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Brewed by La Caracole
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Falmignoul, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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ABV may vary between 9% - 10%.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1221) - NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Askje 18.11.14. Hazy brown. Beige head. Red berries and dark syrup in aroma. Similar taste, with succade and dried fruits. Quite fizzy. Good drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5307) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting, from Kihiosk, Copenhagen. Very dark brown colour, moderate beige head. Pleasant aroma of prunes and other dark dried fruits, also oak, hints of fortified wine. The flavour is also oaky with dark dried fruits, not too sweet. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (3048) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2014
14-NOV-2014, bottle @Neis, Ulkløbben meeting. Clear, dark amber. Aroma is sweet. Bread and yeast but you can really smell the sweetness. Taste is malty and Again very sweet. Bread, yeast, spice. Too sweet for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (287) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. Mörk brun färg. Doftar jäst. Först Smakar ölen ingenting men så kommer en fantastisk Smak av torkad frukt, sirap och, karamell.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1124) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2014
The color is a murky brown with a large off-white head, and the aroma blends caramel malts, fig, and Belgian yeast. The taste is mildly sour, mildly sweet, and a touch umami, resulting in a really nice malty yet dark fruit flavor. The aftertaste has lots of toffee to it as well as many flavors from the initial taste. There is a thinness that doesnt quite match the flavor, but the medium body and soft carbonation help round out the mouthfeel.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"pours a murky brown, poured vigorously to get a good amount of head. aroma is unpleasantly coppery & lemony, with some pleasant spices hidden underneath. the flavor is more of the same (i was expecting much better based on previous ratings). nice yeasty flavor, but the astringency takes over at he finish. if i didn’t know better, i’d swear this was either the same style or the same brewer as the belgian "Scotch Silly" i had yesterday. Another disapointment."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (938) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
250ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass. A :Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a big bubbled, fluffy and fizzy tan head that dissipates quickly leaving only few spotty lacings in the glass S: Classic Belgian Strong Dark Ale: Very sweet and fruity in the nose. Strong notes of dark fruits, like plums and raisins. Also strong notes of Belgian-like bready yeasts. Toffee, caramel malts, crystal malts. A bit spicy. Boozy in the end T: Follows the nose. Strong notes of dark fruits like plums and raisins. Strong notes of toffee, candy sugar, caramel malts, roasted malts, crystal malts. A little bit metallic taste. A light bitter hop finish M: Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Black fruits in the aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Classic Belgian Strong Dark Ale [ BA Review @ 8/17/2013 ]

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Daanminator (161) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2014
Zeer donker bier. Kleine mooie witte schuimkraag. Bouquette van gebrande mout. Smaak van gebrande mout en bittere chocolade.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (969) - SPAIN - OCT 4, 2014
Borella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta, regaliz, afrutado, ligeramente a acido y amargo.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonkiedeaap (307) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a dark brown color and a nice cream colored head with a lot of bubbles. The aroma is malty, like roasted malts, clear tones of caramel, licorice and the sweetness of dark fruits. The taste is rich, warming, little piquant in the mouth with liquorice, mocha flavors, pear and toasted bread background. The finish is a little alcoholic, warming and has a nice bitterness. A very good strong ale, the best caracole has to offer.


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