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Brouwerij Kerkom
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Sint-Truiden, Belgium

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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extra strong dark beer


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bloekie (210) - - NOV 17, 2012
Extra strong dark beer. Very thick foamy head. Very interesting palate, changes quite a bit without being too messy. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franksv6 (57) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Black beer with little to no foam. Smells spicy. Cherry flavor. Full aftertaste. Very nice strong beer packed with flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JerseyHophead (20) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Pours a thick black with a tan/brown head with decent retention. Nose has some very subtle cocoa and coffee notes and roasted malt. Thereís definitely a bit of a bourbon presence in there too. Starts a bit subtle with some malty notes. Itís smooth and medium bodied on the tongue with a bit of coffee but pretty subtle. The finish is pretty strong of honey bourbon and fairly sweet. The bourbon notes linger on the tongue but are balanced out by sticky sweetness. I enjoyed this a lot. Itís fairly complex with different but complementary flavors presenting themselves at each stage of the beer. I would recommend this beer but definitely to the more experienced beer drinker.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014
Weak beige head dark burgundy pour mild carbonation aromas toffee dark fruits caramel raisins port the flavours port caramel yeast doughy raisins cherries molasses dried fruits cinnamon ginger so rich and sweet has some bitter touches as well the finish lovely to drink or sip on good use of fruits and spice malts excellent ale9

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (267) - - MAR 29, 2014
Drank during an awesome tasting at Thijsí place 28-3-2014 (2012 bottle). Awesome beer. Really full taste. A bit salmiac in the beginning. But after that very sweet. Really rich, sweet beer. Perfect!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
langeveld12 (201) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
Pours a large frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Body is flat black. Looks like a stout. Doesnít taste like a typical one, though. Aromaís of dark bread, cookie, roasted malts, nuts, molasses, dark chocolate, strong coffee, flowers, pine, grape, raisin, plum, apple, cherry, brown sugar, alcohol (booze) and spices. Complex flavors starting out with light acidic, then sweet and later on also bitter which fades to light bitter, to finish is bitter. Body is medium to full with syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Great complex beer thatís partly boozy, partly containing sweet dried fruits and red or forest fruits and espresso like bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
foxtje (10) - edinburgh, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
What a nice beer..its taste well .its smel very well..its a beer not filtered or pasteurised.. One to remember..

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Stout-like appearance, thin tan head. Aroma of dark cherries, prunes,, candy, soy sauce/teriyaki, tomato paste. Thick mouthfeel with sweet caramel, metallic soy-sauce like taste, dark dried fruit, port-like complexity without cloying sweetness, and well-concealed high alcohol. Overall impression this is an absolutely awesome wintery grand cru.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (658) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours an incredibly dark color, little to no tan head, looks very still. Nose subtle and complex, fruity: figs, raisins, cherries. Boozy with a hint of bourbon maybe. Body thick and a bit lively, finish luxurious and sweet, almost some echoes of kola nuts, but a lingering hotness, too. Donít know how old this bottle is, but would be worth keeping to see how it evolves. A bit less hot and this would be legendary. Very nice in any event.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle, 750 ml. Poured into a tulip glass at home. ABV 13% Pours an actually black beers, no light passing through. One finger of a thick, dark beige head on top, with very good retention, never disappearing but instead remaining as a thin layer of foam on top of the beer. Medium lacing left around the glass. Aromahas chocolate and lots of vinous notes. Red and black grapes. Strong alcohol smell after a swirl of the glass, otherwise well hidden. Great taste, lots of grapes and red fruits, strong alcohol on the taste but it actually works on favour of the beer, cognac notes, again some chocolate every now and then and mostly on the finish. Thick and full body,silky and smooth, the right amount of carbonation. Sticky on the palate as expected. Overall a really great beer, excellent winter warmer and sipper. Too bad I didnít get more of this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSAP (465) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
Aroma is dik met kersenbonbons, chocolade en binnenkomst van een fruitwinkel. Smaak heeft koffierandje en ingemaakte peertjes, met een laagje kruid erover. Donker met inzakkend kraagje. 0.75 fles.


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