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Dok Brewing Company in Gent, East Flanders, Belgium 🇧🇪

Stout - Imperial Regular
ABV: 12.0% IBU: - Ticks: 4
Belgian royal imperial stout van 12% . Volmondige, rijke, moutige stout met in de neus toetsen van chocolade, banaan, koffie en donkere karamel.
De helft van deze batch wordt deze week afgevuld op verse Makers Mark bourbonvaten die worden weggestopt tot iets voor de kerstperiode. Met de kerst mag je dus een dikke bourbon barrel aged stout op je feesttafel verwachten.
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Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7.5

Pours black, small, slightly tanned head. Scent is full, roasty, mild soy-sauce. Roasty, coffee. Taste is full, pretty soy-sauce forward (loads of umami )mild bitterness. Roasted, pure chocolate.

Tried on 25 Nov 2021 at 10:59

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7.5

29 September 2021. Cheers to the lovely Anke - and to my birthday!

Hazy black, stable, dark beige head. Aroma of liquorice root, hard caramel, toasted chestnut, Kahlúa, mocha, toast, tobacco. Taste has sweet date, raisin & pear over caramelly maltiness with spicy liquorice accents, bit sticky-syrupy almost, an edge of mocha & medicin. Herbal hoppy finish, lingering dried fruits, sticky liquorice & medicin, slightly bitter coffee for balance, but the alcohol warmth brings bitterness as well (coffee liqueur). Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation.
Adequately aromatic Stout, just a bit too sticky overall.

Tried on 31 Oct 2021 at 15:16

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

New imperial stout by Dok, with dense, tiny-bubbled, membrane-lacing, greyish beige head and black robe with thin misty burgundy edges. Aroma of toffee, Ersatz chocolate, pecan nut pie, treacle, apple juice, bubblegum, milk sugar, tea, rainwater, brownies, gin. Sweet, clean, sleek onset, touch candied date, raisin, medium carb, full and smooth body with slight bubblegummy effect; very toffeeish malt core, Ersatz-chocolatey and very gently toasted as well, with a dash of coffee bitterness throw in at the end while that toffee sweetness clearly prevails. Light peppery hop bitter notes in the finish too, along with warming, brandy-like alcohol and both the toffee and bubblegum effects lingering. Very rounded and sweet, completely in line with the way imperial stout is usually done by those hordes of both American and European craft breweries today – but I personally prefer a bit more roasted bitterness. That said, I am confident that the bourbon barrel aged variant, which is already maturing and which is scheduled for a few months from now, has everything to be truly great – I cannot wait to taste it.

Tried on 15 Sep 2021 at 11:57

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

1/IX/21 - on tap @ DOK Brewing Company (Ghent), BB: n/a (2021-991)

Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: soft roast, lots of caramel, some coffee, sweet touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet and malty start, caramel, bitter roast, some coffee, cocoa powder, some alcohol, ripe banana, bit yeasty. Aftertaste: more chocolate, fruity touch, banana, alcohol, dark caramel, bitter, coffee, more roast, good!

Tried from Draft at Dok Brewing Company on 01 Sep 2021 at 20:50