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

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1105) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
33cl bottle from ’t Drankenhuys. Dark pale brown with a small off-white head. Medium to full body with light carbonation. Very present sweetness with some bitter tones. Dark brown, caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar, raisin, dark fruits and some spices. A decent full flavoured dark brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerWeg (1514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
Silky dark brown pour with cognac highlights, creamy dark tan head. Matured Ale aromas with rich dark fruit, sweet hay, mineral and brown sugary toffee malt which all play into massive rich flavours ending with countering grassy hop. HUge body offsets warm alcohol.hardcore!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (832) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
DWF; Pours dark brown with a creamy, lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is roasted malt, smoke, ripe fruit, chocolate and coffee. Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, warming and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is avarage.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (283) - NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
DWF. Mørk skum som varer. Aroma røkt malt. Sjokolade. Smak av sjokolade malt og gjær. Mye co2. Mild med masse ettersmak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1052) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en diciembre de 2012. elaborada en 19-05-2010 embotellada en 21-06-2010. cuerpo medio a intenso con 10.2 vol que se notan en todo momento. Sabores y aromas intensos a maltas ligeramente tostadas y algo dulces, con toques de café y cacao. Para repetir de nuevo, imprescindible.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2110) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle from The St Albans beer shop, St Albans, Herts. A murky dark brown coloured pour with a very small off white head on top that vanishes very quickly. Sweet, dark fruit, plum aroma. Tastes quite sweet, boozy, plums, dark fruit, hint of caramel. A decent Belgian strong style ale but incredibly sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1116) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle@home. Head: coffee brown, disappearing quickly. Colour; deep dark black. Aroma: roasted malt, hints of chocolate. Taste: chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, bitter. Palate: smooth but alcoholic, mouth warming, lasting bitter finish. Overall: very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (245) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at home (bottled 15/01/13). Pours dark with no head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel. Taste is sweet, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, hops. Nice, but a bit too much on the sweet side for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (338) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Appearance- very dark brown, no head at all really, apart from around the edge. Aroma- dark fruits, raisin, dark malt, brown bread notes, cherries, a bit vinous, port. Taste- plenty of booze, vinous, hint of sourness, medium mouthfeel, booze-soaked dark fruits, hints of chocolate and brown sugar, not much carbonation, long finish. Big flavours which come out more as it warms. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (643) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 21, 2014
black, big tanned foam; aroma of biscuit, caramel, dark fruits, roasty notes; medium(+) sweetness, medium(-) bitterness; full body, thick, little bit alcoholic feel, rather soft carbonation, long bittersweet finish; Overall: intense, strong and balanced beer, very good


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