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


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RATINGS: 1748   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.

viverlee's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
viverlee (18) - - FEB 14, 2013

Bougie thing to quaff this bougie beer from my bougie pink elephant. But I do love the glass, and the beer, it ain’t bad either, even if it is a mood brew.

STYLE: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

ABV: 8.5%

LOOK: Dark mirror. The only light in the house that’s on is the one in the dining room, that and my laptop. There’s a nice reflection from my most-stolen-in-America tulip, with credit to this dark, dark brew. Beachy thin head with a light caramel tinge. Subtle carbonation.

NOSE: Roasted raisins, molasses, sugar cookies, apple cider vinegar.

MOUTH: A recent trip to Napa clued me in to a wine secret. That some of the better wines are better enjoyed after opening up in a decanter – for up to 24 hours. I’ve done the hour-before-guests come thing, but a day, that seemed overkill. Until I tried it. It’s the same principle for some of the better Belgians, including this one. Honey, malted chocolates, plums, dried cranberries. There’s more here, obviously, but that’s not the point. Somewhere the sweet yeasts are hiding, maybe with the tucked-away ABV, and notwithstanding the complex flavor profile and top-class warming mouth, I need a touch more tartness for balance.

Beeradvocate Rating: 89

ratebeer Rating: 94

Hayward Abbey Rating: 92

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
josanguapo (29) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
Aunque no esta mala, no se acerca ni de lejos a la delirium tremens. Demasiado flojita.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2690) - South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2015
About 10 oz serving in a snifter (from notes). Appearance: Nearly clear dark red mahogany; thin tan head; good lacing. Smell: malt; dark fruits; a little yeasty Taste: Fruity and creamy; in combination, more so than any beer I can remember. A tad spicy. Chocolate? Slight sourness in finish, especially after warming. M - smooth and very creamy; Medium-body. Excellent complexity and dynamic variation in flavor from start to aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meireteixeira (67) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 18, 2015
Cor Amber, turva, espuma boa. Aroma de chocolate, caramelo e sutilmente alcoólico. Paladar adocicado, pão doce e chocolate. Retrogosto doce e agradabilíssimo. Totalmente excelente!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Dark red brown. Candy sugar, plums, toffee, giant sweetness and heavy mouthful. Sipper, but nice complex taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puhveli (20) - - APR 11, 2015
Timanttinen löytö, maistuu hyvältä. Kiitos Juha-Matti. Turhaan pelkäsin etikettiä. Ei iskenyt juoppohulluus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1256) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 3, 2015
Botella de 33 cl tomada en la antigua internacional de Oviedo en mayo 2001. lote A hasta noviembre de 2002. 9 vol. Un clásico.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (453) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Carrefour, Wrocław, Poland.
Ciemnobrązowe piwo o obfitej i puszystej ale szybko redukującej się pianie oraz przyjemnym, winnym aromacie ciemnych owoców. W smaku słodowe, słodkawe, owocowe i winne, lekko kwaskowe z łagodnie palonym finiszem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HammerTroll (700) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 27, 2015
Dark brown color, hazy or cloudy, it’s hard to determine. Big tan head, not a firm one, drops to minimal one. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel, malt and sugar. Taste is same plus plum. Medium to heavy sweetness. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, sweet fruity finish. Nice enough.
(Svijet Piva 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aloiscarvalho (72) - - MAR 26, 2015
Coloração escura com espuma média e persistente. Aroma forte de chocolate, também malte torrado, caramelo, e algo cítrico e menta. Encorpada, com sabor de chocolate, menta e malte torrado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trith1 (53) - - MAR 25, 2015
It's chocolate and malts, its got a big dark nose. I'm getting spices that are covered in more mochas and it's smooth, lusciously smooth.

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