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Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #403
Ranked #11,044
4.01 | pDev: 8.73%
Feb 07, 2022
Feb 20, 2015
Very Good
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3.57 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 07, 2022
4.35 by igl from Russian Federation on Nov 09, 2021
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3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, from Det Bette Ølhus, Aalbæk. ABV is 11%. Black colour, moderate tan head. Aroma of roast malts, liquorice, chocolate, molasses and coffee. Medium sweet flavour with the same elements. Moderate hops.

May 09, 2021
3.93 by DvdP from Netherlands on Dec 07, 2020
4.01 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina on Oct 24, 2020
4.25 by steverx8 from England on Sep 27, 2020
4.04 by arzt from Russian Federation on Aug 12, 2020
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3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Black. Not a photon gets through it, even held up right in front of a halogen bulb. Pours with 5mm thick/creamy mid-tan head holding well. (ps. conts to hold well).
S- Mild, just some hints of coffee?
T- Striking thick/pungent coffee. It's super-intense/deep/rich, yet never threatens to over-whelm. The next 4-5 sips are a repeat of that. The coffee is full-on so I'm not expecting to taste much else from this.
F- It's full on but NO way it comes over as 11% ABV. The intensely pungent flavour balances vs the high ABV% leaving this a primo dark horse of a beer. Beware the person who unknowingly necks a few of these, I mean each 330ml is getting on the alcohol in half a bottle of wine.
O- Lovely beer, full on deep/intense. Zero to fault. I'd happily drink this again - ANY DAY.
Bought from BeerOfEurope/UK as part of a big order for home delivery. 330ml bottle BB: July-2022

Jun 08, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by lmaduells from Spain

Good beer, well worked. It follows the standard of the style, of balanced way. To me too balanced. It is a beer without excesses, it is not contentious. Yes that is a good beer that allows to enjoy the style and a good beer time

Jan 20, 2020
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4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

Look: black with an inch thick mocca colored head

Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla

Taste: The flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla, hardly a hint of the alcohol.

Body/Overall: The body is perhaps a bit thin for an Imperial Stout but it is very drinkable.

Dec 01, 2019
3.98 by Eltrandos from France on Sep 29, 2019
4.21 by tux_alin from Romania on May 24, 2019
4.26 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Mar 07, 2019
3.75 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Aug 19, 2018
4 by John_Beeryman from Virginia on Dec 10, 2017
4 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania on Nov 03, 2017
3.75 by BdM from Netherlands on Oct 22, 2017
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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JamFuel from Sweden

Shared bottle at Nuetnigenough in Brussels.

Pours jet black, low, dense foam.

Smell is chocolatey with some coffee and vanilla.

Taste is smooth and full of roasted coffee, chocolate and some oaky vanilla.

Mouthfeel is medium, maybe a bit too thin.

Overall, a very good stout, maybe a bit on the thin side.

Sep 19, 2017
4 by mtbdonn from Colorado on Jul 29, 2017
4.24 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on May 17, 2017
4.14 by BelgianBeerChef from Romania on Mar 31, 2017
4.04 by ajdemma from New York on Jan 28, 2017
4.16 by stephenlee from England on Jan 02, 2017
4.08 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Dec 17, 2016
3.92 by whatname from Pennsylvania on Nov 22, 2016
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4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the blue paper wrapped bottle in a snifter. This nice little BRIS pours a
deep opaque with a very nice head of light tan foam that settles to a thick ring,
frothy layer, and VERY nice sticky lacing. Nose of cocoa, earthy yeasty element,
licorice, coffee, and subtle char with sweet malts. Flavors follow the nose with
bitter cocoa and coffee that becomes obscured with dark licorice and earthy
yeasty tones that finish with subtle char with a touch of raisin. Nice mouth feel,
smooth, lightly oily, coating, mild carbonation, and a mild roasted malt and licorice
and cocoa aftertaste. Nice for the style and the origin of the country must be
considered for it's influence on brewing, yet this one needs more heft of coffee
and cocoa and less of the licorice...that said it is still a very fine brew and worthy
to try.


Nov 12, 2016
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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by byronic from Canada (ON)

Pours jet black with a small mocha coloured head, minimal lacing but great retention. Really nice balance of sweetness and bitterness with chocolate and coffee being the star players. Light on carbonation, smooth yet a bit sticky.

A very solid offering, not overly complex but I'd have it again anytime.

Oct 11, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

Splurged on my last night in Maastricht and had a 0.33l bottle of this for €7.60 at de Gouverneur.

Was a jet black, oily, opaque brew. Had a very thin beige head, mostly just rim-clinging foam, and with minimal lacing. Had a lovely aroma, with choco, roasty coffee and rich, dark fruit. Had a medium body and was quite smooth, though I wish it was more thick and chewy.

Tasted some semi-sweetness, with more roasty coffee and bitter, dark chocolate and espresso. Also found some dark fruit and a hint of licorice. Not as complex as I like a Russian Imperial, but still solid. Prosit!!

4.06/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Oct 11, 2016
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4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MoohMooh from France

Pours pitch black, with a solid one finger foam that leaves some nice lacing. Smells sweet; there's vanilla, dark fruit and coffee as well as some bready/biscuit smell. Alcohol is present and wraps everything up nicely. Taste is dark fruit, coffee, chocolate and a touch of vanilla. There are some hops too in the mix, discreet but still there. Sweet, but not that much. It's slightly bitter and spicy. Surprisingly given the nice lasting head, carbonation is pretty light, with a medium body. It's a bit sticky, very smooth, very drinkable (more like a 7% or 8% ABV than an 11%).

Seems like this brewery has got stouts down; first Charbon, now this. I'll make sure to try as many of their beers as I can get my hands on.

Sep 27, 2016
4.08 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Sep 17, 2016
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Sep 03, 2016
4.41 by benlhoest from Belgium on Aug 21, 2016
3.75 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Aug 17, 2016
4.53 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Aug 05, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

660 ml bottle, best before end August 2018. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head that stayed around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, Rooibos tea, dark fruit, coffee, and some smokiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some dark bread, molasses, and a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. The 11% ABV is well hidden. I thought this was a pretty good brew, the addition of the Rooibos worked well with the stout. Definitely worth picking up, I know I wouldn't mind trying it again in the future. $14.49 a bottle.

Jul 02, 2016
3.51 by killcore from Russian Federation on Jun 26, 2016
4.02 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Jun 19, 2016
3.84 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire on May 10, 2016
4.12 by HopBelT from Belgium on Apr 24, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Yzerman

Well balanced with hints of liquirice chocolate coffee spices

Mar 20, 2016
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