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

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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bottle fermented. Brewed with water, barley malt, hops and yeast.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle, picked up from The Hop Duvel, Gent and consumed 26-12-07 Poured a very dark reddy amber colour with white head. The aroma was sweet malts with sourness around the edges. Tasted roasty with burnt wood dominating initially only to subside to reveal good hops, sourness again, quite tangy but to be fair the sweetness holds firm against all of these other tastes. This is a very interesting and unusual Imperial Stout.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1395) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle.
Appearance: Clear ruby body with a tall and dense khaki head. Way too light for a stout.
Aroma: The aroma is big on burnt brown sugar, heavy fig and hints of booze. Definitely an aroma of a barley wine, not an imperial stout. Smells nice for a barley wine.
Taste: Taste is similar to the aroma. Sweet fruity intro with some burnt brown sugar and a slightly metallic/astringent finish, maybe itís some spices. Not sure.
Palate: Full-bodied, mild to moderately carbonated.
Overall: Iím reviewing this as a barleywine and for that itís solid. If I were grading this as a stout itíd be garbage. I donít know whatís going on here but itís a solid barleywine.

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 ít 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 (257) - 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 (8611) - 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 thereís some bourbon notes. Boozy strong. No stout notes. Nothing roasty. Oaky, woody and alcoholic. Taste improves but itís a bit of a strugglr.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3295) - 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 shouldnít. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4058) - 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 (1915) - 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 (700) - 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 (299) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
This is a stout? Very fruity and nice beer but not a astout. Maybe it wasnít matured long enough

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (425) - 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.


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