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Brasserie du Lion à Plume
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Russian Imperial Stout
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Reviews by M27:
09-07-2012 23:08:58 |
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a rather large dirty brown color head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of roasted oatmeal with light black chocolate touch and a somewhat fruity and bread-like yeast profile. Taste is also a mix between some black chocolate notes with a serving of roasted malt and a light dry finish with light hoppy notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting beer with a Belgian approach and an American hops profile – not sure I would drink this regularly but interesting nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2012 20:23:25 |
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Got this one at Geers in Gent a while back. Relatively new brewery.
From a 75cl into a snifter
APPEARANCE: A dark but transparent brown pour produces a three finger, medium looking, fluffy, tan head with very good retention. Black body with medium carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a thick foam top. A wisp cap remains and leaves some nice lacing down the glass. Not quite opaque black enough, though the lacing works well.
SMELL: Quite hoppy for sure. Citrus and pine on the nose with notes of roasted and spicy yeast as well. Touches of cocoa powder in there, but this is mostly about the citrus amarillo hops. Interesting, but not very imperial stout like.
TASTE: Lots of hoppy bitterness on this one. Citrus and floral hops up front with a touch of caramel sweetness as well. Moves into a slightly cocoa powdered roasted flavor at the swallow, then a wave of bitter, citrusy and piny hops dominate the aftertaste. Very bold finish and lots of biter amarillo overpower the minute roasted and cocoa notes. Tasty, but not an imperial stout at all.
PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth, no bite, and finishes quite dry. Fine here.
OVERALL: This is an imperial stout in name only. There’s nothing really stout like about this beer. It is too hop forward, which has completely dominated the malt bill. Not that there is much of a malt bill to begin with. You could leave it sit for a couple years I guess, hoping it’ll turn into an imperial stout once the hops die off a bit, but the malt bill is too weak to hold up that long. All that critique aside, however, this is actually an enjoyable hoppy black ale and I tried to score it as such. It’s mislabeled, so if you get a bottle handed to you, don’t cellar it. Drink it now, as it won’t get any better with time.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2012 13:40:07 |
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