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Brewed by Brouwerij Smisje
Style: Imperial Stout
Mater, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bottle fermented. Brewed with water, barley malt, hops and yeast.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kcostore (1) - - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
Botella en ’t Brugs Beertje. Marron oscuro, no parece Stout. Gran aroma pasteleria.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (367) - USA - MAR 20, 2014
Found @ bargin bin in AZ brew shop @ $1.99 poured into a pint glass shared with a major craft brewer who knows his schtuff- a golden amber with amble cream head. Barnyard sweet with ample hops. Carbonated well with hops/malt balance. Belgium sweetness with serious funk. LIKE ALOT

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Bottled 06/02/14. A dark brown coloured beer with a whitish head. This is quite old but still within its nominal BBE. There is an aged quality to it and I swear there’s some bourbon notes. Boozy strong. No stout notes. Nothing roasty. Oaky, woody and alcoholic. Taste improves but it’s a bit of a strugglr.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3576) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC 11.2oz ($6): Pours brownish with a big beige head. Aroma is burnt fruit, chocolate, yeast. Interesting. Taste is still more burnt. Nice Belgian mix with burnt malts. Not really an Imperial Stout. Invites quaffing, but should be reserved for sipping. Drinking this makes me want to smoke cigarettes. I shouldn’t. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Rated on 10-08-2009 (Bottle) When poured, this beer forms a large frothy, very fizzy beige head that mostly diminishes, hazy deep orange-brown body, lively, fast rising carbonation, and spotty lacing with a lot of floaties. The Aroma is malty, chocolate and dark fruits. The Taste is sweet, malty, chocolate, dark fruits, alcohol, and has a dry finish. The Palate is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this a light version of this beer style compared to the American version of this style. I do not get any WOW factor at all with this beer and it does not leave me wanting to revisit this beer again.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
teorn88 (3031) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
33cl bottle. A disgusting overly sweet molasses mess. Chock full of caramel, candy sugar, brown sugar and molasses, almost to the point of being undrinkable, to me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (751) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
From notes: Poured hazy red-brown with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Lots of bubbling along the glass. Aroma is malty sweet with a light mustiness from the yeast. Body is medium-to-full, with a mild syrupy thickness and a somewhat oily finish that holds a mild booziness. Flavor has a woody note up front, followed by some cola sweetness and a lingering earthiness at the back. Good, but I would agree with the other ratings in that it resembles a Belgian ale rather than a stout. More like a tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OwainTurner (341) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
This is a stout? Very fruity and nice beer but not a astout. Maybe it wasn’t matured long enough

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (575) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
Dark brown, off-white head. Dark chocolate, carbonation, bit adhesive but also chocolate in the taste. Body is soft, complex, subtile. Alcohol only appearing in the finish, bitter dry ending. Nice beer, only not completely understanding the nose, okey body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StoutHead (715) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear red with a huge foamy ivory head. This does NOT look like a stout. Aroma of hops, yeast and fruits. A bit strange taste - very hoppy and floral. Seems sweet at first but has a bitter/sour floral yeasty aftertaste. Carbonation is medium and mouthfeel is full. Terrible as an Imperial Stout (how on Earth did they come up with that description?) but as a Belgian ale it’s not too bad.


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