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


on tap

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RATINGS: 425   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7864) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, angenehm fruchtig, schokoladig, eridig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (3610) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown, little head. Light spicy nose, some dark sugars. Sugar comes through more on the taste. Sweet finish. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (684) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2014
Black with light beige head. Sweet malts, lots of red fruits, light yeast and spices, roasted notes. Medium bodied, light carbonation. Taste is mainly sweet with light tart touch and light bitter in the finish. More Belgian than stout. Like it though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EddyBeer1 (902) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2014
Brune foncée légèrement rougeâtre, effervescence faible, pas de mousse. Malts caramels un rien toastés, trop sucrée, manque de corps, un rien fruitée. C’est un stout, ça???

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2245) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
Dark ruby, almost black, with light brown lacing foam head. Light aroma, little caramel what I would not expect. Tastes sweet to, not like a srout. (Velp 201402)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cyrill69 (2) - LONGLAVILLE, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
Caramel, résine, chocolat, bière relativement ronde, goût d’alcool délicat. Assez pétillante, bon stout !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
750ml c&c bottle via trade with bmoosey, thanks Bruce. Poured a medium density cola looking dark brown body underneath a large foamy super light beige head that had some serious staying power. Aroma was sort of all over the place, bubble gum and dark fruit sweetness, Belgian yeast, uncooked brown bread and raisin dough. Medium to thinner body with stronger bubbly carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor is similar to the aroma with big Belgian yeast, dark fruits, sweet sugar, bubble gum, dry toast. Seems more like a dubbel or quad over a stout but still not bad once you get past the idea that this is classified as a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
On tap at Kulminator. Clear mahogany colored body with a medium sized dense beige head. Sweet smokey, Belgo spiced, malty tobacco nose. Malty, spicy rock sugar flavors. Alco warm, full bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3183) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
En direct du St-Bock. Une bière brune foncée avec une mousse beige. Le nez est de malt Munich qui fait drôlement penser à un doppelbock avec ses effluves de noisettes, de noix grillés, de raisins secs, de vin rouge, de sucre et de malt. La bouche est sucrée, très malté dans le profil des bières fortes hivernales allemandes. On aurait cru qu’elle était fermentée en fût de vin rouge. Nous sommes loin d’un stout des Isles Britanniques.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Drankencentrale de Hopduvel, Gent.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, spices, dried fruit.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, fruit, caramel, some nuts.

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