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

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RATINGS: 1628   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.


pedrodv89's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pedrodv89 (30) - wetteren, - JAN 17, 2013
De smaak volgt dezelfde evolutie als die van de "Tremens" : de zoete, fruitige aanzet (rozijnen) gaat over in een warm en vol midden, om pas in afdronk enige bitterheid te tonen (minder uitgesproken dan bij de Tremens)


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tommynh (32) - - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2897) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
__Rb81 (188) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (281) - LATVIA - SEP 11, 2014
Dark brown almost black with small light yellow cap. Good sour / acid and bitter mix with caramel bitterness afterwards.

4.9
   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 wont be disappointed. Worth the slightly higher prices. A beautiful Belgian stout

4
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
YigSvartka (63) - Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
Large frothy head accompanied by an opaque brown/crimson coloured body. Strong scent composed of sour dried fruit, nuts, roast, and yeast, although not particularly pleasant. I find the taste to be quite similar. Strong and complex, but not necessarily delicious. Hop, sour dried fruit, malt, roast, nuts, heavy yeast, and a sweet caramel finish. Difficult to rate, because although its not my favourite tasting beer, I continue to anticipate each subsequent taste due to its complexity. Im certain it will grow on me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BadAprilia1000 (272) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a dark plum color with a thin head. Aroma is of plum, fig, sweet malt, caramel, sorghum molasses, cheese funk, slightly sour, raspberry, chocolate.Taste of chocolate, raspberries, sour cherries, toffee, butter. Overall a great beer, much better than its ease to attain suggests.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hkrivera (105) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - AUG 27, 2014
Roasted malts, chocolate and coriander predominates in the tasting. Kind of like a soft stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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