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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
A brown, Belgian-style abbey ale. Caramel, banana, biscuit and fruity-aromas contribute to the balance of this strong, complex beer. A sweet, bready and caramel flavor follows with a silky, creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12130) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle 2011 vintage poured a cloudy brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, fruitiness, spice and light funk. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, caramel, fruitiness and light spice with a smooth lingering fruity toffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Tap: Deep, mahogany brown pour with a creamy khaki collar upon swirling the glass, big-bubbled & lazy. Aroma is full of spiced, peppery, Belgian-style yeast with an underbody of toasted caramel, plums, various slightly tart dark fruits, licorice, & a hint of soy sauce in the finish. Lots of yeast in the flavor as well; light spices, clove, bubblegum, & sweetness in the form of brown sugar coated plums. Big dark fruit-y backside with plenty of light sweetness & a touch of tartness... Grapes, plums, apples, just bordering on the edge of vinous. Pretty nice Belgian dark, though it may be tough to pull off in large quantity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crajun (1121) - , Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle from trade with umich03. Loved this beer. Aroma is alcohol slight vanilla. Dark pour. Taste is almost perfect!!!! No carbonation. Dark fruits caramel sweetness with A drying finish. No bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14894) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Tap @Ginger Man, NYC
Dark, almost opaque black color, small beige head. Caramel, cola, licorice in the nose. Medium-bodied. Sweetish, caramelly (cola candy!), low bitterness, dryish finish with some licorice. Also candy sugar and grapes. Interesting bockish dessert beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
On tap at craftsman Ale House. Dark chocolate color. Thin head. Faint aroma of malt. Heavy alcohol taste with hints of roasted malt. Good but heavy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ataraxia (435) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Very dark amber brown, thin tan lacing. Aroma is apple cider, along with grape, cherry, and plum fruits. Also caramel, candi sugar, and a blend of spices. Complex balance of flavors, neither distinctively sweet nor bitter. Strong tannin presence initially but does not leave an unpleasant dry finish. Very lively carbonation, medium to full-bodied, and some booziness is present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3457) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

6/15/2011: Kuhnhenn 9... Aroma: Black raspberry and semi-sweet chocolate/caramel. Appearance: Deep brown color, nearly opaque; dense beige head. Flavor: Somewhat rich with plenty of dark candi sugar and some dark fruits, as Tom would say "that chick must have got f-ed in the shower to have those kids because she doesnít want to wait." I donít really know what that means or how it applies to this beer or beer in general, but itís funny... Palate: Medium-full, sweet and sticky, calm and smooth. Overall: Decent, but Iím not really sure what this beer is supposed to be...

355 ml bottle (9.2%) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #154 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12oz bottle @RBWG-JAX-tan ring-brown, A-roasty med/dk malt.m. T-sweet/rosty med/dk malt, 2nd hop bite. Dk Belgian Strong Ale, not a dubbel to my view.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3163) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle shared by Randall. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Sour berry aromas. The taste pretty much follows suit. Great mouthfeel and body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5523) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2013
12 ounce thanks to BlowOffTube. Dark pour. Wow. That is different. Fruit and cherry and molasses. Big nose. Caramel. Pretty interesting.

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