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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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The quest to create Community Beer Company led us to evaluate many locations around Dallas for nearly two years before selecting our home on Inspiration Drive, near downtown on Stemmons Freeway. What a street name for our dream brewery to be built!! ​ Without inspiration, we wouldn’t be here to enrich our local community with world-class craft beer. In honor of all things inspirational, we offer this very special Belgian Style Dark Strong Ale. The deep ruby hue of this ale comes from the use of several English and Belgian crystal malts as well as a touch of roasted malt. The rich malt character is balanced by a high ABV, a blend of highly attenuative and expressive Belgian yeast strains, and just the right amount of hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Poured a clear reddish amber with a smll lingering amber head. Aromas of toffee, dried fruit and yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, dried fruit and yeast with a smooth lingering toffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tuckerrockwood (5) - Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
deep hue, sweet, nutty smell, big smooth taste . a beers beer. a tasty treat ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdeyoung24 (14) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Very malty, a little sweet. Nice dark Amber color. A little spice. Nice on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1510) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Pours a hazy reddish brown with off-white head. Some dark fruits mostly on the nose; follows onto the palate. Fairly one-dimensional, but has a little maltiness on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mysticbrew (34) - - SEP 4, 2014
At the TapRoom from a bottle .... Beautiful color of caramel with an off-white, light tar colored head. Nice, tight, creamy bubbles with a moderate retention .... fizzes out a little soon for the style. The aroma is malty with a hint of banana and caramel ... The fruitiness of flavor is a bit surprising after the smell, but it is quite enjoyable. A lovely finish of yeast and subtle hops ... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (627) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 23, 2014
It’s deep amber iced tea brown with ample, sustained tan foam. Aromas os some booze, raisin,danish. It’s nice and malty with just a touch of fruit, toasty bitterness and hoppy twang, nice Belgian yeast. Full flavored with medium mouthfeel and creamy carb. Really yummy with well hidden alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle:   Very deep amber, getting into brown territory, moderate to large foamy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Has that distinct Belgian musty dark pitted fruit/bready nose.   Wow, had I smelled this blind I would say Belgian made and not American.   Very much Belgian like on the tongue.   Slight touch of alcohol, musty, has that sweet dark pitted fruit and rich breadiness on the tongue.   This is great!   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Clean finish.   This really came across as a really good Belgian style Dark Ale.   Wow!   Thanks Bill!


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhops (429) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours hazy amber with thick head. Aroma of dark fruits and dates, syrupy. Flavor is malty and sweet, a tad oily. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Amber pour with a cream head. Sweet malts, dried fruits, light alcohol, and caramel. Easy palate, heavy caramel up front, dried fruits, super sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, yeast, toasted grain, and brown sugar. Flavor of rum raisins, brown sugar, dates, and yeast.


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