Kees "Bubberman" Ltd. Barrel aged Imperial Stout 2015-2017


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

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 4.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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RIS 2y aged on Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel. -- Obligatie bier

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4.7
Alengrin (5902) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2018 Limitedly produced 'impy' by Kees Bubberman, named after himself and aged for two years on bourbon barrels. Received as a birthday gift from the Arendsnest in Amsterdam and shared with my girlfriend, Ilse and Craftmember at 'Cause Beer Loves Food - a surprise of epic proportions, many thanks for this, possibly the most humbling birthday gift I ever got in my lifetime... Thanks to Timothy of 'Cause Beer Loves Food as well for the luscious deep-fried raisin bun to pair it with. Brownish mocha beige, quickly opening, moussy head lacing in dots, over a black beer with misty burgundy edges. Intense, alluring, enticing bouquet of chocolate liqueur, a lot of sweet and boozy bourbon, coffee, beef stock, vanilla-ish wet oak wood, pear syrup, treacle, baked banana, glue, caramel sauce, bayleaf, bitter chocolate bars, brandy. Densely candied sweet onset, dates and candied orange peel, very intense with a thin, perfectly measured cured meat-like umami accent surrounding the sweetness; soft carbonation, thick and oily, viscous but still sufficiently supple body. Deep-bodied and multi-layered hazelnutty, black chocolatey and butterscotch-like maltiness fills the mouth after that, developing into a long, rich, heating finish of ongoing 'chocolateness' impregnated with boozy bourbon, intensely warming without descending into unpleasant wryness, alongside a whole lot of vanilla-hinting oak wood, including drying tannins; peppery hop bitterness below provides further balance. Wow... I guess this is Kees' way of boasting that the new generation of European craft brewers are as good as any American brewery to produce a full-fledged, highly profiled American style imperial stout extendedly aged on bourbon barrels - the kind of boldness I feel Belgium is somehow lacking when it comes to stouts - and he is damn right: this is of no lesser quality than the ultimate legend in this particular corner of the beer world, Bourbon County Brand Stout, so I have no choice but to grant this an exceptionally high score. What a treat - big cheers to Ilse!

3.7
PotjeBier (3839) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2018
Draft @ Arendsnest. Black color. Brown head, both dense and a bit frothy with reasonable retention. Aroma's: big chocolate, boozy alcohol, roast, wood, (red) fruit. Retronasal it's sweetish, firm alcohol (even light acetone), chocolate, roasty. Flavor is above moderate sweet, roasted, alcoholic fruity. Strong alcohol feel. Full bodied. Long finish, with roast and dark chocolate. Nice, but too alcoholic.

3.9
kermis (14999) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2018
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Draft at Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Black with a small beige head. Aroma of big bourbon, oak barrel, vanilla, fudge, milk chocolate and boozy alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with a medium thick texture, light alcohol warmth and soft carbonation. Pretty good, but let down by the not so subtle alcohol.

3.8
JorisPPattyn (10122) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2018
C: Almost no head over jet-black beer. 4/5 N: Sweet Bourbon(explosion), vanilla, sweet-smelling, rich. 8/10 T: Wood, Bourbon, sweet, vanilla, and a long, sticky aftertaste. Roast very much in check. 7/10 MF: Explosion of alcohol backthroat. Filthily rich feel. Not very carbonated. 4/5 O: Sticky, but great. At the edge of “over the top”, but still great. 15/20

3.8
hansvf (943) - - DEC 31, 2017
De crowdfunding is binnen. Ruikt heerlijk naar de bourbon. Wel wat dunner en iets zuurtje. Lekker

4.1
sjogro (5116) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2017
Tap at Craft & Draft. Black with bubbly tan head. Massive vanilla. Dark roasted chocolate malts, bourbon, blackberries, blueberries, prunes, moccha, hazlenut, alcohol. Massive sweet and strong bitter. Full body and velvet soft feel, creamy and soft carbonation. Feeling lucky today! Very cool to try this from tap at Craft & Draft.

4.2
Martinus (4741) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2017
Pitch black colour, tan head. Aroma of booze, vanilla, loads of bourbon, red fruits and wood. Sweet malty flavour, rather bitter, chocolate, milk chocolate, loads of vanilla, caramel, rum raisins. Finish bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate. Nice!!!
(from 75cL bottle @ home)

4.2
Benzai (16931) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2017
Draught @ Van Moll Brewpub. Opaque black color, small off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, heavy heavy bourbon and dark bourbon soaked raisins. Taste malts, heavy bourbon, dark raisins, alcohol, dark malt bitterness. Heavy but quite good.

4.3
Bosbouw (3038) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2017
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt vol alcohol, bourbon, zacht. Smaakt vol, vanille, koffie, crème, alcohol.


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