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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2397) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2013
Bottle. Heavy toasted grain for the malt, moderate herbs and dried grass for the hops, earth for the yeast, with aromas of wood and charcoal in the background. Head is small, frothy, light brown with fair and thin lacing with good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, the the long finish is moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy, with a lively carbonation and a sticky and chewy finish. Excellent representation of a Belgian style Imperial Stout. Every bit of rich, full, bold, etc. and all in perfect balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (530) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle obtained in a trade, poured into a tulip. Deep brown with a tan head. Nose is fruity banana and chocolate, roast. Flavor is roast, with the odd mix of sweet fruitiness. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6661) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2013
4/8/13. 22oz bottle. Deep brown black pour with a small khaki head that fades and barely laces. Banana and fruity esters all over this bad boy with roasted malts, chocolate, fudge, and marshmallow (BA) - smells like a fucken banana split. Sweet flavor with loads of banana, too much perhaps, and more chocolate, fudge, vanilla, etc. Banana fucken split. But too much banana. Not bad

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1935) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 8, 2013
Strong sweet fruit malt. Brown color with a small white head. Sweet creamy beginning with a bitter middle getting sweet again in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4503) - Connecticut, USA - APR 8, 2013
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours dark brown with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of spicy yeast, bourbon, some roasted malts, chocolate, and floral hops. Flavor about the same, with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer, but not the best of its style.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5316) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dryish malted milk, a bit of toasty malts and port wine. The flavor was dryish toasty malts with molasses, malted milk, wood, and a boozy presence. Medium length dry woody and roasty finish. Thin mouthfeel. Disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle shared by Matt. Thanks! Pours deep brown-black with a dark tan head. Nose is way better than I expected. Banana laffy taffy and rich chocolate/roast. Somehow this works. Light caramel, low phenols, mostly just fruity esters. On tasting, big roast to go with the fruitiness. Medium sweetness and drying finish. A big beer with some odd stuff going on but pretty interesting overall. I like this one for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
My bottle [660ml] shared with GregClow, jerc & mabel. Pours a dark reddish-brown with an average size semi-lasting beige head. Slightly sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee and light leafy hops. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Just hints of wood and vanilla in there. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3293) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
tap. pleasant imperial stout malt character. some dark chocolate. plum. fruity belgian yeast is a bit peculiar. touch of vanilla. bourbon is faint. decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
2013-03-28. Very dark brown body with a small tan head. 3+ Dryish cocoa and chocolate, sweet dark malt. 7+ Flavour is similar, Ovaltine like dusty cocoa character. Sweet lingering finish, bit of vanilla, whispers if wood. Smooth average plus palate is softly carbonated and just a bit light for the beer overall. 3+ Enjoyable. Bottle shared by BlankBoy.

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