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

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RATINGS: 1619   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lele (107) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 15, 2014
Colore mogano scuro. Schiuma marroncino/rosato. Aroma floreale e fruttato, non molto intenso e un po’ liquoroso. Al gusto si avverte del maltato, ma soprattutto del fruttato (soprattutto alla prima parte del sorso). Segue un leggero amarognolo. Alcool molto ben nascosto. Retrogusto non molto persistente. Ottima birra, ma che è ad un punto dall’esplodere. Da bere fresca, in quanto dopo prevale maggiormente un amaro che stanca un po’.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCaptMatey (19) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Poured a dark caramel colour with a thick head that sadly subsided in under a few minutes. The aroma was sweet and inticesing with a smooth taste to follow. One of the best Belgians I have had the pleasure to taste. Strongly suggest drinking from a Belgian tulip or Brandy glass to focus on the head?s notes and mix the volatiles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (424) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Never had a beer quite like this. It has the dark fruits of a dubbel or quad, with the roasted and chocolate malt flavors of a stout. Very sweet with lots of complexity, bordering on cloying but not quite there. Quite different from the Belgian-style stouts that have come out lately, which are much hoppier and less sweet. A nice dessert beer that balances raisins & dates with burnt sugar and bitter chocolate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derbeth (307) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Black colour, brown head with fair lacing. Aroma is raisin, burnt caramel, alcohol, prune. Light sweetness. Lively carbonation. Quite good, but not very spectacular.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
The younger dark counterpart of the well-known Delirium Tremens, with yellowish, very thick, creamy, rocky head and deep mahogany colour with reddish hue. Very malty aroma, chocolatey and caramelly, banana, cinnamon, yeast, brandy-like alcohol, flowery hops. Taste chocolatey malty, grainy, sweet, candied fruits, yeasty, also a bit sourish, some toasted bitterness, dry finish with short hoppiness, rather thin feeling and some warming alcohol. Huyghe just doesn’t seem to succeed in concocting a really well-balanced, classy ale, despite its countless attempts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (183) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle, bb 10-2016. Pours ruby brown with an off white head. Aroma: spices (nutmeg, clove), dark fruit, earthy. Taste: Bread, dark fruit, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, slightly boozy, toffee, cherries, chocolate. Medium sweet with a good bitterness. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, warming spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fourpack (68) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
Very big light brown head. Nice round aroma. Has some spices. Very smooth beer. Tastes were some malt and earthy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (578) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown, thick lasting coarse off white head, mild sour fruit aroma and a malty backbone. A touch lambic.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
mikske79 (1105) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Een bier met heel veel smaak aan, maar spijtig genoeg niet mijn ding, ik vond het enorm slecht.

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weordie (10) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
A dark body with a nice head. A strong taste of toffee with a pleasant bitter aftertaste.


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