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


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RATINGS: 632   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
warenik (4) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Gorgeous red-purple appearance, far too much toffee-colored head, cognac nose, bitter black currant and brandied cherries in an alcoholic wet dream. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (492) - LATVIA - OCT 19, 2016
Iriss, karamele, cogorinji. Garsa: zoliiga kafijas iirisa gotonja. Maz gaazes. Laktozite bik

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beer_queue (14) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Bottled: 02/13/2012, sampled: 10/18/16. Black in color with a mahogany shade if you shine a bright light thru it. Gigantic, dense tan head gives off a lot of sugary/syrupy sweetness even from a foot away. So much fruit on the nose!! Dried dark fruits (raisins, dates, plums), fresh black grapes, blackcurrant, vinous, bready malts, and some brown sugar. Do dark fruits dominate the nose? Yes, but don’t let it fool you…because the taste is somehow more complex than that! Of course it starts off with big red wine notes, but it moves towards a sort of black cherry cola, licorice, & toffee flavor before ending with malts, toasted nuts, milk chocolate, & light-roast coffee. Medium-to-full mouthfeel with minimal carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PiwnyMarek (892) - Lomza, POLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Świetne piwo. Fajny, choć mało intensywny aromat, wygląd spoko, a w smaku spora paleta doznań. Kolejne udane piwo z browaru De Molen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle at Bat. Pours near opaque black with a medium brownish head. Aroma is vanilla and caramel. Taste is vanilla sweet, caramel sweet, molasses, slightly cocoa bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humpah (143) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
0,33l bottle from Beergium. Pours black colour with small head. Strikes first as a weird beer. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, bitterness, oak, some roasted malts but not very heavy on them. Quite lightish body for non-BA IS with the ABV, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2016
11.2 ounce bottle from Green’s Beverage Buford Highway, bottled 13/02/2012 and enjoyed 4/19/16. Dark brown, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of cherries, toffee, bread, yeast, caramel, a hint of soy. The taste is toffee, cherries, plums, spice, bread, yeast, anise. Medium bodied, still, mild booze. A good bit of oxidation but the beer wears it well. Nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2940) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ Zombier, Malaga, Spain. A: Black. T: Malt, chocolate, sweet, alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1631) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2016
My treat for myself during a trip to Paris. 2013 bottle (nearly three years old), served on the warm side. Dark, cola brown. Quickly dissipating head that leaves just a swirl in the middle and a ring of bubbles. Very, very sweet nose. That could be the age. Brown sugar, vanilla, malt extract. Flavor adds leather, dark fruit, sweet tobacco, and a slightly meaty note. If it were a little more velvety smooth and didn’t have a slightly tinny note toward the finish, I’d have pegged it as HotD Adam. Almost like someone blended that brew with a half-rate quad. Hops don’t really make an appearance. Again, probably the age. Goood stuff though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesper86 (39) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2016
Nice one. Not much foam. Nice smell. Caramel, cacao, coffee, raisins. Some bitterness. Not entirely balanced for me (sweetness and bitterness could be more subtle), but nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (1170) - Wroclaw, POLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Butelka 330ml (29.06.2020). Piwo o ciemnobrunatnej barwie, beżowej pianie, dość obfitej choć po kilku chwilach pozostaje tylko cienki kożuszek. W aromacie ciemne owoce, suszone owoce, rodzynki, nuty opiekane, subtelnie winne a to wszystko dość intensywne i bardzo przyjemne w odbiorze. W smaku nuty opiekane, suszonych owoców, winne. Piwo jest półsłodkie, bardzo gładkie choć z delikatną, leciutko ostrą nutą alkoholu ale nie przeszkadzającą a tylko przełamującą gładkość piwa. Piwo treściwe z zaznaczoną goryczką, w głównej mierze alkoholową, pije się długo ale z dużą dawką przyjemności.

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