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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1778   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Colour and sight: Dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head. Scent: Touches of caramel, mocha and chocolate. Spices such as liquorice and coriander are also present. Flavour: Initially, a very good mouthfeel of alcohol and softness. This is followed by an increasing bitterness, partially from the hop, but also from the roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end a nice balance between bitterness, sour and sweet.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalhead (634) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2004
1 year from BB date. poured an avg brown with avg head. Hints of brown sugar and very mild spice. Dryish finish. Not bad but wasn’t impressed by any means. The Delirium NOEL rocks tho.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2004
Middle of the road for Strong Ales. which is still above average. Dark brown colour. Sweet Aroma reeks of dates, prunes, raisin, alcohol, nutmeg. Slightly malty toffee. Hint of oranges. Finishes sweet, almost syrupy like those chocolate wine candies.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2723) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Bottled: Pours out very carbonated dark brown color with a quick forming white head. It has a cherry aroma with notes of malt. The taste is not overly complex, but not too bad. It has notes of semi-sweet chocolate cherries and ends with a taste of spices.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crockett (1031) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
Pours hazy cola with a quickly disipating tan head. Big estery aroma with berries, brown sugar and spice. Toffee and burnt flavours. The beer isn’t off but there is something that makes it taste horrible. A bit of chocolate, burnt butter, grape/raisin. Hint of smoke. Oaky red wine mixed with a fruity beer. I don’t like the flavour at all.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2004
(bottle) Very dark, very fruity aroma. Taste reminded me of charry wine. The second half of my glass - once the head had dissipated - was much better that the first half.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
nice amber color,fairly big head.hints of fruits and brown sugar in the smell and taste.pretty good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Draft. Had this plenty of times, finally got around to rating it. Dark brown, ruby notes, decent head faded away. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavor is complex, with notes of dark cherries and Pepsi cola. not as smooth or full bodied as I recall, possibly a side effect of being draft versus bottle. Still quite enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Dark Brown. Strong, alcoholic aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark malts, dark fruits, strawberries and bourbon. Potent, poorly hidden alcohol, strong bourbon taste among other things like chocolate, coffee, herbs and dark fruits.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2004
Dark brown beer with red shine and fluffy ivory colored head. Aroma’s of expresso coffee, dried fruits, chesnuts, and a little hint of fresh fennel. Round malty taste with again coffee hints and touches of dried fruits that ends with a and herbal accents. Afthertaste ends with a sweet-bitterness of burned malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 8, 2004
A unique tasting beer, with an interesting blend of flavors, not all that bad. It’s really hard to describe the dominance of any one particular taste, overall it provides an array of sensations ... I was hoping it would be a little better, but it’s pretty good.


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