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Torment Dark Belgian-Style Ale - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-30-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

WaterCzar, Aug 18, 2013
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mc4z, Mar 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with a fading off-white head.
Nose shows brown sugar, golden syrup, candi sugar, dried fruit and sultanas.
More golden syrup as a flavours along with candied ginger, bready malt, dried orange peel and hot booze.
Too much carbonation.

CrazyDavros, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 22, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 picked up Friday/Saturday night for about $10.... Finally getting around to it tonight.. Pours a very nice clear chestnut amber... tan head had decent retention and good lacing.

The nose is pretty good... apples stewed with some brown sugar.. hints of clove.. light toffee.. maybe something that I can associate as citrus zest.. The aroma dries out with warmth and that reveals even more complexities... a bit figgy and some peppery notes.. EtOH is there, but soft and perfumy.

Flavor mirrors the nose... but there is a bit of cocoa there mid palate that accentuates the toffee and fruitiness... on the tongue, more pear than apple.. maltiness becomes thicker and more clinging with a lot of warmth... it helps really tie things together.. figgy/raisin box notes.. no real stone fruits is a little bit surprising, though not a big deal... a bit sweet IMHO, but the drier finish makes up ground.

Could stand to have a bit more bubble.. the palate though is damn good.. medium with a medium carbonation.

Overall... I hate being the first review on something like this... but I will say that I really dig it... Maybe a touch expensive; but for a nice treat, I will buy again for sure.

4/4/4/4/4.5

JohnGalt1, Oct 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Spaz7, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

largadeer, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Rwalford74, Mar 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

dipso123, Jul 15, 2013
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4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wonderful color, rich feel in the mouth. Excellent finish with lingering flavor that is reminiscent of previous beers I've had the pleasure of tasting. Warmth of flavors including bourbon tones, carmel flavor, and a finality that makes me want more. This beer will be purchased again as soon as possible.

Shelbyclimber, Mar 01, 2013
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3.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a dark, clear mahogany colour with an off white head that reduces quickly.

S - Has aromas of bread yeast, sweet caramel.

T - Nice vanilla and caramel notes with a sticky sweet like flavour that dominates through the taste until completion. No sign of the ABV. The bread and yeast are also present with some fig and mild dark fruits.

M - Medium to full body with low carbonation

O - I Like this brew. As far as a BSDA goes it is near the mark, but the residual sweetness lessens the authenticity of it and is a little off puting. Lacks the authenticity of an BSDA. The Belgian examples are generally a lot better.

eric5bellies, Apr 06, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reminds me a lot of Malheur 12--a bit more viscous though. Label description is pretty spot-on. Candied apples, pears, figs. Really masks the alcohol @ 10%. Tough to take down the whole 350mL solo. Solid dessert beer to share.

Syrupy mouthfeel. Taste follows the nose just like other reviewers have pointed out. Real light lacing, and minimal foam cling. Smells even better as it warms.

Impressed. Pittsburg's (CA) got a gem in Heretic. Definitely looking forward to the hazelnut chocolate porter.

willbobaggins, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear reddish brown colored ale with a small khaki colored head.

Very aromatic ale from the moment you pop it open. Scents of malt, molasses, brown sugar, coriander, cardamom, and allspice. Little bit of cinnamon apple scent here. Alcohol not detected.

Starts out sweet with a molasses after taste. After you get past the molasses it tastes a lot like it smells. Very much on the sweet side with spices but the sweetness isn't excessive.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a good Belgian Dark Ale with no real faults. Not a match for Terrible though.

Zorro, Nov 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

KevMo84, May 31, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

not for the weak taste buds. This was fantastic. I recommend working your way up to it.
we split a galaxy white ipa, a duvel, aderson valley hoppn ottin, then a stone IPA then this. so by the time we got to it we thought we were ready and bazinga... this was a real mans beer. Had it in a tall flute type glass to really check out the color. awesome dark browns , some reds, and mixed in color. ( we were in front of a fire , so it might have skewed it a bit.).
IT had very little sweetness to it but I could taste some caramel. Next time I have it I'll add more detail right away.

GPGURU, Apr 15, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours reddish, brown, dull with minimal head and minor lacing: not terribly appealing to look at. Smell on the other hand is very, very good. Very malty and sweet up front, brown sugar, raisin, and a hint of citrus funk. Taste is also very malt forward, rich and very sweet. Some boozey warmth. Vanilla, caramel, raisin, spice. Feel is lighter than expected, but sticky from the sugar. Low carbonation.

Overall, very good flavor and the huge malt was a nice juxtaposition to the very hop-forward beers I've been drinking lately. A little too much sugar is my real complaint: masked some of the lighter notes and made it sticky on the palate.

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Torment Dark Belgian-Style Ale from Heretic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.