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RATINGS: 437   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep chocolate brown with a cream head. nose is yeast, dark fruits and not much else. surprisingly thick with a yeasty flavor paired with nuts and toffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2009
Pours a dark brown color, with a medium light brown head. Smells of rich caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruits. The flavor is fairly similar, had a good dosage of the dark fruits along with the heavy malt and toffee characters as well. alcohol was definitely noticeable throughout. finished slightly sticky sweet onthe palate. Decent little brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
bottle, dark cola color, no head, prune and pepsi aroma, flavor is dominated by caramel and brown sugar, medium finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a deep, dark brown with beige head. Aroma of some funk/farmhouse, some berries, malt. Flavor of some toasted grains, farmhouse, faint sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy with low carbonation. Overall, not bad, a strong one....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Coffee grounds, grass, light creamed coffee, malt balls, yeasty, nutty, maybe some caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2009
Thank you funkybrewster. Pours a very dark brown with a medium frothy dense off-white head. Aroma is quite yeasty, light fruit, berries, lots of malt, similar to an abbey dubbel 7.5. Flavor follows, abbey dubbel style, fairly dry, smooth and chalky, nuts and berries, dark near burnt sugars but not overwhelming, yeasty with a long malty finish, not particularly sweet for the style. Quick finish with a yeasty malty bitter fruity aftertaste. Medium bodied with chunky fluffy carbonation, dry feeling, slightly chalky.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2009
Pours a clear, very dark garnet color with an average, dark beige, fizzy, frothy head which leaves a very small, frothy layer and minimal, tight lace. Nose is pleasant and fruity; notes of fig, plum, burnt caramel, light anise, faint earthy notes, a mild warmth, and the yeast is lightly estery. Flavor is similar but lacks the incredible malt depth of the better examples of BSA’s; notes of plum, burnt caramel, brown sugar, light clove, light anise, faint estery yeast, and a mild, earthy bitterness. Palate is medium to full, lively, syrupy, and mildly warm. Finishes somewhat short for a BSA and not that sweet; notes of earth, burnt caramel, even a slight roast note. Kind of a curious BSA with some nice, rich, fruity malts but the palate is fair, the appearance is only adequate, and the malts are not overly complex. The earthy bitterness is a nice change of pace, but it did not have the malt backbone to support it. Good, but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4196) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bought at Bruisin Ales. Malty. Carbonation. Raisins. Grapes. Plumbs. Sweet. Banana lingers for a bit after you taste. Good take on a Belgian ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 15, 2009
Poured a dark brown with good size pillowy head and okay lacing. Aroma was lots of grapes and other dark fruits/plums and yeast. Flavor was much the same, some chocolate in there as well as some roastedness. Good brew,

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ToddA (21) - California, USA - APR 12, 2009
Very nice elegant drinking dark strong Belgian Ale. Yeast driven phenols are sublime very nice effort...


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