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


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RATINGS: 1870   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Not quite as good as I remember, being my first BSDA many years ago, but still pretty solid. Pours a beautiful dark brown with thick pillow of dense, lasting foam. Aroma is of dark fruit and spicy Belgian yeast, though somewhat obscured by aforementioned pillow. Flavors are nicely balance, and exceptionally smooth - raisin and candi sugar balanced nicely to a clean finish. No trace of alcohol, and even slightly thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
6bottlepack (77) - Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle from Hops & Crafts Exeter, pours dark brown with a beige rapidly diminishing head .. Heady Aroma of malt ,candy sugar, chocolate & dark fruit , the taste is well balanced dark fruity & malty with candy sugar,chocolate & bread , medium bodied , drinks well for its strength , dry fruit cakey long finish . Class !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rotaldinho (147) - Paris, FRANCE - JAN 25, 2016
Dark amber brown, cloudy. Huge foamy head. Spices and yeast, molasses, Carbonated, fizzy, medium. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wanderings878 (78) - ITALY - JAN 23, 2016
Bottiglia. Colore marrone scuro con riflessi ramati. Schiuma beige compatta, abbastanza duratura. Aroma pieno, con note di cioccolato, malto tostato, frutta matura e lieviti. Gusto inizialmente dolce che richiama le note aromatiche, equilibrato da un amaro mai invadente dato dai luppoli, per un finale bilanciato ed assolutamente soddisfacente. Carbonatazione bassa e corpo medio, ma cremosa al palato. Inoltre maschera bene il grado alcolico. Veramente buona.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (1134) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a dark toasted oak color.m with a thin but retained cream head. Aroma of some vanilla and milk chocolate more malt with chocolate notes. In the middle some cinnamon or ginger, with an unusual suggestion of caramel that keeps me coming back. and finishes with a touch of bitter, almost grapefruit pith. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrNosha (1385) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2016
330ml Flasche. Dunkle braune Farbe mit beigem Schaum. Süsslicher Duft nach Kräutern und Toffee. Süsser Antrunk. Karamell und etwas Hustensaft. Mir zu alkoholisch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (97) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 17, 2016
W aromacie nieco fenoli, ponadto ciastka, herbatniki, Wygląd bardzo ładny,piękna, obfita piana, złota barwa. Smak żelazo, nieco fenoli. Oryginalne piwo, takie trochę mroczne. Typowe do degustacji.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_sully (422) - - JAN 16, 2016
Dark black colour, frothy white head. Sweet flavour with candy sugar and caramel notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (338) - Ioannina, GREECE - JAN 13, 2016
A fine, staying, beige head. Aroma has lots of raisins, some fruity tartness. Light roastiness and yeast. Fine, wonderful creaminess. Flavour is wonderful, lots of deep, dark maltiness. A great deal of raisins, some plums and light dark roasted notes. Extremely well-balanced. Perhaps a bit too tart and alcoholic for its own good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
A nice, complex and strong Belgian ale. Very enjoyable, though I like Delirium Tremens better.

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