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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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A special Belgian amber ale with a robust complexity of flavors. Fruit flavors like plum and cherry which are imparted from a special Belgian yeast mix, with a wide range of malt flavors.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Dark amber to copper. Low head. Light malt aroma. Sweet belgian yeasty aroma. Sweet belgian flavor of caramel, sugar, alcohol. Low hops. Medium


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Growler pours clear amber with a tan head of foam. The mild aroma has prunes and raisins and faint spicy yeasty notes. The taste is prune-e and raisin-y and fairly bold with peppery notes with some floral in the background. The black pepper corn and floral mix is interesting and gets kind of nutmeg like and dry into the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Rich amber pour, light colored head. Honeyed malts, candy sugar, golden raisins, dates, yeast and spice flavors throughout. Overall a drinkable example of the style..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Dark red pour, tan head. Spicy and Belgian yeasty nose with a nice strong spice flavor. A damn good Belgian dark ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2012
At 2012 Avery Strong Ale Fest. Clear dark amber with a thin light khaki head. Malty caramel aroma with an unfortunate touch of cardboard. Taste is roasted caramel, dusty earthy malts, toast, and some dusty hoppiness. Not very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
(draught) cloudy deep ruby-brown with creamy tan head. Nose of black cherry juice, cream, raisin, wet cardboard, port, Belgian yeast and star anise. Taste is more toasty than I’d imagine, cherries, fairly sweet, paper pulp, cream, raisin and dates with some spice elements. Creamy body and mild alcohol kick. Better as it warms.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Draft. Deep amber with a crewam head. Alcohol, sweet fruits, rich malts, and sherry? Nice on the palate, flavors are caramel, dried fruits, faint alcohol finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
On draught at the brewpub (as "Father Damien"), served in a snifter. The beer is a dark brown color with some ruddy highlights. Medium thin light beige head that recedes steadily to a film. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Rich malty aroma with some dark fruit notes. Medium to full body with a malty character and flavors of dark fruit, molasses and yeast. The finish is malty with a lingering yeast and caramel aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darrennelson12 (350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
On tap at Maui brewing; amber color with aroma of plum and cherry. The taste was quite sweet, strong berry notes with the noticeable alcohol finish. Overall, OK beer but compared to true Belgium beers, it does not compete

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Labeled "Father Damien’s..." at O’Brien’s. Hazy copper brown with no head. High sweet nose with a light hint of vinegar. Taste big thick and strong. More crafty, much better, than I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4084) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Draft at Stone Bistro. Dark reddish amber pour, off-white head. Dark fruits, raisins, toffee, sweet malt, light spice, and Belgian yeast. Fairly nice beer, I wouldn’t seek it out to hard though.


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