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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
750ml bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Bottle says 2009 on it. Totally hazy dark brown / red color. Thin khaki head. Spray of lace. Whoa, that nose. Very unique. Big plum candy, dark fruit, rose, interesting unique medley of spices that I can’t name. Incense? Some tobacco, some kind of herb that one might be inclined to burn for aromatics. Something floral, or medicinal about it? Really weird, herbal, spicy dark fruity aroma, so bizarre. Some caramel malt. Spicy taste, moderate bitter, minimal sweet. Just a light hint of alcohol warmth, it’s reasonably well hidden under the intense aroma. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation, more dry finish, and a big body. Definitely a big, flavorful beer, very unique flavor... But the flavor direction is one that I can’t really love personally, despite how odd and unusual it is.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5427) - Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by me with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a cloudy amberish brown with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; Belgian yeast and dark fruit that opens up to some balanced spice notes as it warms. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. A good example of the style.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours a deep ruby with a light tan head and nice lace. Aroma of blackberries & Ribena. Surprisingly mild flavour, fruity and sweet. Low carbonation and moderately creamy body. Nice!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdobbs (380) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
copper brown with some creamy white head. Nose f plum, cherry, candy sugar, tropical fruit, rum, fruit cake. Flavor is malty, candy sugar, cherry, a little grape jelly, tropical fruit, kiwi, light spice, dried apples, raisins. Full, sweet finish.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn (1076) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep brown with brown head. Big spicy boozy aroma with some molasses. Taste is full of brown and burnt sugar, lovely spices (coriander and cloves). Full body, perfect carbonation. Terrific stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 21, 2013
I cracked a 2009 version the other day. On the one hand the beer aged nicely in that the body became very rounded, malty, balanced and not very sweet. One the other hand, sarsaparilla notes totally dominated the beer. I don’t know if sarsaparilla root was put into the beer, but it tasted like unsweeted and fairly pleasant Rootbeer. Since I like Rootbeer, I rather enjoyed this beer, but totally over spiced. Perhaps drinking it fresher would be more beneficial, but given the style aging seems appropriate. With a more balanced spice profile this could be fantastic. As is, it is just OK.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KorGranDi (50) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
750 ml, Peluso, 10%. Wow! Quelle bonne bière! Ambrée très foncée avec 2 doigts de mousse. Odeur cassonade et épices. Sirupeuse, malt très présent dans le goût, et le soupçon d'épices très bien dosé fait la différence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1297) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
Hoo, boy what a nice beer! Pours dark amber, almost orange-pekoe like. Initial foamy tan head dissipates to a nice covering and healthy ring. Some lacing (spotty). Nose sweet and spicy. Aromas show prunes, candy, almost maple syrup, dark grapes, raisins, cereal and a bit of grassy hop bite just to keep everything honest. Taste is pretty heavy sweet through most of the tasting, and a light bitterness to the finish. There is also a very tiny salty hint in there. The body is medium with a somewhat oily texture and average carbonation. This is a top notch beer, no doubt about it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lesifflebiere (1270) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Un vrai délice hivernal, la DV Hibernus figure parmi les bières de luxe québécoises : une épaisse liqueur brune sous une mousse couleur cassonade, au nez elle présente des notes sucrées, boisées, florales et caramélisées rappelant la DV Double. En bouche, elle explose avec ses saveurs vinées, son fort sucre résiduel, ses grains maltés et un petit côté "bonbon". Une merveilleuse représentante de Charlevoix.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
quelquechose19 (27) - - JAN 22, 2013
Des arômes de prunes et d’épices. Des saveurs de caramel, de prune, cassonade. Cette bière est brassée avec des épices. On y retrouve des notes subtiles de muscade et de coriandre. Une belle réussite.


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