Brewed by ’t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Sweet Stout
Beerzel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2010
This flippy top bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of cascading foam finely sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and a very good lacing. The aroma was malty musty and dirty. The mellow semi-flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering coffee aftertaste and a somewhat strange slight hop bite. The strange flavor contained notes of mild hops and dark malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

mauricemay (26) - leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2010
chocolate caramel hops vanilla very good brew..... like the name as well, hof+blues

GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
@ ZBF 2010. Pours a deep ruby almost black with a thick, tan head. Very nice aroma of roasted nuts, chocolate, roasted malt, dried cherries. Taste is light, watery, bubbly, missing the body entirely. :

Travlr (26087) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2010
At Zythos Beer Festival 2010. Nearly black, thick tan head. Aroma of smoke and roasted chocolate with some burnt espresso. Light bodied. Tasty.

BigMomma (249) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2010
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 Tasting at ZBF. Black color with a beige to brown head. Aroma is full of chocolate and coffee. Taste has some nice chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. A very nice stout.

armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 7, 2010
Tasted at Zythos Beer Festival, Belgium.
Deep brown-black body with a delicious beige creamy head. Mild aroma of coffee and caramel, some chocolate, fine fruity perfumes of dried fruits. Not too intensive flavor but fine mouthfeel with the taste of coffee, toffee, caramel and chocolate. Nice fruits and roasted grains in the aftertaste.

Abio (1868) - BERMUDA - MAR 7, 2010
Tasted at ZBF 2010. Very dark, black colour. Beige-a bit brown head. Holds nicely for a while. Coffee and red fruit smell. . Earthy, chocloate, roasted, coffee, red fruit taste. Not bad at all, little surprise, better then i expected!

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a roasted malty malty sweetish chocolate aroma with some hoppy hints. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate flavor with some bitter hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty chocoalte finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle at home. Pours a black color with a thick, creamy, foamy tan head. Intense complex aroma of roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Slightly disappointing flavor that seems to me remarkably dry for a "sweet stout", very bitter and still quite watery. It seems it takes a little getting used to as within a few sips I’m already starting to like the flavor a bit more. Lots of coffee and some licorice in there as well. Low carbonation and a very watery texture but a decent long bitter finish.

kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Swingtop bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a large foamy brown head that slowly subsided to a thin covering. The nose is deeply roasty with a hefty Belgian yeast influence. Slightly sweet smelling, yet slightly sour at the same time. Chocolate, coffee, some lightly burnt notes. Sweet flavor with a slightly sour twang on the finish. Heavy burnt coffee grounds with a good deal of bitterness overlaying the sweet base. I really dig the Belgian twist on the typical Sweet Stout. Medium bodied with a slightly clingy oily texture and quite active frothy carbonation. This was pretty darn good, it’s nice to get such big and expressive flavors from a relatively low ABV beer.

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