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


on tap

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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Top fermented beer. Refermented in the bottle.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
750ml bottle -

This was a freaky stout. OK, I get it that it’s a Belgian stout but I got this butterscotch-y thing on the aroma along with blackberries and Coke. No chocolate, no roasted malts. Berries, Coke and butterscotch. It wasn’t horrible, but...just....odd. Flavor brings some smooth caramel malts, more berries, licorice and dry chocolate powder. I can’t really consider this a stout, but whatever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nathanvc (243) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2016
Pours hazy dark brown to black with a frothy tan head. The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, spices and some chocolate. It tastes medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Lingering but light roasted finish. Oily texture and soft carbonation. More like a Dubbel than a real Stout, but I’d drink it again anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle in anvers. Black colour with a small white head. Medium to full body, medium to light carbonation. More of a Belgian bruin. Overall ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (2390) - PORTUGAL - OCT 6, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark brown with nice tan head. Good retention. Light roasted malts, nuts and licorice in the aroma. Fizzy carbonation and medium body. Taste is light sweet with coffee notes. Dry astrigent finish. Overall, unbalanced beer with too much carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (1005) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
Dark brown small off white head. More Belgian strong ale than stout slight tarte note plums and damson nothing wrong with it but misdescribed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andniz (190) - POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Aroma mostly of bread, caramel, a bit of nuts and spiciness Verylight color for a stout, it was not even deep brown Rather sweet, pretty watery for an imperial stout, very lightly roasted not a bad beer, but definitely not a stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (720) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2016
Donkerbruin met ecru/crèmekleurig schuim. Geur: alcoholisch en precies wat oxidatie (nochtans redelijk jong), gestoofde zoete appels, rozijnen. Smaak: peperkoek, koffie verkeerd, peren. Romig mondgevoel. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter, noten. Dit bier doet eerder denken aan een quadrupel dan aan een Imperial stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (1229) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016

0.33 bottle.
Black color with a small, coffee-colored head leaving some lacing. Aroma of caramel, butter, dough, and vanilla. Taste is made up of coffee, malts, and some dark cake - it is sweet yet very delicate for a stout, I would not even classify it as an Imperial Stout. A medium body, a somewhat creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is medium long, very malty, and a tad too alcoholic. Overall the beer is mediocre and not particularly stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (7496) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Not super dark black, almost like a schwarzbier, with a light tan head that evaporates a little fast, leaving no head at all. Nice chocolate-ish aroma and a faint licorice and biscuity nose. Smooth and Belgian ish flavor with some dark malt, no smokiness or roast, some smooth chocolate undertones, a faint Belgian yeast fruitiness, and some plum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zilverenmaan (19) - Schoten, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2016
Aangenaam aroma: voornamelijk vanille. Smaak eveneens voornamelijk vanille, daarnaast beetje zoetig, beetje zurig, slechts een hint van geroosterde mout. Bitterre afdronk ontbreekt. Mondgevoel olie-achtig, weinig koolzuur. Al bij al geen kwaad bier maar weinig uitgesproken of complex van smaak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rikstar (2308) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
0,33l fles bij wapen van Wogmeer. Blijft altijd spannend anls men in België stout bier gaat brouwen. Deze is wel te drinken met wat koffie en melkchocolade, echter verfijnd kan je het niet noemen, daarvoor iets te dun en mat.

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