overall
93
43
style
NovaBirra
Brewed at Brouwerij De Ranke

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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1612) - Antwerp, - JUL 1, 2013
beige head that disappears quickly but not completely, without lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of toasted malts, earth and coffee. taste is like the aroma with a slight bitter finish. medium body and carbonation.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1321) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
culchiem (3796) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3412) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (7102) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2017
750ml bottle. Jet black colour with huge, firm, foamy, half-way lasting, sulphureous-beige head. Chocolately dark malty and earthy fruity, yeasty, minimally dusty aroma, notes of bramble and blueberry, corresponding shrubs, hints of cocoa. Taste is slightly sweet dark malty and yeasty fruity, notes of bramble and blueberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, dry cocoa powder, a touch of cola; prickling carbonation. Relatively light, nice earthy fruitiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1953) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Belle stout, café, grillé. Corpulence moyenne, ensemble rond. Bonne bière.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1897) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 30, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 75cl au Beerlover à Liège Couleur noire, mousse et effervescence moyenne Nez café En bouche attaque chocolatée puis café avec une pointe torréfiée et grillée pointe sucrée en fin de bouche mais assez agréable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (1600) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 10, 2016
F: big, very pale brown, long lasting and then collapse. C: dark brown, opaque, may be some dark red and hazy against the light. A: roasted malt, chocolate malt, cocoa, molasses, dates, brown and candy sugar, floral, resin, dark fruits. T: roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, candy sugar but not very sweet, mocha, floral, dark fruits, creamy mouthfeel, full body, medium carbonation could be a little bit lower, very good and made in a Belgium way, enjoyed, 0,33l bottle from Carrefour market - Saint-Michel @ Etterbeek, Brussels.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15373) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
300ml bottle - thanks Martjoobolut!
Black, tight tan head, pretty filigree of lacing. Slightly muddy aroma, some nice esters. Taste also estery, nicely roasty. Finish has a decent bitterness. However, there’s a dirtiness I’m no fan of too. Did cover the alcohol reasonably, I guess. 3.3 seems like an overrate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3806) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle (from beergium). Pours dark brown with beige head. Aroma is cocoa, malt, roast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, coffe, malt, cocoa beans, fruits, some apples. Finish is roast, cocoa. Overall: good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (7022) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks Mart). Clear brown color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Cocoa powder, roast, some herbal straw in aroma. Cocoa, roast, soft kama chocolate in taste. Fizzy carbonation. Sweet and hints of cocoa in aftertaste. Alcohol is hidden. Feels thin and fizzy.


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