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Savor it now or let rest - Equinox is a delight served young but robust enough to age well. Hints of rum, dates and figs are complimented by licorice phenolics. Locally made dark candi syrup helps keep a light body in big a beer worthy of rumination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
improvjock (317) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with light cream head that quickly disappears. Aroma of dark candied fruits. Taste is heavy on the malts, a bit syrupy. A tiny bit of bitterness. Pretty smooth for the high alcohol content. Good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1645) - Nunavut, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
I kept on thinking about that Avengers character while drinking this one. Itís a dark affair, decent barley notes and okay head. Flavour is heavy on the malts and there is no real cloying sweetness to it. A good session beer as itís highly drinkable but not too complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (2046) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle - Toasted malts, alcohol, brown sugar and dark fruit. Clear dark brown with almost no head. Red grape, spice and some alcohol heat. A bit of bitterness in the finish and body is very light.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle: Dark reddish caramel color with a short lived, fizzy tan head. Really impressed by the aroma... authentic Belgian yeast and esters from Seattle. Quite nice. A heavy breadiness accompanies the yeast and esters in the flavor. Some dark fruits. Feels a little heavy too. Overall quite a pleasant brew. Thanks to the mother-in-law for bringing this over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5576) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby hue with a medium light beige head. A big sweet nutty and fruity nose. A nice flavor: big spices, some strawberry, dark chocolate, nutmeg, finishes dry. Interesting. A bit warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle:   Deep caramel, very thick, moderate to large frothy light beige head, sparse lacing.   Heavy bready aroma, whole wheat like, sweet, minor fig/date.   Strong sweet whole wheat like flavor, candied figs/dates as well.   Thankfully not too heavy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lots of candied figs/dates on the exit.   Seems smooth, but not heavy.   Seems a little flat on the tongue as well, not very bubbley.   I liked this more than I thought I would.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1075) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
Clear deep dark cola color, foamy tan head disappears quickly. Fruity burnt malt aroma. Dark fruity yeastiness and roasted caramel malt taste, close to cloying candy sugar sweetness, no bitterness. Softly carbed, medium-full bodied, lightly hopped. Moderate alcohol warmth leads to a port-ish finish. Decent ASA. DNFL (Definately Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
stantheman (566) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
Large bottle from Viti at The Met in New Westminster. Very dark in color, not quite black, somewhat translucent. Sweet malts on the nose. Taste is mostly of malts, with chocolate and dried fruit overtones. Not much hop detected. Not bad, but not a winner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (531) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2013
Lovely dark opaque brown brew. Tan head that stays for a while. Good lacing Strong raisins on the nose. Also toffee, and alcohol. Belgian yeast flavors up front in flavor that taper into a salty rye wheatiness. Finishes with a noticable hop kick. Not very sweet at all. Also lightly carbonated. Seems like a beer for someone who really wants a strong dark flavorful brew but without the usual sickly sweet thick on the palate characteristics. I would buy it again if that is what I was looking for.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnGalt1 (317) - , Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Purchased at the COOP last night.. Poured into my goblet tonight.. deeep amber/walnut brew.. nice clarity and a decent dark tan head that doesnít really leave any lacing or retention. Nose is mainly dark malts and coffee.. not getting much in the way of a BSDA... I guess some minor clovey notes .. but NOTHING honestly Belgian. Dark malt and a bit of tobacco.. cocoa.. soy.. Nothing... NOTHING Belgian.. Lighter body for a bigger ABV brew.. but nothing comes out in the supposed yeasty elements... I could see this as a Belgian Stout IF "IF" ""IF"" a Belgian yeast was allowed to do itís damage.. but this is a pretty poor attempt at anything with a "Belgian" tag. Funny.. The body/carbonation are about right for a BSDA.. but otherwise this is a big ole watery over carbonated porter... Christ... I feel bad for this review... Honestly.

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