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

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RATINGS: 430   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (5338) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2010
330 ml bottle @ home. Brewed 19.5.2010.
Pours a black colour with a massive lacy and frothy white head. Hard to pour as the foam forms so fast. Aroma of burned malts, caramel, coffee and soap. Flavour of fruits, burned malts and coffee. Hoppy and warming finish with medium dryness. Medium bodied, oily to slicky mouthfeel and hard carbonation. Pretty hoppy for a Belgian Strong Ale and a bit unbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - SEP 21, 2010
(bottle) pours an almost black clear ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of sweet dark fruits and espresso, spicy rye bread, chocolate, brown sugar and herbs. flavour has more ash and toasted grain, especially in the finish, and a simultaneous increase in sweetness, with big mouth-coating notes of chocolate fudge and caramel, some alcohol is also apparent. medium to strong-bodied with fizzy carbonation. could be a little smoother.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2010
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Malt, licorice and apple syrup in the aroma. Full bodied. Malty sweet flavor with licorice and apple syrup. Salty notes. Hints of ash and smoke in the finish. Indeed, as the name says: beautiful and ruthless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2010
(Bottled, my 300th rating from Netherlands) Clear, dark cola brown with a large, firm and lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel, burned sugar, nutty-aromatic hops. Slightly roasted-malty, sweetish-caramely flavor with dried fruit, black coffee, and a touch of ashiness. Quite strong, nutty-herby bitterness lingers in the finish. Alcohol almost fully hidden. Medium body, a bit thin for the ABV, sticky palate, slightly foamy CO2. An interesting combination of roasty coffee, aromatic and bitter hops, and sweet dark fruit. A bit too burned-charcoaly for me, though. 6635

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle from the brewery. Humongous, fine, tan head. Black beer. Aromas of caramel and chocolate, spicy. Big, sweet, flavor, gummy chocolate, big hops. Intense, with an airy mouth, lots of soft carbonation. Not too heavy, but creamy, with brown sugar, raisins, chocolate. Interesting, and shows lots of potential, but should be aged a bit more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear dark red brown color with a huge, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate malt, dark malt, dried dark fruit, light brown sugar, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark dreid fruit, dates, dark roasted, soapy notes, spicy - anis finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100916]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Fruity malty dark fruit aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty bitter hoppy dark Fruity flavor. Has a Fruity malty hoppy bitter dark fruit finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1470) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2010
Ruthless indeed. 80 EBU’s coming right at ya. Slightly smoky finish. The foam is a thing of beauty but the bitterness is slightly too much for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19645) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle at home. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and liquorice with notes of hops and yeast. Fruity flavour of caramel, liquorice powder, flowers, hops and yeast with notes of dried fruits and tobacco. Hoppy and yeasty finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blowbeerbar (2) - SPAIN - SEP 15, 2010 does not count
on tap served in BLOWbeerBAR Valladolid SPAIN, the appearance can´t be better, deep dark chocolate, with foamy and perfect head, with liquor sweety smell, in mouth it´s very rich, liquor, caramel, and it finish with large coffe and licuorice and smooky notes. very complex beer.sooo nice


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