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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Dark ruby brown color with complex flavors reminiscent of dried fruits. The sweet hints of raisin, fig, and plum are accentuated with rock candy sugar then warmed away by the strength of the dry finish due to its alcoholic strength. This magical brew will warm your spirit. 24 IBU


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (2791) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Draft. Dark ruby pour with tan head. Belgian sugars, light yeast, dark fruit and spice aromas. Flavors follow, and the finish is sweet.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Tap at Ballantine. Amber with ring. Malty herbal aroma bready aroma. Very sweet and fruity toasted malt and burnt sugar, bordering on old cough syrup. Mild herbal finish. Slick and cloying. Medium body. Pretty gross.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5236) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Draft at Cock n Bull. Pours a clear dark amber/copper color with a small quickly fading head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, raisins, figs, sweet malts, plums, smooth and yet drying at the finish. Not much hop character or bitterness to speak of.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (3940) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Let me tell ya, this is more like a scotch. So, Iíll rate another FH thinking I may get more nasty homie beermail.....Fairly sterile aroma at bocktown, not much on the nose. First taste is alky in yer face. Its simply a big strong impressing beer from the start. Some leather in there - alky laced. Decent co2 thanks to the fresh bocktown taps. Finish is somewhat in yer face, certainly a strong ale, just not sure if its belgian....way too uncivilized to be a Belgian. Yes, more like another american wannah bee. Yep, a little cloying and leathery, seems like it should be a scotch ale, perhaps a wee heavey BTJMHO and what do I know?

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek31 (5) - Newton Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
This came to me in a 9 oz snifter from 101 bottles of beer on the wall in Kent Ohio on tap. Was a nice dark amber color with a white head that faded very quickly. Aroma was very Belgian dark fruit notes like plum, dark cherries, figs, dates, raisins, with a hint of the Belgian yeast aromas of banana and bubblegum. The taste was nice, same as the aroma with the dark fruit notes but a lot of the yeast flavors especially clove. I liked it because it was very drinkable for a 9% beer and it just gets better as it warms.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Aroma: Sweet Bread, Dark Fruits, Mildly Boozy Appearance: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Very Thin Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Sweet Bread, Purple Plum, Figs, Rock Candy Sugar? Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Boozy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (662) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Really a little deeper and bland than I would of like. Oak/wood like body with strong hop finish. Hops are layered amongst strong malt and bitter spice. Sweetness and balance non existent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Nice complies dark fruit malty aroma. Flavor is very smooth of sweet malt and fruit. Not as much many ester notes. Finish is fizzy smooth and sweet with a minor malt touch. Mouth feel is sweet and smooth. Carbonation is average maybe a little low. Awesome beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2526) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie. Pour is slightly hazy amber brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Big tangy, dark fruity, cinnamon, heavy spicy, lavender, potpourri, bready, and lightly smoky aroma. Taste is tangy, fruity, yeasty, bready, allspice, licorice, tannic, red grapes, and husky with a lightly spicy finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Draft. Pours a darker, hazy copper with a beige head. Aroma has caramel, nuts, peppercorns. Tastes darkly sweet. Dry finish.


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