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RATINGS: 431   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - 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 (3726) - 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 (2812) - 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 (158) - 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 (236) - 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 (20) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3381) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours orange to brown with a beige head, aroma of caramel, tangerine and honey, flavor of fruits, orange, tangerine, dried fruits, bitter with some alcohol, medium bodied

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4423) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle: Served in a taster: Medium to smaller sized creamy beige foamy head/lacing on top of a nutty red brown colored beer. Aromas of prunes, oatmeal, liquuor, grains, yeast, liquorice wood and some alcohol. Flavours of prunes, malts, yeast, bitters, nuts, toast, some spices, cream and bread. Aftertaste is toast, nutty, bitter, light spicy, cream, malty and hay. Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a creamy oily texture.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8214) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle @ weekly tasting thanks to Joes. Dark red-brown color, small off - white head. Aroma is malts, sweetish, hops. Taste malts, again lightly sweet, slightly hops, some fruity bitterness. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4003) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle @ joes thx to joes. Red brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells malts, hops, fresh, great. Tastes cinnamon, sweet, raisins, brown sugar. Medium to full body, nice carbo.


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