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Big Mama Stout (Cocoa Nibs)

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NovaBirra
Brewed at Brouwerij De Ranke

Style: Stout
Braine-L’Alleud, Belgium

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Big Mama Stout is brewed from 5 types of barley malt and some rye malt in combination with Summit and Willamette whole flower hops. It is then “dry-hopped” with American hops and cocoa nibs from Madagascar. Our Belgian dark beer will improve during the first year of aging by developing delicate aromas of chocolate balanced by a moderate bitterness. We recommend tasting it at cellar temperature.

Big Mama Stout est brassée à partir de 5 sortes de malt d’orge et une partie de malt de seigle en combinaison avec des fleurs de houblon Summit et Willamette. Elle est ensuite infusée à froid avec des houblons américains et du grué de cacao originaire de Madagascar. Notre bière sombre se bonifiera au cours de la première année de garde en développant des arômes délicats de chocolat balancés par une amertume moderée. Nous recommandons de la déguster à température de cave.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2892) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Blackish pour, white head. Aroma of chocolate, yeast and caramelised malt. Taste has sweet chocolate, yeast and some caramel. Typical belgian stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leepe_steven (202) - Lede, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
Pours a dark ruby red beer with brown head. Aroma has hints of chocolate and coffee. Very yeasty. Taste has some sweetness, coffee and chocolate. Finish is dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (255) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle 75cl from Carrefour, shared with Fabien G. @ his place. Aroma of cacao, dark chocolate, flowers. Taste is quite sweet at first, then bitterness pops up through a long dry and bitter finish, with hints of cacao. Good stout.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8324) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle picked up at Dranken Geers,Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at Barry & Lynns, Wednesday 28th January 2015 Pours black with a huge foamy light beige head. Wonderful bitter chocolate, its very good the dark cocoa excellent, its malt laden/heavy there is a gentle warmth, its a lovely rich and smooth beer, a tad one dimensional perhaps but who cares on this occasion and particularly when it is as good as this. A7 A5 T9 P4 Ov16 4.1

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014
750ml.Dark brown with a brown fat head. Nose:berry ’s, floral, roasted darks malts, chocolate. Taste:dark malts, chocolate, bit spicy. Cocoa bitterness. Some carbonation, long stretch, bitter. Wow,great stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (1258) - DENMARK - NOV 29, 2014
Aroma: roasted coffee and sweetness. Flavour: berries and roasted coffee. Unfortunately to carbonated. Colour: very dark reddish brown with a light brown head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (13904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from Willems. Almost black with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, milk chocolate, cocoa and a little vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Carbonation is a bit high. 291114

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
Poured dark reddish brown with frothy beige head. Aroma of bitter dark chocolate, toasted malt. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, light mocha,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clauded2 (10) - Brussels Area, Belgium, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 Bouteille 75cl. Noir intense avec des reflets bordeaux, belle mousse brune haute avec une bonne tenue. Cacao, café et torréfaction dominent au nez sans être capiteux, l’ensemble est assez frais. Corps moyen à fort, sans trop de carbonatation. Une forte amertume lors de première gorgée...long, long très long en bouche. L’amertume s’estompe ensuite pour laisser la place au cacao et à sa douceur. Un très beau stout moderne avec la complicité de Laurent Gerbaud, chocolatier inventif.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3235) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Following the first batch which was brewed at Jandrain-Jandrenouille, NovaBirra again came to Belgium to brew this second batch at De Ranke. Thin, light beige head, colour close to black but not entirely so as a ruby red hue is still visible. Complex malty aroma, dates, bitter chocolate, coffee beans, apple sauce, biscuit; profound malty taste, rye detectable if you are familiar with it, lots of cacao beans effectively added and further adding to the complexity, finish a long toasted, mouth-filling bitterness, full and creamy mouthfeel. Not the most complex imperial I tasted so far, but a great beer nonetheless, undoubtedly with great ageing potential.


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