Brewed at Brouwerij De Ranke

Style: Stout
Braine-L’Alleud, Belgium


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.

berntholer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1475) - Antwerp, - JUL 1, 2013
beige head that disappears quickly but not completely, without lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of toasted malts, earth and coffee. taste is like the aroma with a slight bitter finish. medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2108) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
Mooie chocolade bruin bier met een goede kraag. Ruikt chocolade, ziltig, vanille. Smaakt vol, vanille, chocolade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2089) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
Cola bruin bier met een goede beige schuim kraag. . Ruikt zilt, koffie. Smaakt zilt, koffie bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3086) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leepe_steven (204) - 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.

   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8557) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist1 (646) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (1348) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (14423) - 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

   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,

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