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Big Mama Stout

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91
90
style
NovaBirra
Formerly brewed at Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille

Style: Stout
Braine-L’Alleud, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 187   ABV: 6.24%
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Brewed at Jandrain-Jandrenouille for NovaBirra in Braine L’Alleud by Emanuele Corazzini of NovaBirra. Big Mama Stout La Big Mama est un stout de 6,2% alc. Les malts utilisés lors de son brassage lui confèrent sa couleur noire intense et de délicieux arômes de café et de chocolat. En bouche, elle développe une douceur maltée balancée par une amertume délicate. Bière au goût évolutif, elle se bonifiera au cours de la première année de garde en cave. Elle accompagnera à merveille un moelleux au chocolat et coeur de fruits rouges.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1551) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
75cl bottle and a very lively one at that. Pours jet black with a foaming tan head. Chocolate and roast malts as expected, some dark fruit and whisky flavours, alcoholic warmth and a dry bitter finish. Great stuff

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6916) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2011
75cl bottle @ 7th Arch’en Bières 2011, thanks Manu for the share. A nice Belgian stout with an American twist, memories of Manu’s time living in DC. Couleur noir, mousse épaisse moka. Arôme est subtile et retient un profile belge tout en mariant les notes américaines d’un malt chocolat, grillé et torréfié qui laisse s’échapper un peu d’amertume. En bouche, bière au profile malt prononcé, donc le mélange de différents malts allant d’un chocolat noir amer (qui reste léger) a de belles notes grillées et torréfiées. En arrière-goût, une pointe de café et un peu de réglisse. Palais est sec et poudreux allant sur une note de feuille de tabac le tout conservant une approche belge de par la levure. Une stout qui mérite ce score et qui reste dans le style, légère mais pleine de saveurs, qui allie à la fois un savoir belge tout en ayant un petit clin d’œil aux US. Un régal surtout à 6.24%

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerschot13 (5) - laakdal, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2013 does not count
this black stout is a very good one . Full body, nice taste of dark chocolate and cold coffee with a slightly bitter ending. It’s brewed in Belgium together with an Italian brewer. This kind of beer is one of my favourites.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
climberbob (108) - Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2014
Draft at Chez Moeder, rated from memory. Black w thin head. Roasty bitterness with some mild smokey notes. Decent stout - especially for a Belgian which is rare!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2011 75cl, at 6.24%Vol, new exclusive brew Anno 2011, from Willems Grobbendonk, complex Stout, fruity/roasted and slightly bitter, very easy to drink, very balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, ’Certainly in my Top 10 Belgian breweries... Keep on the good work!’

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickey9 (551) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2011
Black stout with a creamy head, aroma of coffee and roasted even burned malt, very dry and bitter, long dry coffee aftertaste, B@BF

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2012
Taste this beer @ WBF tasting new beers febr. 2012. Found Geers. Dark brown almost black color, good large beige head. Aroma chocolate, sweet. Medium body. Taste bitterness, coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2766) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black, impenetrable beer with a creamy tanned head. Aroma has licorice, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is very sweet, has some fruity notes, alongside with some raisins. Very nice in balance, great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3064) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
75cl bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell. This was a good surprise. It pours a deep dark brown colour with a large beige head. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey with a definite tartness. Taste is similarly well balanced between sweet caramel, roasted malts, coffee flavours and the tartness. As it warms up the acidic character comes through and make this a very interesting offering. I didn’t see that coming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3798) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 1, 2013
Brewed by Jandrain-Jandrenouille? That I expect very high quality stuff. And indeed this turned out great. Not extreme in any way but still full of chocolate, classic herbal yet very present hops, just enough supporting toffee sweetness. I wouldn’t leave this laying around but drink it with the hop presence, it really makes the beer. Very tasty and indeed as expected of high quality, very well developed. (75cl bottle from Dranken Geers)


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