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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1019) - Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2013
On draught at Gigantic Taproom 2/16 for Zwickelmania 2013. Deep rock candy and caramel flavors. Mellow mouthfeel hides the alcohol content well.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled: unk Pours a rye bread brown with a etched surface of toasted cream foam. Smells of wood, hazelnuts, some grain, some flour, a bit of prune. Bitter, with some toasted grains, some dry charred character, a little bit of clove and alcohol. Medium on thin with moderate carb and a wet finish. Not very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (591) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a very dark reddish brown, decent amount of tan head. Aroma dried cherries, plums, a robust and sweet maltiness, maybe even some chocolate. Body rich and well-balanced, malty, yeasty. A lot going on here, finish brief and a bit sweet. Really well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6023) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep caramel, very dark, thin sudsy beige head, little lacing.   Bready and nutty aroma, faint caramel.   Similar on the tongue.   Fairly sweet.   No real dark pitted fruit, mustiness, or things I associate with a Belgian Strong Ale.   Seems like an uber Vienna or something.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Bready and nutty finish, moderate sweetness, some caramel and toffee like sweetness.   Not bad, not great, very pedestrian.   Nothing about this one stands out except its sweeter than most.   Otherwise okay.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle: I can’t believe how impressed I was over this beer... had a disappointing experience with the Time Traveler, but this blew me away. An amber brown pour with a modest beige head, leads to an aromatic nose of sweet Belgian sugars, yeast, berries, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is a nice weight and the flavors come through bold and balanced. Chocolate, faded citrus hops, caramel, yeast, and Belgian sugars again. Some leather too… reminds me of Adam, one of my long-term favorites, albeit a milder interpretation. Really really nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle - Dark fruit, brown sugar, bit of alcohol. Dark mahogany with a thin brown head. Rasin, prune, lots of sugar and very boozy. A nice stong, but a bit too much booze.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 26, 2013
22oz bottle. Fairly clear mahogany with a fizzy head. Aroma is toffee, dark dried fruit, vanilla and some Belgian yeast esters. Flavor is more toffee with a pretty strong alcohol burn, also some plum and peppercorn. Medium to full body with a long warming finish. Wow, still pretty hot but overall pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (670) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Muddy brown pour. Rich with dark fruits - dates, raisins, some caramel and butterscotch. Alcohol is well hidden. Good body, and complexity. Sweet, but not overly. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Deep hazy dark brown coloured body with a muddy brown glow and a thick, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, a nice yeast strain, some caramel and toffee, raisins, pit fruits and a bit of chocolate too. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malt flavour with a lot of caramel and raisin sweetness, some subdued yeast and spice flavours, but a good dense and deep chocolate and earthy malt notes. Aftertaste shows a good complex set of flavours with the sugars and yeast coming through most often. Overall, a nice belgian strong, closest to a dubbel, but a good flavour profile and some nice interesting tastes. Great to try, if you can still find it, grab it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 25-April-2013 for US$8.31 sampled at home in Washington on 23-July-2013.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Tap at Gigantic, PDX, 22/05/13. Clear chestnut brown with reddish hues and a thin beige head. Nose is dark fruits, toffee, dates, light spice. Taste comprises dark fruit compote, raisens, brown bread dough, dates, brown sugars, toffee fudge, light booze. Full end of medium bodied with fine carbonation, fruity tang in the finish. Solid enough Belgian affair.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (1735) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours a hazy sienna color with two fingers of foam. On the nose its got a dose of sweet malt, belgian yeast, and banana bread. The palate follows the nose with flavors of raisin, date, nutmeg, clove and brown sugar. A bit sugary but drinkable.


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