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Brewed by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tildonk, Belgium

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Listed as "Dark" in the US.

Hof ten Dormaal Dark is an original amber colored ale brewed strictly via traditional methods. It is bottle-conditioned and uses a top-fermenting house yeast strain. The grain and bittering hops are produced on the Hof ten Dormaal farm.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1607) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUL 24, 2016
Too much weird yeastiness even for Belgian, seems going to Sour Red/Brown style. Otherwise rich maltiness in background, toasted caramel, nuts, licorice, overripe fruits, berries. Moderate sweetness with hints of tartness and light bitterness Still drinkable and OK, but it shouldnt be like this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (705) - FRANCE - JUL 15, 2016
Belle robe brune caramel, mousse blanche abondante de faible tenue. Nez "acide" : pomme verte, bois, malts torréfiés. Attaque légérement acide, léger côté vineux, bois, pomme, cidre, malt caramel. Bière un peu étrange, un peu acide, faisant penser aux vieilles brunes flamandes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (488) - LATVIA - JUL 13, 2016
Aroma: mazloet skidra iesala, saldaskabas ogas, koks. Garsa: saldskaabs, zaptiigs, kaa saruudzis nefiltretais kvass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Batavi (353) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Geproefd tijdens proeverij, bij de Vinotake, uitgeschonken in een Struise BD proefglas. Troebel donkerbruin bier, met een beige schuimkraag. Aroma's van karamel, granen als rogge en gerst, bruin brood, nootachtig, Belgische gist, chocolade, donker gedroogd fruit als pruimen en vijgen. Het smaakpallet is licht zoet/zurig, Belgische gist, cacao, licht peperig, fruitig licht zurige kersen, en lichte aardse smaken van zoethout en bladeren. De carbonatie is medium met een licht nootachtige droge afdronk. Een bier met een interessant aroma en smaak, deze ga ik nog eens halen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (663) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 3, 2016
Hazy dark red. Aroma: roasted, chocolate, liquorice. Taste: bitter-sweet chocolate. Flavour: raw cocoa, yeasty ethers, roasted meat. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2016
37.5 cl. bottle. Low fuffy and quickly disappearing off-white head. Hazy brown body. Mild roasted malt aroma and flavor with a hint of plums. Low carbonation, short finiish, little hops bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (1276) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle at home, clear brown, rocky light brown head. Malty and passito wine in the aroma, dry fruit, raisins, caramel and honey, nutty. The carbonation covers the nutty caramel malty chocolate notes with a soft licorice root ending. Unfortunately.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 29, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Very dark chestnut color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Wet sheep skin, malty, sourish, yeasty in aroma. Sour, woody, yeasty, prunes in taste. Sour cherry stones in aftertaste. Sour crisp mouthfeel. Covers alcohol quite well.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 27, 2016
330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
On pouring a dark fruity aroma, rather nice, but in the glass there’s the sour thing going in. Some coconut aspect too. Taste just carries that sourness thing through first, but does have a nice sweet dark caramelly bready body too. I like the grains, but the sourness just rubs me up the wrong way. Lightish palate, does cover the 7.5% rather well, but I think the alcohol has been scared away by the sourness. As am I. A certain dirtiness to the malts. Does segue to a sour-brune cherry stone flemish thing in the finish later. But too much dirtiness, all in all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3317) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Flaska från Beergium. Brun klar vätska med lågt småbubblig skum. Lite småbubblig munkänsla. En stor varm oud bruin med mjuk rund syra och en sötma som balanserar den riktigt bra. Körsbär och russin dominerar smakbild med lite trä och honung i bakgrunden och en tydlig kärnbeska. Riktigt trevlig.


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