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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Aged in Opus 1 cabernet sauvignon barrels.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
swesson (258) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Very smooth. Very Belgian. This is beer candy. Beautiful head, artful lacing. This is the kind of beer that made abbey ales famous. When i taste a beer like this, I want to be a monk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1505) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Enjoyed at the Avery Taproom in Boulder, CO during GABF week, 2009. 2007 version. Dark orange pour. Lightly sour orange and lemon aroma. Excellent sour citrus flavor. Oily, slick mouthfeel. I’m surprised at the low ratings, or maybe this has just aged very well, but this was outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Oaky nose with a slight brett-like funk aroma. Murky amber in color. Sweet, cherry, sour and woody flavors. Refreshing. Notes: ’05 vintage at GABF visit ’09

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2006
On tap at the Falling Rock. A real sturdy looking amber beer, but has no head at all. Lots of oak and cabernat character comes throught in the nose and flavor. Medium body with a chokingly dry finish. I really liked this beer a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pour is hazey amber with a small dense off white head...smell is slightly woody strongly alcoholic and malty too...taste is sweet and malty with lots of wood flavors...my favorite of the 3...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1224) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 11, 2007
On draft @ Falling Rock during ’06 GABF weekend Oak, red wine, and alcohol aroma with some malt and dark fruits. Smells really f’in good. Taste, initially, is dark brown sugar, molasses, dark caramel, dark fruits, and oak followed by oak, tart fruits, and mild alcohol, bracing tartness, and tannins. A little alcohol burn at the finish. Tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2006
On tap at the Falling Rock. Hazy gold/amber pour...smallish off-white head. Lotsa malt in the nose...woody, toasty, caramel, maybe a little fruity. Flavor is malty, woody, spicy...very interesting...much better than the Hog Heaven we tried first. Nice light bitterness in the end. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Draft at Falling Rock. Very malty, very subdued Belgian spices, almost burnt caramel, medium tannins fresh cut lumber, flowers, cinnamon. A weird spin, but I like it. The barrel aging seems to have replaced the normal reverends sweetness and maltiness with a tannic quality that I think improves the beer. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2006
At brewery (young) and at the Boulder Strong Ale Fest (aged much more): Some of the differences I noticed (warning, some made-up words here): Sweetness has richified a bit. Aromas have complexified. Olfactory evidence of sweet wine, wafty vanilla, sugar-drenched wood, honeysuckle flowers, herbs and light spices. Very pleasant beer. I may have liked this one younger and more raw.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Draft @ Falling Rock: Hazy brown amber color. Nice vinous notes of red wine over sweet yeasty malt. Grapey notes. Medium bodied with a good warming sensation.


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