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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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!


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JAN 2, 2006
Totally Belgian. On tap at Bowie, Md. Served in a small snifter. Hazy, orangish color, with a minimal off white head. Aromas are of rum soaked dried fruit, Belgian funk, and alcohol galore. Massive amounts of caramel, and minimal hops make for a head pounding experience. Good thing I only had one of these rascals.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4932) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2005
On tap: Aromas of fruit, raisin, apple, and big alcohol. Pours a transparent amber, almost orange, with and off-white head. Very sweet. Lots of apple, raisin, honey, and residual sugar. Gets a tad sweeter in the finish and amazingly thereís no alcohol detectable. Very tastey, but due to the high sweetness, I could not drink more than one glass of this in one sitting without it wearing on me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2005
Doughy, cakelike, mild aroma with plenty of berry-like fruitiness, some doughlike character and occasional suggestions of alcohol. Opaque ruby brown body with a low off white head that recedes to ring. Marzipan, sherry flavours, plenty of vinous dark fruits and doughlike pastry sweetness that hovers on the verge of cloying but never crosses the line as alcohol becomes more and more apparent on the tongue. Strong alcohol warming to the medium full body with somewhat low carbonation. Comparisons to the DFH product line are apt. Sampled on the PA trip 2005.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2005
One of my favorites from DuClaw. pours a deep amber. Aroma is very fruity. I detect mostly dark fruits. Flavor is quite complex. there is sweetness from caramel and fruits. it hides the 14.6% very well. If you get a chance try this one!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2005
12/2/05: On Tap, Bowie.
Malty, sticky sweet aroma. Flat and tranquil looking with a red-brown body. Colossal amount of malty fruit flavor. Brandy, apple, cherry, dates and alcohol. Fruity, medium dry finish. Alcohol is definitely there, but also well hidden for being 14.6%. Wowzers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 Draft at DuClaw. Deep amber with ruby tint, smallish head. Aroma is sweet and brandy like, some fruity esters and some alcohol. The flavor is very sweet, caramel, prunes and raisins. Alcohol is evident, but suprised that this was 14.6%. The texture is thick and sticky.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
Pours a clear brown color with a ring of offwhite lace. Aroma of alcohol and soy. Flavor of strong alcohol and soy with a mild bitter finish. The body is light with a liquorous texture and soft carbonation. I donít like the alcohol burn in this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7974) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2005
The Lure:
Suave strawberries and cherished cherries masterfully integrate the brandyish malty sweetness. Alcohol is expertly positioned in that it tactfully shows its presence without bothering any of the present aromas.

The Festivities:
Low carbonation and thick maltiness mimick the higher alcohol sippers very well. Fruity caramel expands beautifully into a brown rum strength and sweetness, lingering pleasantly for the sweet tooth, without ever getting cloying. A simple and potent digestif, not unlike Dogfish Headís own classy experiments.

Transcendence:
The king is getting up from his throne.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
Partying candi sugar create all kinds of molasses and fat chocolate aromas, highly candyish and insanely sweet, but leaning toward the fine liquor or port wine more than the aggressive high alcohol cheap beverages. It passes through a rainbow of fruits before hitting you with its alcohol content all at once, the sweetness becoming hard to tolerate for me. It doesnít just feel like an unjustified beast, but Iím not the biggest fan of port either, due to a limited tolerance to extreme sugariness. It remains complex and uncommon rather than a caricature, a bit like the upscale Dogfish Head products, so you know what to expect, thick syrupy malts showing you their muscles. Full bodied, light carbonation, long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Sample tasted from growler provided by jeffin7 (thanks!). Poured a dark copper color with smaller sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of dark fruits, grapes, cherries, chocolate and some caramel and spices. Alcohol content completely hidden. Definitely a sipping beer. I found this one to be way too sweet for my tastes though.


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