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

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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


jhamp9's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1234) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Dark mahogany pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma is prunes, chocolate, yeast, and molasses. Taste is prunes, bread, faint chocolate, and char. Sweet overall with a little bitterness. Prickly carbonation. Interesting.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4016) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle. Pours a murky cola brown with a thick bubly tan head. Meaty aroma. Flavors of caramel with some chocolate and coffee notes. Velvety smooth finish with just a touch of hop bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1046) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Almost opaque deep redbrown color, good one finger frothy light tan head, recedes slowly, good lacing; sweet malty aroma, roasted, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar; taste medium sweet and bitter, chocolate; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste bitter, roasted coffee, alcohol, dry finish; heavy duty beer, very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dambor (130) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2015
Pours copper with medium head. Aroma: peach, dried fruit, some hopps. Taste: dried fruit, malt, booze (also in the palate). Nice represetative of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2532) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
0,33 l bottle Cloudy and with red-brown color, frothy / creamy brown foam head. caramel, coffee, roasty, chocolate, cereal, herbs, earthy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, sticky, oily feel,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1823) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2015
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is malty, dark fruits, pear and earthy. Taste is sweet with a touch of very mild bitters. Medium bodied, thicker texture and smooth. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4532) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Dranken Geers, Gent-Oostakker.
Appearance: Brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Fruit, grass, hops, caramel.
Body: Thin to medium body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, yeast, alcohol, caramel, fruit, chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3148) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2015
02 2014 Vintage

9/22/2010: De Dottignies Noir... Big dark beige reverse cascading head, murky and opaque amber color; Dense head is long lasting; Aroma is very malty with some yeast, sugary dates, dark fruits, pear , hint of dark berries; Chewy caramel, rich with a slight coffee roastiness, nice earthy bitterness; Medium-full body, smooth mouthfeel.1 pt 9,4 fl oz capped bottle bottle (9% alc/vol) shared by Tmoney99.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1388) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 20, 2015
Kissé opálos, sötét vörösesbarna színe van, habja bézs színű, vastag párnás, közepesen tömör és kitartó. Illata Élesztős, malátás, kicsit csokis, nedves fás, gyümölcsös. Íze pörkölt malátás, fekete csokis, élesztős, picit banános, fűszeres, kicsit likőrös, gyógynövényes és elég komlós. Elég testes, picit alkoholos, apró buborékokkal teli, a vége száraz, keserédes. Finom!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (208) - BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2015
13/03/2015 sample from 33cl bottle @ beertasting by Jerre, Melden. Dark brown with small head. Aroma is burned malts, caramel. Taste : coffee, chocolate, caramel, some bitterness. Nice mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4538) - rřdovre, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle.Hazy dark brown colour with small head.Aroma is malty and fruity with hint of berries and dried fruits even roasted malty with mild flavor of coffee and sugar,good full body and lively finish.


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