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Brewed by ít Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Sweet Stout
Beerzel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5465) - 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 (2560) - 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 (2221) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16641) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2013
bottle at home ... deeep brown .. huge tan foam head ...soft cerry chocolate roast nose ... light thin body ... weak flavour compaired to nose ... little nutty chocolate ... soft berry ok

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1792) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 19, 2013
On cask at GBBF 2013. Very dark color with thin medium thin head. High coffee and roasted banana. Lacks some sweetness but still very good!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
berntholer (1264) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2013
beige head that disappears fast with slight lacing. cola coloured. aroma of leather, smoked malt, earth and coffee. taste is leather with an aftertaste of coffee. quite a lot of carbonation, but a disappointing thin body. the thing i liked most about this beer was the label .. bottle 33 cl

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (2015) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Zwart met schuimig kaki kraag Aroma: moutig, zoet, chocolade, toffee, caramout, gebrande mouten Smaken: medium zoet, medium bitter, sterk, stevig gemout; cara-, aardse- en gebrande mouten, chocolade, koffie, toffee Medium body, glad, afdronk; lang bitter/kruidig/zoef Koffiebitter, had van mij wat zwaarder/voller gemogen

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Highly carbonated. That is the best description I can think of to start. A very dark brown/black beer with a light brown head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate and dark malt. The flavour is more of the same, but not as bitter as I thought it would be.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2013
Alcoholisch in de neus. Heel donker van kleur, stevige schuimkraag. In de afdronk veel koffie, heel rokerig, alcoholisch, Maar kort van smaak, vooraan in de mond. Goeie porter !

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2013
Pleasant roasty aroma masks what, in a lighter beer, might be an over powering phenolic note. Pushes clove almost into bandaid and antiseptic regions but not quite. Core flavour of this beer is a gentle roastiness with a little malt sweetness but it the bandaid returns in the aftertaste. This beer edges on flawed but is actually quite drinkable and not unpleasant


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