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


on tap

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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
21° Plato, 81.7 EBC, Czech hops: bittering hops Premiant, as final hops Saaz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1348) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle, 33cl - Clear brown beer with a large head. Aroma is malty with notes of prunes, chocolate, caramel and tiramisu. Flavor is malty with notes of chocolate, black berries, raspberries and caramel. Wow, very impressed with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours cola with a thick tan head and a dark fruit aroma. There is a carbonated molasses, dark fruit and chocolate flavor that sticks to the palate. Very complex , unique and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyobon (1290) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2012
(on tap) Appears black, but held to the light is dark ruby red, large beige head. Dried fruit, dark malt in aroma. Full bodied and smooth. Flavour is wonderfully rich and complex with dark malts, dried fruit, molasses, some spice and a pleasant bitter finish. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7848) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2012
(Draught at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, dried fruit, hints of liquorice and anise. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dark fruit, caramel, raisins, hints of cherries and a mild, spicy bitterness in the finish. Full body, fairly sweet. Smooth and well rounded mouthfeel, with alcohol lurking in the background, but fairly well hidden. Well balanced and tasty. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a slight amber hue and a light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of chocolate up front with some dark grains and a hint of roast. Flavor begins with a sweet dark grains and sweet chocolate note that lasts throughout the beer with a hint of dark fruits. Fruit note seems a bit out of place.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Thanks to Ober! Pours a dark brown color with a light head. Cool mix of roasted malt, hops, dark fruity esthers and a touch of toffee. Flavor is dry and earthy, hoppy, cocoa, coffee. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sm89walt (1945) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2012
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail. I popped the cap inducing a slow gush & a particulate pour with a huge, rocky & frothy, lasting light tan head on top of a deep & dark lively, ruddy brown body. Rich & spicy dark, dried fruits, molasses, coffee, rummy booze & woody aromas. Quite heady on the tongue too with spicy fruits, coffee, roasted malts, liquorice & booze. Medium to full body, full carbonation which dries it out on the palate. Initially over carbonated but smooth, chewy & soft once it subsided. Slightly warming in the throat. Quite bitter with coffee, dark chocolate & roasted malt to finish. A big beer with great bittersweet balance & heft throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneevel (71) - - SEP 5, 2012
Pours dark brown with a thick beige head. Complex aroma of nuts, chocolate and dried fruit. More of the same in the mouth - there’s a lot going on here. Enough hoppy bitterness to hold the beer together, not so much as to become annoying. De Molen does it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
330mL bottle, pours a very deep dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma of candied sugar, dark fruits (especially cherries), perfume, light brown sugar and some licorice or anise. Flavour contains the perfume (in a good way), with candied sugar, dark dried fruits, a bit of wood and some anise. Quite complex and sophisticated, certainly an unusual flavour profile. After a while, the sweetness becomes a little cloying, making it rather difficult to drink much. Decent off-kilter experiment.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (3995) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown body, close to black, tanned head. Spicy aroma with cocoa and red fruits, earthly hops. Strong and bitter taste of coffee, chocolate, peels of citrus fruits and spices. Really amazing full taste. Good bitterness throughout, lasting aftertaste of coffee and lemon. Nice!

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