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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
On draught at Cruz Fermentation Project. Clear amber color. Aroma is caramel apple and banana. Taste is spiced caramel apple with a hint of gingerbread and toasted malt. Full-bodied and warming.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7078) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1647) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Barrel-aged "Banished" version on tap @ Beer Junction for Barrel Junction. Probably needs to be separated out from the standard Double Cross rating, this lists @ 12%. Pours dark brown amber with thin mocha head. Aroma is lightly tart dark fruit and undercurrent of oaky wood. Taste is thin dark dubbel brown, faintly sour currents, plums, and fig. Dry, balanced finish. Not my favorite style, but very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
375mL capped bottle poured into Duvel tasting glass. Small but thick head atop a ruby body. I think this is the best American Belgian Strong I have had in a while (not sure this is a quad). Esters are held almost fully at bay. Sweet, slightly hot raisin and cherry present but appropriately balanced by a sugar and date sweetness. No nasty astringent character, which can happen in a big beer like this. I think the sweetness works well for the beer. Walks the fine line of alcohol and sweetness but not too much on either side. Not overly sugar and well managed yeastiness. This will be a rebuy.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12447) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark ruddy copper with slight, transient, tannish head. Aroma of medium dark stone fruit - rather plummy. Med + body. Mild carb. Flavor is very prune with some yeast/spice. For me it’s a dubble trying to be a quad. Extremely tasty with the pluminess. Finishes more dry than not, tho there’s a good bit of malt involved.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (375) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1905) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7549) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle shared by haggerty. Pours medium brown with a modest beige head and a candy and dark malt aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses and dark fruit flavor woth lots of candi sugar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On draft at Crux with Taylor on a fantastic Friday at sunset. Pours brown bronze. Aroma is phenolic figs, taste is dark sticky, sweet wheat Belgium fruit.


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