Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Imperial Porter
Dottignies, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
This beer has been designed as an old export porter. It has been brewed as undrinkable bitter and then aged in wood for 9 months. The result is a strong dark beer that has a perfect bitter/sour balance.

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Jorn69 (3216) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2017
Tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels 20170803. Fruity, woody and sour, overripe fruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is mid bitter, fruity and sour.

Gaultier (1802) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2017 Tap @ Moeder Lambic, Brussels 3/8-17. Fruity, bretty and woody, also acidic. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter. 8 3 7 3

fillepolo (1019) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2017 Tap @moeder lambic, brussels. Pours a dark colour beer with a medium head. Bretty, woody and fruity with notes of plums. Dry bitter finish.

kermis (13657) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2017
8 3 8 3 15
Bottle shared at THT June ’17. Brown with a tan head. Aroma of brett funk, tart overripe dark fruits, chocolate, coco powder and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet, sour and heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [16/06/2017]

fkoolen (1250) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2017
Draught @ Van Moll, Eindhoven. Dark brown, offwhite foamy head. Gueuze nose and taste: funky, acidic, vinegar, lemon, little caramel, sweet cherry, quite full bodied, dry. Lingering finish. Medium carbonation.

poech73 (420) - Braine, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2017
From ML Fontainas :: Plus une Vieille brune aigre douce >> En tout point magnifique. Une peu comme de la Noire de Dottignies croisée avec la Cuvée de Rank et mûrie en fût.
Cette assemblage offre une une telle maîtrise qu’il livre une dégustation optimale. Nez vinaigré balsamique, boisée, biscuité avec de la cassonade et une amertume herbacée fleurie. Attaque aigre-douce, surette vinaigrée un peu poivrée. Milieu de bouche plus rond, biscuité mais sans sucrosité ni lourdeur, qui se fini sur une sensation gourmande onctueuse un peu épaisse sans être sirupeuse. L’amertume revient en rétro sèche herbeuse fruité à l’écorce d’orange et de citron, et avec une impression poudreuse de cacao. Le tout soutenu par une degré alcoolique qui réchauffe bien le gosier. Beaucoup d’équilibre et de finesse. Manque peut-être une personnalité qui s’affirmerait plus sur la longueur. Ar: 9 - Ap: 4 - Ta: 9 - Pa: Ov:20 #408

Scrumpy369 (836) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 19, 2017
On tap at moeder lambic. Hazy brown colour small offwhite microfoam. Nose is medium sourness. Taste is medium high sourness. Plum, faint balsamic vinegar. Metallic notes. Ehh. Might be just that I didnt want to have sour but it didnt really cut it for me.

sjogro (4263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2017
Sampled from bottle at THT June at kwartje. Unclear brown with thin head. Sour grain, grapes, grapefruit, chocolate and berries. Moderate sour and quite bitter. Medium body and soft carbonation.

Maakun (5745) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2017
8 4 7 3 15 Bottle shared at THT. Slight hazy dark mahogany with small beige head. Overripe dark berries, some caramel, old wood, deep hay, old cocoa beans. Light sweet, under medium sour and very bitter. Medium bodied with dry slight puckering feel. Very nice but too bitter for me.

JorisPPattyn (10024) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2017
Good yellow-cream head, bit irregular, over deep-brown beer; rings of lace. Contains some very weird UFO’s that come to float UPON the head. Sourish-fruity nose with lactic acid. Wine-drenched wood, old barriques . Hint of madeira, but also balsamico. Liquorice/drop and lactic acid, a marriage of stout and Flemish Oud bruin. Finish is pure fruity oud bruin, but every new sip reintroduces the drop. Acidthinning, quite slick, hint of alcohol all the same, good carbonation. Excellent oud bruin - with just a touch of sweet liquorice stout - which it doesn’t need at all.

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