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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of dark candy sugar, toffee, tobacco, earthiness, light fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, earthiness and fruittiness with a crisp lingering tobacco finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1129) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (5095) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Moderate pruney nose, plumped up raisins. Dark brown, thinhead, some lace. Rich dark fruit, some oxidation, lightly tingly hop followed by more sweet malt. Medium body. Tasty, with moderately full flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chudwick (2215) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Tailgating beer, this is not. Like most impy stouts, this is not. Something I like, this is not. Except for when it is all of these things or some combo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4379) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Generally pleasant, somewhat leathery, peaty, faintly creosotic aroma. Clipart label. Tinny, strongly molasses in character, tangy, dark and dry fruit notes of dates and figs. Leathery. A little sugary. These Belgian mixpack are always tempting because of the new ticks, but invariably dissapoint. ABC Liquors, Betton.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
skortila (4625) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2014
Bottled. full 33cl sample. The aroma has liquorice, cola, winegums, light roast, some chocolate. Black coloured beer with an off-white, medium head. The taste is moderate sweet, has fruity wine tones, lots of cola, some chocolate/’cacao fantasie’, some liquorice. Medium bodied. Well there are lots of different tastes in this beer but well most not the ones you want in a stout. I think Verhaeghe can do much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4300) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
33 cl. bottle obtained @ Willems en Zoon. Surprised to find an RIS by Verhaeghe, interesting. Dark red, dark brown, blackish. Taste is huge liquorish, you can smell it a mile away, dark black bread, reminiscent of kvass. Taste is sour cherry, pumpernickel bread, huge liquorish, huge kvass-like taste, some amarena cherries in the back, liquorish, light cross-over between cherry coca-cola & kvass, spices, red berries, lightly pricklish. Very strange brew, like a huge dose of black liquorish mixed with imperial kvass, dash of Duchesse De Bourgogne. Very unique brew, almost makes me wonder for a bit if this is intentional, nothing like anything I have ever tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7965) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Chalky prune, chocolate malt, and hay aroma. Black with small head. Sweet raisin, yeast, light chocolate malt flavor. Light chalk/astringent finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tania_nexust (227) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from Kris Wines. A very rich, complex aroma & flavour. Aged sherry/wine like. Slight sweetness and & smooth finish. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4110) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle: Nearly black with a thin tan head. Chocolate and red wine aroma. Tangy, yeasty, dark fruit and cocoa taste.... Different take on a stout..... Tasty, though.

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