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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Foreign Stout
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12540) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (896) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2016
Bottle acquired as part of a holiday care package from an aunt. Consumed in a pint glass. Aroma reminds me of alcohol-filled chocolates with sweetness definitely running the show. Black in color with a full figured beige head. Lacing sticks around to see how the sip continues. Taste is very heavy on bitter, dark chocolate initially before softening as more of a milk chocolate stout at the finish. I’m also getting some dark fruit like raisin and a little bit of peat. Hard to miss the alcohol presence too. I think if you like a chocolate-forward stout effort you’ll be satisfied but it’s not really overwhelmingly impressive for me. One bottle was definitely enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13798) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
KRS 121215. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour is sugar, roasted malt, cola, dried fruit, toffee, licorice, raisin, alcohol. Weird beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5633) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2016
330 ml bottle. Black body with a big gushing tan head. Mild fruity aroma with coffee and toffee. Flavor has dark malt, mild roast, some fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium body and OK aftertaste. Quite decent, but feels a bit plain and straight forward.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (337) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Almost black, small tan head. Aroma of roast malt and jam. Quite sweet palate, some balancing bitterness. Fruit tastes, sweet and slightly sticky palate. Some milk chocolate notes. Overall not bad, a little too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (1211) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2016
33cl flesje via drankgigant.nl Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in St. Bernardus glas Uiterlijk: zwart met redelijke cremelaagje Aroma en smaak: koffie, chocolade, gebrande mouten, smooth, ijzertje, licht fruitige toon op de achtergrond Conclusie: heeft goed gesmaakt deze stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Manslow (969) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Butelka 0,33l kolor prawie czarny, piana ładna drobnopęcherzykowa, jasnobrązowa ale zbyt szybko znika zostawiając nikłe ślady na szkle. Aromat likieru i lekko kwiatowy, w smaku kwaskowe niestety co dodrego stouta nie czyni. Aromat jeszcze orzechy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2812) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours black with a big fluffy powder like beige head. The aroma is chocolate, dark ripe fruits, spices and has a tart side note. The flavour is dark fruity with lighter notes of roasted malt and chocolate. Some bitter acidic yeasty notes in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (1151) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
Medium to large brown mokka coloured head, black coloured body, fruity apple some yeasts malts herbs hops, high carbonation medium bitter, malts liquorise, some coffee like cacoa taste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oscbert (1210) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Sweet bready malty aroma, chocolate, licorice, light roast. Pours a very dark brown almost black with small wispy off white head Flavor starts subtle then goes into oak and licorice, some roast, bready. Medium heavy bodied with high co2, interesting mouthfeel, fluffy and chalky, almost makes me want to chew on it or smash with my tongue, some alcohol warmth, lingering dry oaky finish. I've never had a beer similar to this, which makes me like it. Not really complex. Well balanced, awesome mouthfeel. Surprising that it's 9% abv ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (7410) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2016
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