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

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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
21° Plato, 81.7 EBC, Czech hops: bittering hops Premiant, as final hops Saaz.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (902) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle, 04/08/11. Pours very dark opaque reddish brown with a huge creamy mocha head receding to finger thickness. Aroma is roasted malts with cocoa, treacle, oak barrels and nuts, as well as deep dark fruits. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts and fruity yeast. Dark fruits, earthy notes and molasses dominates through the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2277) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This extremely dark brown beer pours without a head. It has very rich deep red fruity flavours, currants, sherry, chocolate notes and a warming plum fruit finish. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
330ml bottle - a deep ruby with a very thin white top, a rich aroma of cake fruits, cherries and raisins. A nice oily feel to this, malty in taste with a boozy kick afterwards, nice lingering bitterness. Niiiice. Lives up to its name.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkollMGB (5) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014 does not count
Very dark fruity and rich beer. No head. Little bitter afterwards, but sweet and strong. Alcohol is hidden. Liquorice, cough drop, Smoke,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (1915) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 13, 2014
330ml bottle from Cimmeria, Oviedo. @home 13-04-2014.
Bottled: 23/01/13.
In short: a tasty dark ale.
Pours very dark with little tan head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Liquor, liquorice, roasty, wood aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation ,oily texture. Taste follows the nose, quite viscous ale, strong, alcohol well integrated but still noticeable, warming mouthfell, sweet aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7179) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, sehr fruchtig malzig, leicht würzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack trocken malzig süß, fruchtig, alkoholisch, hefig.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Case (239) - GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Dark brown pour, no head. Heavily malty aroma, plums, raisins, licorice. Taste is exceptionally fruity with sweet dark fruit. Very sweet with only a hint of bitterness in the finish. A bit like a Doppelbock on steroids. Full bodied, alcohol is hidden well. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1062) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2014
Aroma of malts, dark fruits, raisins, plum, chocolate, molasses. Flavour is very sweet, dark fruits, molasses. Sticky mouthfeel, finishes dry. Love the aroma, but the sweetness is a bit too heavy for my taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Aroma: dark ripe berries, prunes, molasses. Appearance: dark brown/black, no head.Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: dark ripe berries, molasses, kind of short finish. Overall: very nice Belgium Strong Ale, excellent and complex aroma and palate! Bottle from Beer Hawk, England.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1123) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle from drink shop, tallinn. Dark brown color, some white head. Strong aroma of raisins, plums, sweet notes, barrels. Taste is similar, plums, raisin, alcohol well hidden, wet wood barrels.


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