Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dottignies, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bottle: Unfiltered.
Ingredients: Water; Barley malt; Hops; Candi-sugar; Yeast.
The heaviest ale on our menu with a very rich taste, coming from the six different kinds of malt we use. These malts also give it that rich, dark, nearly black colour. The royal doses of Challenger and Saaz hops bring the typical balance between sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 12, 2011
Black murky body with an off white head. Aroma starts off with coffee and chocolate, moving to a spicy and herbal note, along with licorice. Full bodied, a little alcoholic. Flavour is very balanced and has caramel, herbal notes along with dark fruits and roasted malts, leading to a dry finish. Another great beer from De Ranke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4869) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2011
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours very dark brown with a really thick, lacy, beige head. Aroma of chocolate and lightly roasted malts, spicy yeast, and some floral hops. Flavor about the same. Smoother texture. A really good dark, Belgian beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2011
9/9/11. 750mL bottle courtesy scotchzi. Cloudy dark brown pour with a small khaki head. Malty caramel aroma like a vienna but with Belgian yeastiness. Sweet caramel flavor as well with a bit more roast and a touch of chocolate and yeast. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3576) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2011
bottle shared by lance at proof. prune and tobacco in the aroma. taste is sweet dark fruit, brown sugar, and caramel. nice enough...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Pour is dark raisons light white lacy head. Smell is figgy molasses. Taste is raisons sweet malt brown sugar. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2011
On tap at Vine street brewpub. Clear nutty very dark amber under a beige head. Aroma of mild chocolate and yeasty earthy raisin. Taste has a little bit if a booze kick, but that’s ok. More raisins on the flavor, with a chewy dark wheat like malt with some toffee and toast. Body is light enough to help hide that bigger ABV. On the sweeter side of balanced without being too heavy. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - SEP 3, 2011
Red brown with a large beigewhite head, some lacing. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, spices, brown sugar, and alcohol. Flavour of caramelized sugar, phenolic spicy notes and dried fruits/raisins. Also some earthy, grassy notes with a bitter finish. Rather dry. Fullbodied with average to lively carbonation. Rather nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerSkull (1368) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2011
Fresh and fruity hop aroma with slightly sweet malt ground tones similar to brown sugar. The taste is a bit pungent with elements of especially yeast, fruit, hops and alcohol. The alcohol is particularly noticeable in the rather bitter aftertaste. I think the beer lacks something that smooths out the now quite sharp flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2630) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2011
Mörkt gyllenbrun med lågt tjockt krämigt skum. Stor doft av söta äpplen, plommon, söt torkad frukt, lite alkohol, men också lite humle. Smaken rund och fruktsöt. Massor av torkad frukt, mandel, choklad, mörkt socker med en liten uppstramande bitterhumle på slutet. Mycket välbalanserad, fyllig och smakrik.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (869) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle pours dark reddish brown with white head. Licorice, dark fruits, soy sauce. Creamy smooth body. Taste is primarily sweet, though not too high. Overall, a very nice beer.

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