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Brewed by ít Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Sweet Stout
Beerzel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Rated on 3-07-2010 (Flip-top bottle) When poured, this beer has a large very fizzy tan head that mostly diminishes, opaque dark brown body with a red tint, and no lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The taste mimics the aromas plus light coffee bitterness. This beer has a short dry finish. The palate is smooth, watery and thin. This beer is light-medium bodied and borders on being more on the light side. Overall, this beer is quaffable, almost too quaffable, due to the thin texture. It is worth trying nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (575) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
33CL bottle at home, Dark black beer with a medium beige head, aroma of malts, sweet?, taste is malts, sweet, dry, light bitter. Actually a good beer in my opinion.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
77ships (3778) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2013
33 cl. bottle sampled thx! to Kraddel. No BBF. Very dark brown with a pretty big, descending tanned head. Nose is meaty with soy sauce (pretty odd for a beer of this ABV), lightly milky, lots of liquorish, roasted & charred malts, the milky notes donít mix well with the rest with is not too stellar either. Taste is soy sauce upfront, burned coffee grounds, overripe fruits, liquorish, finishes like spoiled milk (in a way that makes me think of an infection) with burned grounds. Touch ligher, coffee grounds, grainy body. This one didnít feel all that all-right to me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3124) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2013
pours black, grey head smell is oats and coffee high carbo taste is coffee, bitter ( also from the hops, no aroma though) dark malts, coffee and bitterness in the back . as usual , in this style of beer, i prefer way thicker and way more taste . but its doable , at least

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1473) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a dark brown beer with a good tan head. Smells chocolate, fruity and coffee. Tastes roasty, chocolate and coffee. Way too much carbo, thin body and a watery texture. The carbo destroys this beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hansvf (152) - - OCT 19, 2013
Ruikt biet echt lekker.. Maar ben wel de enige die dat vind. Maar is ook niet echt mijn smaak..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3458) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, yeast, dark fruit, and earth. A bit thin. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Not sure if this is the same beer or if the brewery has made a change and not updated it site, but my bottle of Hofblues shows 8% ABV and has "Belgian Imperial Stout" at the bottom of the label. Guessing this may be a US version??? Black pour with a tall, dense, foamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and slightly lactic with hints of yogurt and dark chocolate. Light notes of dark fruit and coffee as well. Taste is also somewhat lactic with roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate milk notes, light earthiness and faint coffee. Body is medium with soft, creamy carbonation and a touch of tartness and dryness during the finish. Ends with more roasted malt, toasted grains, chocolate milk, soft notes of dark fruit, coffee and burnt caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1784) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Draft at Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a viscous black with a large, dense tan head. Earthy aroma of ash and black cherries. Flavours of dark chocolate and hazlenut with some sweet cake. Leaves with burnt toast and roasted malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1784) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours black with full foamy head. Aromas of coffee, light chocolate and roasted malts. Flavours of lactic, acidic bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Likely served too cold. Nice enough though.


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