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RATINGS: 445   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1966) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
A nice full and heavy Belgian style brew with a yeast and toffee palate. Pours a nearly pure black with a finger of beige head. The nose is sweet, malty, and fruity with notes of prune, raisin and caramel. Mild spiced notes on the finish lend a dubbel-esque style. Well balanced but heavy and rich throughout with big toasted Beglian malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1232) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Red-brown pour. Aroma of prunes, brown sugar and yeast. Flavor is quite hoppy: orange, resin, malt, dark fruits, and alcohol. Great. Nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (2148) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
Duft av humle ofg rosin. Fin gyllen amber farge. Dekkende skum. Fin smak av rosin og frukter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle: Pours deep brown with a huge, dark tan head. Light chocolate malt aroma, yeast, dark bread. Taste is sweet, malty caramel and cocoa powder..... banana...cake. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (682) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
One year old bottle pours a medium reddish brown with a little eggshell fizz. The aroma is a nice rich roasted malty brew with an herbal hint. The flavor is rich and malty, kind of chalky grains with a good bit of depth and roast. A nice light chocolate with whole grain bread feel. The hops are still well in the mix, an earthy herbal and dried flowers. Moderate carbonation leaves it feeling full and lingering on the tongue but with some dryness. Nice brew, did well to age one year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. Fruity, spicy/clove, solventy, malty, Belgian yeast character, nice overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (347) - CYPRUS - NOV 26, 2013
Brown body with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, some spicy fruit. Taste is bittersweet, malty, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6625) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2013
Biggish beige head. Clear deep dark brown body with lots of little particles floating. Roasty minty toffee aroma with fruity spicy notes. Dry-sweet roasty cardamom taste with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel with slight heat. Dry-sweet soy sauce and resin aftertaste with roasty cardamom notes. Nice, but a bit too spicy. (0.355l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Handypaul (311) - - NOV 23, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a lasting beige head that leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is roasty malt, vanilla and molasses. Taste is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Light to medium body, creamy texture, average to soft carbonation and a long lightly bitter finish. Hides the alcohol very well. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3227) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/30/2012. Pours lightly cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of raisin, fig, plum, pear, caramel, toast, chocolate, clove, pepper, dark candi sugar, dark bread, light roast, light banana, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, fig, plum, pear, caramel, chocolate, clove, pepper, toast, dark candi sugar, dark bread, light roast, light banana, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, toast, chocolate, clove, pepper, dark bread, dark candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity/balance and solid robustness of dark malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian dark ale. Good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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