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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: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
belgbeerfact (10) - Meer, - OCT 14, 2013
Very nice, deep brown color. Amazing aroma, due to the fact that this beer is barrel aged. Good job Van Den Bossche brewery. Cheers


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abcfan (913) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Good stuff. Mostly cherry, sour notes. Sour aroma with some notes of wood. Smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (916) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2016
F: big, creamy, off-white, good retention. C: dark as a night, opaque. A: malt, vinous, brett, port vine, cherries, woody, plums, vanilla, pomegranate. T: malty, vinous, vanilla, chocolate, woody, brett, red fruits, very smooth mouth feel, lack some bitterness but quite tasty and balanced overall, medium body, lower carbonation, worth to try, not a typical IS, Vintage 2014, 75cl bottle from Delhaize AD Anspach in Brussels.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (927) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2016
Draught taster @ Kulminator, Antwerpen. Deep dark red, beige foamy head. Nose seems a bit off, earthy, musty, faint red wine. Taste is more pleasant with dried fruits, red vinous notes, lightly tard and quite dry. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (984) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2016
2012 vintage, series #05552. Pours semi-opaque ruby red-brown with a small, thin beige head. Sour aroma with some cherry mixed in. A woody note as well. Medium body, just a touch watery. Mildly astringent finish. Flavor of sour cherry with some chocolate underneath. Light boozy note at the back.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18114) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2016
Draught at Kulminator, Antwerp. Dark almost black beer with a nice beige head. Fruity vinous aroma, caramel, grapes, raisins, licorice, cocoa notes, some wood. Fruity licorice and vanilla aroma, grapes, caramel, licorice notes, raisins, some warming alcohol. Nice but very sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
750 ml bottle at Agnes & Oscar. Near black with tan head. Aroma is bready, dark sugar, yeast, molasses and alcohol. Taste is full, short tart bitter notes with sticky bitterness to it, slight roasted, alcohol, barrel, wood, some boozy notes and dried fruits. Ok beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (994) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 27, 2016
Brune trčs sombre, gros collet de grosses bulles. Superbes arômes boisés, de raisins, Tres active en bouche, un corps moyen, une finale plus sur le chocolat avec toujours cette belle présence de fruits et de bois.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (15253) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Draught, 9% at KŘ16. Vinous aroma. Cloudy very dark brown colour. Very small head. The flavour has a good mild vanilla note. A little sweet, quite malty. Vinous touch. A little funk and acid in the finish. Well-rounded.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helallison (16) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle (750ml) at home bought in DeKoninck Vichte. Poured well with a small head that disappeared quickly. Very malty aroma and taste, but overall it’s like a hardcore version of the normal buffalo stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (16811) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
Deutlich holziger Antrunk. Spritzig, leicht würzig, fast schon zu intensiv, dadurch künstlich wirkend. Trauben. 12/10/11/9//9


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