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


on tap

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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bottle fermented. Brewed with water, barley malt, hops and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4393) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
teorn88 (3555) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (817) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OwainTurner (394) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (642) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StoutHead (841) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2682) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
Good Belgian take on the imperial stout style. With the usual dark coffee and chocolate, but with a sweet Belgian twist of yeast and raisin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamah (214) - - JUL 12, 2013
As an imperial stout I would say this beer sucks but I actually really enjoyed it as a sour brown ale. It pours a dark reddish brown. The aroma is sweet and fruity. The flavor is a little sweet very tart and quite acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
This was a strange entry into the Imperial Stout category (although the label doesn’t lie). It comes out a dark reddish-brown with a huge beige head. The aroma was sweet malt, roasted malt, and sugar cane. The flavour was also sweet, but also had hints of roasted malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DrSilverworm (8182) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
11.2oz bottle, which I’m pretty sure I got from Party Source. This fucking asshole of a beer foamed all over my desk when I opened it. Fuck you, beer. Clear dark brown / red color, looks more like a dubbel than a stout. An entirely unreasonable and unneccessary amount of bubbly airy white head. Had to pour in small installments, every small pour would generate a whole glass full of head again. At least the head doesn’t have great retention, I don’t have to wait too long for it too fade away. Bigger body. Stronger, soft carbonation. More dry finish. Not at all chewy or thick light American imperial stouts are. Dark fruit, some chocolate syrup, spice. If it weren’t for the presence of the roasted malts, I’d never guess that this was an imperial stout. More sweet taste than bitter. Kind of a tart taste. Light cloying sweet alcohol bite in the finish. Very disappointing.

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