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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
12% vol.alc. – re-fermented and bottle-conditioned Rich, dark coloured beer, with a wonderful hoppy, floral nose and well-balanced flavours, making it easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Deep dark brown.Aromas of dried fruit and fig. Pretty smooth palate wise. Good mix of flavors and yeast. A solid belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle. Dark drown with fizzy tan head. Sweet malty dark fruit aroma with some alcohol. The flavor is the same with notes of brown sugar and light caramel. This stuff is pretty good, I wonder how much a case costs....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1749) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, alcohol, and malt. Flavor is dark fruit, alcohol, raisins, malt, brown sugar, and some chocolate. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1923) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2008
Dark brown coloured with an off white head. Bitter chocolate and dried fruits in the aroma. Flavour is sweet, impressively malty and somewhat alcoholic. Very complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
Pours an opaque orange-brown with a small ring of foam. Aroma is syrupy-sweet, reminds me of dark LME. Tastes pleasant enough, bready & dark crystal, lightly spicy and again, that syrupy LME taste. Body is disappointing - carbonation disappears very quickly and there is no head to lend a hand. I might have had a bit of a dud of a bottle, but this beer, while pleasant enough, seems like it’s going somewhere but doesn’t quite make it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5534) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 21, 2008
bottle at Liar’s club. Deep brown with a fizzy tan head. Sweet alcoholic aroma. Caramel and light chocolate taste with some fruity notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2008
A very brown colored beer, with a medium beige head, which disappears very quickly. A complex aroma, brown sugar, cherries, dark malt and something of little chocolate. The taste is at first of sweet chocolate, After that, toffee, raisins and some spices. A totally different kind of beer, with a lot of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8946) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Small bottle. Pours turbid brown with 2-fingers of khaki head. Aroma is figgy fruit, brown sugar, malt, mild chocolate and vinous notes. Tastes malty, brown sugary, with a solid fig, red grape, raisins, and dark chocolate. Never really got hot in spite of the 12% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 250 ml bottle. Dark mahogny color, slight unclear. Low tanned head leaving fine laces. Malty aroma; Sweet, with yeast, dark fruits, chocolate, earthy hops and alcohol. As full-flavored as it gets; sweet malts, candysugar, cherries, raisins, caramel, chocolate, yeast and some edgy bittering hops. Thick, syrupy texture. Fat body. Warming alcohol and malts in the finish. A nice, but rough one, missing some harmoniousness .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2008
(Bottle, best before 24/07/06, thanks ekstedt!) Pours dark brown with some red mahogany hints. Small sand coloured head. The aroma is rather complex with tones of heavy malt and some nice yeasty undertones. Sweet notes of caramel, syrup, some chocolate and light vanilla is all present. Sour notes of cherries and maybe some grapes. Dark fruits with prunes up front but also some hints of raisins and figs. Also some spicy notes of anise, black pepper, ginger, mint and maybe a just a touch of coriander. The flavour is dark fruity, spicy, cookie-ish, light caramelly, light chocolaty and clean yeasty. A light cherry like tart and sourness is present in the flavour as well. The mouthfeel is a bit chewy and a bit syrupy, yet soft and light silky with a strong numbing alcohol sting in the finish. The aftertaste is ending on a sweet note with a subtle fruitiness lingering. Near full bodied. In my book this is a rather nice, well made and a bit underrated Belgian Strong.

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