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Brewed by Brouwerij Kees
Style: Imperial Stout
Middelburg, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged on Isle Of Arran barrels.

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langeveld12 (582) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2017
Nice roast in this RIS. The Arran and oak are blended in very well with the rest of the beer. Everything is in balance and quite subtle. One of the better barrel projects in my opinion.

4.2
90 (726) - BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2017
This is a very nice Imperial Stout. A pity that it doesn’t get a place in the Kees regular selection. Nice roast and caramel. Full mouthfeel.

4.2
Gerbeer (3893) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2017
On tap @ Beer Lovers Bar in Antwerp. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, and slick roasted malts. Flavors of rich syrupy chocolate, dark vanilla, and dusty roasted malts. Subtle barrel effect makes the beer a little lighter and adds a slight sweetness. Very good.

4.7
77ships (10770) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2017
Draft glass @ Beerlovers Bar. Black, dark mocha bubbles. Nose is massive oily syrup, molasses, varnish alcohol, thick sweet chocolate syrup, some varnish, lovely peated whisky coated over it. Taste is thick chocolate, wonderful sweet milk chocolate, sweet, mocha, chocolate,mocha, sweet, wonderful, whisky is largely in the back, gives a wonderful finish, mellow peated warming whisky, really nice, barrel is so complimentary, really great,... Body is thick chocolate. Kees is hit or miss for me but this is all hit.

4
kraddel (8721) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2017
Tap at beerlovers. Pours black, small white creamy head. Smell is rich, grainy, pure, black malts. Taste is creamy, full, very roasted, pure cocolate, thick whiskey. not very boozy. Good one. Very low carbo, silky thick mf

3.6
caesar (7170) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle, 15 cl sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of roasty malts, dark choc and slight peated whisky. Roasty bitterness, bit cookie sweetness but not a lot and slight boozy whisky. Lacks a bit the body of the regular Kees RIS, and I prefer the barrel aging to add some sweetness instead. Decent, but not outstanding.

3.6
Benzai (16520) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle shared by Caesar @ his place. Opaque pitch black color, small off-white to light brown colored head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, dark malts, dark chocolate, some barrel. Taste malts, dark malts, light chocolate, malt bitter, dry earthy bitter. Overall: too dry peaty imo.

3.2
jerohen (2342) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2017
Bottled, big thanks to Arjen. Black appearance. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, whisky, caramel. Bittersweet flavor, boozy, some ashes. The whisky versions don’t really seem to work for me, worst of the series so far.

3.9
martjoobolut (4947) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 21, 2017
Rating 4K, bottle (from some webshop). Pours dark brown-black with mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, sweetness, vanilla, roast, bit of kama chocolate, some black bread. Flavor is sweet and bitter, dark bitter chocolate, whisky, roast, malt. Finish is dark chocolate bitter with some booze. Overall: very good, feels like liquid dark chocolate with some whisky in it.

3.4
SlackerMads (3467) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle received in the local European swap thanks to Christos. Pours thick and black with a small dark brown head with good retention and regeneration. The nose has liquorice all sorts, dark chocolate, brown sugar and molasses. The flavour has dark wood, liquorice, light tobacco, light peated smoke, brown sugar and molasses. Full body, oily texture, low carbonation, some warming alcohol. A bit hot finish. Ok.


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