12 oz bottle, batch 7673, purchased as a single from Liquor Barn, Lexington, KY, USA.
Basically a black pour with a very coffee/tan colored light, spotty head. Very little lacing, almost a stout like appearance. A bit too dark for the style I think. Quite a lot of very fine sediment suspended in the body of the beer as it sits in the Duvel tulip.
Aroma is light Belgian candy sweetness and some alcohol. Aroma carries through to the taste with some alcohol but rather a lot of roasted bitterness too. A little too bitter for the style I felt, and there is a lack of Belgian yeast and sweet candied character. Having said that it is still very tasty, perhaps just a little out of style.
An American version of a Belgian Strong Dark with too much hop presence for my liking, to the point of taking it a little out of style. Despite that I still enjoyed drinking it, just don’t expect a typical Belgian Dark Ale.