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RATINGS: 197   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle shared with Timfooley. Smelled of dark fruit. Tasted of dark bitter chocolate. Was a little over carbonated for my taste. Still a solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1528) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Batch 2012 Pours dark brown with a sheet of light tans. Smells of vanilla, artificial grape, some wood, cocoa and graham. Flavor is mostly grain, sweet graham, some fruit (stone fruit), raisin, dust. Medium bodied leaning on empty, moderate and smooth carb with a dry finish. Interesting beer, the belgian yeast isn’t too aggressively which allows for balance.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
paulruest (1) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2015 does not count
Not the mouth feel I like in a stout. It’s a good stout otherwise. It’s a little watery for me.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1638) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Very dark brown color. Sweet with Belgium yeast aroma and taste...but not much stout roast flavor. Average!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1184) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Dark brown pour with thin white head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit, bread and vanilla. Taste follows nose with an addition of sweet bourbon.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2374) - Dallas, Texas, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (878) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
damzz (301) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3437) - 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.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
malrubius (1938) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2362) - 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.


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