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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11467) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Dark amber colour. Powerfull fruity and light bitter flavor. Prune notes. Moderate bitter very dark fruity flavor. Average finish. Oily slightly syruply palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
Bottled, 330ml aged 4yrs. Dark brown with off white head. I find these bottles difficult to pour as you always get the bits. Solid, dark ale, caramel with hints of spiciness and a wine like flavour, quite sweetish still after the cellaring. Pretty reasonable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11365) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
cloudy dark brown, light brown head. spicy dark fruity, caramelly aroma, raisins. flavor is raisins, caramel, cola nut?, alc well used and well hidden

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
On tap poured clear dark garnet with a large tight amber head.Aromas of dark fruit, toffee, and spices. Flavors of toffee, spices, and pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2006
Dark brown ale with a thick moka head. Light moka chocolate and gin alcohol, with light orange peels. In mouth, rather nice lightly smoked peat finishm with a initial bitter chocolate, coriander and orange peels. A bit short in mouth and too much alcohol, unbalanced. Bottle at l’Autre Oeil, August 4, 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (11110) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2004
Chocolate aroma with apple. Very alcoholic flavor with apple, chocolate and licorice. Too alcoholic and therefore not well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/20/2001
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ziggy’s, Chattanooga

rusty brown, thin tan head, rich sweet aroma with strong fruity overtones, essence of dates, rich malt flavor, complex fruit character,
-------- /> Date: 04/01/2005
Mode: draft
Source: brick store

muddy brown, frothy tan head, rich dry malt flavor with lots of ripe fruit character, unlike the bottle it tends to fade after a while

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10810) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 11, 2008
330ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki)
Rich red, thin off-white head. Initial aroma was sweet malts, and slightly alcoholic, but peppery hops take over. A little fizzy in the palate. Sweet burnt caramel malts, some peppery hops, and a little wafting of the flavours up the nose on a wave of alcohol. Quite subtle. Finish is at first hoppy and peppery, but softens to a gentle nutty graininess and some liquorice and burntness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10783) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Nice brown pour in the glass. Nose and taste is very sweet Belgian malts. Very pleasant. Rated 2/22/03

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a large, creamy, light brown head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), average hops (perfume), average yeast (horse blanket, dough) with notes of plum, dates, vanilla, and brown sugar. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

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