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Brewed by ’t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Belgian Ale
Beerzel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
botte at jens ... deep brown ... bubbly tan head ... soft toffee chocolate malts ... juicy malts ... big chocolate ... soft toffee roast ... quite nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2012
33cl bottle from Dranken Geers. Holy black IPA batman, this beer rocks. Brune col fin beige. Arôme est houblonné, malté avec un beau bouquet grillé sur des notes de houblons fleuri et herbacé, pointe de chocolat et café au lait. En bouche, malt bien présent avec pour moi toutes les caractéristiques d’une black IPA. Note cara avec en retrait un houblon qui vient rajouter une belle balance en amertume laissant des pointes de fleuri et de houblon judicieusement bien placées. Le fini reste sec rappelant les grains concassés.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
10th April 2010
Hazy dark red-brown beer. Milky sweet malt nose. Light semi dry palate. Light toffee caramel very well blended coca cola and fruit. Whispers of nuts and milk chocolate - very subtle. Finishes semi dry. Interesting little beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Not bad, not bad. Poured at a good temperature with a lovely, massive, thick, foam, frothy, billowy, light tan head that slowly settles and lots of lace. Color is an appealing clear, amber brown with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is malt, yeast, bread dough, rye, fruit. Flavor’s like nose, is fairly well balanced between, sweet, bitter, and carbonic tang, with sweet on top, then bitter wiith the tang not so strong but the action of fhe carbonation perfectly offsetting the other two main characteristics. Body is good. Finish is like flavor, fairly long and has a little booziness. Good drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a big dark cream head. Caramel and yeast aroma with dark fruits. Caramel and yeast flavor with dried fruit and light citrus. Medium bodied. Caramel and yeast lingers with dried fruit.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: June 23, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: gusher, muddy brown, frothy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light earthyness, hint of spicyness
Flavor: rich fruity flavor, light spicyness, lots of dark fruits restrained by lots of earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2011
Hazy red colour. Sweet, fruity aroma with some yeast. Quite a harsh metallic flavour with lots of yeast. A little red fruit sweetness comes through in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Huge explosion. Pours a fading beige head with a cola-brown body. Aromas of dark dried fruit and dark sugar. Flavors of candied sugar and figs, dates, plums. Finish is dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
11.2oz bottle. Quite lively, exploding gusher when poured. Steady monstrous head. Clean, minty chocolate aroma. This really comes off to me as a Belgian Black IPA, not overbearing, but really quite similar. Such an explosive thick layer of head, I can’t get much aroma. Sweet and rich, bitter chocolate covered hop tones. A really tasty beer, approaching the mint flavor of a girl scout cookie. A really nice beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle. Major gusher! Olive drab pour with gushing off white head. Nose of prune, water taffy, yeast, dark fruits and sweet malt. Grainy barley and muted dark fruit mouth feel with a light to medium body.


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