Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ingelmunster, Belgium


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled (from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Very deep coppery colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Not much else. And the same goes for the flavour. A surprisingly big coffee beer for being Belgian, but over this I would take the brune/bruin any day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mauritsio (410) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Dark brown with Lite brown head. Brownies and strong coffee aroma and cherrycoke. Sweat taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1756) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Dark brown / red color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with roasted malts, nuts, toffee, syrup, a bit of alcohol and chocolate Bittersweet finish with caramel, nuts and wood. Very nice, surprisingly complex belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: 750 ml. bottle at MacDowell Brew Kitchen. Hazy dark brown pour with a large, light tan head. Odd mix of dried stone fruit and coffee in the nose. Unique coffee, cocoa, and dark fruit mix on the palate. Overly sweet. Not sure this combo works, but glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (8068) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ Cafe Vingerhoeds, Oirschot. Nice deep dark brown color with a deep dark red glow coming through, small to medium sized beige head. Aroma unfortunately has a bit of ’hopjesvla’ and herbs or spices I absolutely dislike. Tastes like that as well, but fortunately not as much as the aroma suggested. Also get vanilla and heavy mocha. All in all quite heavy. A slow drinker. Noy my kind of beer unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (1032) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
.33l bottle from Alko Keljo Pours deep dark ruby red with low tan head. Aroma is alcohol, plums, malts, vanilla, dried fruits, milk chocolate. Flavor is alcohol, dried fruits, salty liquorice, plums and milk chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (2637) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2013
330ml bottle (delivered by mjs, shared by FatPhil, thanks). Dark brown color. Medium size head, stays. Dusty, instant coffee, sweet notes in aroma. Stale coffee, sweetish, chocolate in taste. Alcohol is very well covered.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2013
330ml bottle (Alko, Helsinki) - gift from mjs - thanks! Cheap instant coffee aroma, some chocolate too. Nice dark brown, persistent tan head. Nasty chemical flavourings. Some sourness accompanies the sweetness, which is quite high. Coffee is stale. On swallowing, I get a wave of salivation which I know is an instinctive vomit precursor. Baaaaaaad. However, this does cover the alcohol very well. Bumping overall from 6 to 7 because of that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1491) - FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma of smoke, sausage, caramel and yeast. Medium bitter and slightly sour taste. Some warming alcohol in finish but mainly it’s well hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
25.11.13 Bottle 330ml Alko. Deep amber color, steady beige head. Deep artifical chocolate candy aroma. Medium-bodied. Front has some alcohol. Then artifical chocolate and coffee liquer flavor. Overly sweet and artifical. Yaiks.

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