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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
A vibrant reddish-black hue, substantial body and pleasant headiness give this dark Belgain-style ale an alluring first impression. The intense flavors of dark candi sugar conspire to deceive with flavors that remind us of preserved fruits and holiday spicing, but the true agent is the Trappist yeast -- and a suspicious drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2122) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2015
Ruby red/brown, with big bubbles, and a very small amount of head. Aroma is candi sugar apple pie. Taste is similar, but more tootsie roll, with some moleasses cookie notes into the finish. Sweet, but not cloying. $5.5/12.7oz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14922) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Draft EBF - NEED LABEL - Pours reddish amber - Nose/taste of candy sugar, fruit cake, spice, grape - medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12675) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Draft - Raisin, some plum and dark sugars. Hazy maroon with a decent beige head. Some cherry and plum notes with some dark sugars. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (7707) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
sample @ EBF 2015. hazy/cloudy dark red with a small light beige cap, minimal retention/lacing. sweet red maltiness, very yeasty - touch of leathery - suspecting brett presence; golden candi and brown sugar, strong toffee, some stone fruits and raisins, gummi bear ’’fruitiness’’, lightly tart raspberries, light carbonation, medium body - oily and kind of creamy; warming, sweet (if not cloying) and spicy finish. o-k.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2015
From a bottle. Tiny disappearing head on a deep ruby amber pour. Spiced figs and caramel on the nose. Residual sugar in the flavor with yeasty booze. It’s thick and sweet enough to cover most of its 11%, though. Not bad. Not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2240) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy brown body. The aroma is brown sugar, raisins and figs. The taste has lots of dark dry fruits, mildly sweet and a latent alcohol heat. The texture is soft. It’s great and super drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft at EBF. Dark fruit, alcohol and light sweetness in the aromas. Fruit and yeast flavors take over flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (518) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle (375ml $6): Clear darkish Red with off white head that disappears. Aroma is Belgian yeast and some sweetness. Taste is sweet cherries and plumbs. Medium body. medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and brilliantly copper with a small, dense, lightly tanned head. The nose is a mishmash of astringent acetone, maple woodiness and Belgian yeast spiciness. Full-bodied and syrupy with lively carbonation. The flavor presents loads of dates, a mild amount of dried plum and light acidity. Tangy, dark-fruity, mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
this is for the non-barreled/non-Banished version (500 ml - $6). The one in the pic is the $13 375, but is a barrel aged 12% beer that doesn’t match the description here. i would expect the scores on this to climb. a very nice BSA/quad hybrid. layers of malt, yeast, candi sugar. toasty and warming without being hot. Good enough to buy a bottle of this and the barreled version.

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