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


on tap

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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Top fermented beer. Refermented in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
Draught @ Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (010308)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
ZBF2008: From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a dense tan head. Spiced and roasted malt aroma. Flavour is spiced, annis seed, light coffee note and a smooth chocolate note into the finish. Ends with a smooth mouthfeel and a light lingering annis seed flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (31471) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of malt as well as lighter notes of soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of nuts. The sweetness sticks to the lips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Clear reddish brown with a beige head. Sweet aroma of dark fruits and brown sugar. Medium body, sweet dark fruits, a little roast and sweet licorice. Hardly any bitterness. Reminds me of a Polish Batic Porter! 171110

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2008
Draught at ZBF 2008. Clear red brown coloured with a creamy beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel and liquorice with fruity notes. Roasted flavour of liquorice and dried fruits. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2008
Bottled. Very deep rubyish amber colour with brown mediumsized head. Arima is malts, soma sour fruits, spices and mild notes of plum. Flavour is mildly roasted malts with some fruity notes. Aftertaste is a nice mix of nuts, caramel and quite strong notes of roasted malts. Rather sweet, otherwise very pleasant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2012
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Mahogany colour, small head. Chalky astingent lingonberry aroma. Sweetish, medium-full bodied. Syrupy with a tartness. Plenty of chalk. Slight medicinal bitterness. Not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty licorice and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caamel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
15th February 2008
Champagne stout? Light, crisp and frothy but dark like a stout! Dark malt and a slight bitter dark malt finish. Different!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 Bottle at home .... OH my when i opened and poured this it ,fizzed just like a coke.... Deep black ... no head just like a coke ... woody roast malt nose ... over fizzy just like a coke ... but the flavour not at all coke like ... its much more like VIMTO ... with just a bit of roast chocolate malt added. bottle at de garre ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee cherry roast nose ... light fizz ... chewy toffee malts ... light bitter ... light chocolate... less now its cold ... but stic3.0

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