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Brewed by t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Sweet Stout
Beerzel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Tremendous looking beer that could only come from Belgium. Bountiful, large, beautiful head that lasts for a long time in the glass. Almost alarmingly aromatic, with hints of dark roast and ripe dark fruit, as well as hints of leather and cocoa. Flavor has some complexity to it, with notes of sour fruits, roast and chocolate. Highly complex, deeply flavored stout.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Ah, this one rises to the occasion like Jack Nicholson just entered the room. A lofty semi creamy head slowly recedes from a standing ovation after a long, slow pour of this blackish liquid. Superb lacing tells the story of the breweries intent. Mild aromas of roasted coffee bean. Medium nectar with soft yet ample effers creating a downy pillow softness on the palate. A moderate malt backbone sustains the brew as an equally effective roasted coffee component lends the needed balance. Collateral flavors are few and far between although there is a sense of freshness with some tannin, if you will, from a dried cherry skin contraption. The finish is bittered well leaving the palate ready for more.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (6289) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle @ KBF in Geel. This beer really amazed me. Pours black with a beige/brown head. Strong sweet aroma of roasted malts, laurel, liquorice, some dark fruits. Flavour is the same, with a nice bitter roasted finish and some chocolate. Sticky and oily palate. Very tasty beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13850) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Pours really black with a frothy, multi-finger tan head. Aromas of dark toasted malt and slightly spicy hop. Full bodied with frothy, creamy carbonation. Flavor is bitter from burnt malt, some malt sugar, and I think some noble hop. Suddenly lots of chocolate can be noticed. It’s not really sweet, and it’s decently bitter. Flavor just goes on and on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7810) - ITALY - AUG 20, 2008
scura schiuma media media persistenza note tostate caffe cioccolato legger tocco dolce e una lieve nota erbacea in bocca non molot luppoloata l’amaro non tanto ma i sentori di malto tostato ci sono ciccolato e caffe piuttosto in evidenza la liquirizia si nasconde un po

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
750mL bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Gusher! Huge amounts of foam and head formation; pours a very dark chocolate-brown color; huge light-tan head with good retention and mixed-bubbled lacing. Basic, lightly toasted malts, roasted malts, and bitter chocolate in the aroma; a very slight, stalky vegetal note; dry and crisp, if a bit under-pronounced. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of roasted malts (soft edges), bitter chocolate, and lots of dark / milk chocolate maltiness; very significant, pronounced, yummy chocolate character; again, especially dry, lightly toasty, and very drinkable stuff; enjoyable, sessionable stout. Lengthy finish: dark chocolate, light bitterness, and roasted malts; soft, mouthcoating.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2008
(750ml bottle) Gushing tan head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, faint cherry, burnt. Taste is medium sweet, milk/bittersweet chocolate, roast, light burnt, cherry. Smooth medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2008
33cl, exclusive brewery, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, yet complex, cloudy, small head, good Stout

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle. Black beer with a huge tan head. Roasty, sweet milk chocolate aroma. Roasty, sweet chocolate flavor with earth and espresso. Medium body. Lingering roast, chocolate, earth, and yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3851) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle. ZBF 2008. Clear dark brown colour, low frothy head. Chocolate and menthol in aroma. Good balance of noble hops and darker malts. There is a nice touch of milk chocolate here. Bit vineous with dried fruits.


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