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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
22oz bottle - I’ve been lucky enough to have this in the bottle and on tap. It’s a solid BSA and just a little bit better on tap than in the bottle. The body is dark brown with a thinnish tan head. A spicy aroma gives way to a lightly roasted malt nose, subtle dried fruits and a noticeable herbal hoppy note. The flavor boasts a strong malt base, spice cake flavors, caramel, and light molasses. A silky mouthfeel. Very solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle at Euston Tap. Sweet and dry, with a hint of currant. Very dark red-brown with a creamy but fleeting head. Has a nice tang to it. Sweet aroma, fruity, light licorice. Nice stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (3903) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2013
A leathery, roast, mustard seed, almost savory aroma. Conical embossed bottle, bad label. Very dark beer - can’t really see through it, but I’m drinking it in a snifter. Sticky tan head that coats the side of the glass. Astringent, dry, a little creosotic with some candied and herbal notes. Wierd bittering. Burns the esophagus. My overall impression is anything but Belgian, and more like day-old, stale coffee. It’s a bit of a golem - crudely executed and brought to production. I was expecting more and was disappointed. ABC, Betton.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (1890) - GERMANY - NOV 17, 2013
12 fl. oz. bottle caramel, cereal, roasty, toast, herbs, spruce, earthy, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, sticky, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Draft at brewery. Pours very, very dark brown wih a khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Has a nice caramel Belgian yeast thing on the nose. Tastes of freshly made plucking bread. Finishes clean. Hides its alcohol well. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3508) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear dark red with a beige head, nice lacings. Aroma medium+ malty (roasted, caramel, brown sugar), yeasty fruity notes. Flavour almost heavy sweet, light bitter, fruity. Almost full body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2013
Clear caramel colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, red fruits and raisins. Caramel flavour, sweet, malts, light cinnamon. Finish caramel, banana, malts. Lingering sweet notes. Quite nice and decent Belgian-style beer.
(From 35(?)cL bottle shared by joes @ his place. Thanks!!)

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
calm_dreamer (140) - GREECE - OCT 28, 2013
Pours reddish black with a nice beige head that leaves a trail on the glass. Aroma of dark ripe fruits, notes of caramel and wine. Tastes like caramel, bitter chocolate and fruits with notes of malt. Fairly good body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
banii (231) - Trondheim, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Dark, almost stout-ish in the glass. Aroma of chocolate, plums and belgian yeast. Taste is full, with burned malts, medium dark chocolate, plums, figs and spice. Really enjoyed it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ravens_n_beer (16) - - OCT 25, 2013
Poured from a bottle. WOW! Wish I had the draft too! Nice Belgian aroma. Rich dark chocolate, but not black in color. Thick but quickly settling tan head. Fresh, smooth on the tongue. A feast of the Belgian yeast and hint of raisins. Not one to catch that type of subtlety, but there it is. Delightful finish. Very satisfying drink.


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