate notes. Hints of vanilla. Taste is balanced. Chocolaty aftertaste. Medium body, mild carbonation. Quite smooth and pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Deep brown with little off white head. Sweet, light malty chocolate hits in the sides of the mouth then some slight smokey finish. Interesting with some Belgian yeast and bourbon notes which are very light. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and toffee. Breadish and dark caramelish malty. Roasted dark and breadish. Toasted and fruity dark malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark dark fruit aroma with weak yeasty hints. Sweetish roasted malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy dark fruit and caramel finish.

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