De Ranke Back to Black 25.4 oz

Item #7213
Shipping Wt. 3.00 lbs.
Availability: In Stock

Delicate combo of Stout
and a Flemish Sour

Brewed by: De Ranke Brewery
Country: Belgium
Style: Imperial Porter
Color: Dark Brown

ABV: 9.5% rating: 95 rating: N/A

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De Ranke Back to Black was designed by the brewery as an old export porter: brewed as very bitter (IBU of 100), then aged in wood foeders for 9 months to achieve its mature taste. The unique result is a strong (9.5% ABV) dark beer with a perfect bitter/sour balance.

Pours dark brown with a moderate beige head. Aromas of tart fruit and roasted malts with hints of coffee and leather. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated, the taste is complex, combining sour dark fruit with burnt caramel, leather, and oak. It has been described as marriage of Stout and Flemish Oud Bruin. rating: 95 (out of 100)! 25.4 oz capped bottle.

The De Ranke Brewery was founded in 1996 by good friends Nino Bacelle and Guido Devos, hobby brewers who turned a part-time obsession into a successful commercial venture.

At first brewing only on weekends using the equipment and facilities of an existing craft brewery, De Ranke soon established a reputation for producing robust and flavorful ales with a massive hops profile; hops, in their philosophy, are the single most important ingredient in any ale. They embraced traditional brewing methods (without eschewing helpful new technologies) and used only the freshest natural ingredients like real hop flowers instead of cheap hop extracts like many of their larger more commercially driven counterparts.

As a result, De Ranke brews grew steadily in popularity and demand; in the late 2000s, De Ranke was able to relocate to its own brewery in Dottignies in the Hainaut province of Belgium.

Today, De Ranke Brewery exports award winning hop-centric ales to nine different countries including the United States, India, France and Japan.