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RATINGS: 753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2006
First off, I gotta say, I love the JP presentation. I’ve seen American bottles from the 19th century that have the same architecture: graceful yet simple 750ml with dual oval labels. Back then corks would have been the only choice, but caps are an improvement. Pours a thick dark brown with a moderate head. Sour and spicy, big ester aroma. Dry and tart in flavor, particularly for the style. It has a complex flavor that shifts while warming. The cocoa and cinnamon slowly show itself. The orange, retronasally. A very challenging beer to interprete. The complexity makes me want to try more. Big Ups to JP.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4747) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Wow, this is some really interesting stuff - pours a dark amber with foamy off-white head - somewhat musty and tart aroma at first, but that makes way for cocoa, cherries, oak, cinnamon, raisins - the flavor reminds me a bit of Fantome Chocolat, but I think I like this more - orange peel, cherry, port/vinous qualities, cinnamon, nutmeg - chocolate comes in underneath all of these, and finally becomes dominant (but not overpowering) in the finish, along with just the right amount of warming alcohol - I must have more of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Giant, tan frothy head...slightly cloudy very dark amber body. Rich aroma: strawberries and figs with a full array of spices. Somewhat yeasty, and much drier than I expected. A cherry-esque finish lingers. A solid Dubbel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy reddish-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, and nuts. Flavor of raisins, malt, orange peel, cinnamon, herbs, and cherries.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Draft at MBG Winterfest. Dark brown color with a large light brown head. Good complex toasted malt aroma. Medium body. Same complex toasted malt and tart fruit flavor with a long finish. Very interesting brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2192) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
draught. brown-copper with a creamy off-white head. interesting yeasty aroma of dry fruit like lemon and grapes as well as some toasty malt. sharp and dry spicy flavour with some chocolate malt hitting up the finish. another hit from JP.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2006
A hazy nut-brown beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic with notes of caramel, and hints of herbs. The flavor is sweet with light notes of both wood and alcohol, leading to an end with light notes of hops, and the alcohol still lingering around. Nice.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Opaque dark brown. Thick, dense, creamy tan head looks like gelatto, lively carbonation beneath. Nose is yeast and subtle spices, anything else is trapped under a formidable layer of dairy dessert. Flavors: roasty caramel, dark fruits, musty yeast, orange peel, cinnamon, yeast adds a sourness about half way through that continues into the aftertaste, hints of dark chocolate in the finish and aftertaste. Chewy, medium/full, balanced body. Great brew, great brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2006
A hazy dark brown beer with a foamy tan head. Belgian style sweet malt and fruit aroma with some alcohol present. Flavor of cake, malt with a vinous edge and some alcohol. Foamy mouthfeel. Nice but a bit too sharp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
on tap- MI brewer’s guild fest, winter-06- Dark brown pour with slight haze and a thin beige ring atop. Yeasty spice aromas are first and foremost, with smoked brett and dark cherries. Sour cherry flavours with spices and an earthy yeastiness. Tart finish with some sweet malts towards the very end. Good!


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