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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2009) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, yeast, chocolate, dark fruit, and some licorice; Nicely balanced; Foreign stout style - good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2334) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Probably should be listed as a foreign stout. A very belgian yeasty stout with fruityness, candy sugar and spices that dominate the base stout a lot. Decent but not my favorite style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Pretty oxidized, flat, but that might be my fault, good roast malts which is a good sign

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (420) - - JUL 22, 2013
From 22oz bottle. Nice mild aroma with definite hints of bourbon. Dark brown with tan head. Fresh taste with plenty of pop - more highly carbonated than most stouts. Cocoa flavors come out as beer warms up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
boomlvzbeer (1) - Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2013 does not count
Not the biggest stout fan. But this was incredible! Very nice scent, Carmel, chocolate, vanilla, with the barrel. Flavor has all of the scents above but finishes with a very distinctive coffee taste. De freaking lish!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8601) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of big cocoa notes, moderately strong bourbon and mild roast. The taste is nutty, cocoa, bourbon, banana, dark fruits. Medium bodied, quite delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1449) - - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Nose is chocolate and roasted malt. Taste opens with strong bourbon notes, supplemented by chocolate and roasted malt. Prominent yeast profile. Mouthfeel is medium with a little carb. Solid if unspectacular. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1333) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Black pour minimal head. Aroma of whiskey, black licorice. Doesnt really taste or feel like a stout, a little thin, and probably too light on the dark malts. This is at the low end for a bourbon stout, but still worth trying if you are in the mood for a bba stout and cant find one of the better ones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
[5175-20130328] 1pt5floz bottle. Smoked soya vanilla wood aroma. Brown black body with a quick foamy light brown head. Burnt sweet woody flavour has a lingering light bitterness. Full body. Tasty. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2239) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2013
a little bit of grit adds deimension to this full of cocoa brew with some malt and an almost indescernable amount of whiskey. full banana flavor the brew seems yeasty. good body good flavor good alcohol with just a bit of rum.


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