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


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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1167) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9905) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2015
from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier - cloudy and very dark brown beer with a creamy foam left; roasted aroma of pralines and walnuts, hints of black cherries; full-bodied, quite sweet and fizzy; residual sugars in a long roasted chocolatey finish with notes of brushwoods - thumbs up

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (3112) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2015
330ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Moldy, brown head, stays. Sweet, very faint roast, caramel, grainy aroma. Roast, grainy, sugary, faint hops, tobacco in taste. Alcohol is very well hidden. Sweet roasty aftertaste. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1447) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Mooie bijna zwarte kleur met een volle lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt gebrande mout, chocolade, beetje koffie. Smaakt chocolade, koffie, beetje bitter. Iets bittere afdronk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LomYst (556) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Big malts, belgian yeast and ripe ripe cherries, some chocolat... Good bitter sweet balance with lots of thick sugar in the back, big body And a long dark malty finish... Goood belgian dark ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (298) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
Vertikalprovning av 2010 och 2013.
Mörkröda. Båda har rejält skum som återgår snabbt. 2010 är tydligt maderiserad i arom och smak i jämförelse. 2010 russin, plommon, toffee, karamell, röda bär och aningar av örter. Kvarhängande mjuk restsötma. 2013 örter, jäst, söt karamell, toffee, gräs, friska röda bär och lätt rostade toner. Smak är skarp och torrare i jämförelse med lite mineraltoner och en nötig och örtig torr eftersmak som inte finns i 2010an. Båda har balanserad beska och lång eftersmak. Båda är goda på olika sätt men detta är en öl som definitivt utvecklas intressant med lagring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pastymc (13) - Niscemi, ITALY - JAN 10, 2015
Bottiglia da 33 cl Colore bruno, con sfumature rossicce. Il cappello di schiuma non molto persistente, beige intenso. Aromi maltalti al naso, che lasciano spazio a caffè, caramello e note affumicate. Gli stessi sapori si esaltano in bocca, con una speziatura finale piuttosto marcata, per lasciare infine spazio alla luppolatura che allunga il tutto, assieme ad una leggera astringenza. Corpo medio-alto e carbonazione media, azzeccata. Ben strutturata e ben equilibrata

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5151) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle at the Poechenellekelder, Brussels. Poured a clear dark brown with a big frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, dry, earthy mineral. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a smooth rich roasty bitter sweet creamy caramel, light coffee palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LaViolette (111) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
Beautiful brown colour. Nice classic aroma, nice simple taste, a bit too acid though. I liked it very much but nothing special...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (1128) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Disappointing, not nearly as good as expected. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thick tan head. Not much smell, a bit of fruitiness. Smells like a lighter beer, like a pilsner. Taste is tart, with green apples and cherries, and a watery finish. Dunkel notes as well. Had on tap at Mikkeller Bar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (738) - - JAN 2, 2015
33cl flesje bij Rose Red, Brugge Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in origineel De Ranke glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met mooie witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: bittertje, caramel, chocolade, koffie Conclusie: lekkere stout voor een voor mij onbekende brouwerij ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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