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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (3288) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC 750ml ($8.50): Pours black with a very brown head. Aroma is chocolate, boozy, yeasty, and with plenty of roast. Taste is sweet. Not very bitter at all. The booze is certainly noticeable, but not in a particularly bad way. Unless someone were to have told me that this is a Belgian Imperial Stout, I would have been hard-pressed to realize that on my own. Some complexity. Pretty good body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2014
4/V/14 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Bitter Zoet (Zonhoven) - BB: n/a (2014-481) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Dark brown to black beer, aery beige irregular head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, dried fruits, sweet touch, spicy, liquorish, ginger bread, caramel. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, sourish, fruity, some citrus, alcohol, little bitter, caramel. Aftertaste: hoppy touch, sweet caramel, sugary, mocha. A tad too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sunni05 (31) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pours very dark. I used a snifter. More head than I expected but dark chocolate color. Definitely a high alcohol content. Had a bourbon flavor to it. Not my favorite but very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Purchased at Woodman’s in Kenosha, WI; enjoyed at home during a Hawks playoff game while spending too much money on a Riot Fest ticket. Appearance is a velvety thick black with a moderate off white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of roasted chocolate and light spice from the Belgian ale yeast. Taste goes down with a moderate abrasiveness, light burn at the back of the throat, the Belgian ale yeast enhances the backend spice. Overall not too shabby, another nice offering from this great brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2177) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottled. Tan head with deep brown black pour. Chocolate malt nose. Some dark fruit alco burn and carbonated finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (366) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Black. Roasted malt, cherry, dark fruit, raisin, slight tart finish, chocolate, rich. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4059) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Roasty, slighty chemical, raisiny aroma. Slightly astringent, tangy coffee sweet. The night became foggy after this and I didn’t complete this rating. Purchased at Whole Foods, Tallahassee, consumed with LuckyDog et al downstairs at Proof.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle. Rich dark black pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of nice peat and dark chocolate. Flavor is also nice tobacco, dark chocolate, more peat and finishes a bit sweet with some coffee on the aftertaste. A steal at $7/bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Bottle shared @ weekly tasting with Dutchdrebus, Thompson and Ansjelaah. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted malts, chocolate, dark chocolate, a hint of vanilla and licorice. Taste malts, initially moderately sweet, some chocolate, roastyness, some vanilla hints and a bit winey. Medium body, velvety, oily texture, medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thompson (318) - - APR 24, 2014
Small beige head... black colour... smell coffee yeasty.. taste full body liqorish...


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