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Brouwerij Kerkom
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Sint-Truiden, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6201) - 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 (6084) - 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."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6035) - 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 (5855) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (5765) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(750ml bottle thanks to BMan1113VR) clear rich ruby brown with lasting ring of tan bubbles. Nose of vanilla, a bit earthy, graham cracker, chocolate. Taste of rich maple, bourbon, vanilla, decadent, barrel and raisins. Thick creamy body. This is very well done and easy to drink given the ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5520) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5331) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged from the Rare Beer Club. Opaque dark brown to black colored pour with a tall, thick brown head. Aroma is sweet malt, dusty yeast, fermenting dark fruit, light spice, and cocoa. Taste is sweet malt, dark fruit, subtle spice, dusty yeast, candy notes, caramel, dark chocolate, alcohol and dessert-like notes. Body is medium-full with a moderate carbonation and a medium level of alcoholic warmth. Finishes with more sweet malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, soft spice, dark fruit notes, candied fruit and dessert (cake). Little too sweet for my personal enjoyment but still good anyway.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5148) - 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.


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