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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: 86   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44984) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Klimaet (2135) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle @ Fonefan US Tasting. Pours clear reddish black with a medium brownish head. Aromas of chocolate, booze, raisins, oak, caramel. Taste has vanilla, oak, fudge, chocolate, raisins, booze. Watery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (18104) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt wood and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with lots of alcohol. 111116

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15768) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle, 9%. Clear dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruit, plume with notes of alcohol. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruit, alcohol, sweet, plume and a little bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2981) - Haderslev, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle @Ulfborg. Clear dark brown, Small, thick offwhite head. Boozy aroma, syrup notes. Similar flavour, boozy dried fruit. Has some berry-like hints in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15684) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle @ Lots of Mark Knofler and Fransk kartofler, Ulfborg. Pours deep mahogany amber with a small creamy head. Deep woody and vinous nose with a touch of alcohol. Flavor adds lots of dried fruit and mild roast. Lots of chokofanter and raisins. Sippable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
back (1975) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2016
Ndder klar skum btunlig Vaijle tr citrus rosiner coklade Bitter lidt sd lidt Tr livlig @f1

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (880) - Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Draft at Kulminator, Antwerp. 2014 edition. Pours dark brown with a small light beige head. Aroma of sour cherry. Taste is sour cherry, red wine, chocolate notes, oak. Acidic, tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Good stuff. Mostly cherry, sour notes. Sour aroma with some notes of wood. Smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (1246) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2016
F: big, creamy, off-white, good retention. C: dark as a night, opaque. A: malt, vinous, brett, port vine, cherries, woody, plums, vanilla, pomegranate. T: malty, vinous, vanilla, chocolate, woody, brett, red fruits, very smooth mouth feel, lack some bitterness but quite tasty and balanced overall, medium body, lower carbonation, worth to try, not a typical IS, Vintage 2014, 75cl bottle from Delhaize AD Anspach in Brussels.


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