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Verhaeghe Barbe Noire

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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Imperial Stout
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1839) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Draft at Eulogy. Black pour with a white head that completely disappears but leaves some nice lace. Sweet dark fruit. Balsamic vinegar. Dates. Raisins. Figs. Dried cherries and blueberries. Truffles. Body is fairly thin. Does not feel like an Imperial Stout at all. High ABV is well hidden. Not really my style.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
skirwan2k (2) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2015 does not count
packs a punch. Lends notes of a belgian strong ale, russian imprial stout but not completely either. A good winder beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (948) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
DAA; Bottle 33cl. Pours black with a large, creamy, lacing, lasting tan head. Aroma is lots of roasted malt and sweet bread, some dark fruit, yeast, light sour and spice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a lasting roasted, spice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is lively. Strange as a stout, good as a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (596) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is coffee and dark fruits. Taste follows the aroma

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6715) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2015
(Bottle, Delirium Café, Brussels, 25 Oct 2014) Black colour with dense, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of caramel, dark fruit, raisins and dark bread. Malty, roasted taste with caramel, dark fruit, raisins, prunes, dark bread and a generous spicy bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, fairly sweet. On the sweet side, but quite tasty. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (365) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Piana drobna, miejscami średniopęcherzykowa. Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzyste. W aromacie wyczuwalne śliwki. Dość rześkie, świeże. Lekki winne nuty. W smaku wytrawne. Smak wytrawnego likieru. Znów pojawiają się śliwki i gorzka czekolada. Skojarzenie z pralinkami jest wyraźne. Lekko kwaskowe, wyczuwalne ciemne słody. Alkohol dobrze zamaskowany. Lekko lepkie odczucie w ustach. Mimo tej mocy i stylu piwo jest dość rześkie i wytrawne. Może trochę brakuje mu ciała. Ogólnie fajny, wytrawny imperial stout, ale trafiały się lepsze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CardsFan25 (78) - - DEC 29, 2014
Black pour with a little white cap of head. Very sweet taste of prunes with a medium Belgium finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABT_S54 (221) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours a dark brown colour with a fairly bubbly off white head which turns to localized areas of carbonation. Aroma is coffee and earthy notes. Taste is foremost redcurrant like tartness with maybe some sour cherries in the mix too which then turns to dark chocolate and coffee notes. Really quite complex and a victim of the style. This is really quite an enjoyable beer but in the company of other imperial stouts it really is a little over-carbonated and an odd combination of flavours. Worth trying if you keep your mind open.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1338) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Aromas of caramel, burnt raisin, vanilla, earthy. Black with a mostly lasting tan head. Mostly dry, subtle char, fruitiness is pretty prevalent, caramel flavors balance it out pretty nicely, raisiny finish. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (5415) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from Beergusto. Almost black colored beer with thick beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, prunes, caramel, tobacco, dark chocolate, spices. Taste, roasted malt, prunes, dark chocolate, spices, licorice, wood, alcohol. Strong alcoholic finish.


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