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


on tap

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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Top fermented beer. Refermented in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MindSlip (15) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2016
Backlog from 1-8-2014
Need to try to find this beer again, because what I’d wrote down was crap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sparf (209) - Östersund, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
Maltig doft med stråk av choklad och aning melass Mörkbrun vätska med ett beige skum. Söt, malttung smak. Liknar inte alls de engelska originalstouten. Choklad och alkohol brottas med den dominerande fruktiga karaktären, och så en aning kaffebeska i den halvtorra avslutningen. Helt fyllig kropp men med något överdimensionerad kolsyra. Kort, söt eftersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2015
F: pale brown, average, average lasting, diminishing to thin film. C: dark red ruby to dark. A: sweet, dark fruit, some yeast, blackberries. T: sweet, fruity, malty, yeasty, only some tones of stout, hint of coffee, chocolate, sweet dried fruits like dates, figs, too sweet and quite simple for IS, but beside the style quite good beer, 0,33l bottle from Delhaize in Brussels, medium body, average carbo, nice bitterness on the palate together with pleasant sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GSAP (675) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2015 Aroma is rijk aan zoethout, drop, opengesneden perzik of pruim en een snoepzakje. Smaak is een wisseling tussen fris zoetzuur, maar bij doorslikken is zuurtje wat te heftig, wat beetje doortrekt in de nasmaak. Flink donker met beige kraag

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours deep, almost opaque brown with rocky off-white head. Nose has caramelized malts, dank earthy yeast, some herbs. Flavor is quite sweet - nearly cloying - a wash of residual sugars, kind of a generic syrupy sweetness, a little cheap-coffee roastiness. Ample carbonation similar to a belgian strong. Cool to try a classic- this is ok, but very simplistic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2193) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2015
Talkpoederachtig in de mond met scherpe koolzuur. Smaak zacht en zoet, chocolade, vanille, melasse. Bijna RIS dit! Geur lekker. Nasmaak top! Backlog from 2015/05/02.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonkiedeaap (593) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle from the bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is very dark brown to black colored and has a stable cream colored head, with average carbonation. The aroma is sweetness of caramel, dark fruits and roasted malts, and some light hint of coffee and cacao. The taste is medium to full bodied, with medium sweetness and in the end a bitterness of dark chocolate, cacao and some espresso. The finish is light dry and light bitter, with warming alcohol. When tasting I would say this is a strong ale, but definitely not a stout.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mutz (836) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
Donkerbruin van kleur. Beetje zurig aroma, smaak is licht caramel en ook zurig, doet me helemaal niet aan een stout denken. Dunne waterige smaak.Als ik andere ratings lees snap ik dit niet helemaal.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (267) - BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2015
Clear dark liquid, with a red shining. Average head. Sweet aroma, with a strong scent of alcohol. Medium body, strong carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter, and not at all like stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (604) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2015
Maker: Van den Bossche, St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium *** Beer: Buffalo Belgian Stout (bottled, bottle-conditioned, 330ml) *** Style: Imperial Stout *** ALC.VOL.: 9.0% *** Colour: Dark mahogany, minimally hazy. Big, frothy beige head. *** Nose: Blackberries, alcohol, vinegar. *** Texture: Medium body, oily. Modest carbonation. *** Taste: Licorice, sweet dark berries, some alcohol, yeast, spices at the start. Moderately sweet, but with sip after sip it gets drier. Middle is dry, with lemons, red berries, yeast, licorice still. Finish turns sweetish again, with the licorice over yeast and lemon. Mild, malty, wee alcoholic after taste. *** Impressions: Interesting, unusual take on an imperial stout. Not cloyingly sweet despite 9% ABV, rather an interesting mix of sweet and sour flavours, with a hint of vinegar throughout. Who but the Belgians could make such a beer?

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