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


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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
21° Plato, 81.7 EBC, Czech hops: bittering hops Premiant, as final hops Saaz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4628) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black beer with a light, brown coloured headed. The aroma is bitter and roasted, and the flavour is more deeply bitter and roasted with a port like vinous quality. Overall a nice richly flavoured roasted and bitter dark beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17427) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Clear very dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, lots of dried fruit, yeasty and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Soft and oily. 140214

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Passewaaij (326) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
Donkerbruine kleur, amper schuim. Ruikt naar peat en toast. Smaakt fantastisch, zwaar en toch zacht, zoet maar niet te.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2014
330 ml bottle. Bottled 24/06/2010. BB 24/06/2015. From bierkompass.de.
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with a small creamy tan head. Strong malt, sweetness, dark fruits, mild roastiness and mild hops in the aroma. Barley Wine aroma. The flavour is super sweet... dark fruits, sweetness, maltiness, oat and some darkness. Way too sweet to be enjoyable. Not my idea of a tasty beer. Mild hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Intoxicating? Hell yeah!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1842) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Bottled/ Good complex nose , boozy , dried fruity and toffee , nice . These guys cant seem to brew beer with a decent head ..its flat and dark brown; Drinks rich and boozy , tart and cloying . peppery booze has a mustard like texture ..it festers on my palate ..This needs some dryness in the finish ..good sipper though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle@home. Deep brown, with a small, tan, lacing head. Aroma of molasses, honey, cocoa, caramel, hops, hints of dark fruits. Medium dense but on the lighter side, fairly carbonated. Sweet taste, somewhat roasty, with slightly bitter, dry, almost tarty finish. No real taste of alcohol. Nothing fancy, but a solid, good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1946) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown color with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, honey and licorice. Flavors are licorice and roasted malt. Sweet taste with some bitterness. Sugary finish.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (361) - - JAN 29, 2014
At WVRST. January 28, 2014. Bit of sourness on the nose and in the flavour. Flavours of tart cherries, toffee and caramel. Very dark beer with nice head. Very drinkable. Quite a lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
330ml bottle, pours black with a small off white head, aroma is milk chocolate, cherry, fig & prune, body is full and creamy, finish is balanced with fruit flavours and a medium & crisp bitterness. Carbonation average to low. Is this a Belgian strong? It’s a very Imperial Stout like Belgian strong. Very good though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5lickv1c (113) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 Bottle, 2011. Very deep aromas with a lot of sweetness and dark fruits, really good. Sweet taste but with hops coming through along the way. It is quite refreshing for a 10 abv. with a good balance but also a slightly vinous dryness.

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