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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Called "Black Chocolate" in the U.S.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (969) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2006
2003 reserve. Beautiful dark appearance. BIG puffy tan head that lasted the entire drink. Licorice, honey, wine-like after taste. Little alcohol in the finish too. Great interesting beer. 12% is not to be fooled with at all.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Courtesy of Tom at Monk’s Cafe. <P> I forgot to write down the vintage, but the bottle looked quite old as the ripped label was showing lots of signs of aging. Aroma is heavy with chocolate malts and Belgian yeasty notes. Hints of dark fruit as well. Crimson hued brown/black color with a frothy tan head. Very concentrated chocolate malt flavors in the fore followed by a hint of raisin and cherry sweetness and leading into a slightly dry and funky finish. The chocolate and dark fruit flavors linger nicely in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12241) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2006
2003 bottle. Dark reddish brown, hazy with a thick off white to moka head. Nice horseblanket lambic aroma, coniferous, ground cherry notes, complex. Rich hoppy malt, resinous, with grapefruit, an hybrid between a gueuze and an old ale. Excellent. Merci Mike. Shared with Chris, and Mike, November, 2005.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Tan coloured head. Fruity aroma with hints of yeast and chocolate. Sweet flavour and a little fruity. Hints of yeast and dark chocolate. Warming alcohol in the finish. A very lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6441) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2006
Bottled. Dark amber, short beige head. Spicy in both aroma and flavour; cedar-tree. Sweet and champagne-ish in the mouth. Warm alco-feel; vinous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
bottle. deep brown with a slight red tinge to it and a large fluffy brownish head. the aroma is awesome - tart cherry and various fruits along with a funky character to it. soft earthy malt notes too. huge complex body with flavours of tart cherry and hefty dark chocolate. the alcohol level was quite warm but pleasantly balanced. fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Robe brune aux reflets rouges surmontée d’une mousse blanche qui s’estompe. Arômes de sucre, d’épices et de blé. Saveurs de malt, de levure, d’épices et de cassonade.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2005
[750 ml bottle, 12.0c, exp: 15/12/2006]
Tasted with the guys from Institut de la Bière.

Dark/burgundy appearance. Dense white head. Fruity, sweet chocolate. Carbonation, medium-bodied. Warming alcohol. spicy brown sugar sweetness. Alcohol hits at finish. Very pleasing experience. A must!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2005
Bottle@Kulminator. Very nice and much better than the Regular Brut i thought. Very nice soft roasted malt and chocolate/caramel characters, with a typical Belgian twist (yeast, estery fruit). Quite soft, with a warming finish. It was great to share this witth Hunsell and Dortmunder (before everyone else got their little mits on it!!!!). RIP Robert, this beer will always have a special place in my little beer geeky heart, we’ll miss you buddy!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2005
[bottle at Kulminator] Pours very dark brown with a big head. The nose has lots of dark bitter chocolate, yeast, some fruit, prunes, dates. full bodied, dry finish with a little bitterness.


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