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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: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
belgbeerfact (10) - Meer, - OCT 14, 2013
Very nice, deep brown color. Amazing aroma, due to the fact that this beer is barrel aged. Good job Van Den Bossche brewery. Cheers


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23944) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2017
March 1st 2017
Leightons 20K at his posh new gaff! Hazy amber beer, big fluffy pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry and has reasonable fine carbonation. Smooth and mellow dark malts. Lots of dark malt tang. Mild spice. Nice dessert wine fruits getting sourish. Airy finish. Two weeks later the same bottle tasted quite gueuzy!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (13736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2017 Bottle at @42. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The aroma is soft, sweet, fruity, tangy, juicy, fruit compote, Victoria sponge, candy, jammy action and candy. The taste is slick sweet, juicy, tangy, fruit compote, tangy, vinous, grape skin, sugary, boosty alcohol, slick, jam and candy with a dry, tangy finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Slick, tart and tangy. Pretty filthy and flavoursome.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (4433) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2017
On tap @ Kulminator. The 2014 version, in a tall tullapy vase Buffalo glass, of course. Looks reallgood. A denseish beige big lasting and lacing head over a dark deep cola brown body. A nice woody sourish aroma initially. Some tones of butter also unfortunately. Dark dried fruit and a little lingon berries. Like it, despite that slightly off butter tone. Its near flat, only soft prickling on the carbonation and it feels nice oily in the mouth. Tastes quite nice. Woody and lots of dried dark fruits. Licorice and something almost herbal in the back. Chocolate brownie. It just works perfectly with the fiddle playing music here at Kulminator. Nice. 09.03.2017

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23323) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Draft at Kulminator. Black color, small tan head. Nice vinous and roasty aroma. Taste is dark roast, red wine in an interesting combo that works pretty well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (7611) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 2, 2017
75cl bottle shared at Leightons Penthouse for his 20K. Special thanks to Ken for this beer. It pours a clean copper color with a large beige head. Aroma is sweet and caramely with notes of raisins and cocoa. Taste is also sweet and boosty with notes of hazelnuts melon raisins and melon. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20116) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Kenny. Pours red-brown with a creamy, off-white head. Ripe berries in the nose, some bread, toffee. Medium sweet flavour, with some lightly toasted bread, berries, jam. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, with some jammy berries, brown bread. Actually pretty great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (2664) - PORTUGAL - FEB 14, 2017
75cl bottle. Vintage 2014. Clear dark brown with small tan head. Malty, plumes, syrup and wood. Sweet. Nice but dull after a while.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Faathoven (99) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - JAN 7, 2017
Pours dark brown with awesome ruby shades and tan head. Aroma is wine, oak, dark fruits, dark chocolate covered cherries. Flavour is sweet, very fruity, red wine, oak, little tart (it almost seems an oud bruin), dark cherries, and believe me or not some whiskey note as well in the back end. Medium to full body, nice soft carbonation. Very complex but the finish is not too long. If it had much more intensity my rating would be much higher. What a pity!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (1662) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Nalało się z bardzo obfita, drobną, beżową pianą. Pojawiają się większe bąble i zaczyna opadać. W aromacie wyczuwalna beczka i czerwone owoce, Trochę winne aromaty. Jest nuta kokosowa i trochę tanin. W smaku dość wytrawne, dominuje beczka. Znw taninowe, owocowe. Nie ma zbyt wiele czekolady, ktrej się spodziewałem Alkohol też nie daje zbytnio znać o sobie. Wychodzi w postaci grzania w przełyku, ale po dłuższej chwili. Przyjemne, ale nie powalające.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47099) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2016

Bottle 750ml. corked.

[ As Van Den Bossche Buffalo Grand Cru (Barrel Aged Pauillac) ].
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark malt, dark fruit - dark berries, raisin, wood, alcohol - coqnac, moderate roasted and chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, raison, alcohol, coqnac, dark malt, wood - barrl, dark fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20161111]
7-4-8-3-15


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