Brewed at Brouwerij De Ranke

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


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RATINGS: 83   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 (2213) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (13956) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 29, 2017
Pours black to red with a beige head, aroma of fruits, chocolate, flavor of chocolate, coffee, medium bodied

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ulysse (497) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2017
No foam top. Rather weak aroma. Strange bitter taste similar to cocoa powder. After taste is rather dusty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
florent.janssens (329) - - APR 18, 2017
Fortement carboné pour un stout. Amertume prononcée. Légère pour un stout, plutôt un porter. Gout de cacao,torréfaction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (17276) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1590) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - APR 9, 2017
Bottle, 75cL. Home. @Naintré, France. Shared with my dad. A sparkling black beer with a big beige foamy head ; good retention. Red berries (blackberry, blackcurrant), roast, light black chocolate notes, toast, light herb. Medium round sweet, medium dry lasting bitter refreshing. Medium good body, light silky texture, good carbonation, fruity bitter lasting finish. Overall, good !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (2314) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2017
Brun öl med inslag av rött. Ett större mörkbeige skum som ligger kvar länge. Doft och smak av rostad malt, choklad, kakao och lätt blommighet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1450) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2017
Un très beau Stout à la robe presque noire, mousse crémeuse beige, le nez allie des notes de café au chocolat noir, du malt torréfié, une pointe houblonnée. Bouche alliant ampleur et tension, bulle onctueuse, de la longueur et une finale acidulée et amère. Idéal sur le fondant au chocolat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
culchiem (3875) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle from Carrefour. Black with a solid head. Aroma of dark chocolate malt. Flavour is dry roast malt, dark fruit, coffee, full milk chocolate mouthfeel. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3699) - CROATIA - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle, 750 ml from Beergium. Shared with JFK10000, Max and Domagoj. Pours black with medium beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, sweet with bitter finish. Medium bodied.

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