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Bink Grand Cru - Brouwerij Kerkom

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: muttyd on 12-24-2010)
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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2011 vintage bottling. Pours fairly pitch black color with a small fairly dense tan head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, blackberry, date, fig, molasses, licorice, red wine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark bread, brown sugar, black pepper, and roast/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, blackberry, date, fig, molasses, licorice, red wine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark bread, brown sugar, black pepper, and roast/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness/earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, blackberry, date, fig, red wine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark bread, pepper, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, fairly slick, and slightly syrupy/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible Belgian strong dark ale. All around awesome complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Hellpop65, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

TimHitchings, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

WynnO, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Satchboogie, Aug 26, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +14.1%

mbonugli, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

srgj88, Aug 15, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2012

Rich, almost regal brown color sported a thick and full head of dense foam.

The nose is sweet and strong. Dark fruits like prune and date, mix with caramel, fudge, chocolate, molasses and crab apples.

The flavors are rich and savory with a front of roasted coffee, caramel, toffee and brownie. The middle is a blast of chocolate before it ends with maple, dark fruits and green apples.

The feel is downright amazing. It's velvety smooth and perfectly thick. It's 13 pct and there's no evidence of such.

One of the biggest surprises I've had in the world of craft beer and one I'd urge everyone to try.

KYGunner, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

AvaStJames, Jul 26, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared at a private tasting, thanks to beerchitect! 2012 vintage, I believe.

Pours an opaque dark brown, bordering on black, with a frothy tan head that dissipated to a light ring of foam. While the aroma revealed pleasant notes of plum, raisins, and dates, the flavor truly shined. This beer was incredibly complex and seamlessly blended rummy dark fruit with toasted malt nuttiness. Simultaneously, there was an upfront flavor reminiscent of caramel corn, with buttery, toffee-like caramel accenting the nutty, popcorn-like backbone. Excellent beer, though some may be put off by the buttery tones. Very smooth and drinkable, for such high abv.

barczar, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

jkball01, Jul 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Stagga_Lee, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

kenstogie, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Psychmusic, Jul 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

thkrb99, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

velcrogrip, Jun 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

DRTBrewster, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Cmuska902, May 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

MSCUSN, May 03, 2014
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2.78/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

2013 bottle, 750ml split 3 ways.

A - Dark brown color, just a bit of clarity. Beige head becomes swirly cap and ring pretty quickly and retains as such.

S - Raisin, caramel, alcohol, yeasty and bready tones. Decent but kinda generic flavors for a BSDA, really boozy.

T - Wow, al-kee-hawl. Drinks like it's somewhere in the 18% range. Flavors are a little better than the smell - big dark fruit caramel bomb with some chocolate, pepper, yeast, spices, red wine, but unfortunately the booze really detracts here.

M - Slick but kinda thin-feeling mouthfeel, lowish carbonation. Sweet and hot.

O - Ehhhh. So boozy, and what's underneath all that seems decent at best. Honestly, all in all, a little painful to drink.

Chico1985, May 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

JCam9981, Mar 24, 2014
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Bink Grand Cru from Brouwerij Kerkom
91 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.