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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Flemish monks brewed the first Abt. A voluptuous temptress they named for their Monastery Abbot. Belgian Dark Candi Sugar encourages the decadence of rum, raisin dark chocolate and sherry like fruit tones to conspire happily in almost 20˚ Plato. Rich and full bodied this is one to lie down or if you are bold enjoy now, but take your time - linger. This beer cries to be sipped and enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammer (1054) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Obtained in trade from atxdelivery. Black pour from bottle. Soft, pillowy head. Aroma is a mixture of sherry and ice cream. Taste is brown sugar, raisins and grass. Warm finish. Complex and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
12 oz bottle courtesy of csbosox. Pour is mostly clear mahogany golden with a smallish off white head that falls fast. Aroma is malty cherry sweetness along with clove yeast and general spiciness. Taste is malty, slightly roasty, cough syrup cherry sweetness, mild alcohol heat in the finish. Palate is medium to heavy, mouth coating, dry straw finish. Not really sweet, which works for me. As I drank this, it thinned out quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Picked up a four pack at the new brewery location, south of New Glarus, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear dark copper amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that dissolves to a film top and white ring. Aroma of dark pitted fruits, a hint of wintergreen, cotton candy, figs, candi sugar, and a hint of vanilla. Taste is full bodied, flavors of banana, wintergreen (kind of like those sugary candy cigarettes), California figs, vanilla and a hint of yeast. Finish is semi-sweet, some light raisin, caramel malt and a little alcohol warmth. Most excellent Quad without the alcohol bite I am used to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Pour is a dark red with a small tan head. Aroma is dark fruit with some molasses and candi sugar. Flavor stars out with a bit of dark fruit but is followed quickly with a lot of alcohol. Too much alcohol toward the end just puts this one in the maybe category.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2010
12 oz bottle from Chicone’s. Dark amber / caramel colored pour, a finger of head that quickly fades away. Dark fruit aromas that come from a normal quad but they’re a bit faint. Same with the flavor, mouthfeel is a little thinner than I’d expect. Very good beer, just a little smaller than I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Brown pour. Dusty, dank, tart aroma with some alcohol. Flavor has prunes, chocolate and raisins with some booze. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1224) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 25, 2010
12oz bottle. Chimay chalice. Cocoa, misson figs, rum, vanilla and maltiness in the aroma. The aroma is subtle, possibly due to the choice of glassware. Moderately dark reddish color with brilliant clarity and a wispy head. Figs, rum, slight banana and some spice at the finish. Hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Pours deep red with thin white head, aroma is rum, dark fruit, and molasses. Taste is similar with emphasis on raisin character. Good brew, just not quite as complex as normal abt brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2010
(Draught and 12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear deep amber body with moderate beige head. Aroma of raisins, dates, caramel, and molasses. Flavor of raisins, Belgian yeast, dates, caramel, subtle vanilla, and brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Aroma of burnt caramel,molassas and a little fruity licorice. Taste has that fuity malty taste of the clone it was aiming for,just in a shallower way. You can pick out a lot of the flavors of those great Abbey abts,but you have to concentrate .I wonder if Dan could try this again and just amp it up a little,small batch more expensive

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