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


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RATINGS: 1803   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1380) - Chișinău, - MAY 28, 2013
Head: coffee beige, medium, creamy and frothy, good retention Colour: deep red-brown, hazy. Aroma: fruit, caramel, grapes, white wine, also some sourness, minty, alcohol or solvent. Taste: dry and slightly sour, some fruity alcohol, spicy, moderate bitterness. Complex, balanced sweetness, sourness, spicy, bitter and alcoholic. The taste (not the aroma) reminds me of Orval.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (250) - - OCT 10, 2015
8.5%ABV. Belgian Strong Ale. Poured out of the bottle a deep dark brown, almost black, like an evil porter. 40ºSRM. Nose is fragrant with a fresh, almost fruity aroma of cut stone fruit, prunes, dates and plums. There is a clean sweet cotton candy nose to this bewitching brew. This clear sweet aroma note could also be rice, like in a horchata, sweet rice gruel or a burnt rice tea. Light foamy slightly soapy mouthfeel. Aggressively carbonated to give you the impression of lightness. This is a very nicely balanced effort with the carbonation acting as a perfect vehicle to allow the palate to appreciate individual flavors which would otherwise meld into a thicy syrup mass: there is a citrus or fruity tang, then caramel, the burnt sugar flavor of a creme brulee, a charmingly nutty, graham cracker, roasted almonds, hazelnuts, raisins, and if you grant some of that dark flavor is chocolate then what you have is a palate that sugggests a well chawed trailmix! Finish is smooth and brief with some hops to clean out and mop out the palate. Goes on Favorites List!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MGantzel (10) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2015
Denne belgiske øl har en flot mørk farve med skum der bliver flot stående. Øllen har en god smag af karamel og lakrids samt en anelse frugtig aroma, der gør øllen mere rund og fyldig i smagen. Desuden er øllen godt karboneret, som skaber god fylde, hvilket resulterer i den gode fornemmelse i munden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerGantzel (51) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2015
Aromas of caramel, fruits and a bit liquirice. Clear brown liquid, long lasting white-brown head. Sweet and followed by a light bitterness. Lively carbonation, creamy texture, full body. Well balanced and very tasteful beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AssKicker (39) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2015
Mousse abondante, goût de malt dominant avec des notes de caramel. Bonne rondeur en bouche, agréable à boire malgré sa haute teneur en alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mysticbrew (92) - - SEP 24, 2015
Pours a dark hazy richness with a light tan head. The nose is malty with coriander & pepper. There is a bite in the flavor of roasted malt with a complex maltiness leaving a medium body dryness on the palate. There's a subtle linger of burnt chocolate & coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piwotok (106) - - SEP 21, 2015
Really nice aroma malty, carmel and raisins. Quite massive brown head. Nice carbonation. This beer beer is medium sweet with a bit of alcohol in aftertaste. Delirium has oliy texture and full body. Nice beer.-------� na Piwo Tok (bloger) na Facebooku (https://www.facebook.com/Piwo-Tok-85716569101 Piwo Tok na Youtube oraz piwotok.blogspot.com

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Pours a medium to dark brown color with a thin tan head. Slight hint of spice and dark fruit in the aroma. Body is on the light side but not watery. Some carbonation. Lacking somewhat in flavor. I expected much more spice and dark fruits but it just wasn’t there. Somewhat smooth but a little dry with just a bit of alcohol burn at the finish. Not bad but not nearly as good as I thought it might be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (295) - ITALY - SEP 12, 2015
Colore tonaca di frate molto scuro con bella schiuma beige di un dito. Aroma di dark fruits e malto appena tostato in tracce. Sapore dolce e fruttato, ben frizzante, speziata. Alcol ok. Me la ricordavo un pelo più corposa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rikstar (1564) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld met nikos, donker een crème kraag. Geur is chemisch kersen en groene appel. Een de smaak eme piep klein beetje cacao.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (196) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Aroma: Sour malty, caramel, dark fruits. Appearance: Dark red brown beer with an off-white steady head. Taste/Palate: Heavy malty, dark fruits, caramel, chocolate at the end.

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