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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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Powerstation (30) - BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2011
On draft - A very good sweet stout to sit by me a drink spring taste in the mouth that nice long stick. A nice head, long stays, lots of coffee in the nose really perfect brewed.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hotbeerboy (25) - - SEP 18, 2011
Black, fairly rich beige head. Sweaty black currant aroma. Dryish and soft, salty and somewhat ashy. Packed with flavours, yet mild and gentle. Long salty tobacco finish. Good stout !!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LouisJacques (18) - Magog, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
Iíve tasted this beer a year ago and found my review on a sheet of a paper, hereís what was written on it; "Feels like youíre tasting the real thing, big roasted coffee after taste, awesome !"

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (4933) - Amsterdam, 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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauricemay (26) - leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2010
chocolate caramel hops vanilla very good brew..... like the name as well, hof+blues

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2011
11.2oz bottle. Chunky, thick brown black with a magnificent beige head. Appearance is a five. Smooth, chocolate cocoa aroma. This is a really awesome Stout. Not dependent on big alcohol tones, this still has quite a lot of depth. This is not as sessionable as the ABV would suggest. Rich, thick, viscous chocolate tones with spicy hop balance. Dry cocoa in the finish. World class stuff, quite impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Bottle off Octoís shelf. Been eyeing this one enviously for a while. Black as yer hat pour spiralling inkily into the snifter. Dense tan head going nowhere. Mouth-watering Lindt Excellence 85% aroma drenched with deep deep raisiny cocoa, fat humming blackcurrant, red apple, musty alpha hoppage, espresso,puff of English sulphur, Marmite, brine,charcoal. Come on, thatís a 9. No disappointments flavour-wise; massive charred high cocoa and full-on alpha bitterness, coffee,yeast extract, splashes of US impy stout intensity. Balanced and dry Iíd say, and with the possible exceptions of Black Albert/Ellezelloise Hercule, the best Belgian Stout Iíve had. Above all, COCOA and HOPS. Love it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2011
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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maak_d (10) - - NOV 21, 2012
Aroma of roasty, chocolate, with a hint of fruity ester. Pours a gorgeous thick head with a boatload of lacing, color appears as a sort of dark dark black red. Taste is very malt forward - roasty and toasty with perhaps a hint of belgian yeast but less than expected. Palate is thick and coating but finishes dry. Very good stout but less Belgian-y than expected.

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.


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