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


BBB63's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Corked bottle and served in my NB worthy glass: Pours a deep cola brown with a fading fizzy beige head and some lace. The aroma has notes of anise and pepper, plum, toasty pumpernickel bread, herbal, dusty yeast esters, a classic Belgian sour/funk woody nose. Actually once I got used to it, it was quite nice!

The taste profile is a bit more simple with anise and peppery textures over a layer of sweet chocolate and nutty malts. These are supported by lactic twang and a herbal wildflower quality. The finish is slightly dry and woody with some smoke out and about.

The mouth feel is lively but reserved, thin to medium-bodied and the alcohol is VERY WELL HIDDEN. Shiz until I just looked I would have never guess anything close to the 9% listed. If you like Jolly Pumpkin stout then you should give this one a spin around the dance floor. This one really grew on me, got better as it warmed. But buyer beware....this is not your normal stout!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrankZappa7 (393) - GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
23-Apr-2016@ZBF. Dunkelbraun, beiger Schaum. Aroma: Kaffee, Pfeffer. Antrunk Kaffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3968) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2016
At Uber, Seattle. Deepest red, foamy tan foam. Boozy, port wine, nice rich, very Belgian brown-abt flavor. Rich caramel, dark malts. Red fruity, alc is well balanced. Pretty delicious and interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1363) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 6, 2016
butelka, warka do 27/08/16. Nie taki ciemny braz piwa, kiepska piana. aromaty... glownie karmel i ciemne owoce, do tego nieco przyprawowosci, kawowosci, banany... dosc delikatne. w ustach faktycznie slodkie i kwaskowate nieco, raczej wodniste (cialo odbierane dzieki lekkiej syropowosci), niezle ukryty alkohol, praktycznie zero goryczki. calkiem niezle w sumie, ale i tak mnie oklamali, to nie stout :) bardziej dubel

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EvgeniyKurilov (148) - - FEB 4, 2016
Старая запись лета 2015. Аромат сладкий с шоколад& и кондите& нотками. Вкус сладкий и даже черзмер& какой-то конфетн& но с кислинк& Странны& и не совсем стаут.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seynie (313) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2016
Dark with a beige head. Not much nose. Pretty bland at first. Malt, candi sugar, raisins, mineral, nuts follow. Nice finish with a bit more sourness and cask. Not bad.

3.4
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sparf (196) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (643) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GSAP (658) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
asedzie (784) - 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.


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