Brewed by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tildonk, Belgium


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Listed as "Dark" in the US.

Hof ten Dormaal Dark is an original amber colored ale brewed strictly via traditional methods. It is bottle-conditioned and uses a top-fermenting house yeast strain. The grain and bittering hops are produced on the Hof ten Dormaal farm.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (2668) - PORTUGAL - NOV 6, 2015
37.5cl corked bottle. Dark brown colour with a nice off-white head. Caramel, liquorice, dark fruits and apple in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is sweet at first with the bitterness coming towards the finish. Overall, a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llucmaduell (222) - barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2015
A beer special, unique, fresh, balanced. A pleasure, I need another taste. Pesnsar made me and let me out of the game without words.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
corkyrory66 (1772) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
Bire de ferme, dixit le brasseur, de haute fermentation dans le respect des traditions ancestrales. Tout cela est trs bien. Le format 37,5 cl est bien aussi, avec un niveau abv de 7,5 %. Bouchonne de lige, bien aussi. Couleur chtain fonc, avec une mousse beige clair crmeuse, qui fait un bon nappage 2 mm. Armes un peu vineux, un peu sur le barley wine, malt lgrement grill. 1re bouche douce lentre sur du malt, des fanes de pomme de terre, avec une pointe de vin rouge ordinaire. Arrire-bouche avec malt et pointe de cassonade, mais un peu vague. 2me la belle texture, mais les saveurs donnent sur un ct un peu vinaigr. Arrire-bouche assez trange. 3me un peu mieux, mais on est loin dune bire complexe. Arrire-bouche courte. Longueur qui me fait parfois penser la bire de bon papa, sortie dune brasserie la vas comme je te pousse Jambes souples et bien marques. Levure qui laisse perplexe: bien, mais imprcise. Alcool qui ne travaille pas sur la longueur. Finale assez banale. CONCLUSION: la bire de bon papa, qui ne se cassait pas la tte pour savoir si ctait bon ou bien fait... Mais ces temps-l sont rvolus ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (11289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 16, 2015
meh. not bad at all, but not a big fan of this, especially at the price point. below average BSA with a little too sharp carbonation and alcohol showing. otherwise pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (1474) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2015
Donkerbruin bier met veel schuim. Smaak is bitter, heel licht zoet en droog met sporen van rook, chokolade en karamel. Smaak blijft redlijk lang hangen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4335) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2015
bottle @ Grassroots Natural Market / Jacksonville FL --- Nearly opaque very dark brown color, thick beige head, globs of lace. Nice aroma of malt. Taste is slightly dry malt with a bready overtone that also brings out a hint of chocolate. The texture is a little thin until the finish, when alcohol makes its presence known. I actually expected better, even though this is drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (3789) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Ik maak mij alvast weer op voor en Gusher, dus deze open ik boven de gootsteen. Na het openen was er idd een lichte gusher maar had deze zelfs middels nog sneller tappen kunnen voorkomen. Voor zover een eerste pluspunt, schenkt wazig bruin met minimale witte kraag. Aroma van zuur, muf/aards, noten, natte bladeren, rood fruit. Smaken zijn matig zoet, matig bitter, matig zuur, chocolade, noten, aardse tonen, veel te hoge mondvullende co2 bij elke slok, zoet natte aardse mout smaken. zoethout en laurier. medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8717) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle noce discreta schiuma poco persistente tocco maltato cerele caramello cola erbe lieve spezia leggere tastature terroso radice corpo medio piuttoto effetvescete discreto amaro

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4805) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. Murky brown with big off white head that doesn't last long. Almost destroyed a lamp with the rocket propelled cork, hahaha. Massive apple, candy, salmiak, licorice, big sweet malts and a hint of coffee. Quite sweet with musty apple finish. A bit all over the place but certainly not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (6079) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
Dark brown with lasting, thick head. Some chocolate in the aroma. Flavour has a bit of caramel and some dark fruit sweetness. Also a tart, yeasty edge. Strangely creamy despite its gassiness.

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