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


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RATINGS: 1742   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (427) - 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 (686) - 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 (68) - - 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 (27) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanEric (1068) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Brown to red colour, small off white head. Aroma has caramel, malts, maybe rye?. A bit herbal, spicey. Malty taste, sweetish, caramel, low bitterness. Medium finish, some alcohol shows up, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1044) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Pours ruby brown color with a khaki head. Caramel, yeast, clove, banana, chocolate, spice, funk and toast aroma. Caramel, yeast, banana, raisin, plum, date, clove, chocolate, funk, spice and toast flavors. Medium full body and very lively carbonation. Toast, yeast and spice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malkyore (259) - - MAR 16, 2015
I don’t think I like Belgian beers... I try and try but they never seem to get any better.... This is like raisins... Prunes maybe... Like... I dunno, weird. And super super carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1649) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
Mahognyfarget klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter skogsbær og noe eple og trevirke. Bittersyrlig litt besk smak. Medium kullsyre. noe tørr. Lillestrøm ølfestival - Klimt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (61) - - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma resin, alcohol, raisin, Appearance red, brown, hazy, cloudy, frothy, tan foam, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate full body, fizzy, Overall I would suggest this beer to a more adventurous beer drinker

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (606) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2015
From a bomber poured in a snifter. Pours translucent brown. Aroma is alcohol, CO2, and liquor esters. Flavor is rich and malty with slight alcohol burn and a clean slightly bitter finish. Moderate sweet notes throughout. Very good well balanced beer,

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