Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Colour and sight: Dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head. Scent: Touches of caramel, mocha and chocolate. Spices such as liquorice and coriander are also present. Flavour: Initially, a very good mouthfeel of alcohol and softness. This is followed by an increasing bitterness, partially from the hop, but also from the roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end a nice balance between bitterness, sour and sweet.

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alexandertm8 (5) - Nea Makri, GREECE - DEC 14, 2017 does not count
Appearance -> Medium to dark brown. Aroma -> Roasted, caramel. Flavor -> Moderate sweet and bitter (Duration average). Body -> Medium. Texture -> Oily. Carbonation -> Lively.

vinivini (3284) - Gomel, BELARUS - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle. Opaque deep amber colour. Pretty head. Spicy aroma. Liquorice, coriander. Additional dark malts, dried fruit. Medium body. Relatively dry taste. Liquorice, mint (?). Rich malts. Light minus bitterness. Good indeed.

CraftyHare (149) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2017
330ml bottle pours very dark brown-red with thick creamy beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, dark malts, yeast and spices. Tastes of dried fruit, molasses, aniseed, burnt toast, nuttiness, a hint of cocoa, Belgian yeast and scotch whiskey. Some very dark characters in there. High carbonation and decent body. Dry finish with mild bitterness. Not too much to fault.

julesxxl (632) - FRANCE - DEC 4, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2018 (orange noire, nez caramel-torréfié, messy carbo, amertume giroflée, finale trop sèche, alcool trop prononcé)

Ktwse (5861) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Pours deep clear mahogany brown with about a finger of tan head. Aroma of spices, cloves, herbs, dried fruit, sugar. Taste is sweet, fruity, herbal, spicy finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with average to lively carbonation.

Fullpintofbeer (523) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2017
Bottle @Strawberry Thief, Bristol. Dark amber/brown colour, medium head, clear. Aroma: hops, malts, raising, oak barrel. Bitter taste, full body, long finish, lively. Quite good.

Scol (24) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - NOV 20, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2017 Very good appearance, strong foamy head. Dark amber color. Medium to thick body, light bitterness, sweetness and drop of alcohol in aftertaste. Signs of tannins. Very good overall.

daniele (10150) - ITALY - NOV 3, 2017
bottle bbe 2/20 ambrato molto carico velata buona schiuma un po grossolana buona persistenza tendenza dolce naso fruttato leggera spezia uvetta fruutta matura leggere note etiliche piuttosto gasata

biilz (334) - SPAIN - NOV 1, 2017
Весьма годный и нетипичный Бельгийский Эль. В аромате чувствуется алкоголь и карамель. Во вкусе присутствует легкая жженая карамель и солод. Язык слегка вяжет после глотка. Послевкусие довольно терпкое. Но глубины вкуса все же я не нашел. Но в целом довольно интересно и необычно.

Nikokaoja (424) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - OCT 27, 2017
27. 10. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Dark, dark red colour, with big fluffy head with low, low retention. Aroma hints a souerness. Taste is quite unique, more to the malty sweet side. Hops and bitternes are barely noticable. Mouthfeel is fluid, med to high carb. Complex beer that evolves during drinking. Love it.

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