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Belgian Imperial Stout - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
85
very good

11 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 11-14-2012)
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-11-2014 15:51:11 | More by ROBSTARR
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sween100

Michigan

2.69/5  rDev -30.7%

Tried this beer at home after tasting some of the other Brewery Vivant beers in class. I liked all their other beers so much I figured I would give their stout a chance. Very dark poor with a small light tan head. Aroma consists of coffee and malt. Chocolate was prevalent in both the aroma as well as the taste. Was a very smooth stout, just not for me.

04-28-2014 01:08:14 | More by sween100
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-30-2014 22:58:32 | More by robwestcott
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.24/5  rDev +9.3%

On tap at Michigan Brewers Guild in Ypsi. Pours black with huge chocolate notes on the nose, very sweet, and very little head. Flavor is extremely smooth and heavy on the chocolate, big sweetness and full body. Hides the alcohol and goes down easy. Low to medium carbonation and thick and viscous. I though this was an excellent stout and would like to revisit it assuming they ever make it again.

10-20-2013 22:52:34 | More by BMMillsy
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

Beer is pitch black with a large cocoa-coloured head. Decent retention, nice lacing.

Nose is a mix of stout and Belgian dark, leaning toward the former. Big dark chocolate scent with roasted malt. Also some Belgian yeast and a bit of dark fruit.

Taste is similar to the nose, but the dark fruit comes out more. Chocolate and roasted malt, along with red grape and plum. Balanced, but on the sweet side. Nice flavour, with the booze well hidden.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Chewy and smooth.

Overall, quite a tasty brew!

10-09-2013 00:40:21 | More by jrenihan
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-11-2013 14:28:41 | More by liamt07
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rolandboy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-14-2013 23:19:19 | More by rolandboy
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Shatter

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-29-2013 15:24:13 | More by Shatter
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-18-2013 14:19:42 | More by Zaphog
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Mike

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-13-2013 06:02:40 | More by Mike
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%

A good Vivant. Pours black with a small slice of retained head. Mild roast aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Good drinking, lots of chocolate make up for an understated stout. A tad of anise and mild spicy finish. A few months' storage helped it alongCan from a generous friend, your name goes here.

11-14-2012 03:17:13 | More by Sammy
Belgian Imperial Stout from Brewery Vivant
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.