Broeder Jacob
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Stout
Wezemaal, Belgium


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
’Broeder Jacob Double Espresso’ is a perect marriage, according brothers Johan Claes of Brewery Broeder Jacob and business man Wim Claes of coffee-roasting factory Java. This dark brown beer holds an alcohol percentage of 7,7%. The used coffee which will be mixed during the brewing, is made the Turkish way, before adding this to the process. The beer is available in bottles of 75 cl, but from next year it will be available in small bottles of 33 cl and kegs as well.

Borresteijn's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (5572) - Zaandam, - FEB 10, 2013
Tap sample at In de Wildeman. Clear dark copper to brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of Christmas spices, brown sugar, candied fruits, amber malts, ground coffee. Flavour is likewise, with a nice coffee flavour and good bitterness. Light to medium-bodied. Decent Belgian Strong Ale, came across as a Belgian winter ale with coffee added. Nowhere near a stout as stated here on RB, that must be a mistake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1928) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle from Belgian Beer Factory. Pours brown with beige head. Nose is sweet coffee, light caramel, light spices. Taste is similar: sweetish coffee, reminding a bit liquorice, light caramel, some bitterness. A bit too fizzy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
schavuitje (7) - apeldoorn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
you immediately smell the scent dark coffee. After pouring you can also see coffee with a good head. tasting is like a good coffee brown, delicious roasted malt with light show, but by the strong coffee make you forget that you went for beer taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1306) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Ale House, SX Bottle Share. Some oak, grains, leather and chocolate on aroma. Some velvet. Taste Java chocolate, grains, blackcurrants and leather

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruuurd (155) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
This one is something special. Its sweet but the taste of espresso is definitly there and the bitterness of it gives this beer a real nice taste!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paulvanpelt (408) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
Vrij lichtbruin, beige kraag. Zoet. Suiker, koffie, karamel. Te suikerig. Zacht. Volle body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14610) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle 330ml (Saveur). Dark brown color, medium-sized off-white head. Aroma has licorice, caramel and light spiceyness. Medium-bodied. Front has caramel then licorice and light herbal hoppyness. Quite similar to another BJ double.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7320) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle at the hotel. Pours brown, nose is coffee, toffee, caramel, hint of apple, taste is similar, dry, light roast, rich, fruity.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (964) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
Coffee beer, donc si l’on veut traduire, non pas une bière bue dans un café, mais une bière café… Ratebeer, avec sa simplification légendaire, nous parle d’un stout. Va pour un stout !! Dans sa grande bonté, le frère Jacob nous dit que la bière est enrichie d’un café Java du Guatemala …, et dans sa magnanimité il nous précise même qu’il s’agit de la finca La Pila. Vous n’imaginez pas, frère Jacob, tout le plaisir que nous avons de connaître vos sources de bienfaisance !! Niveau abv de 7,7 %. Exemplaire un an avant sa date. Couleur brun marron, roux en transparence, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines par centaines, bien vives. Mousse café crème (normal pour une coffee beer …), superbe nappage stable à 2 mm. Arômes de café (tiens donc ..), cappuccino, crème de marron, pointe de noisette. Superbe nez. 1ère bouche veloutée, à la sublime entame malt/café/choco/liqueur (de café !!). Arrière-bouche pleine, complexe, longue. 2ème à la splendide harmonie, des éléments, dans un corps plein. Arrière-bouche avec quelques fruits noirs, et aussi une amertume délicate. 3ème très grande bouche, ample et fine à la fois, avec de la ganache, du moka. Arrière-bouche bien nuancée, et grande délicatesse. Longueur avec un magnifique développement des bouches précédentes, jointes à un nez très ouvert et splendide. Jambes lisses et longues. Levure belle, nette, précise, un rien fruitée. Très grande ligne. Alcool progressif, il entretient les saveurs avec beaucoup d’entrain, mais sans excès. Finale aux nuances supplémentaires de fruits, bois, épices. CONCLUSION : bière que seul pouvait concevoir frère Jacob, puisqu’il était le seul à connaître la finca La Pila … Bienheureux soit-il d’avoir visité le Guatemala !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2639) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2015
33 cl-flaska från Beernavigator som stått ett par år. Mörk brun med stort smutsbeige skum. Mycket kolsyra och livlig i munnen som belgiska stouts ofta är. Söt smakbild med rostade smaker och en riktigt trevlig kaffesmak. smaker lite åt frappucinohållet och funker väl kyld en varm sommardag. Riktigt trevlig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma of roastiness, wet earth and mild berry notes. Flavour is very, very unpleasant. Strong sugary sweetness, burnt bread, cream, metals and mild spiciness. Medium bodied. High carbonation. Very much overly sweet with high carbonation. Nope, nope and nope.

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