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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Imperial stout, refermented in the bottle,roasted malt and strong bitter finish, contains barley malt.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leepe_steven (158) - Lede, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
Dark ruby red with off white head. Aroma coffee, hops, mocca. Taste is coffee, hop bitterness, mocca, bitter aftertaste. Well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
Pratiquement noire aux reflets rougeâtres, une mousse volumineuse beige et persistante la garni en laissant une écume aux parois du verre. Au nez, c’est le grain grillé, le houblon et l’alcool qui font office d’odeurs. Le goût est de torréfaction, de chocolat noir, de café espresso, avec une finale assez prononcée d’alcool. On arrive tant bien que mal à percevoir, détecter, certaines pointes caramélisée.Texture soyeuse laissant une bonne amertume, qui semble troublée par l’alcool.(548-0100313)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3557) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2013
Bottle at home. Dark brown pour, solid rocky head. Aroma is sweet roasted, dark fruits, creamy, nuts and candy sugar. Flavor is sweet, creamy and smooth. Bit thin but well drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wordthief (5) - Texas, USA - APR 17, 2013 does not count
This stuff pours masterfully. The head is easily manipulated after a few minutes but always substantial. The aroma is pretty yeasty and fascinating in complexity. The palate is various and the taste is as good as the aroma. This became my favorite beer when I found that I liked the art that’s achieved through dark IPA. I am a stout fan and IPA fan in particular. I am not a fan of Belgians or Trappists. Or the ones I’ve tried...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Capped 750 from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours a ruddy dark brown with a 5 finger creamy/foamy beige head. The aroma brings to mind an Abba Zabba bar (taffy candy bars with peanut butter centers). Tho in years passed I think the contents were longitudinally striated. Med body more or less. There’s a really nice toffee/treacle flavor. Not a lot of bitter. Clearly this finishes on the sweet side, but it is a unique flavor experience in beer. Put this one on your bucket list.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (843) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Snifter pour dark dark brown with thin khaki head that doesn’t stay. Nose is mild, smooth malt, some sweet caramel... Not bad. Flavor has a little more going on, but not tons. Sweet malts and caramel, some chocolate notes.. Lighter body for an imperial. Could be worse.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a foggy dark brown with a ruby red tint and a resilient, creamy beige head. Aroma is roast, coffee, licorice. Flavor is a typically belgian-dubbelish start, very sweet with brown sugar, candi sugar and almost maple syrup-like notes. Some obvious roast in there, too. Finish is clearly coffeeish, good roast feel in there. Nice level of bitterness. Some lingering licorice, sweet flavors. Medium to strong body, somewhat oily mouthfeel. A very good dark ale. Although I felt it lacked in body for an imperial stout, I felt it had very good drinkability, and easily combined the best attributes of good belgian strongs and imperial stouts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (647) - BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2013
Black with large head. Chocolate and malts aroma. Taste chocolate, malts, some coffee and caramel. Roasted malts aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2007) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours black with high beige head. Aroma and taste are of roasted malt, caramel, sweet. Sligthly bitter in the finish. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Overall: Not my, but I would not get out of my way to drink it again. Still a pretty decent IS.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mulletreeve (17) - - MAR 11, 2013
Pours raisin brown, thin persistent head and delicate lacing remains. Roasted malt dominates, with tones of raisin and a slight touch of chocolate. A tad more carbonated than most stouts, which with the lighter flavor makes this come off almost like a porter. Nice and drinkable, certainly wouldn't kick it out of bed, but not extraordinary. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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