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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A dark strong Belgian ale brewed with Belgian candi sugar and wildflower honey, aged on Syrah, Cabernet, Zinfandel, and Merlot oak barrels.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown color, large beige head. Aroma of light berries, vinegar. Taste is tart berries, sweet caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Draft. Small beige head, cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, milk chocolate, light sourness. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some vinous, candi sugar. Medium body, light acidity.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Capped 750 from Beachbum25. Many thanks for this. Pours very dark brown with a foamy/fizzy light tan head. The aroma suggests a moderate flemish ale. Hints of sour. Hints of oak. Vinosity. Med + body. Flavor is dark fruit and malt, vinous, oaky, astringent, somewhat earthy/sour. This finishes extremely tasty. Excellent ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Tap. Pours brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is vinous, oak and prunes, raisins and dates with cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt dominant with oak and vinous notes with light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Growler. Dark brown with an off white head. Chocolate, vinous, some wood, and dark fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Tap at Smoke&Barrel thanks to Jace. Pours a clear, deep ruby. Collar of tan foam. Nose is savory butter reduction and baked dark cherries. Taste is spicy, some butter, vanilla, spicy red grape, spicy oak. Midly tannic and dusty. Strange but Nice. My rating: 3.6 Fiancé rating: 3.8 she says like a nice glass of wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
750 bottle. Pours with a huge gusher to a dark brown pour with off-tan minimal head. Iíve seen 1-2 gishers in 8 years prior to this year, but this is the 3rd bona fide gusher Iíve seen just this year. Nose is candi sugary malt, plum, prune, brown sugar, oaky spirits. Tastes hugely carbonated, on the dry side, like an oaky brown sugary plummy merlot. with some notes of funky yeasty malt. A bit light on the palate, finishes almost like a dark champagne with more figgy fruit and funky malt.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2012
On tap at Klobys: Pours a clear dark mahogany with a fine, wispy-lacing light beige head. Has a sweet biscuity dark caramel malty nose with lots of vinous oak and light fruity esters. Body starts with good fullness and carbonation with good dark malty sweetness and lots of red grape tartness and fresh oak. Finishes drier with a good slightly puckering balance. Not quite as subtle or smooth as it could be, but that change as it ages. It certainly packs a lot of flavor though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5226) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2013
750ml bottle pours a translucent brown with some very active, frothy, beige head. Nose of bitter greens, cinnamon, wood pulp, red grape, some light vinegar, a little berry, some brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and tart, soured wine, wood pulp, brown sugar, collar greens, raspberry vinaigrette. Medium bodied, lightly acetic finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
Thanks, Chris. Nose has mild dark fruits. Flavor is pushed through by excessive carbonation. Mild roast in the background. A bit thin.


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