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

bottled
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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Top fermented beer. Refermented in the bottle.

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
750ml bottle -

This was a freaky stout. OK, I get it that its a Belgian stout but I got this butterscotch-y thing on the aroma along with blackberries and Coke. No chocolate, no roasted malts. Berries, Coke and butterscotch. It wasnt horrible, but...just....odd. Flavor brings some smooth caramel malts, more berries, licorice and dry chocolate powder. I cant really consider this a stout, but whatever.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (5451) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2017
Medium brown color. Off white head. Big Belgian yeasty nose with a bit of winey character. Thin body for the style not super balanced. Despite how bad it looks for the style and how thin it tastes, its not that bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ysok02 (1267) - Mons, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2017
Robe brune fonce, mousse crmeuse mais peu peristante. Nez discret, pointe de chocolat, de caf. Bouche lattaque banale, manque dampleur et de complexit. Sans intrt.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nocheinbier (31) - - DEC 31, 2016
From a 330ml bottle. A bit of a disappointment. Pours dark and looks beautiful with a thick foamy head, has a dull aroma if any. First thing that sprang to mind when I tasted it was how fizzy it was. I expected much more taste and substance for a 9% beer. Theres a sweet fruity aftertaste but I couldnt get much more than that.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (803) - FRANCE - NOV 11, 2016
Brune trs fonce, haute mousse laissant une imposante dentelle sur le verre. Au nez on retrouve du candi, pruneaux, fruits trs murs, raisins secs. La bouche est sucre, malte et pice avec des notes de raisins rouges, de pruneaux, de caramel et de plum pudding. le corps est rond, la carbo importante, peu damertume, lalcool est bien masqu. Cette bonne bire nest pas un stout, elle ressemble avec une ale belge forte ou une double.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (2100) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle from Beautiful Beers, Bury St Edmunds. Pours very dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dark fruits. Medium sweetness, some roasted bitterness, touch of sour. Medium to full body, slick texture, not highly carbonated but fizzy mouthfeel. Dry chalky sweet milk chocolate finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nathanvc (314) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2016
Pours hazy dark brown to black with a frothy tan head. The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, spices and some chocolate. It tastes medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Lingering but light roasted finish. Oily texture and soft carbonation. More like a Dubbel than a real Stout, but Id drink it again anyway.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle in anvers. Black colour with a small white head. Medium to full body, medium to light carbonation. More of a Belgian bruin. Overall ok

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (2615) - PORTUGAL - OCT 6, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark brown with nice tan head. Good retention. Light roasted malts, nuts and licorice in the aroma. Fizzy carbonation and medium body. Taste is light sweet with coffee notes. Dry astrigent finish. Overall, unbalanced beer with too much carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (1158) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
Dark brown small off white head. More Belgian strong ale than stout slight tarte note plums and damson nothing wrong with it but misdescribed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andniz (279) - POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Aroma mostly of bread, caramel, a bit of nuts and spiciness Verylight color for a stout, it was not even deep brown Rather sweet, pretty watery for an imperial stout, very lightly roasted not a bad beer, but definitely not a stout


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