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


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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3030) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 4, 2011
Clear deep ruby red. Caramel and dark fruits in the inviting aroma. Sweet, roasted and bitter flavors. The drink grows unpleasantly in the mouth. Full bodied. Oily texture with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 First rating
75 cl bottle, thanks to ?
Sampled on April 1, 2011
Cloudy dark brown color, huge light brown head. Sweet and herbal hoppy scent, also some alcohol. Sweet, wood, chocolate taste. Very moussy mouthfeel taht grows in the mouth. Low bitterness.

33 cl bottle at a tasting on October 30, 2013 (backlog). Thanks to Ingo!
Bottled 15/01/13.
Hazy dark brown color, small tan head. Sweet, raisin, alcohol, solvents, young scent. Rye, alcohol, some raisin, wort bread, knäckebröd, young, nail polish remover and paint thinner taste. Gut warming. A bit oxidized. Thin mouthfeel with very low CO2. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4153) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
Pours dark brown with small tanned head leaving some lace. Aroma is moldy, sourish, sweet odd. Fullbodied mouthfeel. Flavor is so nice. Malty, pungent, peppery, sweet, alcohol, hoppy and fruity. Smokey tart palate. Finishes with a great tart dry and fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Black with a large brown head. Sticky hops and extremely dark bread in the aroma. Chocolate, dried fruits, spicy hops and some cough medicine in the taste. Lingering bitterness. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber color with a huge beige head that fills the glass in a second. Chocolate and leather aroma. Chocolaye flavor, brown sugar, metal, some alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Odland (137) - NORWAY - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle, kindly shared by abemorsten. Pours red/amber/brownish with a rich tan head. Sweet taste and sweet smell. Belgian yeast and sugars as well as dried fruits. A nice warmth from the brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2574) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2011
75 cl. bottle:
First of all: be careful when you open this one; the pressure in the bottle might turn the cork into a deadly missile. Second: it’s a real gusher; I left the bottle standing the kitchen sink for several minutes while the foam just kept coming.
Colour is dark brown, the head is large. Malty aroma with notes of dark, bitter chocolate and alcohol. Flavour is more malt and dark chocolate with a little bit of marzipan. Alcohol bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3235) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown, small and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate to heavy, malty and sweet, some roasted malt and raisins, alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweet flavor, fruitiness and roasted malt, faint licorice and hoppyness, alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, fruity, alcohol, faint hoppyness. Sweet and fruity strong ale, lots of alcohol in the flavor/finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5704) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with reddish brown edge, yellow/beige head. Roasted coffe and dark chocolate aroma, with fruity estery notes, and some spicy/herbal hops. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Semi-dry, medium to high bitterness. Yummy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
It’s dark mahogany-red with a huge, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, candy-sugar, fruit and citrus. Sadly the mouth-feel is very fizzy. The flavour is sweet with notes of roasted malt, spicy yeast, citrus (preserved peel), candy-sugar, preserved fruits, raisin and the finish is dry and slightly bitter/harsh. The fizzy mouth-feel is a draw-back.

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