Zonder Goblins | Brasserie Dunham

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by groleau on 06-15-2014

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Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, part of a swath of new Dunham products to suddenly show up in Alberta, as is their wont.

This beer pours a fairly solid black hole, yet with subtle basal red cola edges, and two fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat fizzy brown head, which leaves some low-lying iceberg profile lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of cinnamon, anise, and clove spice, bittersweet cocoa powder, a softly roasted caramel malt, faint Belgian yeasty notes, and some weak leafy, herbal, and perfumed floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, metallic earthy spices (so, cinnamon and clove, mostly), a retreating Low Countries yeastiness, Scandihoovian licorice candies, faded dark chocolate, and more tame earthy, musty, and herbal 'verdant' hoppiness.

The carbonation is active in its palate-probing frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and actually more or less smooth, with the cocoa and caramel essences keeping things from going off the rails, as it were. It finishes off-dry, the same players from the mouthfeel keeping the ball rolling and rolling, to great acclaim.

Overall, this is a rather impressive and strangely easy-drinking foreign-influenced version of the style, with the Belgian character subdued at best (yay!). Spicy, chocolatey, and caramelized, with a near invisible 18-proof booziness. Solid stuff.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt notes with some black chocolates and light liquorice notes. Taste is also a mix of roasted malt with some black chocolates notes and some light liquorice. Some residual sugar notes were also perceptible. Body was about average with nice creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Quite enjoyable but not as complex as I had wished.

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Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of flipper2gv
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark brown/black with a decent mocha head. Retention is pretty good with medium lacing and lots of alcohol legs.

S: Smell is very faint. It is quite spicy though with cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, licorice. There is powdered cocoa and some lingering sweetness. A bit boozy.

T: Taste follows the nose quite nicely with a strong cinnamon attack with vanilla and licorice and a little bit of cardamom. Powdered cocoa are evidently there and strong. A bit metallic and boozy. It's decent but it's really not as special as the brewery makes it to be.

M: I really dislike imperial stouts with too much carbonation and this one has too much IMO. Also, it is really quite sticky which I also dislike.

O: This is an okay beer. It's not bad, but I believe the base beer wasn't that good to begin with before they added all the stuff to it. Not worth the money but alright.

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Photo of MatChar
2.03/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of groleau
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Zonder Goblins from Brasserie Dunham
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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