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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
High Gravity Belgian Dark Ale -A beer created by Sean Paxton aka The Home Brew Chef (www.homebrewchef.com) and a tribute to Sid Barrett! OG= 23P FG 6P IBU 24 COLOR= 40 LARGE CHARGE OF BELGIAN CANDI SUGAR / STYRIAN GOLDING HOPS

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Sampled at DLD 08. Pours dark amber with thick tan head. Aroma is malt, raisens and brown suger. Flavor is sweet malt, brown suger, some figs or raisens and some chocolate. Wish I would have had the Russion River stuff but this wasn’t to bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Sample at DLD; due to a line screw up I originally had it rated under RR Compunction. Original rating copied and paste below (Real ale sample at DLD; probably had about a close to a cup of it. Flavor was more sweet than tart for me. Alot of fruit in the flavor; some citrus and berries. Some oakish and wood elements. Palate reminded me a bit of seltzer water. It seems like I was one of the only ones not overly impressed. )

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2008
On-tap at O’Brien’s a few weeks back. Smells malty sweet and slightly sour, like sour mash. Looks clearish red/brown, fluffy offwhite head, some lace. Tastes malty sweet, oatmeal, chocolatey but lighter than a stout. There is also a bit of booze flavor on the finish. Smooth, medium body with mellow carb. Tastey and better than Saucerful of Merkin for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2008
On draught as guest beer at Dark Lord Days 2008. Pours a semi-clear coppery amber brew with a creamy beige head that has some good retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, some vanilla, raisin a touch of brown sugar and light spice. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, yeast, a touch of brown sugar and raisins with apples. Finish is semi-sweet with some raisin aftertaste at first and then a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
Draft. Bronze beer with a dark cream colored head. Low malt, caramel, light spice, dark fruit aroma. Caramel/toffee flavor with light yeast and light playdough components. medium bodied. Lingering malt, playdough, yeast, and raisin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
On tap at Churchills. Oaky buttery.Rich. Very thick body. Sweet. Lots of caramelization. Low bitterness. Medium drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2008
16th Beer of the Beer Spot Tasting Sunday March 30th, 2008. 12oz handbottle via Thekegergator. Pours reddish with a tan head. Nose is sweet and nice. Taste is sweet, nice, tasty, can’t complain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 26, 2008
On tap at Toronado. This black ale poured with a massive tan head. There is a deep malt flavor that is balanced with a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (1097) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Dude shows up last night with a growler from the Pasa Robles FW brewery...says this was on tap and they accidentally poured him a growler...thanks for sharing Warren! Belgian dubbel style...copper amber. Nice aroma and taste of caramel, vanilla, powder sugar...very full body. Rich, sweet malts, easy and delicious thru to finish with slight sour fruit and hops. A bit big, dark and sweet for some, but darn tasty for me! I could drink this many more times with enthusiasm!!

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