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Brouwerij Kerkom
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Sint-Truiden, Belgium

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
extra strong dark beer


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (2085) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle. Very dark, almost black with light ruby reflexes, nice beige head. The beer is a mix of spicy, clove and fruity notes from Belgian notes and malty side - roasted malts, chocolate plus some dried fruits. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, finish is sweetish with spicy note. Alcohol noticeable but only in warming finish, nothing harsh. Great dark Belgian strong.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barreras (1563) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Pours a dark brown almost black color with an alcohol soaked fruit aroma with a nice complex flavor. Taste is cherries, oak, chocolate, fig, and minor spice. A flavorful beer that is sipped rather than drank. Delicious!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6202) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2016
On draft at The Sovereign. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of toffee. Flavors of pit fruits and fruit cake. Big boozy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1939) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 14, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Haspengouwse Grand Cru Winterkoninkske by Brouwerij Kerkom at Mordor na Domaniewskiej Przyprawy (imbir, pieprz, wanilia) toffi, melasa, ciemne owoce, kawa, czekolada, farba olejna, geste, duzo ciala, alko, ciekawe, degustacyjne, bdb takie stoutowo-ciemnobelgowe.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Pours dark chestnut brown with aroma of fig, cherry, and hint of spice. Sweet dark fruit flavor with spice and toffee. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 3, 2016
Jan. ’16. A 0.75 l bottle at Känguruh, Vienna, vintage 2014. It poured very dark and hazy brown body with a small brown hued head. Served a bit too cold. Beautiful, very intense aroma of chocolate, cocoa, licorice, dried fruit and some spices like cloves. Alcohol. Flavor was sweet, alcoholic, maybe a bit too much of both. Pleasant sweet dark malt dominated by the chocolate and licorice included everything else listed in the aroma, too plus caramel and wood, while dried fruit was more pronounced. Full bodied, with a long, warming and sweet finish that followed the taste pretty much. A little bit too strong despite the complexity, but still a really nice Belgian.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
On tap it is a dark amber color with a small head. The nose has dark fruits, licorice and spice. Taste has more dark fruits, alcohol, figs and some a little bite on the finish. Good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mortlach (1925) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 15, 2016
750ml bottle shared @Mad for Beer (Rome). Pours brown/reddish with a little but persistent off-white head. Aroma is rich and powerful, dried fruits, oak, cherry, light chocolate, oxidation. Flavour is complex, medium to heavy sweet with a good bitter end, alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation. Amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2016
2011 bottle. Sarphati Oude Olie. Flat, medium brown. The aroma is oxidized toffee, choc, molasses, wood...but oxidized in a way that seems rounded. Quite sweet, with a nice sticky character. There’s a sticky molasses character, with a bit of boozy woodiness in the finish. The sweetness really mellows this out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12746) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Booze, molasses and soy sauce. After some time cocoa come out. Deep brown. Soy, tootsie roll and a light booze finish. Old, but decent.


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