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


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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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21 Plato, 81.7 EBC, Czech hops: bittering hops Premiant, as final hops Saaz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2595) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Thanks for cards04 for this. Dark body with brown head. Aroma of over-ripe strawberries, sweet candy, malts. Taste is sweet and malty. Quite a nice strong ale here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2978) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle 33 cl, bottled 04/08/2011. Pours dark brown in color with a foamy tan head. Sweet aroma with some brown sugar and syrup, some chocolate and roasted malts as well. Some notes of darker fruits and bitter chocolate in taste. Smooth and easy to drink. No sign of the alcohol. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1705) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2013
33cl bottle. Dark brown with medium, tanned head. Nose : toffee, chocolate with aromas of banana, dried and cooked fruits. Yeast, cheese. Spices. Sip : Medium thick body, oily texture and low carbonation. Sweet with aromas of dry cacao, toffee, dried raisins and plums, wood, whisky. Esters and booze are warming. Ending is bitter like sweet expesso. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (4042) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2013
33cl bottle, bottled: 13/02/2012. Nearly black, some light coming through though, thin, creamy brown head. Very sweet on the nose, molasses, licorice, roasted malt and wood. Flavor has roasted malt, licorice, oat, hops and light cocoa notes. Finish is long with ash and wood but also some syrapy sweetness. Grows on me the more I drink of it. Medium bodied, making it very easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
Daaaark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, dishwasher, spices and belgian yeast. Taste is toffee, spices and some alcohol. Rich mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
Jan 2013 - coldish bottle - bottled on the 13/02/2012. Its a dark beer with a large head. Huge molasses smell - sickly! Can smell it from several feet away. Body is quite thick. Taste is sweet and a little sharp, well rounded, a bit of porter (barley) taste, only a touch of the typical de molen sweet pungent caramel flavour, a little bitter at the end. (no smokiness, no coffee, no chocolate for a change). I was a bit worried because of the smell, but the taste is very good. This is a very good beer, It is big bodied, rich and sweet. I enjoyed this - the taste more than makes up for the smell, and the body is very dense. Unbelieveable that this is over 10% because the alcohol is completely lost in the flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikereserva (4) - Schin op Geul, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
33cl in Trappist glas, bottled on 13 april 2012. Aroma - Deep, dark, dark fruits even. Looks - Very Dark. Head - Thick, light brown, long present. Taste - Dark, Chocolate, Hoppy, Roasted. Nice bitterness at the end. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alusmamuts (912) - LATVIA - MAR 13, 2013
Dark, dark brown with rich light brown foam cap. Light "roasted" sweetness with rich bitter aftertaste. Very vell rich balanced overall taste (Im not a big fan of dark beers, but like this one really much)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - MAR 13, 2013
Densa e nera come la notte, schiuma medio-scarsa e poco persistente. Aroma e gusto sono un tripudio di malto abbrustolito, caff, uvetta, vaniglia, vino liquoroso e nocciole, con un risultato pi orientato verso lamaro. Corposa, oleosa, astringente e di difficile beva, fantastica!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zaf (266) - ITALY - MAR 11, 2013
scura impenetrabile,schiuma marrone..aroma lievemente fruttato,maltato,deciso..gusto troppo squilbrato a mio parere..amaro travolgente per una belgian strong ale/quadrupel..malto tostato molto accentuato..

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