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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
gilvanblight (777) - Windsor, Ontario, - MAR 29, 2014
Beer Review Dominus Vobiscum - Hibernus I opened this and was immediately reminded of The Body Shop. The mix of spices and flowery scents did it. Looms great. Nve clear reddish brown pour with a nice light tan head. Spicy flowery nose that is also a bit boozy. Odd taste. Very low on the beer qualities. Its like a shandy or something. The spices take over and you are not left with enough "beer" I would suggest this for non-beer drinkers. Mulled wine, thats what it reminds me of more than a shandy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3849) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2014
750ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, darkest brown colour, ruby red glimmer, average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Yeasty aroma, sweet-ish fruity notes of overripe apple, figs, dark berries, hints of orange, very cautious hints of ginger and cinnamon, a herbal touch. Taste is sweet malty, with milk chocolate touch, fruity, notes of dark berries, orange, orange peel, hints of cinnamon and ginger, a herbal touch; smooth, soft palate with gentle carbonation. Very well balanced, well-dosed spices, slightly too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (357) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with a large pillowy khaki head that lingers and leaves tight lace. The nose is lots of caramel malts with plenty of fruit; green apple, raisin, apricot, plum, dark berries and some green grape. There is also plenty of noticeable spice including cinnamon, cloves and a touch of ginger. Medium sweet start accented by some tartness in the middle and a light bitterness in the finish. Mouth is medium full and creamy with sharp carbonation. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Bottled. Thanks veliemboys. Pours a dark amber brown colour with a small head. Aroma is very sweet with figs, caramel and spiciness. Flavour is very sweet with overly ripe fruitiness, residual sugar, figs, strong cinnamon notes, nutmeg and green apples. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Interesting flavours but this is just way, way too sweet to be enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6232) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
75 cl bottle. Bottled on 11.11.2013.
Pours clear dark red color with a large off-white head. Quite unique aroma with herbs, grassy notes, faint hops, some wood and dark berries. Sweet caramel and dark fruits on the flavor, sourish notes, some dark malts, lots of spice notes, dark berries and wood, faint yeasty notes too. Strong carbonation, a bit too sweet but the spices are nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3782) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
750ml bottle

Bottled 2013 11 11 - Pours dark brown with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruits, malts, earthy notes, spices and yeast. Taste is spicy, malty and earthy with some ripe fruitiness, syrup, yeast and toffee. Finish is sweet and syrupy with some ripe fruits, yeast and loads of spices. Too sweet and stuffy for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5703) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
75 cl bottle @ home, bottled 11.11.2013
Aroma is unusual but nice with sweet fruity tones and licorice. Also ripe apricot tones, grass and herbal tones. Flavour is sweet with peppery spices, herbal tones, licorice and ripe fruits. Palate is a bit too foamy. Pleasant spicy Belgian strong, although perhaps a bit too sweet; finishing whole bottle would be a slow process.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (62) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
I am not always the biggest fan of Belgian Ales, but this is an imperial that is as good as advertised in central Canada. A nice frothy head on dark red-brown hue body. The nose offers spices and Belgian yeast. The taste is a lovely balance of cinnamon-led spice, berries, crisp apples. soft caramel sweetness and in-balance Belgian yeast. Glad I finally tried this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (619) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
650ml bottle from the lcbo Huge frothy head maybe i should learn how to pour better Lots of raisin and plum tasteand aroma very good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (243) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
bouteille de 750ml de brune avec reflets rubis. arome de fruits cerise et de liqueur bourbon tres enivrante. au gout au dénote une présence de sucre tres importante. on trouve un petit gout de fruit et une petit acidité

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (146) - - MAY 11, 2014
Nice finish and smooth taste, hints of fruit make this a perfect sipping beer for an afternoon of leisure ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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