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


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RATINGS: 1631   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
janubio (409) - - OCT 21, 2013
330 ml. bottle. brwon colour, with a big whtie head that does not hold for too long, but leaves a good lace. Smell of chocolate, dried fruits (figs, plums), liquorice, cherries and spices. Surprisingly, the body is not as strong as I was hoping. Taste is the same as smell; dried fruits, chocolate, spices and liquorice. It reminds too of some liquor that Ican’t remember now. One that I can repeat, and hoping it will be soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slawek (142) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Brown, clear with big bubbled head. Intense aroma:Sweet and sour. caramel, bread, orange peels, spices. Taste: Medium sour, medium bitter. Flavor of compot, caramel, bit of bitter chocolate, some liquor, some coins. Carbonation is too high, the beer is not very drinkable. Too low body with high carbonation is not good for such strong beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (85) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 20, 2014
Buona ma non eccezionale birra, marrone scura con una bella schiuma, e dall’odore forte di malto e zucchero filato, e poca frutto sotto spirito. Eccessivamente dolce, il luppolo non rende giustizia e la lascia senz’anima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
luisfelizola (25) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 19, 2014
Cor marrom avermelhada com espuma abundante bege. Aroma cítricos, caramelo. Bos acidez, média carbonatação. Na boca tostado, caramelo. Leve amargor, seca um pouco a boca. Boa drinkabilidade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tommynh (33) - - SEP 15, 2014
Not bad, a dark that isn't heavy and seems a little sweet. A little high I think in ABV but I'd have to recheck. Almost a chocolate aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2922) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines tasting room; dark chestnut brown pour with a creamy beige head, sweet demerera sugar aroma, taste has burnt toast, sweet caramel, some nuttiness, roast malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
__Rb81 (189) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown with a large offwhite head. Aroma of malts, yeast, red fruits. Taste is bitter sweet, some sourness in there as well. Malts, yeast, dark fruits. Aftertaste is bitter, bit harsh even.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (289) - LATVIA - SEP 11, 2014
Dark brown almost black with small light yellow cap. Good sour / acid and bitter mix with caramel bitterness afterwards.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lizzibabi (1) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2014 does not count
An alluring dark stout. Hints of chocolate, nuts and dried fruit. Burnt caramel head with yeasty undertones. A favorite for complex and slightly bitter lovers. If you like Guinness try this, you won’t be disappointed. Worth the slightly higher prices. A beautiful Belgian stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eluosiren (33) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 8, 2014
This black ale is not for unskilled beer drinker that I was couple of years ago when I first tried it. It shocked me with the amount of alcohol in it and the bitterness. Now I like it for them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Giochaurand (43) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours hazy dark with a generous head. Aroma is burn sugar, malts, yeast and fruits. Taste is nutty, some bananas, malts and a bit of hops.

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