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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
It’s a filthy habit indeed, our dear Ralph, filled with scamps, tramps, and sick and twisted souls. But we love you for it. Our Dark Belgian Strong has bright fruity esters of pears and strawberries blending with caramel malt character and brown fruit notes of dried tart cherries and plums. ST. EADman is complex and sweet with a dry finish, just like the man it honors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (5465) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and no lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with some caramelized malt notes and loads of residual sugars. Taste is also dominated by dark fruit with some plums notes with light unrefined caramelized malt with load of residual sugar. Body is not as full as I would have expected with medium-to-low carbonation and some warming alcohol noticeable. Too unbalanced for my taste with too much residuals sugars and almost no attenuation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5367) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tap at Dexters. Amber-brown body, soapy beige head. Some silky candi sugar tones, pretty close to a Dubbel. Sweet brown sugar, fruity strawberry plum undertones. A touch dry and chalky, but that is probably more a Dexters issue. Gets more enjoyable as it sits and approaches room temp. Smooth and creamy after awhile. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (673) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Tap pour - comes deep amber with a steady off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty overall with some dark fruit and brown sugar notes...good, if not that memorable. Flavor is sweet as well with caramel malts, dark fruit, burnt sugars and a solid dose of booze. Palate is medium bodied with medium carbonation - decent feel for the high ABV. Good brew overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a murky reddish-brown color with a foamy khaki head that settles to a thin film. Aroma of fruity esters, rich figs, brown sugar, dates, raisin bread, and slight phenolics. Taste has some sweetness up front with cherries and honey coming through. There is also a caramel malt flavor towards the middle with some nuttiness. The finish tastes very yeasty with some sugary dryness. Medium-high carbonation, full-bodied and somewhat creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle from Dave on September 27th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark caramel.
Aroma: Aroma of dark fruit.
Taste: Dark fruit, caramel, light yeast.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: This was solid brew. Nice amount of dark fruit, light caramel, more of a sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013

Bottle 750ml. corked @ [ (Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting) by Chriso - London ].

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, sour malt, dark fruit, moderate yeasty, phenol, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, sour malt - fruit, dark berry, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130331]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (819) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
From the patio at Happy Gnome served in a footed pilsner glass. Visually appealing deep amber bordering on burnt sienna. Lacing is non-existent. Initially brings a heavy handed alcohol taste/feel ending with an abrupt but welcome cherry essence. Beer falls short of "good" sitting comfortably at "fair". I would let this flying dog lie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdb88 (8) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013 does not count
Bottle from Appelation Wines Edinburgh. Nice thick head. A little bit to carbonated on the mouthfeel. Aroma of caramell, pear and a little alcohol. Nice taste, like a good quad, with loads of caramell, roasted barley, and a pretty dry finish for being this high in alcohol. Would buy again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Black with a small head. Bold malty flavours dominate. Straightforward and not very complex. Powerful yet so easy to drink. Top draw.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Butters (4006) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Sampled on Draft at Cap Ale Innsbrook for the Flying Dog Tap takeover. Hazy amber pour with fair offwhite head. Strawberries and apricots on the nose make for an amazingly interesting bouquet that is the first time that strawberries come off as authentic. The flavor is very sweet and has a bit more strawberry that starts to push the medicinal, but i think that has something to do primarily with the intense booziness. I think this is going to be amazing in 2 years and I can’t wait to revisit!

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