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


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RATINGS: 1966   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brew42 (62) - - AUG 6, 2013
Pours cola black with a coffee colored head that sticks around. A really pretty beer. Smells fruity with some chocolate notes. Tastes tart and fruity. The chocolate taste is more subtle than the smell suggests but its still there. There is also some noticeable alcohol flavor that hangs around in the after taste. Mouthfeel-Smooth and almost creamy. very nice/ Overall- A really nice dark Belgian ale. Not the least bit surprising given the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vlada94 (148) - Nis, SERBIA - MAY 22, 2017
Dark brown colour with slighty tanned, medium head, aroma of chocolate and caramel is just great, taste is strong , boozy , followed by the subtle notes of chocolate and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (10510) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2017 Bouteille: Deep ruby-amber coloured, some floaties visible, big and stable and creamy and lacy tanned head, complex - mainly sweet - nose of sweet dark malt and licorice, traces of dried fruits well detectable, traces of hops hardly detectable; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; drier finish , dried fruits, caramel and traces of chocolate detectable, well balancing bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad, but not my cup of tea. To be honest, I did not like it at all...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnoaksson (827) - , SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2017
Lnge, alltfr lnge, har flaskan gckat mig, uppflugen som den varit p mnga, alltfr mnga, hyllor i lhallar, precis utom rckhll, en hgring som ristat in sig i minnet, och som nr den till sist uppenbarar sig en sen kvll i Tallinn fr ett gonblick fr mig att tro p mirakel, tills det upplses i strupen, frvandlat till den typ av smakrik l som belgare tycks brygga lika ltt som om det gllde kokkaffe. Trffa aldrig dina idoler, heter det. Och drick inte l som du lnge, alltfr lnge, har beundrat p distans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GC1379 (32) - - MAY 13, 2017
25.4 oz bottle at home - dark reddish brown - thick tan head - cork shot out of the bottle and hit the ceiling when I opened it - sweet malty - chocolate seems to be missing for me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skarecrow (627) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 12, 2017
300ml bottle from New World. HUGE tan head. Dark mahogany brown color. Aroma of fruitcake, yeast, caramel, molasses. Sweet malty palate with dry finish. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFF (195) - - MAY 1, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2017 Armes de rglisse. Mousse blanche/beige abondante. Robe marron fonce. En bouche, une bonne carbonation, caramel, beaucoup de corps et sans amertume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
moldovan9807 (160) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
Brown with light tan head. Aroma of caramel, syrup and molasses,belgian yeast. Beautiful caramel and dark chocolate to taste. Very complex beer with loads of flavour. Low bitterness, full bodied with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coresterol (50) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 7, 2017
Red brown color with big head. Aroma: caramel, bread, orange and spices with small alcohol tone. The first impression was bubblegum, but it disappears after a while Semi-dry with a little bit of sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geolgau (161) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - APR 7, 2017
0.33 bottle from Auchan. Dark reddish, beige head. Aroma is caramel and sweet malts combined with fruity notes. Some dark fruits also present. Taste is sweet, carbonation is medium-high. Flavors are malty and a bit spicy. Can also taste raisins, yeast notes, alcohol warmth. Good, but would not consume more than one in a session.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westy1130 (72) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2017
Cork bottle version: no pop when opened. poured in chalice; dark ruby red in color with aroma of dark fruit, roasted malts and banana nut bread. Sweet boozy taste; brown sugar and plums.

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