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


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RATINGS: 480   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (353) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (659) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (382) - ITALY - MAY 19, 2014
Very dark with a nice reddish glare. Thick foamy beige head. Smells of roasted malts, plums, cherries, with a light soy sauce hint. Taste is toasted malts, coffee, some chocolate and some cherries. Good final bitterness, very well balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
Dark caramel coated malts, slight hint of laid down fruits (plums), strong but laid back alcohol and Belgian yeasts. Gorgeous!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migajos (201) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 13, 2014
On tap at Kontynuacja, Wroclaw, Poland. Aroma: typical belgian yeast, peach, mixed with some breadyness, grainyness. Taste havy, warm, brown sugar, a bit alhoholic, liquor like. Texture is thick, oily. Nice winter-warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Dark brown pour with minimal head. Aromas of dark fruits, brown sugar, and yeast. Flavor is similar with lots of sweet malts at the front followed by plenty of date, plum, and notes of molasses. Abv is well-hidden too. Solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (2364) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from cotteridge wines. Very dark brown beer with no head. Aroma of toffee, yeast, dark fruit and soy sauce. Taste is treacle, toffee, rich fruits steeped in alcohol, more soy sauce and some light hop bitterness. Full bodied and oily. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle, 04/08/11. Pours very dark opaque reddish brown with a huge creamy mocha head receding to finger thickness. Aroma is roasted malts with cocoa, treacle, oak barrels and nuts, as well as deep dark fruits. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts and fruity yeast. Dark fruits, earthy notes and molasses dominates through the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2527) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This extremely dark brown beer pours without a head. It has very rich deep red fruity flavours, currants, sherry, chocolate notes and a warming plum fruit finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesie1857 (1474) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
330ml bottle - a deep ruby with a very thin white top, a rich aroma of cake fruits, cherries and raisins. A nice oily feel to this, malty in taste with a boozy kick afterwards, nice lingering bitterness. Niiiice. Lives up to its name.

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