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


on tap

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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (970) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
De Ranken tuotos kaatuu panimon omaan lasiin hyvin tummana ja imperial stoutmaisena, vaahto on kuitenkin selkesti vaaleampi ja kestv. Se j mys reunalle mukavasti kutkuttelemaan. Haju on kirpen mausteinen ja hyvin belgialemainen (tytelinen, maltainen ja mausteinen). Maku on hieman mausteinen, persikkaa lytyy mys ja muistuttaa Chimayn sinist. Suutuntuma keskityelinen ja tt saa hetken aikaa maiskutella ennen kuin ottaa seuraavan kulauksen. Kokonaisuutena oikein mukava belgiale, mutta vain oikein mukava.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2013
33cl bottle from Cotteridge Wines.Poured a very dark brown with a small tan head.Malt aroma with a malt taste with roast chocolate malt coming through strong.A late hop prescence noted too.Nice tasting dark beer which i would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steupy (5) - Landegem, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
Dark an rather sweet, but not to sweet. You get al little cofee and chocolate witch makes it complete. Nice beer, one to remember

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5610) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
330ml brown bottle from beer shop in Marseille. Deep dark cloudy brown rather than noir (black). Sugar sweetness and yeast notes mark this as a Belgian beer. Some roasted malts evident, and a pleasant finishing hoppiness. A pleasant Belgian take on a stout, which leans toward what one expects from a Dubbel, but with more roastiness in evidence. A good drinkable beer that hides the alcohol in the sugar and the dark malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2012
(From notes 16.11.12) Tap. Aroma very malty, sweet. Flavor is sweet, creamy, a bit burnt (like a stout). Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (1204) - Calgary, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
Dark brown pour with frothy tan head. Aroma of malts, yeast, very fruity, and touch of hops. Taste of caramel, toffee, malts, yeast and a hint of marashino cherry. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Slight hops on the finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (1101) - - NOV 27, 2012
pours cloudy dark root beer brown, huge foamy creamy head, good retention, sticky lacing. Thick heavy malts on the nose. Intense malty caramel 9/10-sweetness up front laced with alcohol, tastes of cola, root beer, bittersweet roast, finishing lingering bitter. Medium complexity, med-high depth, good carry, good transitions, decent drinkability. Drinks somewhat heavy, but full-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (773) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Deep red brown with medium tan head, not as dark as they would have you believe. Aroma unexciting but ok with malt and dark sugars. Medium body, slightly carbonated, not really any alcohol. Flavor is rich and malty, sweet up front, dried plums and raisins, toffee, nice dry european-style hop finish. Like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3625) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man! Brown hued with a towering tan head. Excellent retention and lacing. Aroma consists of malt with a pronounced Belgian yeast presence. Lots of yeast in the flavor, as well as some toffee, malt, and a delicate sweetness. Very tasty and drinkable. Smooth on the palate with minimal alcohol presence. Recommended. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-18-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Temptation (257) - - NOV 19, 2012
Black coloured beer with a small but steady beige head. In mouth, the taste is dominated by the coffee and the hops, vey well balanced. Great creamy texture. The only drawback is that maybe could result a little bit heavy, buy anyway, is a great beer which aspect cheats: much better in mouth than in nose (and in the eye).

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