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NovaBirra
Brewed at Brouwerij De Ranke

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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 64   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.


Swaroga's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2103) - Gdańsk, - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 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. Medium carbonation, a bit more then a typical stout. It’s a sweet beer with quite distinguished cocoa flavor. Got some other flavors balanced in like burned malts, toffee, dried fruits, banana and honey. The alcohol content is warming. Ending is mostly sweet, burned and a bit earthy dry but dominated by black chocolate like feeling. The beer is quite delicious.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1179) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1920) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syfher (318) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nutjes (248) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted, cocoa, taste is similar, toffee, little fizzy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3856) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
shared 33cl bottle, poured a murky deep dark brown colour with a beige head on top. nose of caramel, fudge, intense roasted malts, cacao powder, ashy, and dry. earthy dry aftertaste. not that good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1407) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Clear dark brown to black with hint of red, huge rocky light brown head is long and leaves lacing. Dry, malty, ash, coffee, sweeter notes also, cocoa, bit medicinal herbs. Good nuanced aroma. Round feel, medium to light body, tingly carbonation, bitter sweet, long finish, cocoa in finish. Balanced, good flavors and lots of them, one to sip in peace and enjoy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6171) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1843) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (2207) - 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)


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