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

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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (950) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (200) - - APR 12, 2014
Drank with Thierry in Eindhoven in Moll brewpub 10-4-2014. Great beer. A very pleasant surprise. Taste is comparable to Pannepot (sugar, dried fruits) only with slightly less depth and darkness. Alcohol is well hidden. Sweet taste, also a bit chocolate. Carbonation is present.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (300) - Valby, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 9,0 % ABV, gave fra og anbefalet af laboko og Bomber - tak! 8. april 2014. Ibenholt-farvet belgisk ale med 2 fingre tykt moccafarvet skum, som efter et par minutter svinder til et par millimeter. God duft af krydderier, tørret frugt og belgisk gær. Mest krydderier såsom koriander. Smagen er præget af både krydderier og sødme og bitterhed. God alkoholvarme i slutbilledet. Overraskende god øl, ukendt for undertegnede. Mundfølelsen er OK, med et lige under medium indhold af kuldioxid. Også en smule syrlighed i slutningen af smagen. Must have again!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Stouty. Has some faint Belgian yeasty notes in there. Smooth, boozy, leathery. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bammers54 (31) - Camberely, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
on draft, very impressive dark beer, smooth but with subtle malt and hop flavours creeping in. Very easy to drink for a strong beer, well worth seeking out

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hammerhead01 (39) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Smells hoppy, roasted mats, candy sugar and dried fruits. Taste is quite complex and balances: fruity bitter, malty. Nice one

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5553) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle. It pours darkest brown with a thick light tan head. The nose is candy, dark fruit, berry, chocolate, roasted malt, toast and liquorice. They taste is toasty, roasted malt, spice, earth, liquorice, peppery bitterness, charred wood, candy, dark fruits and some hot alcohol with a dry, roasty finish. Fullish body and high carbonation. Punchy stuff. Big and pretty flavoursome. Tasty, but to be enjoyed in small measures.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chrishrt30 (83) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2014
Pours very dark, mahogany brown with a nice creamy tan head. Aromas of fruit cake, brown sugar, malted whiskey, milk chocolate and cinnamon. Heavy stone fruit and candied malts make this a fairly sweet Belgium. Banana, raisins and cherries in a Christmas cake dough, spicy hops and cinnamon sticks. Carbonation is a little high. Finish is sweet, but balanced. Alcohol warmth and a nice brandy and hop spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1728) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
330 mL bottle. Chestnut brown with a small brown head. Lovely aroma of yeast, fruit, and a little bit of Christmas cake. The flavour is much the same. Booze is well hidden. More swert than bitter, but not overly so. Good body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (1707) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Strong with roast grain elements coming through in both the aroma and taste. Elements of wood, peat, wine barrel. Short, sharp finish but some tanginess lingers. Dark brown with thin beige head. Nice sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, dunkle Früchte, alkohlisch. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, alkoholisch, schokoladig, fruchtig bitter.


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