Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A complex, dark, fruity, chocolatey brew. First version from De Proef in Lochristi, near Ghent. Current version care of Van Steenberge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2005
Bottle (GBBF): Fruity estery aroma. Caramel colour. Medium bodied warming feel. Peppery flavour with some choco notes. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25464) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2007
Bottled@’t Waagstuk. Dark ruby red colour, mediumsized beige head. Sweet malts, some roasted thi0ng along. Also some dry dark fruits. Flavour is caramel, malts, spices and notes of yeast. Nicely balanced, but not very exciting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12134) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, Skou]
Pours clear amber with a small, creamy and slightly frothy off-white head. Aroma has liqourice, is vinious, yeast and sweet caramel. Very well balanced. Lightish mouthfeel, but still kind of oily. Flavour is sweet, liqourice, ginger, vinious and a dry, flowery finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2011
330ml bottle, house beer at Afspanning ‘t Waagstuk. Pours a clear, dark brown body with ruby highlights, hazy last pour. Decent beige head, reduced to a patchy surface. Smell of dark malts with yeasty fruitiness beneath. Lots of dried fruits in flavour together with brown malts. Bittersweet alcohol to the ending. Oily palate. Well made, and pleasing despite of all the sweetness (Antwerpen, 28.04.2011).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Pours a hazy medium orangish amber color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grzesiek79 (4029) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Piwo smaczne tresciwe slodowe lekko winne i czekoladowe. Piana spora trwala bezowa. Gestawy piwo i sycace. Dluga koncowka owocowa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 7, 2011
De Botella, gracias al Don Morten. Muddy dark brown colour, short beige head. Sweet aroma of dark fruit and caramel with yeast and a dark maltiness. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is in the sweet end with dark fruits, yeast, caramel, a dark maltiness and spice like. Sweet finish, caramel, dark fruity and yeasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Black colored beer with a big khaki head. Heavy on the roasted malt with a fair amount of chocolate and coffee. Some strange grassy notes and a nice sweetness of dark fruit. Heavy roasted malt flavor with some mild sweetness of burnt sugar and dark fruit. Dark chocolate bitterness, a bit of licorice, and some mild grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
(Draught at Afspanning ’t Waagstuk, Antwerpen, 24 Oct 2013) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with caramel, dark bread, raisins and hints of coffee. Malty, roasted taste with notes of caramel, dark rye bread, a touch of coffee and a gentle spicy bitterness. Almost full body, with balanced sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smalle (222) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle at Waagstuk. Brewed by Proefbrouwerij BBF 21/11/2015. Aroma is sweet, dark/dried fruits. Taste: sweet, very sweet, caramel, dried prunes, roasted malt. Some warming alcohol in the finish.

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