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


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RATINGS: 1685   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Remember this being raw and rather harsh. An "ugh" reaction upon swallow... not something I would search out again . . .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Rated 7/17/07. Beautiful Dark reddish-brown body with a pillowy off-white head that leaves behind a patchy lacing. Tiny effervescent bubbles give away the high carbonation. The aroma was primarily dark fruits, caramelized sugar, yeast, and alcohol. Oddly, the aroma seemed to be stronger when it was cold than when it warmed, which is the opposite of what I would expect from a Belgian. The flavor is mostly fig, caramel and yeast. The alcohol is noticeable, which is a bit disappointing. The body is a bit too sticky and sweet for my liking. Its overly syrupy. I wouldn’t mind splitting a small bottle with a friend for desert, but I would not make this a regular drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2007
11.2oz bottle. Poured deep, ruddy brown with a moderate cap of deep beige head. The aroma picked up nice doses of biscuit, drawn caramel, and chocolate maltage with warm herbs, cocoa, and spicy yeast fading away.. nice components, but the components did not meld together as I had hoped. The flavor found semi-sweet chocolate and caramel malt at the core (with the chocolate riding through the long finish).. spicy alcohol and peppery notes rise at the back of the mouth, detracting a bit from the enjoyment.. dry herbal notes, chocolate, and alcohol on the finish. Medium-bodied with creamy carbonation across the middle, but sharper stuff around and at the back.. warm finish. This was a decent beer, but not much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgiskOlklub (921) - Viby J, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Dark brown, hazy, tan foam. Spiced, sweet chocolate. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter og lightly sour and alcoholic finish. full body, creamy, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle from Canals. Amber pour with spice/bready aromas. Candy sugar and fruit taste. It was okay for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Pours brown with a MASSIVE HUGE annoying large overly carbonated head. When I opened it it bubbled all over the place and I ended up wasting a couple ounces. I am not sure if I poured it wrong or it is just insanely carbonated. On to the beer. Light tasting beer with a taste of raison and chocolate. good flavor. I wouldn’t buy again though Also my bottle said the ABV was 8.5% not 9%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Very dark brown/black with a bubbly tan head. Lots of carbonation can be seen streaming from the bottom.Kind of thin on the nose. Nothing stands out and there is a slight sourness to it. There is a slight floral smell with rasins and malt. The alcohol is a bit noticeable. There is also fig, plums, and a light caramel malt. Is is a bit more sour than I would like in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
One of those beers I try often and never seem to develop a taste for. Heavy sugary aroma and flavor with some spice, but I always ask my self WHY? (When there are better Belgians aplenty)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
The girlfriend insisted that I give this beer a try... Pours dark with a pretty substantial head. Aroma is just plain sweet with a hint of funky wood. Flavor of sugar, prunes, and malt. Just not really my cup of tea

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Parket (569) - Bruges, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2009
bottle, dark brown colour with beige head. Smell: very fruity. Taste: sweet, alcohol, fruity, candy sugar, raisins. Bitter in the aftertaste.

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