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Brouwerij Kerkom
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Sint-Truiden, Belgium

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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extra strong dark beer


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6757) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6701) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"dark dark belgian, almost stout like in appearance. thin head. nice aroma of sweet dark fruit, molasses, candy sugar up the wazoo, and a touch of yeast. feel is nice too. the beer seems young, which is the ONLY thing preventing this from being among the elite. it remains a touch hot, but not overly so at 13%. in a year, this may be one of the best belgians i’ve ever had. flavor much the same as the aroma. we were sad when this bad boy was gone, and even at this price, i gots to get one more and age it."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6418) - 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 (6242) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (6195) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, reddish brown in color with lots of sweet dark fruit and a sugary plastic aroma, flavor is aged cherry and chocolate, roast, belgian sugar

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Thanks to bmann1113vr for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark brown to almost black color with an off-white head. The aroma is heavy on the chocolate and alcohol. There is also a little bit of dark fruit, but what stands out the most is the very hot alcohol. The flavor is more of the same. I get some roasted malt and chocolate, as well as a lot of alcohol. The beer is fairly sweet and there is some nice dark fruit notes in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5779) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2012
750ml Bottle - Dark brown, almost black in colour. Dried fruit and marzipan in the aroma. Rich and vinous taste with marzipan, dried fruit and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2011
75cl, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, sweet and spicy, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, but expensive!, probably the same brew as Winterkoninkske Grand Cru, yet very original label!
Earlier Rating: 12/20/2009 Total Score: 3.9
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2009, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, good head, very good Winter brew


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