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Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Imperial Stout
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Top fermented beer. Refermented in the bottle.

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Vargatul's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vargatul (139) - Bucharest, - JAN 6, 2013
Dark brown liquid, long beige head. Aroma has notes of roasted nuts, coffee, wine, chocolate, belgian yeast, anise. Medium body, high carbonated, bitter taste, dry texture.


3.5
artemb (1292) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 4, 2018
Dark brown clear. Fruity, roasted, dried cherries, prunes. Sweet, light sourness. Some vinous and spicy alcoholic notes in the flavour. Good.

3.7
Myonlyvice (363) - DENMARK - DEC 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours almost black with a beige head. Short head retention and very little lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and malt but also heavy raisin, plum and yeast aroma. Sweet with a light bitternes. Medium heavy mouthfeel. Almost sits somewhere between a quad and a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
L_Lovecraft (744) - - NOV 3, 2017
Not much to say, confused the aroma, dark brown with a thin head, medium body, quite flat, sugar and intense sweetness...not fo me.

3.3
angel77 (4048) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 27, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 Botella 33 cl en el Kraken 25..10..2017. (r503) Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro persistente. Sabores al principio propios de una stout, con suaves toques de cacaos... Pero con el paso del tiempo se va convirtiendo poco a poco en una típica doble belga con aumento de dulces y caramelos. Cuerpo ligero a medio algo espumoso y gas. Normal.

3.6
Eastwood (509) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2017
Tomada en Cervecer�a Kraken de botella. Aromas a cacao y caf� que se difuminan. Aunque responde poco al estilo imperial stout, es una cerveza rica, sabrosa y buena.

3.7
vinivini (3147) - Gomel, BELARUS - OCT 8, 2017
Bottled. Hazy deep brown colour. Well-lacing capuccino-coloured head. Stays. Aroma: caramel, toffee, toast, fruit esters, Belgian yeast, a touch of nail polish. Medium body. The taste follows the nose with the exception of minor roastiness present. Medium sweet. Warming. Low to light bitterness. Stout? No way. Just a middle-of-the-road BSDA with a minor roast nuance.

3.4
wilde_joost59 (343) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2017
Bottle at home. Brown, some red, color. Beige/brown head. The taste is a little soft compared to the abv of 9%. For an imperial stout I expected more taste.

3.9
Sissio (1785) - Orsenigo, ITALY - SEP 18, 2017
bottle @ home dark brown, brown head milk chocolate, cream, caramel, roasted malts, light smoky sweet malts, milk chocolate, light bitter, creamy, raisins, balanced roasted malts

2.8
ffaoe (1013) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Best before date: 28/08/12. strong malty aroma, notes of chocolate. black in color with fast fading head. taste is malty, faint chocolate and raisin. fast fading taste. possibly from age? smooth and clean finish

3.8
dimeon (500) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 30, 2017
A: Reddish black with a large, off-white head N: Dark roasted malts. Some fruit. T: Dark roast malt and coffee. Molasses. Plums. Excellent complexity. P: Full. O: Great stout.


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