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


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RATINGS: 629   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle from the Microbar, Manchester. Black pour with a beige head. Vanilla and chocolate aroma. Smooth raisin and chocolate flavour followed by some rich dark fruit. Long malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fabivan (13) - Attert, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2014
Dégustée en bouteille à la maison. Au nez les arômes de fruits cuits (cerises, prune), de chocolat voire de café, annoncent la couleur, ça va pas être du light. Une bière foncée, presque opaque, mousse quasi inexistante. Au gout, un coté vineux (raisins cuits) avec des tanins, l’alcool est présent (caramel) mais équilibré avec de l’acidité et du malt.. Un palais somme toute pas trop lourd bien équilibré mais dominé par l’alcool, un peu d’amertume en fin de bouche avec une finale assez longue. Un très bon barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (890) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Dark mahogany brown ale with quite smallish head. Aroma has everything: Chocolate, tannin, dried fruits, red berries and roasted malts. Taste has tannin, dried fruits, roasted malts, red berries and syrup. Full body with small-to-medium carbonation. Imperial stout and Belgian Strong ale mix, which works pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ Tröls. Roasted malts, raisins, slight hint of coffee, caramel and dried fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Dark pour with a big fizzy tan head. The nose is huge, notes of cidre, breadcrust, raisins, and spice.Mouthfeel is prickly yet creamy, dakr malt notes mingle with port wine. It is very reminiscent of westy imo but sweeter and more amped up as a whole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4639) - 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 (17532) - 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 (10357) - 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 (1871) - 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

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