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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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A Belgian ale that’s good for your soul. Who says only monks get to have all of the fun? Our Belgian-style ale doles out a little extra soul saving because we saw what you did.
Grain: Maris Otter, Crystal 60L, Belgian Chocolate, Special B Hops: Columbus, Vanguard Yeast: House yeast Extras: Brown Sugar, Golden Raisins, Dark Raisins, Honey
Specs: 28 IBU, 8.7% ABV, 21º Lovibond "


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (365) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2013
On tap at the Laundry, Fenton,MI...pours brownish black and the 1st sip is spicy-sweet without being cloying. Has a depth of flavor grounded in malty chocolate with dry fruit. Surprisingly drinkable for a big chocolaty Belgian, this beer will instill the deadly sin of Envy in all monks that drink it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Tap: A dark Belgian hybrid ale that pays tribute to both the big abbey quad ales along with a nod toward the hoppier Belgians like Duvel. The beer has a deep coppery near purplish hue with some amber highlights topped by a fading fizzy off-white head. The aroma screaming of dark fruits (plum, dates, raisins), Special B roast and honey along with a slight yeast produced spicy aromatic, floral phenols and a touch of good old American alpha hops. The taste is yeast and malt driven with dark fruits and molasses background. Earthy and Abbey like but the fruit addition kick it up a level along with the shot of resiny bitterness. Faint chocolate covered raisins and pepper found more toward the finish. Smart carbonation, just enough to keep it moving on the palate yet kept an oily lush overtone. This is very good, so much so I took home a growler which I could not stop drinking into the wee hours. Yeah for beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Dark brown pour, small head. Aroma of roasted nuts, coffee, toasted grains, and nice hop notes. Flavor is a good balance of roasted malts, coffee, fruit, hops, light cocoa.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KPD (33) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Pours cloudy dark brown, as it warms dark fruit aroma. Medium full mouth feel. Delicous beer, malty, dark rasin, dates.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours a very dark coffee brown, with medium head. Aromas of caramel, coffee, toffee. Chocolaty, malty flavor. Nice blend of sweetness and bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petkus331 (210) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
An aroma of charred malt, raisins, dark chocolate. Appears dark brown, almost black and opaque, thin white head and minor lacing. A taste of sweet brown sugar up front followed by bitter dark chocolate and charred toast; the alcohol has a slight warming burn in this. Palate is fizzy and thick, nice. Overal, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (980) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2012
On tap. Pours a darker amber to brown with no head at all. Nose is sweet caramel and molasses, with some brown sugar and spice with slight clove. Taste is pretty sweet with a touch of tart and a low, low bitterness. Palate features some alcohol heat, thin and not heavy at all for the abv. Overall, I liked this one. It has almost a dessert-like sweetness, but the palate wasn’t very strong considering how big the beer is. Still, a nice one that I would definitely try again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Draft. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark fruit, candy sugar and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Very interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
6 oz pour on tap at the brewpub (Sawyer, MI). Pours a rich brownish dark hue, a good haze, with darker copper glowing edges, brownish with a decent frothy tannish head, dies to a film, laces ok though. Aromas are fruity and biscuity, offering some toast and caramel, gentle pear, apple, cocoa. Faint waft of dark fruit, mellow spice, soap, more spicy Belgian yeast. Touches of candi sugar. Initial is fuller bodied offering a potent sweetness and toast up front, some cocoa and a good healthy dose of plum and dark fruit. A touch of dark black cherry, some spice, caramel and toffee. Mellow bread, toast, biscuits. Middle and back start to show more budding red and dark fruit, plums and toffee, caramel, and a touch of dry toast, spice, some vanilla, and brown sugar. Finish is dried a bit, mellow sweetness. I actually enjoyed this morn than expected. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
bottle... good looking beer, really nice dark mahogany, light cream head doesn’t last long... the aroma is light caramel, yeast, coffe and brown sugar... tastes like a Belgian brown ale with yeast, a bit of bubblegum, coffee, chocolate, and malt... unique and interesting, worth trying


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