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

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RATINGS: 534   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (2218) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle from Bierkoning, many thanks! Almost black with a huge, beautiful, frothy head. Now that looks fantastic! Complex aroma - on one hand there are rough elements like a sharp yeastiness and spices, on the other hand there are soft elements like apples and other ripe fruit. There is also a strong walnut presence and a quite prominent grassy hoppiness. The maltiness is caramelly with dark bread. High carbonation, intensive and sweet flavour balanced by a strong, quite sharp hop bitterness. Flavourwise it’s mainly caramel, walnut and ripe fruit, with some mineral earthiness and grassy hops in the aftertaste. In the beginning the beer comes over quite aggressive and devoid of subtlety, with time it gets a bit more soft. It’s highly aromatic and very bitter, with the alcohol being masterfully hidden. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eeez (47) - Thatcham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Pours very dark brown with large tan head. Not much aroma but I thought of milk chocolate. Taste is equally odd with unplacable sweet dark fruits, followed by some bitter hoppiness and a touch of alcohol. Hard for me to describe but very nice nevertheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3526) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours dark brown, almost black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, hops, caramel, chocolate, coffee and dried fruits. Sweet with full body. Hints of alcohol. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2012
Sampled from a 0.33 L bottle. Tall sand-colored head. Body is lively, near-clear deep brown. Burnt caramel, perfume, tin canned fruits and faint chocolate to the nose. Sweet-flavored. Caramel- and fruit-sweetness. Light roasty notes, and hint of wood and straw/grass. Balancing bitterness. Smooth and filling in the mouth. Spicy endnotes. A pretty nice and exciting one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - FEB 25, 2012
Very nice beer. Love it. Overall great offering. Such a nice beer. Wow it is so nice. Hop and malt is balanced but I cant put it down. Yum

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours deep ruby brown with a huge off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, caramel and chocolate. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, over carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2012
Gusher. Huge beige head. Tiny deep dark brown body with strong carbonation. Earthy peachy roasty aroma with metallic floral grassy notes. Sweet-dryish earthy chocolatey peachy taste with salty licorice notes. Fullish body. Soft, mild mouthfeel. There’s alcohol in this? Dry salty earthy chocolatey aftertaste with resiny floral notes. Nice, drinkable, and absolutely lethal. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
From bottle at derby beer fest. I was really quite sozzled by the time I had this one, I remember it being lovely and thinking I should make a note, I didn’t so this is the best I can do.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
330ml bottle, deep black color, with a big creamy bubbly tan head, leaving some laces, with a yeasty, grainy bready, toasted, biscuity, caramel, roasted, black malt, bran muffin, cereal nose, with a light mochaish, cookie dough, chocolate chip dough, molasses, chocolate wafer accent, and a dried fig, date fruitiness, cocoa powder, chocolate pudding note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice mellow, yeasty, fruity, molasses, mocha, chocolate wafer, chocolate cake, brown sugar, coffeeish character with some cappuccino, chocolate chip cookie dough, bran muffin, date squares, cafe latté flavors, and a soft roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, caramel malt, cocoa powder, kind of nestlé quick backbone, leading towards a warming, chocolatey, fruitcake, mochaish, cocoa powder, dark bitter chocolate, chocolate wafer, soft lingering roasty bitterness finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
My bottle [330ml] shared with garthicus & HogTownHarry -- c/o Glouglouburp. Dec. 13, 2011. Pours a very dark reddish-brown with an average size semi-lasting frothy tan head. Nice aroma of roasted dark malt, hops, alcohol, coffee and dark fruit. Flavour, also nice, of roasted malt, leafy hops, chocolate, dark fruit and a bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Great stuff, this was a nice surprise.


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