Brewed at Brouwerij De Ranke

Style: Imperial Stout
Braine-L’Alleud, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Big Mama Stout is brewed from 5 types of barley malt and some rye malt in combination with Summit and Willamette whole flower hops. It is then “dry-hopped” with American hops and cocoa nibs from Madagascar. Our Belgian dark beer will improve during the first year of aging by developing delicate aromas of chocolate balanced by a moderate bitterness. We recommend tasting it at cellar temperature.

Big Mama Stout est brassée à partir de 5 sortes de malt d’orge et une partie de malt de seigle en combinaison avec des fleurs de houblon Summit et Willamette. Elle est ensuite infusée à froid avec des houblons américains et du grué de cacao originaire de Madagascar. Notre bière sombre se bonifiera au cours de la première année de garde en développant des arômes délicats de chocolat balancés par une amertume moderée. Nous recommandons de la déguster à température de cave.

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Swaroga's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2223) - Warszawa, - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 75cl bottle. Dark brown with very big tanned head. It’s not easy to open this beer without spoiling the half of it on the floor. Nose : rich notes of burned malts with dominating black chocolate, dairy, toffee, cheese and nuts. Some honey and flower notes. Sip : medium body with cream like texture. Medium carbonation, a bit more then a typical stout. It’s a sweet beer with quite distinguished cocoa flavor. Got some other flavors balanced in like burned malts, toffee, dried fruits, banana and honey. The alcohol content is warming. Ending is mostly sweet, burned and a bit earthy dry but dominated by black chocolate like feeling. The beer is quite delicious.

Serapac (518) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown, bubbly tan head. The general coke-like appearance is accompanied by somewhat coke-like nose (or am I just glad to see it?), but the advertised cocoa is there too, in the form of hot chocolate. Taste, first chocolatey, sweet, turns fairly dry in the finish, which is quite pleasant, but also giving an impression of a rather empty body for the hefty ABV.

ogivlado (7948) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 14, 2017
Bottled 330ml. -from Beergium. Brown coloured, medium sized brownish head, mild caramel in the nose. Sweetish roasted malt, some caramel, notes of milk chocolate and caramel with discreet alcohol presence. Bitterish finish, pretty high carbonation. Quite a disappointment.

ardeo (493) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle 33 cl venant de chez Beer Lovers (Chenee). Liquide brun fonce ou noir clair. Mousse beige stable a 1 cm. Nez de malt roasted, la licorice, le chocolat noir, le kaffe. Bouche : c'est frais avec un peu de sucre et de caramel, le chocolat/cacao, le coffee toujours, le roasted, un peu de fruit noir et une moyenne amertume. Vive carbonation pour un bon stout !

Hopverdju (1383) - BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2017
Donkerbruin tot zwart bier met grote crèmekleurige schuimkraag. Geur: geroosterde mout, cacao en hop, floraal en wat hars. Smaak: hopbitter, hars, geroosterde mout bitterheid, eikels, ietwat chocolade en licht zoet. Medium volmondig, glad. Goede koolzuurprikkel.

Lobster15 (92) - - JUN 4, 2017
On tap at the open brewery day in braine L’ALLEUD. Coffee and cocoa aromas. Berries. Roasted malts. Bitter. Strong. Well made.

DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’ place. Thanks Max. Dark brown. Yeast, roast, chocolate, some dark fruits, caramel, a bit vegetal, sweet, a bit of alcohol.

zvikar (6264) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 29, 2017
Pours black to red with a beige head, aroma of fruits, chocolate, flavor of chocolate, coffee, medium bodied

Ulysse (539) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2017
No foam top. Rather weak aroma. Strange bitter taste similar to cocoa powder. After taste is rather dusty.

florent.janssens (369) - - APR 18, 2017
Fortement carboné pour un stout. Amertume prononcée. Légère pour un stout, plutôt un porter. Gout de cacao,torréfaction.

TBone (17796) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 12, 2017
Bottled 330ml (Beergium)
Bottled says now "Cacao nibs". Toasted, vegetably aroma. Some chocolate. Medium-bodied. Front has chocolate malts, caramel, rye bread and then sticky vegetable notes. Yeasty. Meh.

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