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RATINGS: 429   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1906) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
220 ounce bomber. A nice brown body with a tan head that had good retention and good lace. Aroma had a nice sweet malt presence up front. Some bread notes and a candied sugar. Mild doughy note to it. Flavor seemed to be a little on the sweet time, almost cloying. A nice bread note and the yeast balanced it out enough to take the edge off of the sweetness. Body was moderate and the carbonation was adequate.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (229) - - JUL 12, 2014
Very rich, malty, dried fruit taste - lots of burnt raisins & cherries bouncing off the tongue. This is a true homage to the Belgium tradition with a beer that excretes rich Belgium Monasteries. Rated by BrewTom

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (698) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Appeared to work off of the palat recker recipe. Strong hop flavor with caramel malt flavor. To hoppy for a double. Strong ale work.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (496) - ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle at Grand Cru tasting at Beer&Beyond shop. Hazy brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma - phenolic, yeast, dried fruits and hops. Sweet, dark fruits flavors, quite alcoholic, nutty and spicy with moderate hoppy bitterness. Medium-full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2972) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Draft @ Sunset Grill & Tap. Dark brown thick yeasty pour, lasting head. Aromas of dark fruits, candi sugar, pumpernickel bread, and lots of yeast earthiness. Deep layers of yeast and earth.

Flavor is a mirror of the aroma with a spicy element that reminds me of a Christmas based dark ale. Almost like a nutmeg, cloves and licorice. The two separate yeast strain helps to give a layer of complexity. Body is on the full side with a chewy yeasty texture. The alcohol is covered nice with all the layers of yeast, spice and malts. Still a light burn after the sip, this was a nice finish to my 5 hour long session at Sunset Grill & Tap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (1983) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle into a Le Watou - nose is sugar candy, caramel and a little spice. I’m glad I got a case of this! Sweet and smooth. Slight grass hop kick.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (301) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2014
The ale pours dark amber in color with a long lasting tan head. As the head diminishes, lacing appears on the glass. There are basement aromas combine with faint spices. The is a roasted malt taste along with yeast flavors and an alcohol kick as it goes down.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (942) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Lovely Maroon pour w/ a tan head that leaves a nice ring of lacing. The aroma has a light malt & fruit thing going on. The taste is very good upfront full of fruit & malt but I’m not a fan of the pretty bitter finish. It’s quite creamy & smooth on the palate & overall a good beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a darker amber color with off-white head. Dark fruits, malt, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Simply a well done strong ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (448) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Słodki aromat kandyzowanych owoców z domieszką karmelu i ziół, wyraźny likier alkoholowy. W smaku alko lepiej przykryte, choć obecne, sporo słodyczy, ziołowa goryczka, lekki piołun, przypalony karmel, troszkę melasy, finisz wytrawny, z lekką ziołową goryczką. Bardzo smaczne, rozgrzewające i pełne.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (938) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby brown with 3 finger thick beige head. Aroma: Citrus, resinous, musky, bready, candied peel, spice, syrup. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness with low sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, bitter, citrus, burnt toffee, syrupy spicy finish with an alcohol warmth. Comments: Good and glass lace.


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