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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 29   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
On tap at Fat Headís Portland, pours a hazy dark orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is well-balanced, with all of the aforementioned qualities in harmony. A little on the sweet side, but still in acceptable range. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (916) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Aromas of fruit cake, alcohol and brown sugar. Dark reddish brown with modest white head. Tastes Belgian, some orange, a different sugar--fruity but not oversweet, liquid fruit cake Interesting fizz to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (301) - Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Tap at mellow mushroom Polaris. Nose is alcohol and fig. Mouthfeel is alcohol and malt smoothness. Notes of fig and caramel. Reminds me of Xmas stylings. Decent but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3519) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Tap. Pours cloudy reddish hazel, medium creamy tan head, great lacing. Aroma is malty, dried fruits, yeast, all spice, dates. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, spicy and fruity, anise, raisin, clove. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3824) - 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 (1860) - Springfield, Vermont, 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 (5904) - 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 (4208) - Beaver Valley, 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 (2250) - 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


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