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

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RATINGS: 689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1787) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Dark mahogany pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma is prunes, chocolate, yeast, and molasses. Taste is prunes, bread, faint chocolate, and char. Sweet overall with a little bitterness. Prickly carbonation. Interesting.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdKing (2510) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2017
70cl bottle from Dranken Geers. Dark brown, hazy, medium foamy off white head. Nose is rich, malty, cereal grains, husky brown grains, toasted malt, yeast extract, milk chocolate, slight hazelnut. Taste is roasted malt, hazelnut, brown cereal grains, milk chocolate. Sublime. Another hit from those boys at De Ranke.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidf93 (70) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 22, 2017
Quardruppel reddish brown colour. Roasted caramel Malty flavors. Sticky sugary mouth feel. Slight hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4804) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle at home. Dark brown with fizzy beige head that leaves a big ring. Red apple, caramel, light ash and dark chocolate, soft berries, toffee, sweet rye bread, cinnamon, dead leaves and earth. Its quite complex with sweet and dried fruits that go through sweet malts into deep earthy notes. Over medium sweet and under medium bitter. Full bodied. At first I thought it was a bit middle of the road it it did warm on me a bit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (3408) - CROATIA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Beergium, shared with JFK10000, Max and Domagoj. Pours brown with average sized light brown head. Malty, caramel, chocolate, nutty, some light brown sugar. Light to moderate sweetness. Medium bodied. Not my cup of tea I guess.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1235) - POLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Obfita, drobna piana, szybko zmienia się w nierwne, mydlane chmury. Barwa brązowo rubinowa, opalizująca. W aromacie głwnie suszone owoce, do tego karmel, melasa, ciemny mid i zioła. Jest też charakterystyczna dla wielu belgw nuta starego chmielu. W smaku dość słodkie, podobne do quadrupla, choć jest bardziej pijalne, nie tak pełne i oleiste w odbiorze. Sporo suszonej gruszki, kompotu wigilijnego, karmelu, cukru muscovado, nieświeży chmiel na szczęście niewyczuwalny na języku. Finisz lekko goryczkowy, szorstki, delikatnie cierpki, w posmaku czekolada, zioła i pikantne przyprawy, na szczęście nie jest to jakaś dziwna szałwia czy anyż, jak ostatnio w wielu "belgach" na blogach się trafiało (choćby Gouden Carolus - Christmas, Kasteel - Barista Chocolate Quad czy Fantme - Printemps). Wysycenie średnie, drobne, alkohol niewyczuwalny.
Piwo jest bardzo dobre, ale do pełni szczęścia brak mi tu większego "pazura", zadziorności i gęstości...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (741) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Bouteille achete Au Grain DOrge - Garde 1 ans - De couleur noir pas opaque avec une mousse fauve dlicate mais qui tient - Au nez des notes de cuire, de caf, de chocolat, sucre candy, pices, fruit rouge et fruits confits, on dirais une trappiste avec des notes de torrfaction - En bouche on retrouve se ct trappiste, des notes de caf et de chocolat, beaucoup de fruits confits, bien pic, sucre candy, complexe er superbe - Corp ample, amertume moyenne, carbonation ptillante, douce et lisse, final fruits confit et amertume - Superbe bire entre deux style, on a de la peine la class dans les stouts car elle a beaucoup de caractristiques dune trappiste brune ou bire brune belge

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (579) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2017
Mooi donker bier met crmekleurige schuimkraag. Aroma en smaken van mout, drop, beetje chocolade, heel licht rokerig. Warme, licht bittere, afdronk. Al bij al een smakelijk bier.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (1395) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 11, 2017
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of vanilla, toffee, milk chocolate, figs, brown sugar and plum... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of brown chocolate, raisin, toffee, dried fruits, vanilla and spicy grasses... the aftertaste is sweet, bitter and dry...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pedro_Pinho (226) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2017
Pours nearly black with a large creamy light brown head. Aroma is mainly bread and yeast with some malt sweetness to it. Velvet smooth, perfectly balanced belgium noir. Really nice stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SylvainCFC (152) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2017
Robe brune trs fonce, presque noire. Col de mousse moyen, stable, plutt ar, tenue moyenne. Nez alcooleux, lgrement mtallique, malt grill, lgrement fruit (fruit mr). Attaque chaleureuse, douceur de chocolat, lger vanill et de fruit mr (figue, prune), fruit sec. Liquoreux. Alcool bien prsent. Une belle amertume balance la douceur originelle. Amertume noire et trs lgre prsence de houblon amrisant. Texture huileuse, corpulente, belle rondeur. Un savant mix entre une brune type Quadruple et un Stout. Douceur et amertume en quilibre. Complexe, forte en alcool. A dguster.


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