Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Imperial Stout
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Top fermented beer. Refermented in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leepe_steven (202) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2015
Pours a dark ruby red beer with beige head. Does not really look and taste like a stout to me, its more like a quadrupel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1877) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2015
Aroma of dark malt, caramel, yeast, hint of coffee. Flavour is medium sweet with a light bitter finish. Not much of a Stout, but a decent Belgian Strong Dark Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - FEB 7, 2015
ontzettend matig bier dit. je kan er doorheen kijken. slap zoet en niet echt een stout te noemen. misschien goed voor een instap stoutje ofzo

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirstyrabbit (1413) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown body, small head. Medium hoppy aroma with sugar and mild roast. Something metallic too. Medium yeasty taste with a mild roast. Damp cellary malt and hops in the finish. High carbonation. No real character. What stout? This is an unremarkable Belgian dark ale. Please quit your false advertising.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rammer (349) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
An Imperial Stout is not very similar, most Belgian strong ale. Density is not enough. Coffee, Belgian yeast is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1749) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Donkere chocolade bruine kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt zoetig, drop, en nog iets. Smaakt zoetig, laurier, drop. Raar biertje.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (242) - BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2015
16/01/2015 @home 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma : Sweet, caramel, dark fruits, roasted malts. Taste : sweetness, caramel, roasted malts, fruits and a bit bitterness in the end. All very mild & gentle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3851) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear brown color. Medium size, thick beige head, stays. Belgian yeast, somewhat fruity, faint alcohol, slightly metallic notes in aroma. Caramel, Belgian yeast, alcohol, faint roast, liquid chocolate ice-cream in taste. Noticeable alcohol in aftertaste. Im not sure what it tries to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
Poured a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of roast malt and sweet berries. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, reasonably bitter. Not an Impy by any standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (658) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn. Dark brown with a big-bubbled creamy head. Good retention and lacing. Nose... sweet dark dried fruits, roasted malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, vinegar and spiciness, rather like cinnamon. Taste is dark dried fruits like dates, roasty and moderately caramelly sweet, also a bitterness joining in the finish, combining with dry roastiness and a chocolaty sweetness. Smooth on the palate with very thin carbonation, body on the minus side of mediumish. A strange hybrid of a brew - I was disappointed at first but later on it grew on me.

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