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


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (4584) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l. from Alko, 20131122) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had chocolate, coffee, caramel and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had malts, coffee and bitterness. The coffee didn’t really fit in this beer and the use of all the flavour additives felt like cheating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3163) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
33cl bottle from Alko. Dark brown, thin white head. Coffee, cream liqueur, toffee, malt in aroma. Flavor has coffee, candy, cream liqueur, yeast, toasted malt. Long warming finish. Sparkling mouthfeel. Why some many artificial ingredients/aroma? Smells and tastes artificial as well. Good bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esox (1064) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Botteld. Dark amber/brown beer, creamy thinnish head. Creamy ice coffee aroma with milk chocolatey and slight berryish yeast notes. A touch of alcohol. Surprisingly dry taste with dark caramel and fudge. Finishes berryish, milk chocolatey and slightly alcoholic. Medium body, sligtly sugary, medium carbonation. Not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dermi (628) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
33 cl, bottled. Shared. Pours dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma: Coffee, syrupy notes. Taste: Pleasant bitterness, mildly sweet. Sour component. Traces of salt. Toffee. Palate: Medium body. Winey characters. Well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Great aroma reminds me of special coffee: lots coffee beans, cacao, licorice. Black beer with no head. Taste and palate are not up to aroma’s standard; medium body, sweet with lots alcohol, same elements as aroma has. Worth tasting for aroma alone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (885) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
bottle 33cl @ home. pours clear dark reddish brown. coffee, mocha, nuts aroma. malty, nutty, flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (209) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2013
absolutely shocked at what I thought it was as opposed to what it is. aroma smells of mocha? flavor is of fresh roasted coffee beans, chocolate and some faint hint of spice that I cant tell what it is. alchohol is present and balanced with the flavor. this is so nice. not what I expected in a Belgium strong ale but im not complaining

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1936) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
171113. Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with a nice head. Aroma coffee, chocolate, malts. Malty taste. Not Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2231) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
0,33l bottle from Alko. Pours very dark red with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee beans, chocolate and alcohol. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2427) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 09/2016. Pours clear brown in color with a frothy tan head. Espresso, mocha and slightly burnt cocoa beans in aroma. Some coffee liqour is present as well Nice. Coffee liqour mostly in taste, some bitter chocolate notes too. Decent, quite strongly by coffee influenced brew. Longlasting coffee liqour in aftertaste.

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