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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Belgian Stout is a 6.5% abv strong stout brewed with a Belgian Trappist yeast, and flavoured with curacao orange peel, coriander and demerara sugar.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheKeywork (7) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
Not familiar with the style . Colour is great. Fantastic aroma. The initial taste is fine but there is a burn and funky after taste. For the high price there are better choices.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3008) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
341 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a full mocha head. Aroma: Some fruity esters (mainly bananas), a little caramel, fairly smoky (peat, meat, possibly phenols), big roasted malt notes, alcohol stings the nostrils. Palate: Medium++ body, fairly full, creamy carbonation, a little astringent/powdery. Flav.: Banana character is a bit more raw/green, still deeply roasty, a little caramel, not as smoky (background in flavour); dry with moderate+ bitterness, faint tang and a big, roasty, underripe banana finish.

Doesn’t seem to be as nice as it was on tap. Originally ticked at 4 stars.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (613) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Pours darker than a black Doberman with a one finger thick brown sugar cap. Interesting malting, a tad on the watery side & odd carbonation for the style. The taste on this beer is quicker than a ramone’s song: starts with rich toasted malts burst & quickly fades to nothing on the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (536) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
355 mL bottle. Pours black with a reddish tint and a light brown head. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, very subtle yeast spice and orange note. Mildly sweet with a slightly bitter herbal spice finish. Moderate body and carbonation. Needs a bit more character.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SteveLikesBeer (50) - - NOV 21, 2013
This six-per-cent alcohol stout is made with six types of malt, three types of hops, trappist ale yeast and demerara sugar, Curacao orange peel and coriander. This creamy, unfiltered stout pours with a decent head and has a delicate, peppery introduction and a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Where and how: tap @ C’est What Festival
Aroma softer approach, aromatic Belgian fell. Estery softness.
Appearance: 2+
Top: small creamy tanned top.
Base: garnet brown.
Palate : semi dry , easy going with delicate carbonation. Medium bodied. Average finish.
Taste: bitter hops with roasty character behind. Well paired with its Belgian yeast vibe.
Other notes Nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2193) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
Jet black pour with a tan lace. Smoked malt aroma with hints of blackberries. Smooth texture. Flavoir of roasted malt, sweet chocolate with hint of spice and oranges.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomghiley (21) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
I walked into this beer with high expectations, having loved spearhead’s Hawaiian style pale ale, this one, despite being very good, did not meet them. A very very good beer, but I have to knock it for having a bit too much of a smokey flavour/aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1941) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap at The Griffin in Bracebridge. Looks like a stout. Smells like a stout, but with a note from the yeast. Same for the flavour. And somehow it works. Bitterness from the roast balances the sweetness from the malt. Really interesting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (695) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
On tap at Session Muskoka. Pours a very dark brown/black with a tan, ring head. Aroma has hints of yeast, roasted malts, chocolate, with a hint of coffee. Taste is bitter/sweet with notes of roasted coffee and chocolate on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly crisp. Not heavy at all. An interesting stout. Worth a try.


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