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style
Brouwerij Kerkom
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Sint-Truiden, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
extra strong dark beer


Palme's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, - AUG 31, 2012
0.75l bottle shared with BelgBeerGeek @ Kulminator. This one is a hard to see through- amlost impossible actually and itís colored near black with a medium sized and lacing beige head. The aroma has sweetness, chocolate paper, dark malts, syrup and fruity blackberries. All in all quite a complex and really nice aroma. Hard for me to tell what genre this beer is classified as but itís definitely really really tasty! Packed with sweetness without being sweet, dark, hazelnutty and malty, boozy dipped biscuits with sugar on top and raisins on the side. This was an extreme tasty brew. Thanks for the tip Vincent! 02.06.2012


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdjuice (448) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUN 22, 2015
Ooh, this is good. Pours very dark amber brown with minimal head. Aromas are roasty, dark dried fruits, raisins, like a good quadrupel but maybe a little fruitier than average. Flavors are really nice and constantly evolving. Starts with a pleasant roastiness and sweetness, into slight fruity notes and sourness, then a really long finish with a bit of bitter chocolate.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
katrinaez (582) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Raisin aroma and the booze almost pours up the nose. Rich red brown almost opaque. Thick on the tongue. Caramel thatís a little burnt and the raisin is now prune and rum in flavor. Glad itís only an 8oz pour since you feel the bite. Tap

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6686) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2015
750, corked, bailed, and foiled. Pours a heavy dark ebony with a loose and creamy dark tan head that goes away. Big smoky dark complex nose, lots of dark pitted tree fruit but in a fleshy way rather than a sweet way. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Smoky, fruity, slightly tangy mid palate, showing sweet campfire and some tangy fruit notes. Long earthy fruity finish. Very interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (1095) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2015
dark as molasses some dark head. Aroma leather wood, malt. Tastes licorice, fudge, bourbon barrel. coffee, sherry. dark rum. dark char. fruitiness. very little bitter roast finish. mid body creamy drying alcohol finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5802) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle at the Jim goes to Malaysia tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is rich liqourice treacle. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich sweet malt, alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Poured deep dark brown with a tan ring. Aroma of sweet fruit and soft malt. Medium body, flavour is smooth booze, sweet berries, light liquorice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6966) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of cheesy malt, caramel, fudge, milk chocolate. Flavor is heavy sweet. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6580) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
bottle sampled @Jim is going to Malaysia tasting. Very very thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Lots of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3821) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle at Jim leaves for Malaysia tasting @ ABCBeers. Dark brown pour. Aroma of sugary malts, caramel, slightly fruity and a bit spicy. Flavor is quite sweet, some spices and very well balanced. Nice Belgian brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle @ tht. Aroma is yeast, molasses, liquorice. Flavour is caramel, chocolate, molasses and some yeast. Okay.


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