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

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RATINGS: 1589   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.


johnnygm's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnygm (55) - Santiago, - MAR 12, 2013
Dark brown color and creamy foam. Aroma sweet, with toffee and slightly citrous. On palate, full body with good amount of bitternes mixed with sweetness (toffee and caramel). Taste with some hints of dark fruits, lots of malt and a creamy sensation. The perception varies as the temperature changes, becoming sweeter and licquorish.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (151) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 8, 2014
the aroma of caramel malt, dark fruits, brown sugar, vanilla and spices... the taste of plum, chocolate, coffee, dog-rose, fig and liquorice... sweet and a little bit bitter... some shades of port... dry sweet and bitter aftertaste... nice, very nice...

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tinylightsrecs (124) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours beautifully rich dark brown with a mocha coloured head. Flavours of dark mature fruits and herbal elements. A prominent flavour which fades to a pleasant and not overpowering after taste

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
digopossobon (115) - MACAE, BRAZIL - JUL 2, 2014
Malte doce no aroma, com discreto álcool. Caramelo. Creme consistente, denso e castanho. Líquido marrom escuro e opaco. Doçura média. Amargor baixo, mas bem colocado. Carbonatado na medida. Corpo médio. Textura cremosa. final longo. Cerveja bem alcóolica e forte. Gostosa para quem gosta de strong ales. Um das top!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (201) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Pours an average frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Body is dark red brown. Aroma contains moderate malts (cookie, roasted malts, molasses, milk chocolate and mild coffee), light hops (orange), light yeasts (barnyard) and grape, raisin, plum, butterscotch, brown sugar, cola and spices. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet, then light acidic, sweet and bitter and finally light acidic and bitter. Body is medium to full with syrupybtexture and soft carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Melnis (134) - LATVIA - JUN 27, 2014
Tumsnīgs, bieza puta- gaistoša. Saldena tumšā beļģa aromāts. Garša - tāda pati, pliekana. Aromāta char: vīnogu kātiņi

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 27, 2014
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (610) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Appearance was reddish brown with creamy tannish diminishing 1/2 finger head , spotty lacing. Aromas are dates, fig, hints of cherry, strawberry and molasses, estery yeasts. Taste are fruits of cherry, plum, date and fig with port-like malts. Little alcohol warming at the end. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with medium body, then fruity average length slightly sulphur finish. A wonderful Dark Ale, try it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 21, 2014
Gazdag, összetett és karakteres, rendkívül kifinomult ízvilággal rendelkező főzet, melynek zamatai fantasztikus harmóniában olvadnak össze. Az ízjegyek kiemelésére éppen ezért nem is fordítottam túlzott figyelmet, igazi erényeként leginkább a merengésre késztető, gondolatainkat kisimító kiegyensúlyozottságát említeném.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingsBrew (32) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
330ml bottle, Tulip glass, Fruity aroma, Red-brown liquor, Bitter sweet with cherry taste, Medium body, Creamy with off white head, Medium carbonation, sweet with a herbal and that distinct Tremens taste

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (971) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy ruby brown color with thin frothy tan-like head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel, burnt sugar, dried fruits, yeast, spices and alcohol. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel, follows by fruity sourness and alcohol note with warming mouthfeel and medium bitter finish. Full body, oily texture and lively natural carbonation in palate. Delicious strong ale with appealing bottle design...


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