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Torment Dark Belgian-Style Ale - Heretic Brewing Company

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87
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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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Photo of cosmicevan
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle enjoyed in a lopsided snifter.

a - brew poured a watery brown. Settled darker in the glass with ruby highlights to the light. Thin khaki bubbly head that bubbled away fairly quick leaving small patches of bubble on the surface.

s - nose is grape juice

t - taste is dark fruit, grape mostly. Quite tasty...not your typical American Belgian strong dark. Nice creamy feel but not like the authentic Belgians' feel. Something different. Really easy to drink...spiked grape juice. Pleasant surprise.

cosmicevan, Thursday at 03:18 AM
Photo of Kurmaraja
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Kurmaraja, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of cletusdog
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

cletusdog, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of ThurmondTX
3/5  rDev -23.5%

ThurmondTX, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +2%

2GOOFY, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Boom1422
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Boom1422, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

KevMo84, May 31, 2014
Photo of nineworldseries
3/5  rDev -23.5%

nineworldseries, May 27, 2014
Photo of Samuel906
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Samuel906, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of firstlighthiker
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

firstlighthiker, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of MrGone
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

MrGone, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Raziel313, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of RoyFokker
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

RoyFokker, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of willbobaggins
3.96/5  rDev +1%
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
Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

largadeer, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of random846
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

random846, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev +2%

mc4z, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of hayesjw
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

hayesjw, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Cirus
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Cirus, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of SmashPants
4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle: big 650mL dark brown bottle, funky and funky, 'dark' label. A good package.

Appearance: pours an outstanding, vibrant crimson red-copper. Fine carbonation throughout the profile, with a beige one-finger head that drops to a solid ring and cap. A fantastic-looking beer - particularly against the light.

Aroma: as soon as I lifted the lid I was hit with an aroma of various malts - caramels, biscuits and molasses - and some heavy fruits - plums and raisins at the foremost. Most impressive - it's not often I lift a glass of beer to take another sniff - only this and Gouden Carolus.

Taste: follows the nose quite closely - plenty of those sweet malts and fruits with sherry and port backing. A most outstanding brew - I could hardly believe this was 10%

Aftertaste: the flavours linger for a time then drop away completely. A very easy-drinking beer.

Mouth feel: a thick, almost syrupy feel that slides down very easily. A little too easily, at 10% ABV.

Overall: one of the best beers I have had to date. The complex flavours mix well to produce an outstanding brew. It is one of the most expensive beers I have had, but it is also one of the best - well worth one every now and then. The only slight problem is the drinkability of this beer - there is little hint of the 10% alcohol. I fine way to get plastered if one is not careful.

SmashPants, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Spaz7, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

WaterCzar, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

dipso123, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

N17shelfside, Jul 12, 2013
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Torment Dark Belgian-Style Ale from Heretic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.