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


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RATINGS: 1710   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Brown appearance with medium bubbly head. Faint aroma, initial flavor of plums and grapes but not too strong. Ended with a alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2004
Brown with big head. Liquorice and fruits in the aroma. Much liquorice in the flavour. The finish is slightly thin and alcoholic with some sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2004
Acidic liqourice aroma... Weak taste with liqourice to it... Brown with a big head... Alcoholic aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2421) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
Very deep amber/near black in colour with a creamy tan head. Aroma was of plums, some yeast and must, bubble gum and alcohol. Flavour was citrusy, spicy(cloves), sugary sweetness, peppery and alcohol. Finish is smooth and quick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 Nice chocolate colour with a frothy tan head. Mild chocolate and a bit of caramel with yeast on the nose before a slightly too strong alcohol taste hits you. Smooth lingering, slighty overly carbonated and mildly chocolate finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Fruity, sweet aroma. Dark bugundy in color. Sweet fruity taste with a light malt balance. Pretty average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Nut brown color, large head. Not too strong flavoring of any sort, but still good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1927) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Poured nice, had a delicate head and a dark copper color. The taste was fruity and nutty at the same time with a definite nutty aftertaste... Filled me up fast though and made my stomach feel a little wierd afterward. Not the kinda feeling I want/expect from a good beer. Maybe I got a bad batch, but I won't leap to a bad judgement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Pours an almost opaque coppery amber color with a thick beige head that just won't die. Rich, fruity aroma. Smooth and silky on the palate with a nice alcohol bite. Flavor is malty and fruity with a woodsy, smoky finish. Delicious beer. Very impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2004
(7 Jan 04, 9% ABV) Heavy malt aromas with notes of perfume, pepper, aniseed, alcohol and a moderate yeastiness. The body is reddy black with a fizzy light-brown head that disappears very quickly. The body starts off with a light bitterness that grows to join a moderate sweetness in the finish. It has a medium, lively, syrupy mouthfeel with a noticeable bite of alcohol.

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