Triporteur From Hell - B.O.M. Brewery

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Reviews: 21
Hads: 92
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 04-07-2013

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Photo of utfiero
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color- dark brown. Medium to full mocha head.

Aroma- fruitcake spicy and sweet with rum raisin vanilla hints.

Taste- A complicated beauty! Starts rich with caramel and toffee notes transitioning with mild vanilla hints (reminiscent of vanilla hints from barrel aging) finishing with rich rum raisin cake notes. Sublime. Triporteur is french for a cargo bicycle. I'd ride for this fine Belgian ale any day!

Purchased from Whole Foods in Austin. Tasted on 3/8/2014.

Poured from 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). (573 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

I had this both in the bottle and on tap and I like the bottled version better. Both versions have a light malt nose scented with chocolate and faint spices.
The beer rolls over the tongue with creamy, fruity sugar sweetness seasoned with a touch of fig and a hint of cola. The tap version finishes sticky sweet. The higher carbonation of the bottled version cuts and tempers the sweetness making for a better beer. (416 characters)

Photo of Or80rowley
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Out of the bottle, nice and cold

A. Dark amber, pleasant color

S. Chocolate, sweet light mocha, nice roasted aroma

T. Dark chocolate, dark fruit, but it is not heavy flavor, pretty mild

M. Smooth, nice carbonation, medium, mouth coat

O. This is a excellent beer, we'll balanced mild dark flavors, it just goes down easy, awesome aftertaste (344 characters)

Photo of prickly_goat
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is dark and opaque with a large tan head which fades slowly. leaving fair amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is soft and malty with a slight toasted note. No hop aroma or other aromas noted. Flavor is malty with subtle toasted malt background. No hop, fruit, or other flavors noted. Slightly sweet on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall impression: Not as complex as I had hoped. Overall it was very simple and straightforward. And there's nothing wrong with that. A good beer for sitting by the fire with friends after a day outside on the slopes. (608 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high light tan head that died down, leaving some patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell has light to moderate aromas caramel cause with notes of chocolate.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and tastes like caramel and chocolate flavorings that would be added to coffee, with notes of coffee flavors and bits of dark fruits.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite complex for a Belgian Dark Ale and has the depth of flavors you would expect from a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, yet it is easy to drink because it doesn't have a high alcohol content. (788 characters)

Photo of oceanman907
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was an interesting and inventive Belgian beer. Pours a clear dark mahogany with a thin tan head. The smell is sweet and roasted, almost a peanut better quality, thicker rich mouthfeel. An interesting mix of a porter and a Belgian dark ale. Really inventive and deliciously toasty. (285 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark mahogany brown with a half finger dark khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, rye, brown sugar, light clove and cinnamon. Flavor is heavily spice dark fruit, caramel and chocolate malt, earthy dried herbs, clove, brown sugar flavor (but it is not sweet). Finishes with more earthy summer herbs and herbal bitterness, somewhat astringent. Medium bodied with great carbonation. An interesting and earthy spice take on the style. The initial flavors are intriguing, with quite a bit of complexity. Flavors of clove, rosemary and sage, although I'm not sure those were used here. Finish is herbal, almost medicinal bitterness. I enjoyed the flavor trip, but it left a bit too astringent flavor lingering. I liked the same herbal flavors in the Heaven better, but Hell is like that, I guess. Kinda grew on me as I drank it, but it is an unusual Belgian dark. (891 characters)

Photo of micromaniac129
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pous a cloudy murky brown with a medium size head. Some lacing coats the glass. The head is aveage in size but never seems to fade due to it's exceeding well attenuation.
The aroma has a slight roasted malts and dark fruits.
The taste is alittle roasted with a sherry or sour taste. Some yeast and dark fruits.
The high attenuation makes this beer almost float over the palate.
A good beer with good flavor. (417 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, M4TRP bottle code. Pours hazy very dark brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, toast, coffee, brown bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, earthy hop, and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, chocolate, toast, coffee, brown bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, coffee, brown bread, brown sugar, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, fruity/spicy yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly crisp/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian dark ale. Good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. (1,416 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The absolute, unrelenting eradication of my back inventory continues. I just want to return to The CANQuest (TM), but the bottles glare at me for ignoring them. This one came from The Fridge and went into my fridge.

From the bottle: "Hell of an ale brewed with home roasted malt"; "Unfiltered ale with flavor evolution".

Holy Hell! I popped the cap and almost immediately, I got foam coming up the neck and quickly running down the side of the bottle. I placed the bottle inside the glass until I could regroup. I guess that I am lucky that it was not an outright gusher! I can also read, so I utilized a VERY gentle pour and only filled about a quarter of the glass before allowing it to rest. As you may imagine, I ended up with two fingers of frothy, rocky, light-tan head that off-gassed, popped and fizzed its way out of existence. Color was a medium-brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with ruby highlights. Nose was another raucous melange! I got dried, dark fruits, coffee, dark chocolate, mustiness and even vinousness off of this one. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, but quite effervescent. The roasted malt was the clear driver in this beer. It tasted of coffee and dark chocolate in the mouth, initially, but warming, it took on a dried, dark fruit aspect. I kept thinking of a Cadbury Fruit & Nut Bar, sans the nuttiness. Finish was semi-dry, with the yeast really having done their job, but at the same time, leaving enough sweetness so as not to make it totally dry. This had a vinousness that was interesting, but kind of outside of my scope. If I were to buy another bottle, I might allow it to age for a while. (1,623 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tulip glass at Bibgy's Pour House.

