Zombination III - Urbi et Orbi (Octomore barrel)
De Struise Brouwers

Zombination III - Urbi et Orbi (Octomore barrel)Zombination III - Urbi et Orbi (Octomore barrel)
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
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17%
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4.44 | pDev: 1.58%
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Zombination III - Urbi et Orbi (Octomore barrel)Zombination III - Urbi et Orbi (Octomore barrel)
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4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I received this 750ml bottle, the 3rd variation out of 6, from my Belgian friend Joost while meeting him in SEP18 in Antwerp. Bottle 704 of 900.

Poured out some into my trusty Smutty snifter.... It looks like motor oil coming out; a deep, opaque, dark brown liquid, with basically no head at all. There are a few bubbles at the rim, but that's it, with no lacing either. . The aroma is of rich, dark chocolate, prunes and raisins, plus some mild whiskey notes. The body is a bit more than medium, and it is silky smooth on the tongue; it has basically no carbonation at all.

The flavor is luscious, with lots more dark choco and plenty of dark fruit. Has a healthy dose of raisins, prunes, dates, currants and some molasses action. It is rather sweet, almost to the point of being cloying, but never gets that far. Also has some peaty, smoky characteristics, a result of the Octomore aging, I reckon. Very surprisingly, this beer is not "hot", even at 17% ABV. That's scary! This a very, very solid offering from the gang at Struise and their collaborators. Thnx, Joost! Prosit!

4.34/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Zombination III - Urbi et Orbi (Octomore barrel) from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 3 ratings