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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11196) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Draft @ Arundel Mills: Pours dark red with a purple tint and no head. Aroma is of sweet syrupy cherries, chocolate, caramel. Flavor is sort of like black forest cake, some sweet cherry, chocolate, mild caramel. The alcohol is extremely well hidden. Full body, viscous almost syrupy palate. Sweet and rich but just shy of cloying so that a second (and third) glass is still very pleasent. Great afterdinner dessert beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Draft @ DuClaw in Fells Point, Poured a dark purplish/red with a small white head, looked like cough syrup in the glass, surprisingly good cough syrup, rich vinous nose, rasins, sugar, cherry, port wine. Sweet and fruity with flavors of the above, sticky sweet on the tongue, warming, delicious. Best Iíve had from DuClaw so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Draft... This beer rocks!... Crystal clear, deep ruby ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose delivers strong notes of molasses, tawny port, dark raisins and milk chocolate covered cherry fluff. A suggestion of candied dates. Vineous, fruity flavor... chocolate covered black cherries swimming in a shallow pool of medium-dry, brown sherry. Whispers of caramel and brown sugar. Ultra full-bodied and way creamy with mild carbonation. Finishes fruity and medium dry. Surprisingly, the alcohol is not at all overbearing. Iíd like to try this one again after itís spent the better part of a year in a Kentucky bourbon barrel. World class brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5949) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Draft at DuClaw in Bowie. Came out in an 8oz. snifter. I held it up to the sunlight and witnessed a beautiful ruby body. No head on this bombshell at all. Nose is phenomenal! Dark fruits, caramel, raw sugar, spices, soaked rum cake, alcohol, raisins, faint honey, and light apple notes. Taste is swee and sugary with lots of alcohol. Rum soaked dark fruits, caramel, hints of toffee, light sspices, angel food cake, sweet malts, light honey and white grapes. Exquisite! Body was sticky and syrupy but went down smooth leaving a nice alcohol warmth. Finishes with more rum soaked fruits, rich cake, spices, light honey, sweet malts, white grapes and alcohol. Awesome stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6014) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Poured an indigo color with a small, off white head that left very little lacing on the glass. Aroma of plums, candy sugar, port wine, apples, and caramel malt. Taste of sweet malts (caramel and honey), grapes, apples, dried fruits (prunes?), and really finished cloying sweet. For the size of this, very light alcohol was detected, but overall it was very sweet. Like the others have said, I enjoyed this snifter (or mini martini glass without the stem) after dinner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Draught at brewpub (Bowie): So I got a tiny 1/3 sample glass in my sampler. Donít cheat yourself by only trying a sip because it just wonít do this one justice. Deep mahogany with ruby highlights, sprouting a small beige head that slowly recedes to a tiny ring around the glass. The aroma is quite fruity and doesnít show any of the stated 14.6% alcohol. Thereís raisins, mild cherry, figs, fruitcake, candi sugar, grapes, and port wine-like scents. The taste hides the alcohol almost totally, which surprises me. Is this really 14.6%?? Itís quite sweet, but the alcohol seems to be able to cut this without burning. Thereís notes of caramel, figs, sweet yams, yeast, plums, grapes, and aged port wine. Full-bodied, light-moderate carbonation, never once felt syrupy and too sweet. Served in a snifter glass - and I would serve it no other way. Definitely a nice after-dinner sipper, though I felt like I could easily have another 3 or 6 of these and Jeffin7 downed about 3 in the time it took me to get through a sampler so I think it holds up well in quantity. A beer well worth revisiting. If you are studying for the stupid GRE... Port: Wine; Repent: Beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 Draft @ the Mills - First "Pent" Iíve ever experienced. Deep mahogany, hints of amber, thin creamy light tan head. Upon warming, intense nose of caramelized dark candi sugar, stewed golden raisins, rum cake, and cherry, with boozy port wine overtones. Big time mead like sweetness up front with loads of tawny port and dark fruit tones throughout. Alcohol shines, but quickly dissipates after each sip. Full bodied and slightly syrupy, soft carbonation, warming, sweet dark fruity finish. Really nice, but knock you on your ass potent. The deal is...if you dig an after dinner sipper (maybe a good match for a robust cigar), this is certainly something to seek out. Unique for sure. This should age well for years to come...

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