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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aging in oak barrels for 6 months gives this beer an uncommon smoothness and richness.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Big thanks to Jeffin7 for the bottle! Murky but still bright orange body topped by a creamy off-white head that laces like crazy. The aroma is huge vanilla, oak, alcohol, spices, and sugary sweetness. The flavor is really quite nice. Oak mixed with salt dripping with toffee and some warming alcohol. Not at all cloying ot overly syrupy. At 13% alcohol can get in the way, but here it just adds depth and pleasure. I could drink gallons of this stuff. Excellent example of a barrel-aged beer. One of the best, IMO.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
geno5 (21) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Thanks to Mullman, for sharing! Caramely, malty flavor with a strong bourbon finish. Tall, rich head. Aroma of honey, butter, and scotch. Smooth, creamy body.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Has a nose of flowers,maltyness,oak and in the back a fine madiera nose and citrus. Deep golden pale in color with a small retaining head and a sticky lace. Rich tannins, hops and malts hit your palate and mingle flawlessly huge and alcoholic but the finesse is also there. I scored high on the palate for the complexity of this beer and for how long it lingers, this is how Cognac is to Brandy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (5160) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2005
[RBG Low Countries 2005] Aroma of caramel malts, quite smooth. Very fruity, champaign like (yeast) Hints of anise. Hazy, orange coloured with an off-white, thin head. Taste is smooth, caramel malty, raisins, fruits and some woodiness. Very complex. Alcohol is relatively well-hidden and warming. After a month i can still remember itís great taste. :) Thanks John.
Earlier Rating: 4/9/2005 Total Score: 4.3
75 cl bottle, dutch ratebeer meeting, special thanks to Caesar for sharing this íkillerí beer. Aroma of malts, wood and fruit. Very winey. Cognac style. Hazy, copper coloured with a thin white head. Exceptionally smooth and full brew. Winey-cognac taste, moderate sweet, fruity and woody. Balance is perfect. Clearly present alcohol is not disdurbing and goes perfectly well with the balance. Aroma and appearance were a little, little off, itís taste and palate compensate it all. :)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 The aroma from the wood is the first thing I noticed about this beer. Pours a dirty bronze color, hazy, highly carbonated. The flavor reminds me a bit of some of the fish tale big wood aged beers. It has lots of residual sweetness , like brown sugar and raisons mixed with a little yeast. The alcohol adds a dryness that makes it very drinkable. Well crafted beer, thanks jeppe.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle courtesy of Matta, teamed with Pailhead in trade to acquire it. Pours dirty amber with off white head. Highly carbonated. Aroma and flavor all over tha place. Fruity (grape/plums), spicy, buttery, reisduel sugar sweetness, woodsy bourbon. Lots of burn as it warms is the only drawback. No sip tasted the same. Very unique altogether.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Bottle. Sweetish. With dark fruit and raisin notes. Oaky vanilla characters, definitely something spirity about it, slight brandy notes, with some warming alcohol from start to finish. Quite well balanced and in many ways similiar to the Bush Prestige.
Earlier Rating: 10/6/2005 Total Score: 4.3
Bottle. Hazy amber appearance. Very strong aroma. Lots of oak in the aroma, with sme spirity alcohol, berry and dark fruit. Some sherry aromas aswell. Palate is slightly spritzy, but softens as you work your way through it. Malty and quite liquer like in flavour. Some figgy fruit, and oaky/woody qualities in the finish. Quite salty aswell. A sipper for sure, very complex. Hopefully i come across one of these again som day, very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2005
rusty amber color with a dense foamy/creamy white head. aroma is tropical fruits, a little buttery. smooth malty bourbon too. flavor is oaky, malty, buttery bourbon. high carbonation. finish is like smooth bourbon. big thanks to Sahlholdt for an intíl trade to connect me with this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2005 Devilís Night At Mullmanís. Bottle graciously shared by Mullman. Poured a dark amber, cloudy, good size off white head. Aroma of earth, fruit, wood. I was thinking bourbon, some said scotch. Huge alcohol warming. Very good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Devilís Night At Mullmanís. Bottle graciously shared by Mullman. Hazy, dark amber color with a large off white head. Great aroma! Fruity, spicy with lots of oak and alcohol. The oak/alcohol combination in the flavor reminds me of a good scotch. Some white grapes, pepper and sweet malt are also present. Big warming finish. Excellent!


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