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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4528) - 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 (10406) - 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 (15613) - 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 (5158) - 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 (4300) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (5565) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Keg @ Black Squirrel. Deep brown, small head. Roasted apple and marzipan nutty sweetness. Strong fruity esters. Very sweet flavors. Brown sugar. Banana and apple. Cocoa. Pretty oily, full. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
Draft. Poured deep nearly black brown with a thick brown head that settled to a film. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, dark fruits, sugar. Taste is dark roasted coffee, plums, light licorice bitterness. The roasted malt really balances the typical tripel sweetness. Smooth and slightly creamy, very drinkable. Really a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (3208) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2014
Draft at Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of toffee, dark fruit, caramel, white fruit. Tasting notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5601) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2014
Draft at the source. Poured a nearly pitch black color, with a small off-white head. Aroma was notes of light chocolate, some licorice, dried fruits. Flavor was roasted malts, with dried fruit, character of dried cherries. I probably should have let this one warm a bit, as it got real interesting towards the end. Alcohol almost completely hidden - I’ll check this one out again real soon if I can snag some of it around the area.

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