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

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Top fermented beer. Refermented in the bottle.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonkiedeaap (619) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mutz (898) - 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.....

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (335) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (639) - 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?

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Acid303 (668) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - SEP 15, 2015
33cl bottle, served in tulip. Dark brown colour with a big off-white head. It smells and tastes so weird: roasted malts with a touch of Champagne or Catalan Cava, effect probably caused by the yeast combination. Nothing remarkable on the palate: moderately sweet with no bitterness, very light body for an IS, and carbonation is just ok. Drinkable, but quite boring.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mateuszk (1689) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown, small head. Aroma of caramel, sugar with very light roastiness. In taste similar. It’s not a stout, just some medicore dark belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (808) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
Unclearblak beer with almost no head, low carbonation. Taste is sweet, fruity, caramel, chocolade. Nice but on the sweet site.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (3051) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2015
0,33 l bottle caramel, coffee, roasty, toast, herbs, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (738) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
Oosters, Singapore on 01/07/15. 33cl bottle (shared) poured into an official Buffalo tall glass. Dark brown colour with a thin beige head. Medium body and carbonation. Aroma of chocolate malt, caramel and roast coffee. Rich flavour of coffee, chocolate malt, caramel and vanilla. Dark fruits and molasses. Nice bittersweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
witthatsbier (508) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
33CL Bottle pours a dark brown/black with tan head Aroma is burnt grain bit of toffee Taste is bitter with malty sweet tones very unbalanced nothing special try once and thats it


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