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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1047) - 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 (5371) - 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 (2155) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bomber. Pours out a black color with a tan head on it. Smell is roasted malts, chocolates, coffee, some hops... Taste is lively with CO2, somewhat bitter, pretty much too much carbonation for my likes. It is not a terrible beer, but I have only bought one of these.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
On tap. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roast and hops. Taste is hoppier than expected, bitter, and a good amount of roast. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
Bouteille 22oz. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rôti, de chocolat noir, moyen d’anis, léger de fumée (tourbe) et de fruits (léger de prunes, notes de raisins, traces de bananes) avec des notes de café, de caramel ainsi que des traces de vanille boisée (bourbon). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyen goût de levures fruitées (prunes, léger de raisins, faibles traces de bananes) aux notes épicées avec un léger goût de chocolat noir et des notes de réglisse noire lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de malt rôti avec un léger goût de caramel terreux puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux avec des notes de café ainsi que des traces de fumée (bourbon). Post-goût moyen-long et un peu sec, composé d’une légère amertume de rôti, de houblon herbeux, léger de chocolat avec des notes fruitées et quelques traces de vanille.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours hazy blackish with tan head. Nose was roasty choc malt, cacao, oaky vanilla, assertive hops. Tastes roasty malty, with a yeasty hop undercurrent, cacao, mild oak, vanilla, and molasses.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle sampled in Exira, IA. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a black color with off white head. Sweet, roasty, slight oak aromas and flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vivalabeer (20) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Very hot, toasty, a little too much not like a stout. Cool label. Could use more barrel but I understand why it doesn’t have it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to Luke for this! Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. Anise, chocolate, fruity yeasty, somewhat spicy, mild bourbon, toffee aroma. Big licorice, Belgian chocolate, a touch woody, fairly dark fruity, moderately spicy, light bourbon, just a touch smoky, quite malty flavor.


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