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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Our Belgian Style Dark Ale is inspired by traditional Abbey Ales to deliver the richest of malt flavors but with a slightly elevated hopping and increased complexity given from two different yeast strains. This malt laden ale is designed to satiate and keep your taste buds dancing.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ramenen (463) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 20, 2009
On tap at San Francisco’s City Beer. By the way, great place I will rate it. Pours dark amber, medium to full bodied, not too sweet, presence of hops which give it a dry ending.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1127) - Claremont, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
On tap at Stone Sour Fest 2009. Dark brown with nice white carbonated head. Aroma of dried fruit and cherries. Aroma is not very strong. Taste is very nice, a bit tangy and dry but not over the top.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Opaque reddish brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is full of dark fruits with an interesting jarred olive component. Flavor is quite sweet with a slightly jarring bitter hoppy followup. Not thick and syrupy (thankfully). Alcohol is prominent. A bit strange but still a decent Belgian inspired though clearly American beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, mocha head of long duration, with lovely lacing, over a clear dark brown (SRM 35) body.....nose is dried fruit (cherry, raisin), bit of coffee, chocolate, molassess, light hop.....taste is layered malts, toffee, dried fruits, finishing with a light lasting hop bitterness......mouth feel is thick and chewy. This is good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle 65cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #15. ]
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, berry, dusty, light hoppy and yrasty. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090612]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Good sized light brown head of fine bubbles. Reduces slowly and lasts a long time. Rich, malty and spicy aroma with some plums, ginger and toasted malts. Color is a hazy dark brown. Lots of dark malts, juniper, roasted grains and a hint of smoke late swallow. Noticable alcohol presence but not overpowering. Finishes sticky and malty with some lingering spices. It has been a while since I have had a nice dark belgian strong. I like this one a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Dark brown with a pillowy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, melon, and cream. Taste is quite roasty and mostly milk chocolate. A bit thin but a very enjoyable beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4686) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a large frothy brown head that retained for a long time due to the vigorous carbonation. The nose is fruity dark malts with a bit of alcohol, and heavy candi and brown sugars. The flavor is sort of non-descript, dark fruits and a heavy yeast influence and prominent alcohol. A lot of residual candi sugar sweetness. Mouthfeel is heavy and thick with a cloying stickiness and soft fizzy carbonation. Very very warming. Overall, this was just not that big of a pleasure to drink. Big and messy. Stick to IPAs and hoppy stuff Green Flash!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12755) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
#15 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 12-Jun-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Roasted, buttery, wheaty, red berries, caramel, dried fruits, butterscotch, yeasty, spicy, light hoppy, sharpness. Thin body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy orangey brown with a beige head. Aroma of overripe fruit, yeast and dried fruit - alcohol also. Quite full-bodied, dried and overripe fruit and a fairly hoppy finish. 120609


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