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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2012
From a bottle purchased at the brewery. Dark brown body with an ample head of tan bubbles. Some raisins, dates, plums, caramel, and toasty bread in the aroma. Alot of the dark fruits in the flavor, along with bananas, and brown sugar. Very active in my mouth and a nice drawn out finish. Too bad I live too far away to visit this place more often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head. Aroma is dark fruits and caramel. Medium mouth with sweet raisin and bready malt, hides alcohol well, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2014
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by arminjewell). Looks good; a translucent dark cola with thin off-white lacing. Smells and tastes good too; dark pitted fruit and Belgian yeast with a smooth and sweet mouthfeel that is tasty but not cloying. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Dark brown with scant head and lacing (aged bottle) / Rich nose of dark fruit, caramel, sherry, nut, banana / Full body, somewhat hot, smooth, fine balance / Flavors of banana, prune, date, chocolate, oak, biscuit / Really fine, although my bottle was hand-sealed and, after a year, may have changed more than intended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Almost black pour. Small tan head. Not much lacing. Perfumy flowery aroma. Taste is molasses and malt. Carbonic. Some of the flower comes through. Slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Murky brown ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Caramel and sour cherries are front-and-center in the nose. Full-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and sleepy carbonation. The flavor is a melange of sour cherries and deep roasted malts with a dab of gooey caramel. Finishes tart and fruity. Thanks so much to FlandersNed for shooting this world class beer to south Florida!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2014
This one poureda murky red color with a light beige head. Aroma was of dark fruits, yeast, and brown sugar. Flavor was similar, typical kuhnhenn belgian strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (572) - - FEB 15, 2014
Had a taste on tap at the brewery. Delicious, has a big alcohol flavor without any of the burn. Raisiny Belgian Strong flavors.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cpetrone84 (1589) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pour is dark mahogany with a thin off white ring. Nose is cherry magic marker and rubbing alcohol. Taste is pretty rough, marker and fusel alcohol, burnt sugars and lots of messy malt sweetness. Medium body and oily, strong carbonation and slick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10554) - 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 (2882) - 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.

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