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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2012 vintage 10.0% abv. Earlier 8.75%.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1688) - Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 750 ml. bottle- Pours very hazy brown to red with a way too thin head that reduces to a small collar. Aroma is candy sweet, malty, spices. The taste is again candy sweet, malty and spices, banana and other fruits are there too. Body is medium, carbonation is medium to almost low. Overall I was let down by this, it seems flawed, Belgian beers are supposed to be higher carbonation, that is the main problem.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Hazy brown pour, cream head. Nose is spices, dried fruits, sherry, toffee, and sticky. Smooth palate, rich sherry, caramel, spice, light alcohol finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3237) - Montana, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at brewery. 10% abv. Amber with an off white top. Scent is candy sweet with dark fruit. Taste is caramel, candy, fruit and yeast.

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 (8522) - 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 (10028) - 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 (7331) - 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 (5432) - 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 (3926) - 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.


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