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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2012 vintage 10.0% abv. Earlier 8.75%.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - OCT 2, 2012
750 ml bottle poured into snifter. Pours a dark brown color, small head. Smells of dark fruit, figs and raisins. Taste is of chocolate and dark fruit. Medium to full bodied beer. This is good I would get this one again.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ndg2e (36) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Nice taste decent follow. Good pour. Aroma is nice with a good pour. Would drink again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6177) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Pour out of bottle, big thanks to Aaron for the pour! Bottle number 356 out of 1800, bottle from 2010. Pour is dark orange red with off white head, aroma has notes of dark fruit with raisin, plum, some caramel, toffee, hints of molasses, vanilla, some dark sugars as well. Taste is a nice mix of dark fruit with figs, plums, raisins, hints of caramel and earth notes, finishing fairly dry, slightly boozy, nice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle @ home. Cloudy, reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Slightly dusty, rich caramel, candy sugar, toasty, dark fruity, Belgian yeasty aroma. Pretty rich, toasty caramel malty, dark candy sugar, black licorice, plum, red grape, raisin flavor. Black licorice, raisin aftertaste. Overall, pretty solid brew but also pretty sweet. Bottle 356/1800.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7137) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Thanks to Bob for the 750mL bottle! Poured clear, medium garnety-brown with a toasted marshmallow head. The aroma picked up toasty raisins, figs, and dates with accents of vanilla and fruity/oaky sourness.. black pepper and crusty bread in there too.. balance was alright, but the sour character was a little too pervasive. The flavor opened tart with Sweet Tart-like dark fruits.. bready notes, molasses, and vinous notes rode higher carbonation onto the middle.. dry and spicy around and through the finish. Medium-bodied with filling carbonation on the palate.. tangy.. a bit too filling.. overall a solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Bottle 687 of 1800. Coppery brown, big loose white head. Smells nice - cinnamon, caramel, a few other holiday aromas. Palate is a little watery. Flavor is a nice mix of smooth sweetness, some herbal notes, and some piney flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 25, 2010
750 ml bottle (978/1800) from Ledgers. Nose is candi sugar, yeast, and raisins.Clear brown with a small beige head. Flavor is light sweet, lightly bitter, a hint of maple and pepper. Not nearly as good as SBA 12 and more expensive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2011 Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting [2009 Vintage]... Poured amber/reddish with a tan head. Vanilla, oak, sugary malts. Still a slight boozy tone after a year, but it really melded nicely with candied caramel, and toast toffee flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2010
20 Blind tasting at Papsoe 27-03-2010: Bottle. Huge bubbly beige head that mostly lasted. Excellent display of lacework. Mahogany color. Aroma of fruity, citrus, hint of spice, grain, dusty feel. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Moderated sweet and bitter flavor. Light lingering dry and mild bitter finish. 7 / 4 / 7 / 3 / 16 = 3.7

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3358) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
25.3 oz bottle. Hazy brown with creamy frosting. Nose is plum, brown sugar and fruitcake. Silky body with a foamy tang. Taste is plum, fig and woody apple. Dry, yeasty finish with bitter grass and black walnuts. Good domestic quad.


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