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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.


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4.5
   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (797) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Palatsilla 3/2015. Quite sweet, lots of dark fruits. Not very balanced, or was it just too warm?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Przylus (318) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 17, 2015
+++ OCENA Z NOTATEK, KTÓRE SPORZĄDZAŁEM PRZED PRZEJŚCIEM NA RATEBEER.COM - PIWA NIEDOSTĘPNE LUB TAKIE, KTÓRYCH NIE PLANUJĘ DEGUSTOWAĆ PONOWNIE +++ Data degustacji: 2014-11-06 Data przydatności: 2018-12-10 Koniakowe

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjorsvdg (111) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
Een heerlijke quadrupel. Duidelijk aanwezig: koffie, pure chocolade, hop. Jammer van het ontbreken van schuim. Aanrader.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2046) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, honey, raisins, plums. Taste of dark chocolate, grapes, raisins, coffee, honey, plums.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6729) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
From tap. Dark brown / black colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, dried fruit, alcohol, hops, yeast and licorice.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fluxing (455) - POLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Warka butelkowana 15.01.2013. Kolor bardzo ciemnobrunatny, klarowne. Piana slabo sie tworzy, szybko opada do cienkiej warstwy, ale za to mocno oblepia szklo. W aromacie ogromna slodycz - slod, karmel, kawa, przypalany cukier, ciemne owoce, nalewka sliwkowa, dalej spora pieprznosc i przyprawowosc kojarzace sie mocno z kolendra i kminkiem, wyrazny chmiel o ziolowym i mietowym zacieciu, a w tle delikatne nuty gorzkiej czekolady. W odczuciu polpelne, gladkie, mocno wysycone. W smaku na pierwszym planie przyprawy - kolendra, kminek, kardamon, ostry pieprz, dalej pojawiaja sie slodkie nuty sliwkowe i winne, a na finiszu ziolowa, mietowa i eukaliptusowa goryczka polaczona z wyraznym, ale niezbyt narzucajacym sie alkoholowym pieczeniem w gardle i przelyku. Mogloby jeszcze troche polezec, ale i tak nie jest zle, to co zaskakuje to bardzo intensywna pieprznosc, piwo jest autentycznie ostre.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
(330ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Jan 23 2014) Pours deep brown with a small dense lingering off white head. Nose of burnt sugar, overripe and stewed fruit, bread pudding. Palate has a lot of burnt sugar and toffee, light chocolate malt perhaps, bready yeast, medicinal herbs, dark fruits, quite sweet almost all the way through with a bit of a spicy note to it and very light alcohol heat on the finish. Medium body with sharp but kinda creamy carb. Not a bad Belgian strong really, but it doesn’t match the exceptional complexity or balance of the best abbey ales.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (2872) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 27, 2015
Draught at Fermentoren, Copenhagen, 14.1.2015. Very dark brown-black. Dried fruit, slightly oxidized, velvety aroma with chocolate milk and raisins. Sweet, rich and silky taste. Full body, silky texture, sweet, heavy cherry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (645) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
Tap @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen 23/1-15. Fruity, dried fruits, chocolate and roasted notes, also sweet. Body is medium to full, the finish is fruity with notes of chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1389) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
Tap @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen 150123. Fruity, malty and caramelly, dried fruits and chocolate, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is sweet, malty and fruity.


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