RateBeer
overall
96
93
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Decadent and rich for a beer on tap, and considering it is a new beer to 2008, pretty amazing at the balance. Cloves, chocolate, smoke and charred wood flavors complement the slightly ester yeast character, with a strong dark fruit, raisin and fig character. Rich, thick, dark and warm. Best beer of 2008?

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Nice brew. Pours like liquid chocolate with a fuming head that lasts. Strong banana bread and spicy gum aromas. Full nectar and luscious to the feel. Carbonation helps here as it’s perfect for that creamy texture. A viscous malt body ensues carrying a loaf of banana bread gently baked with exotic spices. The finish is long and memorable. Excellent beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TarcisioVasco (131) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - JUN 5, 2013
Excepcional Belgian Strong Ale, americana bem parecida com as melhores belgas, sabores complexos, alcool perceptível sem excesso, notas de caramelo e toffee, além de um tostado muito bem feito, sem amargor.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle, courtesy someone. Clear black reddish pour, filmy white head and thick lacing. Nose of dark Belgian fruit, some toasty bready notes, pear, chocolate and distant roast. Rich dark fruit flavors, with chocolate, coffee, caramel and molasses, with some licorice, brown sugar and a very nice overall complexity. Smooth body, very balanced and very delicious. Surprised by this one, it’s really good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1227) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Green Flash Grand Cru has a thick, foamy, beige head, and a dark purple-brown appearance, with some brilliant red highlights showing up when light catches the beer at the right point. Very thick lacing rings are left on the glass. The aroma is of bold, lively fruitiness, black bread, bread crust, and dates. Taste is similar, with cinnamon, raisins, yeast, some banana, coriander, a bit of hoppiness, and licorice. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Green Flash Grand Cru finishes mostly dry, rich, and rather drinkable. Overall, this is just fantastic, and I recommend it in the strongest possible way! RJT

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gachupines (885) - USA - FEB 15, 2013
Dark brown with a thin lacing of tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, some slight banana and clove. Flavor is big sweet malt with a nice bitterness to balance it out. Finish is very clean, with a tiny amount of hops. Not overly sweet at all like some big grand crus. Excellent beer. Wife’s Rating: 4.25/5

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2011
22 oz. Nose is prune, dark grapes, raisin, juniper, and molasses. Clear, deep mahogany with a scarlet tint and a small film of lasting bubbles that leave a sugary lacing. Tastes of the same nice mix as the aroma; plus chocolate, some more earthy spiciness, and citrus peel. Mint, evergreen, roasty char, and woody hop notes make for a satisfyingly dry finish. Medium body is oily and watery at the same time; very drinkable for a sipping beer. Malty-sweet on front, but great balance from the roast, hops and spiciness on the back end.

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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
bottle @ gen. lafayette inn w/ chuck silva - pours a ruddy brown, a tan head that vanishes quickly. Aroma was ripe with malt sweetness, along with dried fruit (fig?) notes. Flavor is good and malty, not overly sweet or cloying. Some spices and herbs, more of the dried fruit flavors, some molasses flavors. Finishes crisp. Very drinkable and very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Pours dark brown with 1-finger off-tan head. Nose is rock syrupy malt, figgy fruit, perfumy florals, blackberry, slight funk, peaty earthy. Tastes of candi sugary caramelly malt, with peaty earthy notes, molasses, dark fruit, maple syrup, hops, and brown sugar, Very smooth, with a complexity that rivals most Fantome offerings, and a real cohesiveness for a brew that throws this many aroma and flavor variables at one. At 7-9 bucks a bottle, I’d gladly buy this by the case if I could. Do yourself a favor and procure yourself one of these (or 6) today. Yeah Man!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 43


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50