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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Rich, complex and unique. Abbey style ales are transcendent, and ours stands proudly in the ranks. Aged in brandy barrels, Holy Sheet is a mahogany ale brewed with Belgian Abbey yeast, candi sucre, and unique crystal malts. Rounded, spicy caramel flavors mixed with vinous notes and oak overtones, this ale pairs well with quiet contemplation…


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyReynolds (818) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Carmel colored but with a thin tan head. Head as memorable as that time in Vietnam. That brandy comes through in the aroma and is nice. Notes of dark fruit, vanilla, brown sugar, and some oak. Beer of the day so far.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2013
On tap at the Pour House. Man, this was tasty. Aroma of candied sugar, dark fruits, and caramel and toffee. Poured murky dark brown with a small head. Taste was wonderful and sweet with candied sugar, dates, caramel, and Panera bread crust. Deliciously warm. Would gladly have this again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
22 ounce bottle into chalice, 2013 bottling. Pours slightly cloudy deep ruby red color with a nice 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of plum, raisin, fig, pear, toast, caramel, brown sugar, light chocolate, clove, pepper, oak, toffee, light vanilla, light brandy, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester, malt, and barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of plum, raisin, fig, pear, toast, caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, brown bread, clove, pepper, toffee, oak, light vanilla, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, toast, chocolate, brown bread, brown sugar, clove, light vanilla, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and robust malt flavors; with a fair amount of barrel presence and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent barrel aged dubbel. All around great complexity and balance of yeast ester, robust malt, and moderate barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (151) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark ruby/ mahogany color . Small quickly dissipating head. The nose...oh boy the nose. brown sugar, brandy, dates,plums,molasses it smells wonderful. The taste follows, strong sweet malty backbone. Dark fruits with light brandy and molasses notes appear. Mouthfeel is slightly chewy without being too thick. Fantastic Beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
From a trade with vlan1 and opened at an ESBLS. This was black but somehow clear. The brandy came through very nicely and it brought all kinds of fruit. Some wood with vanilla. Brown sugar and big malts. I like this.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robgibbens (393) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
This beer pours a very dark ruby or brown. Foam is ok, but I was easy on the pour. Deep cherry aroma. Taste is sweet and a bit buttery, like a sugary butter cookie. Finishes nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxlLives (286) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Tap pour - @ JoJo's. Pours dark brown with smallish creamy tan head. smoky aromas, malted biscuit, candied plums on the nose. Dark fruit, figs, and good malt on taste, with long finish, mildly bitter. Smooth up in ya!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (7939) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bread, spice, umami, mild brandy. The taste is bready malts, spice, raisin, date, brandy, vanilla and a bit of booze. Medium bodied. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours tawny brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is sheery, bread and cookie malts, dates, figs, nutmeg, and light Belgian yeast. Flavor is bready malts forward with a touch of sweetness, light spices, faint bitterness, oak, and light booze; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bomber. Pours opaque dark brown with a light thin head. Tastes delicious, with hints of liquor, tobacco, syrup, and caramel. Medium body and low/ medium carbonation. Smells like bourbon, red wine, and molasses.


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