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


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RATINGS: 549   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (5115) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very rich tan head, about four centimetres tall. Aroma of rich malt, alcohol, pit fruits, prunes, plums, yeast, bread, raisins and even a touch more caramel - very nice, and similar to a Roche 10 or Westy 12. Full-bodied; Strong malt flavours with a ton of earth and even more caramel tucked in, with a lot of pit fruits, some prunes and a good deal of raisins. Aftertaste shows a nice subdued sweet flavour with a bunch of malt and alcohol coupled with some grain and even a faint bit of sour notes at the very end. Overall, a very nice beer with a robust complexity and a great flavour profile throughout. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Viti Wine & Lager in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 06-June-2015 for CA$8,65 sampled a day later in my hotel room here in central Vancouver on 07-June-2015 - date on bottle of 13-February-2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1110) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottled 4/5/11, shared by Cuso at Bratislava Slovak-Austrian RB Tasting, thanks!
Dark copper body, with a big, frothy, yellowish to beige head.
Aroma of dried fruits, grapefruit, orange, cocoa.
Quite boozy tasty, with dried fruits, caramel, coffee, cocoa, some berries.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes roasty, a bit dry, smooth, with coffee.

Tasty. Although the alcohol is noticeable, it still drinks smooth. Great balance, with enough hops and roastiness, so that it doesn’t get too sweet. Another great brew by De Molen, although not among my favourites of them.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (671) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Dark brown color with very thin light brown foam layer. The smell has sugar written all over it. The taste is chocolate, coffee and a hell lot of diabetes. Smooth and boozy aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xXbaptisteXx (136) - - JUN 3, 2015
De couleur brune assez foncé la mousse et de couleur châtaigne Ou ni on va sentir des arômes de fruits secs comme la noix les amandes on va sortir aussi le raisin sec la figue séchée le bois mouillé En bouche on va sortir au premier abord une note acidulée puis les arômes arrive sur la noisette le raisin sec la noix Le seul reproche que je pourrais faire à cette bière et qu’il manque un peu de longueur en bouche est un petit peu d’amertume

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3036) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Dark chestnut / amber body with a soapy, tan head. Yeasty, fruity, boozy. Raisins soaked in alcohol, ripe plums, yeast, brown bread, sugar. Medium bodied. Sweet and boozy. Best shared.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Roybeer, Milano. Shared with JFK10000. Pours reddish brown with almost no head. Dried fruits aroma and flavor. Caramel, roasted malts. Heavy sweet, bit too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brunomoreno (32) - BRAZIL - MAY 30, 2015
Redish brown pour, with no head formation. Really complex in the nose fruity, roast, tosty, earthness and wood like aroma. The taste is complex too with sweetness and alcohol in balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (3158) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
2011 bottle. Aroma dark fruits, raisins, plums, honey, lots of caramel. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is full bodied, sweet, alcohol, lots of fruitiness, but also decent Belgian spicy yeast character. Excellent Belgian strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (960) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2015
bottle kindly shared by Cuso shared at Slovak Austrian RB Tasting. Bottled 2011. almost black color, medium big tan head. strong liqueurish smell, malty roast, some sweetness, dried fruits, coconut. full body, soft carbonation, full mouthfeel. tastes malty sweet, coconut, citric, liqueurish, dried fruits. coconuty / sweeet finish. quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1673) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Appearance: Bottled 15/1-2013. Very dark brown, pretty flat, actually.
Aroma: Dark fruit, raisins, slight alcohol.
Taste: More dark fruit, some sort of tingling bitterness, nice and warming. Great.
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 330 ml, €3.60
Info: 14/5-2015, BB: 15/1-2018

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