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RATINGS: 842   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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12% vol.alc. – re-fermented and bottle-conditioned Rich, dark coloured beer, with a wonderful hoppy, floral nose and well-balanced flavours, making it easy to drink


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronTDubs (238) - - JAN 21, 2016
Blackish brown color. Highly carbonated. Fruity aroma, some raisins, dark baked bread, cinnamon, cloves, and alcohol. No hop aroma. Rich creamy body. Very malty and phenolic. Good balance of sweetness to bitterness (more phenolic bitterness though, there is only a touch of hops in flavor). Taste of dates and rum. Strong acidity around the edges. Very hot though (it is 12% alcohol. Good for its strength, but surprisingly not harsh. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1315) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2015
Rojizo limpio y espuma beis compacta. Aromas de anis, fruto seco, mermelada y licor. Cuerpo denso, sabor dulce de mermelada, licor, anís y final seco de madera.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pdww (2) - - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
Pours dark brown with big, longlasting, tan head. Aroma: caramel, coffee, honey, raisins and red fruits. Taste: high sweetness with low bitterness. Finish is a little dry with notes of chocolate, coffee, coriander and red fruits. Very boozy. Texture is oily. Carbonation is very lively. Lacing is good. Just like it’s little brother, a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (417) - Lyon, FRANCE - DEC 23, 2015
Le premier nez est très fort, pas mal d’alcool. On sent du caramel, pas mal de fumé et de la levure. On sent en fond des notes de fruits confits, plutôt des fruits jaunes. La bouche est assez épaisse. Pas mal d’alcool et de levure en attaque. On a du mal à sentir la palette d’arômes. On distingue un léger vieillissement assez noble, un corps assez fort. En la laissant reposer, derrière la levure (décidément présente), le houblon, plutôt floral commencer à pointer. Puis un fond de torréfaction qui ne s’attarde pas sur le caramel finalement. Finalement, une fois reposée reste de la levure, du corps mais peu de complexité. Très déséquilibrée. Sans être mauvaise, elle reste simple.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1931) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 19, 2015
dark brown colour, medium sized beige head; aroma of dried fruits like plum, figs, cherry and raisin, herbal liqueur notes, caramel, toast, and some spicy alcohol; bittersweet taste with some roastedness, chocolate and dried fruits; amazing Belgian strong ale

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1272) - DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
(33 cl bottle from Belgisk Bryg) Poured at fridge temperature into a Rochefort goblet reveals a dark brown body with two-finger fluffy tan head. Good retention and some lace. Aroma is toffee and a bit of booze. Oily texture, fizzy carbonation, light body and an astringent slightly tart finish. There’s definitely the Malheur yeast at play here giving the beer the well-known cremant quality. I like it better in their Brut though. Flavour is has a toffee sweetness, which is balanced off well with a tart hint. I find however that the carbonation makes the body appear too light to be pleasant for this dark beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjogro (2089) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Poors dark brown, big foamy head, that dissolves into a thin head quickly. Nose moldy, yeasty, spices. Aroma is nutty, toast malt. Floral and resin hops. Spices and Belgian yeast represent. Also some dough, autumn leaves, chestnut, maple syrup. Brown sugar, alcohol. Some nice complexity going on but too brown sugary/alcoholic to really hit my charts. Carbo is low but spikey due to the high abv.
(CocaCola + hops + vodka) - vanilla = Malheur 12

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (751) - MOns, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2015
Robe brune, mousse peu persistante. Nez sur des notes de chocolat noir, de vanille, de cerise à l’alcool, avec même quelques notes florales, évolue vers le caramel et l’alcool de café. Bouche à l’attaque ronde, rétro torréfiée, bulle peu persistante, matière imposante et finale sur l’amertume du café. Une bière puissante, à boire l’hiver au coin du feu.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonBlok (181) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Pours dark brown with big, longlasting, tan head. Aroma: caramel, coffee, honey, raisins and red fruits. Taste: high sweetness with low bitterness. Finish is a little dry with notes of chocolate, coffee, coriander and red fruits. Very boozy. Texture is oily. Carbonation is very lively. Lacing is good. Just like it’s little brother, a very good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (317) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2015 Fles gekocht bij Mitra, uitgeschonken in Gouden Carolus bokaal. Helder donker roodbruin bier met een volle beige schuimkraag die snel weer vertrokken is. Perfect aroma, met die beroemde Belgische twist van zoetheid en een zachte fruitigheid, met tonen van rozijnen, vijgen en verdere complexiteit van zoethout en zachte specerijen. De smaken vormen een pallet van moutige karamel en zoete gedroogde fruitsoorten als rozijnen en vijgen. Zachte en verwarmende afdronk met een finish van bitterheid en kruiden. Een uitstekend Belgisch bier, zit in de hogere regionen betreft aroma en smaak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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