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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Be ashamed ... be VERY ashamed. Fall on your knees and welcome our newest ale - REPENT! Be there on Thursday, September 1st* for the introduction of our special new "Belgian Pent." This strong ale starts off sweet, with fruity nuances and hints of caramel and toffee, and finishes smooth with a definite alcohol presence. But look out - its 14% alcohol content is bound to make you beg for forgiveness!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrotherJason (47) - Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2012
I respect Duclaw for not being afraid to try new things, take risks, and challenge conventions. Sometimes they come up with something brilliant, and sometimes not so much, but its always interesting. Repent is interesting and worth a shot if your into Belgian ales. It carries a fruity and sweet aroma. I tried it on tap in a signature glass. The poured is medium brown with little head (likely scraped by the tender). Very sweet malty flavor, possibly due to low attenuation or carmalization. Sweetness overpowers fruity banana esters and spice... likely coriander. Finishes with a light hoppiness and slightly medicinal. Interesting; sort of like a mix between a Belgian strong ale and a barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1551) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2012
Draft at Arundel Mills location on 04/13/12. Served in a little snifter glass. Came to the table a rich amber color with a thin beige head. The decadent aroma featured lots of caramel and candied sugar along with some vanilla beans, tangy orange juice, and zesty citrus rinds in the background. Went down as full and syrupy as it looked. The flavor started with lots of candied sugar and caramel. The middle was a tad woodsy with some vanilla, touches of dark fruits, and light banana. The finish included some tangy orange juice, lemon/lime, Golden Delicious apples, and hints of cinnamon. This was warm and boozy as hell from start to finish. Got pretty cloying by the end. Definitely a sipper. Unique. Made me look forward to finally picking up a bottle of the Colossus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1165) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2012
Poured a very cloudy reddish-orange color with almost no head. Aroma has lots of dark fruits with raisins and some alcohol. Taste is pretty sweet with lots of fruit. Raisins, dates, plumbs and other belgian fruits. A bit boozy. Finish is crisp with some interesting yeast flavors. Overall pretty good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pours a hazy brown with a thin head. Taste is of grapes and alkyhol. Sweet like brown sugar! Mmm

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2012
tasting on 3/24/12 - thanks Matt! - sweet nose with dark fruits. med body with apple, banana and caramel. sweet finish with dark fruits and caramel malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12099) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Tap, Vintage 2005. Pours lightly hazy tawny with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is caramel, nutty, and bread malt, light earthy hops, dark fruit esters, brown sugar and light alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel and toast malt, dark fruity esters (dates, plum, figs), light hops and bitterness, light alcohol and lightly sour with a sweet finish. Full body, high warmth, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 28, 2010
Pours amber/copper with a white head. Smells of ha, dr malt, grass, floral. Tastes of dr malt, some funk hints, floral, some grass elements, some earthiness on the finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2009
carmel and lots of grass in the nose, body poured a dark scarlet color with very little head. flavor was sweet and smooth, lots of caramel, some apple, some spices, some plum. mouthfeel was very nice, not too thick considering how much malt there had to be in there. I thought this was excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Draft at the 2009 MD Spring Fest. The elusive Pent style. Raisin sugar taste. Amber brown color, semi-translucent. For 14.6% it remain pretty drinkable, but there is some deep sugary thickness to contend with. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle 332 of 500. Deep mahogany pour with no head left. A bit of a ring. Aroma of burnt sugar, molasses, and raisin. A bit thick on the mouthfeel. Nice sweet body after 3 years(?). Nice deep, dark fruit flavors and some wood in their too. Very nice after all these years. Does not go down like 14.6%. I have five more bottles. Lets see what happens after some time.

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