Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
21° Plato, 81.7 EBC, Czech hops: bittering hops Premiant, as final hops Saaz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5853) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep brown colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of Belgian yeast, flowers and hops. Taste of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, plums, dried fruits, wine, oak, chooclate, malt, flowers, caramel, bread and hops. Belgian, strong finish. Very complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bipe74 (3) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015 does not count
Meget mørk, og tung øl. Ikke meget skum. Dufter meget af frugt, smagen er sød og kraftig, er lidt "tung" i smagen, måske det er chokoladen der gør det

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taradil (40) - - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle Color: dark brown, hazy. Head: non-existent, very poor. Aroma: sweet, wine, sweet fruits. Taste: sweet dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, wine, oak, belgian yeast. Very good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (67) - - JUL 12, 2015
Een van de lekkerste IPS die ik tot nu toe op heb. Wat zachtere caramel/koffie smaak en is daardoor vrij toegankelijk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (866) - CROATIA - JUL 11, 2015
Very dark brown color, thin brownish head. Aroma is very fruity, nutty, roasty, with coffee and chocolate ice cream. Taste is fairly sweet, thick and warming, very fruity, dark chocolate, smoke, light tartness. Smooth and complex. Full body, soft carbonation. Excellent.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Neorej80 (373) - - JUL 9, 2015
Aroma of coffee, caramel, chocolate and toasted bread. Dark with a very small off white head. Thick and full bodied with hints of rasins, oak, wine, roasted bread, coffee and chocolate. Lots of flavours and a bit alcoholic. Very sweet as well. Aftertaste a bit dry and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cervmagpt (437) - PORTUGAL - JUL 2, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26D, adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Bottled on 10/12/13. AROMA: very complex and rich aroma with vinous notes, dark caramel, dried dark fruits and cocoa. background slight malty sweet. no hop aroma. APPEARANCE: dark brown color with a lot of sediment in suspension. thin light brown head with very low retention, maybe due to high alcohol content. TASTE: very rich flavour with notes of dark caramel, dark dried fruits, a strong vinous and port-like flavour, dark cocoa, all blended with a very good supportive and sweet malty background. low bitterness with a semi-sweet and slight roasted bitter finish. PALATE: creamy and velvety texture with a smooth alcohol warmth. low carbonation. OVERALL: an oustanding dark ale with very complex aroma and flavour that leaves you wanting more and more. just needs a bit improvement on the appearance. Recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (501) - - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle 0.33l from Pivoljub Ljubljana. Thick very dark mahogany liquid without foam. Full body, almost no carbonation. Fruity aroma, dark berries and melon, carob fruit, cloves, vanilla. Fruity taste with some cocoa. Heavy sweetness but not annoying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oermens (39) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2015
Almost no head but the aroma and taste make up for it plenty. chocolate, spruce, basement aromas, smoke.oily feel,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (348) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled on 10/12/2013. Clear, very dark ruby with a thin, soapy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Intense, sweetish-fruity aroma of prunes, raisins, amarena cherries, cane sugar, coca-cola, caramel and lots of booze (rum). Shy notes of dark chocolate and licorice as well. Very sweet, fruity taste of prunes, raisins and amarena cherries, accompanied by molasses, cane sugar and a bit of caramel. Very long, slightly bitter and gently alcoholic, warming finish with notes of dark chocolate, licorice and rum. Full body, oily mouthfeel, totally flat. This is quite intense with lots of aroma and taste. Seems like a very strong doppelbock. The taste is fortunately not as alcoholic as the aroma suggests. Great winter warmer.

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