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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Shadow of Truth is a black tripel, a big Belgian beer that is a simple twist on a traditional style. The result, however, is quite complex. Jet black, smooth, and dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
On draft at the brewery it is a dark brown with a slight head the aroma is coffee and the taste is a strong bittersweet taste that finishes with bitter coffee

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2015
black with red edges. roasty coffee chocolate aroma but faint. a little too roasty, sugars are faint as well. it’s not memorable sadly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Draft @ BCTC, Ommegang Brewery. August, 8, 2015. Dark brown in color, thin tan head. Aromas are light cocoa, light roast and toast, toffee, ash.

Flavor of cocoa, sweet and bitter cocoa, touches of roast, white chocolate hints. Medium body with a charred grain texture. Finish is shows some Belgian yeast. What the hell is a black Tripel anyhow??

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Backlog. Draft taster at Spacebar. Deep brown with bare offwhite head. Raisins, dark fruit, grains, cloves, citrus. This was a bit of a mess. Not a fan.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4689) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
No aroma. Ruby black, thin head. Somewhat tart raisin and prune. Finishes with twigs and grape seeds. Light body, moderate carbonation. Pretty solid example of a Belgiam Christmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Keg at the brewery, 10/23/14. Pours a dark reddish brown with a large creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of candi sugar, toffee, mild fruits. The taste is dark fruits, caramel, toffee, spice. Medium bodied, mild heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at the source. Clear maroon color. Aroma of baking brownies. Taste is sweet and sticky licorice and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JUN 16, 2014
On tap at Ledo. Pours a dark brown with light passing easily. Beige head fades quickly and leaves little lacing. Aroma is mild, bread, lightly toasted malt, yeast, and overall sweet. Flavor is mild and sweet, not similar to a Tripel. Malt, bread and slight spice complexity typical of homebrew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (5475) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Kind of a random experiment. Certainly no tripel. Pours black with good head and lacing. Some floral yeast here and some light roast. Some sweetness in finish. Tap at Black Squirrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
On draft at SpaceBar in Falls Church VA. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of toast and hits of licorice. Light bitter roasted finish.

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