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


on tap

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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Top fermented beer. Refermented in the bottle.

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   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 it’s 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 wasn’t horrible, but...just....odd. Flavor brings some smooth caramel malts, more berries, licorice and dry chocolate powder. I can’t really consider this a stout, but whatever.

L_Lovecraft (716) - - 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.

angel77 (3866) - 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.

Eastwood (493) - 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.

vinivini (3000) - 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.

wilde_joost59 (289) - 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.

Sissio (1750) - 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

ffaoe (912) - 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

dimeon (467) - 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.

emincems (117) - TURKEY - APR 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 one of underrated beers. dark brown with medium tan head. average retention. smells caramel, dark fruits and chocolate. taste is overly sweet and fruity for an stout. roasted malt, tons of candied sugars and overly fruity notes. med-full bodied, moderate carbonation. dry and slight sour finish. I accept it as a strong belgian ale.

ardeo (542) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2017
Bottle 33. Brune-noire à quelques reflets et avec mousse beige suffisante. Nez : un peu de café, de réglisse, de caramel/candi, du malt. Bouche : assez douce, avec candi, cacao, fruits noirs, quelques épices ... vin ... avec une effervescence plus que moyenne mais une petite amertume. Pas mauvaise du tout mais pas "stout" du tout non plus. Je parie que certains "raters" ont abaissé leur côte pour cette raison !

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