Triporteur From Hell
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Style:
Brown Ale - Belgian Dark
Ranked #45
ABV:
6.66%
Score:
84
Ranked #33,186
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 10.7%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
125
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Belgium
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  25
SCORE
84
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MAB from Canada

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Day 5 of the Advent 2019 calendar

Spectacular label and bottlecap-- where does that fit in the rating system?
Deep brown and opaque with a thin light brown head. Lovely roasted malt nose.
Starts sweet but some bitterness is present. Smooth and sweet aftertaste. Dangerous.

Dec 06, 2019
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a damn near black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of black cherries, wood, some chocolate. Taste is mild chocolate, dark fruits, hints of alcohol. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

May 08, 2019
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josanguapo from Spain

3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

De cervezasespeciales. En copa Grimbergen. Jugando a Thimbleweed Park. Azucarada, con sabor a levadura belga y algo de pasas. No esta mala pero resulta monotona y aburrida.

Apr 21, 2019
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KEH from Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad beer, if you can ignore the price. I picked it up for $20+ for a 4-pack. It behaves just like one would expect a Belgian ale to behave - thick head, lots of lacing. The beer is malty and mild, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I tend to enjoy a bit more complexity in my beers, especially if I'm paying good money for them. If you can afford it, you can drink a lot of this and not get loaded. Ultimately, I'd recommend New Belgium's 1554 over this (especially at that price point.)

Jul 28, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a chalice, this had an appearance of dark brown color. A finger’s worth of off white foamy head snuck underneath at a nice pace. Sly rings of lace. The aroma spits out baked apple, vanilla sweetness, Belgian sugars with a sly Belgian spice underneath. Milk chocolate, a touch of coffee bean and some warming dark fruits with a crisp little dry woody edge flowing in neatly. The flavor yields initially to the sweet side of those previously mentioned aromas. Dry woodiness comes in with a touch of the coffee. Apples sweet bready aftertaste flows into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice balancing sweet feel sticking to my tongue nicely. Not cloying, almost but malty smooth. Overall, pretty nice Belgian dark ale.

Jun 25, 2017
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first from B.O.M.; seemingly another Belgian cut from a similar bolt as the famous self-styled "Mad Brewer"... or at least Belgians produce a lot of character brewers.

Compared to the classic darks in the Belgian tradition, Hell pushes to be a hybrid.
Its nose has the bready malts and the first taste clarifies this Belgian yeast intends to complements its malts their way. But, the after-taste tells me this ale partly wants to be an American porter... hoppier than expected and then dries out a bit... gives me toast.
Would I buy Hell again?
Yes, but would drink it side-by-side with B.O.M.'s blonde from Heaven... just to check out the imaginative range of this next generation Belgian Mad Brewer.

Jan 25, 2017
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stevoj from Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Brewers Haven. Pours out a dark brown with small foamy beige head. Was hoping this would be better than the "From Heaven", but not so. Malty, roasty aroma close to porter. Taste also seems to mimic a porter, hints of chocolate, but a bit of Belgian yeast turns this back into Belgian territory. The more I taste it, this seems awfully close to a porter.

Nov 25, 2016
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morimech from Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color with a short lived head that settled to a thin skin of suds. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass. Aroma of red wine, dark fruit, lightly roasted malt, and Belgian yeast. Some vinous qualities in the flavor as well that are complimented by the dark malt that lends notes of chocolate, dark bread, caramel, and lightly roasted coffee. Not the deepest tasting Belgian dark ale, but does have nice flavor. Feels a touch thin in body as well but has nice carbonation from the bottle conditioning.

Mar 26, 2016
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Tone from Missouri

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Jul 21, 2015
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oceanman907 from Texas

3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Jun 28, 2015
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PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
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 ...

Mar 29, 2015
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drpimento from Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Mar 12, 2015
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EmperorBevis from England

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a decent enough dark ale
With the coffee flavour element this tastes more a stout than a Belgian Dark Ale.
This I like, this I like a lot.

Mar 05, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -4%
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.

Jan 22, 2015
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prickly_goat from Alaska

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Dec 21, 2014
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Dec 08, 2014
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stephens101 from Oklahoma

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

Oct 29, 2014
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

Oct 17, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Oct 14, 2014
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superspak from Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Aug 07, 2014
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Jul 15, 2014
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utfiero from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
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).

Mar 08, 2014
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Or80rowley from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
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

Jan 14, 2014
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metter98 from New York

3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Dec 08, 2013
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micromaniac129 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Nov 23, 2013
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 125 ratings