"Scooter from Hell". Gotta love it, especially with that stated ABV... Anyway, this stuff pours a very dark sienna topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises toasted rye bread, light chocolate, light clove, brown sugar, and a pinch of black pepper. The taste brings in more of the same, with the spices melding very well with the cocoa, and everything fading into a toast haze. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nice Belgian dark, one that balances its spice load with its grains' roastiness pretty well. (629 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 5/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, strong sweet malt, euro yeast, hint of wood, hint of alcohol, and some burnt aromas. Fits the style of a Belgian Dark Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight alcohol, hint of wood, and slight euro yeast. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, body, but the blend is overly burnt-centric. (506 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, roasted nut, and burnt caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with burnt toast, char, coffee bean, and nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of roast qualities that are better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle. (592 characters)

Photo of drpimento
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not nearly as good as the lighter colored version. This also had a very foamy, active head, but it settled down soon to a nice light thin cover, some lace, and a dark brown color. Aroma is yeast and malt. Flavor is similar to nose, dry, and a bit gamey. Body is decent. Technically good, but esthetically not so much. (317 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

cheeky here, from hell, with an abv of 666, i mean, nice guys! the beer is cool but i think its the lesser of the two, still, neat to try them side by side. this isnt all that dark, somewhat of a brown ale look to it, nice froth and excellent carbonation on the feel. the nose is more belgian yeast than dark malt, and the flavor has quite a bit of hops to it. sort of a weird in between as far as styles go, with the belgian yeast in a hoppy darker beer. unique though, and real drinkable with just a subtle dark malt flavor to go with the bittering hops and fruity ester heavy yeast. seems light with the soda pop carbonation, but something is weird with the proportions of this one, as drinkable as it is. i liked this, but probably wouldnt buy it. the from heaven version though is an outstanding belgian pale, definitely worthy of being stocked in the fridge. again, cool to have these opposing brews in succession. (920 characters)

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black color. Head huge, beige.
The aroma of roasted malts, fine coffee, a little sour, a little crust of bread.
The taste is clearly coffee, walnut crust, bitter, plus crust of bread. Saturation low alcohol hidden perfectly.
The main attributes of this beer is mainly coffee, maybe it's not espresso, but taste very pleasant and not intrusive bitterness - previously nut, then hop.
Triporteur From Hell is a very drinkable, smooth and it is ... and it was over, damn it ... (473 characters)

Photo of socon67
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark plum\rust color. Very thin foam head on this. Not much lacing at all. Has a slight sticky coating of the glass as it swirls.

S - Scents of dry sherry, dark fruits (I could smell some plums and dates). Has a spicy smell along with rich malt notes.

T - Nothing I'm too excited about. There is an initial sweetness of fruit sugars that combines with some roasted malt. I found the combination a bit harsh and not exactly smooth. Does have a complexity of flavors, but it seemed muddled.

M - Balance could use some tuning on this. Does have a medium body that is pretty comfortable to drink. Not as good with food as it is as a standalone beer to drink slowly.

O - Not a bad beer, but one I wouldn't recommend because there are better examples out there. (763 characters)

Photo of stephens101
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%

Dark brown body with ruby edges and a tan head. Ginger, brown bread, grain and fruit juice to the nose. Tastes of dark, overripe and slightly soured fruits, cranapple juice, spent grain, spice, slight alcohol heat and oily hop bitterness at the very back. A bit of a metallic, nutty character later on. Medium-bodied and slightly rought at the edges. I've had better and I've had a helluva lot worse. A good Belgian for chillin' with the devil, and I'm sure plenty of work went into getting that ABV just perfect. (518 characters)

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle bought in March. Poured dark brown with golden as opposed to red undertones, and a thin layer of ivory head that remained as a scrim and laced the glass. Aromas of cherry, sawdust, a sour yeast note, a grassy herbal smell. Toasted caramel malt, red fruits, a coriander and sour note, just a bit of hop spice with little bitterness. Nice creamy feel but with a clean finish, coating but not cloying. (405 characters)

Photo of Absumaster
3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A dark brown beer with an off white creamy head.

The smell is lightly roasted with candisugar, plums and figs. There is a light fruitiness from the yeast, a typical Belgian smell.

The taste is a caramel, chocolate and candi sugar. This reminds of chocolate and plums. The mouthfeel is a bit thin. The yeast adds a nice Belgian fruitiness. (341 characters)

Photo of eric5bellies
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a dark Mahogany colour with a cream coloured head that reduces to a fil

S -Dark fruits and yeast

T - Up front some spice and dark fruit. with molassis and a sticky finish

M - Medium body and low carbonation

O - A good beer without being great. (284 characters)

Triporteur From Hell from B.O.M. Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.