Brewed at Brouwerij De Ranke

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.

Swaroga's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1864) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5203) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, almost black. Ok head. Smell is mild sweet, and some aspects of roasted malts. Taste is rather intense, very roasted, malty, sharp, mild bitterness, has some cocoa ( not to be mistaken for chocolaty ) not very sweet. OK MF and carbo. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1695) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2015
Black body with medium tan head. Aroma has light roasty character. Taste has high bitterness, earthy, medium caramel sweetness. Astringent coca character in the aftertaste. Body is medium, high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (1570) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 17, 2015
0,75 shared by mmahut at Bratislava RB Tasting, big thanks. black color, small off-white head. Smells caramel, light currant notes, plums. Limited smell. Full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Tastes plums, caramel, some sweet hops, herbs. Finishes with plums, some sweetness and sweet Pines. Nice beer but nothing stout related at all (no roast, too sweet, no spices, coffee , etc)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1435) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 17, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by Mmahut at Bratislava Tasting, thanks!
Dark brown body, with a medium, creamy, dark beige head.
Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa, dark and dried fruits, some vanilla, some alcohol.
Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa, caramel, citric hops from the background.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a quite lively carbonation.
Finishes medium alcohol warming, roasty, bitter, zesty, quite dry.

Nice one. Lots of dark malts, but also lots of hops. Not so much roastiness for a Stout though. Overall enjoyable, but nothing outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rusos (374) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle. Dark colour. Aroma some roastiness, caramel. Hops. Taste: roasted, dry, caramel. Overcarbonated. I expected more cocoa both in taste and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (4099) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle at a tasting. Really an American Stout. Dry and thin bodied, assertively hopped, lots of grassy vegetal notes. Also noticeable lack of hard roasted malts. Not bad, bud not the best either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simay (74) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 17, 2015
Has a ruby dark brown colour with coffee cream foam. Smells roasty, chocolate, dark cacao, caramel and malts-hops. Taste is highly alcoholic, light bitternes, hoppy, the after taste is quite dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (6874) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle at tasting, Gurthnar’s place. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Roasted malt, caramel, light citrus hops, alcohol in aroma. Taste roasted malt, caramel, light bodied, citrus hops. Medium long citrus hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2642) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle at Joined Slovak&Austian ratebeer session 10/2015. Pours brown color, small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, blueberries. Taste is sweet, malty, sugary, coffee, caramel, hops. Bit overcarbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2331) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
Mooie chocolade bruin bier met een goede kraag. Ruikt chocolade, ziltig, vanille. Smaakt vol, vanille, chocolade.

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