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RATINGS: 183   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Humongous beige head with blazing Belgian lace covers the black pour. Highly roasty, burnt bready aroma with spicy phenols reminiscent of peppery rye and liquorice. Alcohol vapours emanate mostly from the aroma and aftertaste. In mouth, the beer feels drier than it is due to its very marked roasted malt character. Pumpernickel toast and vegetal, gently fruity coffee notes are its main components. The hops remain mostly in a supporting, background role. I can’t say I’m very fond of that roast focus which feels a bit left alone. The ester profile is timid and the phenols+intense roast mixture does not captivate my tastebuds.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (3491) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle 75cl, a dark beer with good head. Nose is nice on dark chocolate and belgian yeast. Aroma is sweet on dark chocolate and dark coffee, sweet caramel, licorice, spices, light notes of red fruits, good bitterness. Finish has long roasted and brown bread notes, bit alcoholic like, good anyway.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmc619 (372) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bought in Leuven. A pretty nice take on imperial stout - not too alcoholic in flavor or experience, even though it’s a big beer. Looks great with huge head. Has the classic i-stout flavors. Somehow a Belgian twist to it. Not quite as chewy/viscous/heavy as I like with this style, but definitely a fine beer. G/f liked this one too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (4278) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
light burnt aroma,black, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light medium malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d café torréfié avec une pointe de chocolat et de fruité. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4759)

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 (1035) - 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 (3142) - 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 (10343) - 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.


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