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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Hints of rum, dates and figs compliment the fruity esters in this strong Belgian style ale. Locally made dark candi syrup helps keep the body surprisingly light in this big beer worthy of rumination.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (1136) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
Clear dark amber pour with large off white head. Aroma of caramel, sugar cane, fruits and slight hops. Taste of toffee, caramel malts, slight fruits and hops on the finish. Full bodied, fizzy carbonation, cloying syrupy mouthfeel, hop extract. This beer got better as the carbonation died down and as it warmed closer to room temp, still below average though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep tawny amber with a thin tan head. A bit of burnt Belgian malts in the flavor. Some lightly alcoholic malt syrup sweetness, not too bad, not estry. I like he burnt malt, could us less sweetness less syrupy character. I also think a bit of oxidation would help.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep tawny amber with a thin tan head. Big sweet malt on the nose, but itís nearly blown away by the alcohol and warm cherries. Big and sticky. Medium bodied, sticky malt, warming alcohol, cherries, toast, a bit of yeast. Big warming alcohol into the finish, warm and sticky again, more cherry notes. The moment they stick this in a barrel with some cherries, someone is going to geek out about it. That someone is probably not me, since Iím not about that life, but someone is, and theyíll love it. This is big, unapologetic, and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
donandres (355) - , Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Taster glass from the brewery Appearance: Dark yellow/amber /medium head/lacing Aroma: good aroma Taste: Balanced boozy Mouth feel: creamy, fizzy Overall:Very good beer, ok to repeat but not look forward to Drank August 2015

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2865) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2015
22 oz bottle poured. Pours a reddish brown with a ton of foam head. Candy sweet caramel malt with a bit of maple. Soft cherry, plum and other dark fruit flavors throughout. This was a little rough at first for me, but it grew on me a ton as it went. Bit of an earthy flavor and dusty finish. Very unique. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7318) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), with notes of gum, orange peel, menthol, alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. A rather harsh, crude, medicinal rendition.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
On tap @ Odin Tap Room. Dark copper colored beer with some off-white foam. Sugary caramel and dried fruits all the way through. A hint of alcohol, particularly on the tongue. Some plum, raisin, and fig. Maybe a hint of dried, sweetened pineapple. Slight phenolic spice quality, too. A little too high boost for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3930) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle from my brother. Thanks, Bill! Haxy, murky clear dark copper pour, small soapy head. Aroma of pit fruit and a bit of brown sugar. Taste comes on strong, biting, sweet. Plenty of warmth at the back, but finishes weak. Dry, sweet, and a bit sharp.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petebananafish (9) - - APR 24, 2015 does not count
It starts out pretty good but itís not as good as the other strong Belgian beers we just had. Not bad but not amazing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smallfry (169) - - APR 24, 2015
(Bottle) I have no idea how to rate this. Itís very interesting. Quite dry. I donít think I like it too much.


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