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Iron Hill Cannibal Nocturnum

Iron Hill Cannibal Nocturnum
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Belgian style dark ale with a complex dry-sweetness, balancing bitterness and a spicey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2937) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Poured a full brown color, hazy, some red hues, and a nice off-white to tannish colored head. The aroma was beautiful, wonderful dark fruits (cherries, plums) blended under a bready, yeasty malt base, like a rich dubbel, finishing with some phenolic notes, a balanced spicey-sweetness in the end. Not as dry as I recall the Cannibal, but I liked it as much, regardless of what everyone else thought of the Cannibal. Excellent brew, go get a growler for the Superbowl!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1435) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Draft at Wilmington location. Poured a hazy maroon body with a bit of a tan head. Served in a little tulip glass. A sweet aroma of plums, cherries, raisins, and a touch of caramel. Medium to full-bodied and a bit sticky going down. The flavor started with sweet plums, raisins, and some breadiness. Tart cherries at the end. A drying finish. Some warming alcohol and spiciness throughout. A tasty, fairly complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (863) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2010
On tap at Earth + Bread (King of Iron Hill event). It was not what I expected. It has a surprising amount of sweetness and sourness for a belgian beer. It tasted to me like a mild sour. Excellent beer for a local brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2010
20100220 Tap at Wilmington. Red-brown color with rocky beige head. Aroma is nice and fruity, dark fruits, spicy phenols. fig, date cake flavors with some raw almond notes. Dry overall, with a nice spicy alcoholic bite to finish. Well done stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Tap at BCWC 2010. Pours a deep ruby amber- near brown with a thin lasting head. Aroma is fruity Belgian yeasty esters, not out of control- refined raisin and plum, caramel and toasted malts light toffee, definite nuts, light roast and some dried chocolate- cocoa powder-like. Flavor is earthy, spicy herbal with Belgian phenols, big fruits, and a nutty earthy roasty cocoa powder- finish is fairly dry. Nice. A bit more refined and restrained overall than the Manayunk Yunkers Nocturnum- side by side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1855) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Deep maroon color with frothy head. Immensely fruity aroma. The flavor was dark fruity, most notably dark cherries and grapes with almost a winelike character. A lot of bready notes, hints of cocoa and a strong yeasty presence. Sweet, yet subtle. I liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
[Draft @ Earth] Hazy maroon color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, dark fruits, yeast, spices, and light alcohol. Taste of raisins, citrus, plums, light roast, and some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2008
this beer has little aroma and is essentially a a strong brown ale without much of a profile. the beer is unbalanced and big in the alcohol department. this having been said it is still not a bad choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1553) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2008
On tap at the wilmington brewery: Dark red in color. Smell was a hint of raisons. Flavor was sweet raisons, and a little amount of hops. Carbonated, medium, texture, simple yet good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Tap at Wilmington location. Slightly hazy ruby/brown. Fruity aroma, mostly plum and tangy cherries with brown sugar and a little toffee sweetness. A little spice in there also. Finishes sweet. This is worth a second trip.

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