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Big Mama Stout (Cocoa Nibs)

Brewed at Brouwerij De Ranke

Style: Imperial Stout
Braine-L’Alleud, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
300ml bottle - thanks Martjoobolut!
Black, tight tan head, pretty filigree of lacing. Slightly muddy aroma, some nice esters. Taste also estery, nicely roasty. Finish has a decent bitterness. However, there’s a dirtiness I’m no fan of too. Did cover the alcohol reasonably, I guess. 3.3 seems like an overrate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3195) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle (from beergium). Pours dark brown with beige head. Aroma is cocoa, malt, roast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, coffe, malt, cocoa beans, fruits, some apples. Finish is roast, cocoa. Overall: good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6448) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks Mart). Clear brown color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Cocoa powder, roast, some herbal straw in aroma. Cocoa, roast, soft kama chocolate in taste. Fizzy carbonation. Sweet and hints of cocoa in aftertaste. Alcohol is hidden. Feels thin and fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LLaurin (324) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2016
This beer pours delicately with a firm chocolate milk head and a nose that is smaller than expected. Malty tones and some coffee is present. The taste is also rich and full of coffee notes along with some slight hops. Very light metallic taste remains also for the palate. Palate is not to long but still not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2398) - PORTUGAL - OCT 12, 2016
33cl bottle. Black with a nice tan head. Roasted malts, cocoa and light vanilla in the aroma. Average to high carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with chocolate and coffee notes. Overall, a good beer but a bit overcarbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1205) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2016
0.33l bottle. Black body, light beige head. Aroma of caramel, orange, grapes, elderflower and cocoa. Taste of caramel, cocoa, pine, chocolate, grapefruit and grassy hops. It has very limited roasted malt characher, that is quite suprising from a stout. I still like it though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1969) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle at home, 3rd July 16. Pours dark, thinnish. Aroma is cocoa, bitter chocolate, coffee. Taste is cocoa, dark chocolate, some coffee. Thinnish palate. Nice stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syfher (331) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass ; room-temperature. We’re in front of a stout with cocoa notes. Usual dark brown colour with a little, creamy light brown head. The aroma is roasted malt and cocoa. Taste is first coffee, then cocoa notes for the aftertaste. Good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nutjes (327) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2016 33cl-fles van Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: donkerbruin met lichtbruine schuimkraag G: cacao, gebrand en koffie. S: Gebrande mout, cacoa en koffie. Dit alles mooi verweven. Moutbitterheid in de afdronk. Lekker, maar wel iets te veel carbonatie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10888) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted, cocoa, taste is similar, toffee, little fizzy.

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