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RATINGS: 1469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2009
Deep ruby brown with a bubbly off-white head. Rich fruity aroma of plums and dates, with brown sugar and molasses. Sweet malty and fruity flavour, with a touch of alcohol towards the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2007
750ml bottle-thanks to Joe/jwc215 pours a diminishing tan head and brown color with amber tint. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, bready, medium/dark fruit. Taste is first dry hops character, then sweet medium malt-caramel, bready, medium/dark fruit. Occasional. OK effervescence.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11490) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
Pours muddy brown with a thin head that dissappears quickly. A masterpiece in smell with tones of cinnamon, anis, oranges and fruity tones from the yeast. It is medium to full-bodied. The tasting only enhances the aromatic pleasures. Stunning!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11467) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2006
Bottle. Creamy white excellent fully lasting head. Redbrown colour. Powerfull hoppy aroma. Nice flavor. Long finish. Slightly watery palate regarding abv. but overall ofcourse a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11401) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
75cl bottle. quite lively beer that came out by itself as i got the cap off. no big spill though, and pouring made it relax. clear dark amber, smooth but a bit fluffy at first light brown head. malty, nutty, dark fruity, mild spicy aroma.figs, blue berries, cardemom, mild alc aroma. flavor is fruity, moderately boozy, mild to moderatly spicy, flavor is malty, ever so slighlty mild blue berry sourish, mild nutty, well blended. spices could be cardemom. comes off as a very well brewed well rounded brune beer, of the not-so-sour kind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11375) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2010
Bottled, 750ml from Hopduvel Warehouse, Ghent. Dark amber to chestnut with white head. Some darker roasted malts lead the way in a relatively simple but pleasing beer. A little woodiness in the malt with just a touch of smokiness, there appears to be some Belgian yeasty spicing, quite possibly the effect of the yeast and a little greenish hop, but in general this is about the maltiness. The strength doesn’t really show through. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a large amber head. Malty aroma wiyh notes of plum and spices. Flavors of mlt, and fruitiness up front with a spicy finish[brown sugar, clove, and cinnamon].

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2006
Clear reddish brown ale with a thick moka head. Herbal hops, like gras, with coriander notes and smoket peated. Some dandelion develops later. In mouth, a chocolate malt with herbs, dandelion and gin alcohol, with hints of licorice" medium bodied. Bottle at L’Autre Oeil, July 26, 2006.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (11110) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2010 Chouffe version: Malt and chocolate aroma. Sweetish, malty, whisky and chocolate flavor. Some alcohol. This beer is reasonably well hopped, but that is hidden by the velvety sweetness. Very likeable beer, tasty and powerful. 8 3 8 4 15 = 3.8 moortgat version, small bottle. Dark brown color. Chocotoff and butter in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. Alcoholic. malty sweet flavor with caramelly notes. Pleasant and very drinkable, but also flat and onedimensional. 7 3 7 3 12 = 3.2

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Date: 09/20/2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Harry’s

Appearance: muddy brown with a big tan head,
Aroma: sweet malty aroma with lots of dark malt character,
Flavor: rich malt flavor with little complexity, lots of chocolate, light bitter finish, flavor and some additional complexity shows up at the end,
Overall: this is one to only slightly chill
-------- /> Date: 05/18/2005
Source: tasting
Score: ii to iii

picking up some nice rich malt character with lots of flavor and good chocolate
-------- /> Date: 09/19/2008
Mode: draft
Source: brick store

Appearance: hazy dark ruby red, lasting fine beige head, bits of lace,
Aroma: light sweet fruity aroma,
Flavor: rich and fruity flavor, light earthyness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4


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