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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle. Clear garnet body with a huge tan head. Aroma/taste: biscuit, raisins, sherry, herbal hops with a dry biscuit-chocolatey finish. Warming mouthfeel, highly carbonated


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (873) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Cream colored small head. Aroma is oak, caramel, sugar, chocolate. Taste is very sweet of sugar and wood.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (405) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Deep clear mahogany color, frothy beige head. Caramel and candi sugar nose, roasted malt, dried fruit, hint of alcohol. Dried fruit taste, candi sugar, alcohol, Belgian yeast. Full body, average to soft carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (24) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 15, 2014
Schiuma inizialmente abbondante e cremosa, che poi svanisce mediamente svelta, seppur lasciando una buona copertura; bel colore marrone scuro, con leggeri riflessi ramati. Bel naso, tostato, ma anche relativamente dolce di cereale, con un timido carattere rustico/speziato. Il corpo è veramente ben fatto, consistente ma anche molto equilibrato. Rende l’idea di una birra dotata dei toni caldi del cioccolato, del caramello, del miele, con una luppolatura abbastanza buona che viene fuori nell’elegante finale, relativamente asciutto.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
Bottled during Brussels vacation. Dark amber beer with off white head. Aroma and taste is soft, round, malty, sweet, raisins, dates, alcohol with a sweet and alcoholic finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2703) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma was malty with caramel, yeast, dark fruit and spices. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel, raisins, dark fruit, brown sugar, and light spices. Full bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2247) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Rich dark fruit nose, complex and subtle blend of prune raisiny notes, and light grapes. Rathjer dark brown, quickly diminishing head. Big sweetish caramel, alcohol warmth hits soon. Mid palate has prunes, dates, a little chocolate, and it reaches some balance with the hopping. A bit spicy in finish. Medium-heavy body, alcohol is clear and present on the tongue. Rich and a bit hot initially. Settles into a series of smooth and complex flavors. Probably doesn’t need the extra 3-4% alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSAP (510) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 Smaak is wiebelend tussen zoetheid en kruidige scherpte, chocola met sinaasappel, pruim, kruidenbitter en zachte bitters. Aroma is licht sherry met bovenstaande elementen. Bijna zwart met beige kraag die langzaam wegvalt. Nasmaak is nogmaals kruidenbitter en sinaasappelschil. Winterbier voor lange avonden, sneeuw tegen het raam en dikke boeken in de hand met knetterend vuurhaard op de achtergrond.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1820) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours dark with a good off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits & malts, lightly sweet. Beautifully blended and easy-drinking for a 12%er with swirling hints of caramel and fruitcake. A magnificent quad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2014.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, sweet caramel, fruit, hops.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, sweet caramel, dried fruit, yeast, well hidden alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5603) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark ruby with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of dark malts, light floral hops. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet dark malts, treacle,ripe berries and even a note of liquorice at the utter finish.


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