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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1036) - Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2013
Poured opaque black with two fingers of khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit with a bit of booziness. Taste of roasted malt and chocolate with some licorice and dark fruit. Has some spiciness and alcohol warming character but not taste. Mouthfeel is soft and full with an active carbonation. A good take on the style with some nice Belgian spicy character. ---Jeremy H


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nutjes (87) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2016
33cl-fles bij Billie’s Bier Kafétaria te Antwerpen U: zwart met kleine donkerbruine schuimkraag G: pure chocolade, koffie en geroosterde mout S: Geroosterde mout, chocolade en wat drop. Koffie- en moutbitter in de afdronk. Lekker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3945) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
0.75l corked bottle brought home from Cask Pub & Kitchen. Oh, this is about as dark as they come. Like pouring fresh black oil in the glass and it has a big but quickly fizzing away dark chocolate colored head. It has a really nice woody vinous dark roasted aroma. Yeah, it definitely has some dark roasted tones this. Slightly salty as well. Nice. Lots of flavor! Been storing this in the cellar for close up to two years now, and I’m glad I did. It feels really round in the taste. It somehow doesn’t have the mouthfeel that I expect a beer of this caliber to have and it’s a tad higher on the bubbles than I prefer in my imp stouts. The flavors however are all delicious and really integrated. Dark chocolate, lots of roasted malts. Some woody bourbon tones. Slightly salty and licorice in the aftertaste. There’s also a fair amount of alcohol, the stingy warming kind in the finish and aftertaste. Yeah, nice. 25.07.2014

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
shanoknowsfood (91) - Hawaii, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle @ Whole Foods. This was the worst Imperial Stout i have ever tasted. Looks great. Smells okay. The taste was, at first, pretty good. On the tongue it was similiar to a Foreign Stout, but then the palate was so aweful i had to ask for my money back :P Had that typical sour fruit aftertaste that so many Belgian Ales have...which i don’t particularly like. Sorry but i cannot recommend this one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5557) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2016
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was dark malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong mild roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt vinous and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
M4grem (20) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Good stout flavor, a little smokey and rich but not overly so. Good balance at taste. Palate is strong alcohol and an odd bitter finish. Fair pairing with food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1320) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle at home, black beer,, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, heavy on the chocolate, some boozyness. dry bitter chocolate aftertaste. very nice

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
Very dark brown. Very phenolic, nail polish, paint, very sticky, barrely, quite a lot of that burnt sugar. The phenols are downplayed on the tongue, but overall quite rough.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1464) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a deep reddish black. Taste is deep dark and smokey. Mouthfeel is chewy. Well balanced. Belgian notes come through a bit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a jet black. Aromas of espresso/chocolate and roasted malts. Taste dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate malt with a nice bitter bite.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (349) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
Donkerzwart bier met mokkakleurige schuimkraag. Aroma van chocolade, rook, rozijnen, pruimen, tabak. Diepe, donkere, volle smaak met licht tintelende, licht bittere, afdronk. Smaken van (gebrande) koffiebonen, mout, pure chocolade. Een bier om met kleine slokjes van te genieten. Top.


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