Brouwerij Kerkom
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Sint-Truiden, Belgium


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
extra strong dark beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Kerkom Bink Grand Cru 13%. Pours with a fading tan head over a deep brown body. Aroma is hugely boozy. Tons of alcohol, plums, vinous, chocolate covered raisins. Cloying. Flavors are super sweet. Cloying. Chocolate. Alcohol is lighter in the flavor than on the nose. Creamy carbonation with plenty of warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7502) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2012
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Black colour with lasting, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with caramel, dried fruit, dark treacle, raisins and a touch of alcohol. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit, chocolate, liquorice, anise and a sweet finish with a warming touch of alcohol. Full body, smooth mouthfeel. Fairly sweet. It’s a bit over the top and fairly powerful, but on the other hand quite tasty and irresistible. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7466) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2013
750mL bottle as "Bink Grand Cru". Poured deeper brown with a rich mocha-brown head. The aroma picked up licorice, molasses, and toasted nutty notes with big yeasty accents of black pepper and dark fruit.. some tobacco and a kiss of raw boozage showed as it warmed. The flavor found licorice, dark fruit, and tobacco at the rich core, with fruit and peppery yeast, earth, and pine resin around.. finished with peppery spice, dark fruit, licorice, and plenty of alcohol warmth. Heavy-bodied and thick on the palate.. moderate carbonation.. this came together well for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (7434) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7290) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle shared by mr. Liberati. Thanks a bunch m8. Dark brown body with a medium off white head. The aroma is caramel, light acidic, lots of dark sweet ripe fruit. Prune, caramel, dates, raisins, alcohol, light spice and light chocolate notes in the flavour. Amazing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2010
75cl exclusive brew Darkbrown to black in color. A brown firm yet fine head. Very much roasted smells. Sweet full taste, yet a bit too much roast to my personal flavour. Bitterdry afteraste with a little sweet and a lot of burned malt. Had it as an aperitive, but it’s definitely more of a dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (7210) - ITALY - DEC 13, 2009
scura non molta schiuma discreta persitenza nasa malti tostati caffe frutta matura in bocca attacco dolce ma bilanciato da tostaure e luppolo che non sono marcati lasciando una lunga nota finale di liquirizia

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7061) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
750ml. darker pour. roasty, notes of black licorice, boozy, dark fruits, figs, raisins. Grape juice notes also. Very drinkable at 13%. very enjoyable

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (6539) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Thx! to Kraddel & Kogymo. 75 cl. bottle split by 2. American export version labelled as “Bink Grand Cru”. Very likely a vintage but an unknown one. Pours black with a small but small mocha head. Nose carries a light oxidation note but absolutely nothing is off here, boozy in a highly enjoyable way with lots of chocolate, very thick malts, syrup, light dark wood, molasses, light dark nuts, faint liquorish, very concentrated fruits, this feels almost BA, very nice. Taste is carries also a light a light oxidation note but nothing off here either, very heavy in a great way, lots of malt, liquorish (light), very think malt, wood, boozy in a phenomenal & complementary way, touch molasses, very thick, concentrate of dark dried fruits, faint caramel & black chocolate, light liquorish, brown sugar, faint yeast. Very thick & low carb. This is impeccable in every way & can easily stand ground with the best. A revelation here.

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