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Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dottignies, Belgium

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RATINGS: 697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered.
Ingredients: Water; Barley malt; Hops; Candi-sugar; Yeast.
The heaviest ale on our menu with a very rich taste, coming from the six different kinds of malt we use. These malts also give it that rich, dark, nearly black colour. The royal doses of Challenger and Saaz hops bring the typical balance between sweet and bitter.

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3.8
jjsint (3437) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Bottle from Cafe Bruxelles, Leicester. Dark brown with a swirl of off-white head. Chocolate, hazelnut, brandied plum and pure smoke compete in a bewitching aroma. Taste is even better: sweet and boozy with an assertive but balancing hoppy kickback. Caramel, plum pudding and liquorice in the aftertaste. Full body and nicely carbonated (i.e. full without being heavy). An amazing beer.

3.7
piwnanuta (224) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Ciemne owoce, akcenty winne, słody, słodkie. Do tego rodzynki, troszkę czekolady, czarna porzeczka i lekka goryczka. Przyjemne.

3.4
suurjuust (3685) - ESTONIA - OCT 16, 2017
330ml bottle. Brown beer, small light beige head. Nose is slightly plummy, licorice notes, roast and candi sugar/caramel, hops. Flavor is hoppier than expected, roast and malt, savory notes, ashy dryness in the finish. Lingering roasty acidity and fruitiness. Not bad at all.

3.3
bewyder (530) - FRANCE - OCT 16, 2017
Brune foncée quasi opaque, plutôt légère en bouche, pas lourde, petite amertume, malt grillé léger, notes café modérées qui ressortent en finale, à petite pointe sèche. Bouteille 33cl bue au bar Hall's beer tavern, Paris, France, le 31/08/2017.

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Ysok02 (1771) - Mons, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2017
Très belle robe dense, noire, mousse beige, crémeuse. Nez puissant sur des notes de malt torréfié, de café, d'épices, de chocolat, belle complexité. Bouche tout aussi puissante et équilibrée, bulle ample et onctueuse, finale torréfiée, longue et équilibrée. Belle bière de fin de soirée.

3.8
rodenbachvintage (148) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2017 donker bier met de doorzichtig alcoholische rand. Mooie schuimkraag. Volle romige smaak, hop, kruiden, koffie, lichte drop smaak. Bittere nasmaak. Goed in balans.

3.8
AlainG (2344) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2017
D'un noir rougeâtre recouverte d'un mince voile baveux et traceur. Un nez crémeux, légèrement torréfié et de lait au chocolat. En bouche elle est soyeuse et plutôt mince. Des pointes épicées à l'occasion. Des moments herbacés de temps en temps. Une impression fruitée et un alcool des plus discrets. (2322-070917)

3.9
Alusmamuts (2099) - LATVIA - SEP 15, 2017
Almost black with small beige head. Slightly sweet aroma with yeast notes. Sweet, than sour, than bitter. Roasted and fruity notes. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.2
Syfher (491) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2017
Bottle of 33cl, in a Tumbler glass; from the fridge. So it's not really a black beer / stout, but more like a strong chocolate brown one : we're in front of a dark brown beer, but still brown, with a little beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate / porter, but the taste and aftertaste are a little bit too sweet. Give it a try, but don't wait to be amazed.

3.8
BuckeyeBoy (8301) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2017
330ml bottle pours out amber topped with a sand head. Nose is nice caramel malts some spice a little pit fruit sweetness. Taste is more of the pit fruit spice some pepper and a belg candy.


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