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


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RATINGS: 1896   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (521) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a hazy brown colour with a huge smooth off-white head. Aroma and taste is of dark fruits, caramel, herbs/spices, hints of yeast and alcohol. Light bitterness and alcohol to finish. Nice but not as good as the tremens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (835) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
330 mL bottle. Murky brown pour. Tall, dense, semi creamy, tan head that sticks around forever, not much lacing though. Aroma of dark fruit, some yeasty esters. Moderately sweet taste, more dark fruit, some heavy bread / caramel malt, some warming alcohol. Medium to heavy body with above average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 22, 2016
Стабиль& свежо, с сильным и плотным телом и умеренн& карбони&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vidmidia (281) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2016
Marrom escura, opaca. Espuma bege abundante e persistente. Aroma de ameixas e caramelo, levemente alcoólico. Sabor adocicado ligeiramente alcoólico, com notas de ameixa, caramelo, alcaçuz, um leve torrado e um pouco de adstringência. Retrogosto adocicado e alcoólico.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
On tap at Delirium Cafe, march 15th 2015. Hazy amber body, medium head. Aroma of prunes, chocolate, light toast. Taste is herbal, medium sweetness, caramel and plum. Banana and herbs in finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (289) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAR 17, 2016
A 330ml bottle with a best before end date of April 2016 poured into a Chimay goblet glass. It poured a cloudy dark brown colour with a one finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly to a nice thin fluffy layer leaving some nice lacing. Aromas are strong dark fruits of raisin, plum, prunes, grape, dates and a hint of caramel. Taste is much like the aroma, there is strong sweet plum, raisin and prunes at the start; sweet candied sugar and caramel midway, before a light bitter finish with the alcohol coming through. Medium bodied and high carbonation. Overall, this was nice and fruity but could be even better if the alcohol was hidden more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oczek2015 (260) - Przemysl, POLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Butelka 330ml z datą ważności do 05/18, temperatura degustacji 14 stopni +, szkło snifter delirium. Aromat: z butelki guma balonowa, po przelaniu do szkła wyczuwalne estry na niskim poziomie (przeważają ciemne dojrzałe owoce) , fenole praktycznie nie wyczuwalne, wszystko dopełnia dobrze wyczuwalny alkohol przypominający cherry, w niskiej temperaturze wyczuwalne żelazo (próba skóry potwierdza) po ogrzaniu praktycznie zanikło. Barwa: ciemny bursztyn, klarowne. Piana: biała delikatnie przybrudzona, obfita, drobno pęcherzykowa, szybko się dziurawi i opada do całkiem grubego pierścienia oblepiając przy tym szkło. Smak: ciemne owoce, suszona śliwka, słodkie przełamanie całkiem przyzwoitą krótką goryczką w połączeniu z alkoholem na finiszu przyjemnie rozgrzewa, poza tym delikatny posmak żelaza, wysycenie wysokie, piwo treściwe, gęste. Przeciętne nawet gdyby przymknąć oko na to żelazo nic nie urywa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tometclo (211) - Paris, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2016
Mousse blanche, couleur brune foncée, arôme levures, épices, Au goût c’est sucré, épicés présentes, l’alcool n’est pas ressenti, une pointe de raisins secs, jolie amertume douce. 33 Cl Vanuxeem

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (224) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2016
I expected more for some reason. Love the eye catching packaging...the cloudy pour is off putting to me as far as appearance goes. Something just a bit off with the taste...possibly unique to my taste buds but it doesn’t come together very well for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kubmal (178) - POLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Dark brown, with thick head. Aroma of fruits, yeast and coriander. Taste is lightly sweet with moderate bitterness, alcohol well hidden, very smooth and drinkable. This bottle was a gusher, but it didn’t seem to affect the taste.

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