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


on tap


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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle fermented. Brewed with water, barley malt, hops and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle. Clear dark red brown color with a huge, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy hay, straw, pine needle, notes in the finish of licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, finish is dry. (Flavor is young and fresh). Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to lively. (A very nice beer but a Imperial Stout ? no it’s a nice beer) (140208)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 ZBF2008: From tap. Pours dark brown with a lacing light tan head. Spiced and light herbal aroma. Flavour is light caramel malt with a solid spice note. Lingering spiced into the finish. Shows a nice caramel malt base along the way. Nice.6-4-7-4-14=3.6

33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to hazy orange with a lacing off-white head. Yeasty and chocolate malt aroma. Flavour is yeasty and with a mix of caramel and chocolate malt. Light roasted to smoked note and with a mild dry note. Ends dry malty with a very minor spice note.6-3-7-3-14=3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34219) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2009
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with a huge tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of spices and caramel. The flavor is also sweet with notes of spices, caramel and malt, as well as light notes of wood, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks KimJohansen for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
Draught at ZBF 2008. Muddy red brown coloured with a small off white head. Aroma of fruits, liquorice, vanilla and chocolate with acidic notes. Sweet flavour of vanilla, liquorice, chocolate and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25141) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour (quite close to black). Aroma is spices, roasted malts, yeast and also some dry dark fruits. Flavour is spices, roasted malts, some wood, smoke and ashes. Very strange sweetish, but smoked and roasted brew. Still works quite well though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of BelJohansen. Pours a hazy, orangey brown with floating impurities and a tall, beige head that leaves some laces. Aroma of burned malt and yeast. Full-bodied with sweet, burned malts and yeast. Distinctly bitter finish - mainly from the hops I believe. Again a rather different Belgian take on an Impy. 160408

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23314) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2011
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Nut brown, small head. Aroma of hazelnuts and caramel. Mid sweet with rounded spritzy mouthfeel and medium-full body. Plenty of coffee, some marzipan. Slight salty bitterness. Mouthfilling and relaxed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2009
Bottle @ chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008. Pours a dark brown colir wit ha small off-white head. Fruity malty yeasty aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish roasted malty fruity chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish warming roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
26th February 2010
Cloudy chocolate brown beer. Huge foamy biscuit coloured head. Soft malt nose, hint of smoke. Fresh tasty malt, quite fruity for the style and with a little milk chocolate and a pleasing amount of smoke. Finishes with more of the same. Interesting RIS, not rich, thick and sumptuous but wins with it’s dark fruits and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
dark and dense brown with a massive head that settles quickly to thin bubbles with whitewash lacing. Aroma has raisins, dates and lots of esthers and ketones, smells like a chemistry lab experiment. Taste starts off with sweet dark fruit and chocolate, then acidity creeps in, then intense smokiness. Nicely complex and interesting. Not quite chewy, but substantial body. Not sure I can deal with the aroma, maybe it will grow on me. Maybe laying it down for a year will help. For nor, it’s decent enough to give it a try.

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