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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9728) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6767) - 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.)

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3211) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6632) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - FEB 9, 2012
Dark red ! Thin pale yellow foam head Nose: fruity, cereal, roasty, butter toast, chocolate. Great fruit, hint of welcomed hop flavours, aftertaste is subtle coffee and cereals. Full bodied but not sweet nor heavy, light finish then long taste in your mouth. What an EQUILIBRIUM ! De Molen creates beers, it’s an art, I just like it ! Cheers. This makes me re-consider Belgian Strong Ale style that I often categorized as Heavy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6386) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2012
High carbonation, tan head. Complex beer. Lots of malt, strong bitterness, a little smoke, an edge of alcohol. Long bitter tail.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (602) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2012
Pitch black with chunky yeast floating around and a reddish brown head. Bitter chocolate with pepper, cardamom and sourwood and a metallic alcohlic twang to it. Hoppy and fleshy with a sweet rottenness to it. The taste is bitter coffe moutiness. Chocolate and watery nutiness. very warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Bottled and bought from the little shop near Cloisters pub in Edinburgh ... a great local concentration of top beer. A touch frisky from the bottle, highly carbonated from bottle conditioning, it’s a deep black beer with a healthy creamy head. Once the head goes the fruity, hoppy aroma becomes apparent. Massive roast and fruity, liquorice malt flavours give sweetness at first before a long, bitter, hoppy finish. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3638) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2012
330 ml bottle bought @ Bierzwerg.de. Gusher! Pours very dark chestnut brown with a huge frothy off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is rather subtle, sweet and malty with roasted malts, brandy, hints of metal and wood. Taste is dry, very slightly sweet, malty and bitter with coffee, ash, wood, minerals, liquorice root, roasted malts, hints of dried sweet fruits like raisins and prunes, molasses and alcohol. Finish is dry and bitter with coffee and caramel.

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