Bierwerk Aardwolf

Formerly brewed at Boston Breweries (South Africa)

Style: Imperial Stout
Western Cape, South Africa
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Five different dark grains, molasses and freshly roasted African coffee beans went into this rich and decadent sweet-stout. This beer is unfiltered and matured in the bottle and will continue to improve for the next 2-3 years. After fermentation a portion of the beer was matured on medium-toast french oak providing subtle hints of vanilla and coconut.
Pour carefully to avoid disturbing the sediment.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, plenty of coffee, caramel and wood. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a moderate bitter and roasty finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1714) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Black with a light-brown head. Aroma: sweet cold coffee, medwurst, something vinous. Taste: espresso, coffee grounds, and a kind of coffee acidity, salty licorice, mayonnaise, some chocolate, a very familiar taste from some type of alcohol. Above medium-bodied, average+ carbonation. Jag frstr pongen med den hr men den r lite fr sumpig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
nose is stale coffee, roasted malt, cane sugar, weak hops, feel is medium, carb is low, taste is warm, little wood chip, sour fruit, medium hops finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rand (1670) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle 340 ml from Black beer with tenacious beige foam, lacing the glass. Scents of chocolate, roasted of coffee incredible, cappuccino, dry fruits, molasses and vanilla, hop and hint of wood. Stay supple, unctuous, rich with culinary possibilities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2011
Sydafrikanskt? Jo, tydligen. Det hr var en riktigt trevlig upplevelse och tydligen kan afrikaner brygga l. Framfrallt ger letiketten mig lite kraftwerk influenser, men jag r trots allt lite efterbliven.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
Poors dark brown with a medium dense brown head. Rick aroma, molasses, lots of coffee, toffee and roasted malts. Thick palate, lots of roasted bitterness, coffee and suger giving it a touch of belgian yeast sweetness. Nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
humlelala (1374) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2012
(33 cl bottle from Toft Vin; BBD: November 1st 2013) Pours dark brown with medium, off-white head that recedes quickly leaving a thin film. Some lace. Nose is mostly molasses and bready with a hint of oxidation. Doesnt improve much as it warms up. Flavour is syrup with notes of coffee and a hint of oak. Carbonation is flat, full bodied, oily texture with a sweet finish. Girlfriend says: "It tastes a bit of candy. Its okay. Its very strong though."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
(Bottle 20/6-2011) Large brown head, black color, sweet coffee taste, alcohol level fit the malt body of beer well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 3, 2011
Saboreada el 19/04/11 en una copa Oversized. Negro puro y cuerpo opaco. Espuma beige con burbujas pequeas. Capa gruesa y corona persistente, anillos de encaje. Aromas de maltas tostadas, chocolate, granos verdes de caf y lpulos. Sabor a frutos secos y notas de chocolate. Paladar de amargor dulce y caf. El sabor a caf persiste en el retrogusto. Cuerpo denso para una cerveza no excesivamente fuerte. Un poco pesada y excesivo sabor a caf pero puede estar bien para tiempo desapacible. Enjoyed on 04/19/11 in an Oversized glass. Pure black opaque body. Beige foam with small bubbles. Thick layer & lasting crown, lacing rings too. Toasted malts, chocolate, fresh coffee grains & hop aromas. Dry nut & chocolate note tasting. Sweet bitterness & coffee palate.Coffee flavor last on the aftertaste. Full body for a not extremely high ABV beer. A little fat & excessive coffee hints but could be ok in cold weather.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemmingwillum (1198) - Nysted, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Rating #625, bottle from Fish N Beer

Brown-black beer with completely dense, small, beige head. Aroma of blackcurrant, wood, liquorice, lots of chocolate, spices and candy drops. Flavor has a bit touch of metallicness but that is immediately erased by chocolate, liquorice, berries as raspberries and blackcurrant and then some wood. Soft and creamy palate. Really enjoyable stout, and despite the fruityness is quite unorthodox is really suits this beer perfectly!

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