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RATINGS: 183   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
At Jerrys in Andersonville. A decent imperial stout but all the traditional flavors were to reserved. Kick all flavors up one notch but keep the nice smoothness. Serving: Tap


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9549) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, taupe head. The aroma is a collection of chocolate, plums, figs, vanilla, brown sugar, toasted bread and roasted nuts. Full-bodied and oily with modest carbonation. The flavor is nicely balanced roasty, toasty and loaded with dark chocolate, figs and dates. Lightly bitter, carbonic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
two7offsuit (240) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of malt. Flavor includes spice, and hints of bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Near black with an amber tint. Thin, lightly tanned head. Roasted aroma with sweet fruits, coffee, chocolate, caramel malts and vanilla. Taste is lightly bitter. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and roasted with vanilla and sweet fruits. Lovely Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10459) - Sborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Bottled. Dark reddish brown coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma. Roast, light chocolate, caramel, sweetness, vanilla, light bourbon. Flavour. Sweetness, roast, vanilla, chocolate. cocoa. spice, bourbon, alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Ends light roasted.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Sample from Bottle - black pour with thin tan head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, light burnt caramel, some choc, toffee, nice palate, roasty finish. Lovely drop.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (734) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a clear, dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy, light brown head. Sweet, vanillaish roast up front in the aroma, but not overly affected by the barrel aging. Rich, sweet chocolatey body, subtle vanilla roast and again only very discreet impact of the Bourbon barrels. Pleasant, but i did expect a little more from a barrel aged Stout. 081114

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2014
From Rays in Tosa, cellar aged 3 months. Pours black with a tannish head, some streaky lace. Aroma consists of caramel, roast, some licorice and bakers chocolate. The chocolate comes through stronger down thru the glass. Taste is of bakers chocolate, sweet caramel, light roast and some tangy spices. Maybe would be better at colder than cellar temp. Medium to full bodied. Finishes bitter and sweet, slightly more to the bitter side. Enjoyable, without super depth or complexity. 14.8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle, RBAG 2014 prelim. Dark amber brown. Chocolste, spices, light plastic, low bitterness, a tad on the thin side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1080) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle to plastic taster at the RBAG14 warmup Rye, nutmeg, orange, lots of malt. Light reddish brown with a thin frothy head and no lacing. Milk, malt, and nutmeg.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1503) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
22 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market (bottled in 2012). Very dark brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, light chocolate, and a hint of bourbon. The taste offers up much more of the bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel, and nuts. The carbonation lifts the heavy flavors from the palate so the lingering bitterness is lessened. Nice beer!


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