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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (462) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2015
The aroma is sweet, smells of dough, earthy. Pours a dark copper orange with big fizzy off white head. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture slick/creamy the carbonation fizzy and the finish bitter. A good beer probably aged too long because of the fizz. This is from 11-24-2010.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (1178) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Really nice twist with hops and yeasty bitter taste. Orange color. Slight sugar and thick and rich with a nice spice and carbonation. Bottle

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
dark brown pour big carbonation and huge fluffy tan head. Cinnamon and caramel with some sour apricot and lemon. Flavor of Belgian can’t sugar and caramel with some sourness and light Brett.. Really well done with brown malts and sourness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3467) - FINLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours near amber in color with an off-white head. Funky, garden fruits and some apples in aroma. Dark fruityness and cocoa too is present. Interesting. Fruityness, some sour notes in taste. In finish there’s some lemon and light spicy notes as well. Good drinkability though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière.
Visuel : Couleur : anbrée foncée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Levures sauvages, Brett, fruits (cerises sûres, prunes), notes d’épices
Goût : Entrée de bouche : moyennement sûr de levures sauvages Un support malté de caramel doux sucré et de fruits (cerises sûres, notes de prunes) avec des petites notes boisées et épicées
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse aux notes crémeuses. Finale : moyennement longue et moyennement aigre, fruitée (pelures de pommes et moût de cerises) avec des notes épicées

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with off white head. Yeasty aroma, dried fruit, leather. Taste of leather, dried fruit, stewed fruit. Dry and a little tart.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredd_an (245) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
Mörkröd brun med med stort benvit huve, svag doft, känner ej mycket men lite kakao, lite frukt, lätt kropp, små sur smak med dylika inopererade kryddor såsom kanel & plock me kakao, lite surig eftersmak med kryddor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5851) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Draft: Hazy, amber-orange with a small, off-white head. Tangy, caramel malt, orange malt aroma and flavours.... Spicy, tangy yeast..... Ok.....a little candied and sticky after a while, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2765) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2015
Pours caramel with a large foamy whtie head. Aromas of apple, funk, herbs, honey, apricot and citrus. Taste is apple, herbs, honey, apricot and slight cocoa. Mouthfeel is sprightly with medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle. Slight tart / sour yeast aroma with subtle dark fruits and spice notes. Slight bready, cherry pie, and maybe sour apple kinda come out on a third or fourth inhale. Complex aroma. Lighter body than expected. Very solid beer. Superspak has this to say about his 4.1 rating: "750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/30/2010. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a nice 2-3 finger in my butt dense and fluffy light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of pee on me streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart apple, cherry, lemon, orange peel, pepper, clove, cinnamon, toast, cocoa, hay, grass, leather, funk, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of tart apple, cherry, lemon, orange peel, cocoa, toast, pepper, clove, hay, grass, cinnamon, leather, funk, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy/spicy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of green apple, cherry, lemon, orange peel, cocoa, toast, pepper, clove, cinnamon, hay, funk, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/spice/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly creamy like my grandfather’s giz, crisp, and slightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wild brown ale! All around great balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering." On a side note, I have no idea what funk is as far a flavor/aroma. Is it like the smell/taste of George Clinton’s armpit or his Fromunda cheese? Maybe Bootsey Collins’ banana hammock after a gig? Superspak must have done some "funky" research is all I am saying.


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