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Brewed at Brouwerij De Ranke

Style: Stout
Braine-L’Alleud, Belgium

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, - NOV 13, 2012
75cl bottle. Dark brown with very big tanned head. It’s not easy to open this beer without spoiling the half of it on the floor. Nose : rich notes of burned malts with dominating black chocolate, dairy, toffee, cheese and nuts. Some honey and flower notes. Sip : medium body with cream like texture. Low carbonation. It’s a sweet beer with quite distinguished cocoa flavor. Got some other flavors balanced in like burned malts, toffee and honey. The alcohol content is warming. Ending is mostely sweet, burned and a bit earthy dry but dominated by black chocolate like feeling. The beer is quite delicious. I even hate it more that I lost half of it on the floor.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anatole (86) - BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2014
Bière noire quasi opaque. Saveurs de chocolat (un peu), café, et une amertume inattendue. Une bonne surprise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
75cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, some coffee, caramel, sweet. TASTE: coffee, bitter, some vanilla, very nice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2013
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at Gastropub Tuulensuu, 20131030) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had roasted malts, chocolate, hint of vinegar and mildly Belgian style yeast. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, dark chocolate, Belgian style yeast and bitterness. Aftertaste had cocoa and bitterness. A beer with nice taste but confusing aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1420) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts spicy coffee laurel fruits and some hops flavor roasted malts citrus spicy coffee laurel some chocolate and hops in the finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4042) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized sticky and slowly changing creame light light beige vanilla colored foamy head on top of a hazy dark brown colored beer. Aromas of chocolofe, cacoa, coffee, malt roast, light but decent. Flavours if brown sugars, caramel, roasted barley malts, bitters, coffee with milk, cacoa, some hops and flowers. Nice. Afterfaste is a mix of roast, chocolate, bitter, autumnal herbs and creamy malt toast. Low carbo, silky nouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture. Very nice beer! Soft snooth and silky.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 10.08.2013, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Big slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is pretty neutral, dark malts, wet grain, grass, hay, hints of cocoa. Taste is likewise, dark malts, hay, wet grain, weeds, grass. Little bitterness, watery harsh mouthfeel. What the heck is the point of this crap?!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3071) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
750ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu

Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, cocoa and hints of vanilla. Taste is carbonated, smooth and sweetish with roastiness, cocoa and hints of vanilla. Finish is smooth and roasty with lots of carbonation and sweet syrup. Okay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (5341) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
750 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel and some berries. Flavour of roasted malts, licorice, grass, some berries and mild chocolate notes. Medium bodied, thinnish mouthfeel and a warming, roasty, slightly tart finish. Way too high carbonation. Cocoa isn’t much present. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5275) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
75 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. BBE 2017.
Pours dark red-brown color with a huge off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, some toasted malts, hints of cocoa and yeast. Flavor of chocolate, dark fruits, yeast, mild spices and faint cocoa. Strong carbonation, somewhat bitter malty palate, sweetish creamy finish.
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (4945) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
75 cl bottle (8%) @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 2017
Lots of foam when pouring. Aroma is quite light with cocoa and hints of sugar. Rather foamy palate. Flavour is dry and somewhat sour with some roasted notes and hints of coffee. Quite typical Belgian stout, the cocoa or alcohol are hardly observable.


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